3rd September 2019

2019 Christmas markets, food and craft fairs in Devon

Christmas shopping doesn't have to mean joylessly battling through department store crowds or trawling the Internet for bargains. Why not combine present-buying with some travel and come and visit us this festive season?

There aren't many better places to get your gift-buying underway than at the fabulous Devon Christmas markets, food and craft fairs.

Warm-up to Christmas | Tavistock

9th November 2019

Visit Tavistock’s Christmas market and get in the mood for Christmas. The diverse market will help you find the perfect Christmas gifts and treats with a difference…

From sparkly jewellery to Christmas cakes, candles, cookware for your Christmas Roasts, Christmas cards, home furnishings and various handcrafted decorations and nik-naks, there will be a wide variety of handmade and commercial items from the best local traders in the South West.

Michaelmas Fair | Exeter

14th November 2019

The annual Michaelmas Fair in aid of ABF The Soldiers' Charity is back for its 20th year!

The Michaelmas Fair at Powderham Castle is the perfect occasion to start your Christmas preparations with superb stalls from the South West with items not usually found on the high street in the stunning setting of Powderham Castle!

Exeter Christmas Market | Exeter

16th November - 19th December 2019

Showcasing the best of local and continental food, drinks, gifts, and crafts, the 2019 Christmas Market will take place on Cathedral Green in Exeter (approximately a 1-hour train journey from Barnstaple).

With traditional wooden chalets, it features a selection of crafts, fresh food and a lively atmosphere helped by delicious food stalls and Bavarian-style bars, Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market is inspired by German Christmas markets.

The Cathedral itself is a hub of activity at Christmas with its many carol services, concerts, events and education activities making it the perfect venue to experience the festive atmosphere both inside and out.

Saltram Christmas Festival | Saltram

16th - 18th November

The very best in local crafts and food produce return to Saltram again this winter with Christmas gift ideas for every taste and budget.

Soak up the atmosphere among the stalls with a warm glass of mulled wine and get lots ticked off your Christmas shopping list. You'll find unusual gifts, hand-crafted decorations, hot food and even your Christmas turkey.

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Magic of Christmas Food & Craft Fair | Great Torrington

14th - 15th November 

Visit RHS Garden Rosemoor for a magical fair full of temptation and delights. This is a special place to come and buy those unique and wonderful gifts from a mixture of food and craft stalls in the Garden Room. With carefully selected artisan traders from around the West Country, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Make the most of your day as you amble around their beautiful gardens. Stay on a bit later and experience the true magic of our Glow illuminations (Thurs - Sat only, until 4 January) and enjoy a meal in our award-winning Garden Kitchen Restaurant - evening restaurant booking advisable (Friday and Saturday only). A full day of magical Christmas fun for everyone. 

The Big Sheep Christmas Market | Bideford

7th, 14th & 21st December 2019

The markets will be held at The Big Sheep in Bideford on Saturdays 7th, 12th and 21st December. 

Come and enjoy the social buzz of a fantastic country food market in their indoor barn. Free-range turkeys, handmade gifts, organic meats, sea glass gifts, sprouts on stalks, cheeses, cakes, fudge, handmade jewellery and Christmas trees are just some of the delights which will be on offer at one of the South West’s Biggest indoor Food Markets. 

Christmas Fair at The Shops at Dartington | Totnes

14th & 15th December

Once again, The Shops at Dartington has a calendar bursting with Christmas activities, and their Christmas Fair is shaping up to be their best one yet! 

With home decoration ideas, unique gifts for all the family and seasonal food and drink in abundance, award-winning shopping village The Shops at Dartington is your one-stop destination this Christmas. 


Would you like some accommodation to turn a visit to these festive experiences into a North Devon break?

Here at The Royal, we're ideally located in the heart of the region, meaning all the Christmas buzz and seasonal events are never far away. 

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