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Food Festivals Devon 2017

A Guide to Devon Foodie Events 2017

June Events

17th – 18th: Crediton Food Festival 

Crediton Food Festival is an annual event which celebrates food and drink producers from the local area. Confirmed stalls so far include African Chef, Baobab Cafe, Bennevitis, Bread of Devon, Crediton Coffee Company, and more! You can also head along to a special pre-festival evening tour of Hanlons Brewery on May 10th for just £15 a ticket.
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July Events

8th July: Loving the Beach Fest

2017 will mark the first ever Loving The Beach Festival, at Blackpool Sands, Devon. Opening from 8.30am until 11pm, this wonderful location will play host to an array of musical entertainment alongside spectacular sea views, a Bays Brewery drinks tent and plenty of delicious local food.
Tickets £15

12 July: Brixham Fish Market Tour

Now in it’s 8th year, Brixham Fish Market Tours offer guests the chance to see behind the scenes and the hustle and bustle of the world famous Fish Market, culminating in a delicious fish breakfast at Rockfish.
For tickets or more info, email: bfmt2014@gmail.com

14th-16th July: Kingsbeer Festival 

Located on the embankment of Kingswear, few beer festivals in the country are likely to boast more beautiful views. Come along to this 3 day event to sample fantastic beers sourced from across the UK.

Exeter Rum Festival

29th July: Exeter Rum Festival 

A celebration of all things rum is coming to the Exeter this July. Visitors can experience (and taste) one of the most diverse selections of rum imaginable, sip on unbelievable cocktails, listen to great music and eat tasty street food all in one place.
Tickets £30.

29th: Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café Evening

Set in a beautiful Devon woodland, Bulworthy Project Barbecue Café Evenings are guaranteed to be fun for the whole family. They source the highest quality local ingredients to cook over Devon charcoal. There’s no need to book, admission is free. Simply pay for what you order!

30th July: Rockfish Crab Party 

Head down to Dartmouth’s South Embankment for an afternoon filled with fresh South Devon crab meat and fabulous local ice cream! This year guests can look forward to tunes from the Nauti Boys and an appearance from renowned chef Angela Hartnett. Midday – 4pm.
Tickets £25

August Events

South West Coffee Festival

4th – 6th: The South West Coffee Festival 

2017 will be the very first year of this very hipster festival, which aims to bring together producers and wholesalers that make up the thriving coffee scene throughout the South West. Held at Powderham Castle, visitors can expect exciting guest speakers, hands on demonstrations and plenty of very good coffee.
Tickets from £12

6th: Pen’Grillie’ BBQ Festival 

This year’s Pen Grillie event promises to be fun for all the family (especially those with a penchant for bbq). Head along to eat all the fabulous BBQ you can, sample stalls from a variety of local businesses and listen to live music. There will also be plenty of opportunities to drink local ales, watch BBQing competitions and take part in the all important Chilli Wing Eating Competition (if you think you can handle it).
Tickets from £6

September Events

2nd: Nourish Festival, Bovey Tracey 

Get ready for an event packed with great produce from all over the south-west and mouth-watering street food of every description. Craft events come courtesy of Devon Guild of Craftsmen and guests can look forward to live music from Steven Isserlis, Noriko Ogawa, and Sam Massey and his band.

3rd: Clovelly Lobster and Crab Festival

Guests at this nautical foodie event can choose from a variety of crab and lobster dishes cooked fresh on the quaint Clovelly quay or book a table at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant and dine on delicious seafood platters. Expect live folk music, chef cookery demonstrations, local food and craft stalls, and beer tasting. There will also be plenty on offer for Children, with a street theatre, walkabout magician, balloon modelling and craft activities provided by The National Trust.
Tickets £6.50

9th: Topsham Beer and Bacon Festival

Head down to the beautiful town of Topsham to enjoy a day filled with beer from local breweries and craft brewers. There will also be plenty of BBQ food on offer thanks to the boys from Good Game!
Local Ales £3 a pint

9th: Ashburton Food & Drink Festival 

Ashburton Food & Drink Festival is a celebration of all things food and drink related in the South West. This historic Dartmoor town is transformed every year with over 50 stallholders lining St Lawrence Lane and North Street – offering everything from local cheese and charcuterie to local ales and honey. Ashburton’s retailers, pubs and eateries also get involved in the festivities and no doubt guests can look forward to live entertainment throughout the town well into the evening.
Entry Free

Smoked & Uncut Pig Hotels

9th: The Pig at Combe Smoked & Uncut

One of the newest additions to the Devon Foodie scene (and definitely one of your favourites) is The Pig at Combe. Their annual Smoked & Uncut Festival is guaranteed to be a fu day out, filled with music lovers and foodies alike – all set against against the backdrop of rolling Devon hills.
Tickets £47.50

16th-17th: Plymouth Seafood Festival

Plymouth is the first city in the world to be awarded the Fish2Fork Blue City status for its commitment to sourcing sustainable fish. Head along to this celebration of local seafood to watch regional and celebrity chefs in the Cookery Theatre and browse the wide array of local food and craft stands.

Free Entry

25th – 31st: Taste of the Teign and Teignmouth Harbour Festival 

Celebrate the provenance and local flavours of the magnificent Teign River Estuary. Throughout the week participating local restaurants and cafes will be featuring special menus based on foods available from the Teign estuary. Guests can enjoy demonstrations by local producers – including how to shell and dress a crab and how to press your own apples for juices and ciders.

October Events

7th – 8th: Powderham Food Festival 

Now in its sixth year, Powderham Food Festival is a well loved foodie event on the Devon calendar. It attracts exhibitors from across the South West and and guests can look forward to interesting speakers, live music and entertainment – not to mention an enormous range of foodie exhibitors and street food on offer.
Get tickets here

14th: Cullompton Autumn Food & Drinks Festival

This autumn country fayre promises to be packed with chef demos, artisan stalls, competitions and entertainment for the whole family!

Free Entry

20th – 22nd: Dartmouth Food Festival 

This first class foodie event promises workshops, seminars, tastings, competitions, demonstrations and over 120 hand-picked exhibitors (70% of which are from Devon). The Dartmouth Food Festival really does showcase the very best that the South West has to offer!
Entry Free


 We’ll keep updating this list as we find out about more festivals and markets taking place! Please get in touch if you’d like us to add YOUR festival to our post.

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