Summer is fast approaching us and along with the return of the sunshine there are plenty of opportunities for alfresco dining and summer festivals. So, if you want to make sure that you’re making the most of those upcoming warm weekends we recommend getting a few of these foodie dates into your diary…
28th July: Smoked & Uncut Festival at The Pig at Combe
What is it? Spend the day in the company of the rolling Devon hills, with like-minded music lovers and foodie feasters.
Where is it? THE PIG-at Combe, Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AD
29 July: South Molton Summer Food Festival
What is it? A summer Food Festival at South Molton Pannier Market.
Where is it? 5 Broad Street, The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AB
11 August: The Great British Gin Festival
What is it? The UK’s biggest Gin Festival tour is coming to Exeter in August 2018
Where is it? Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1BU
18 August: Devon Fire & Spice Festival
What is it? A great weekend for barbecue enthusiasts, chilli heads and spice lovers.
Where is it? Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ
1 September: Exeter Rum Festival
What is it? Experience and taste a more diverse selection of rum than you can imagine.
Where is it? Great Hall, Exeter University, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ
1st September: Nourish Festival, Bovey Tracey
What is it? Bovey Tracey’s festival of music, craft and food
Where is it? Fore Street, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AD
2nd September: Clovelly Lobster and Crab Festival
What is it? Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs sustainably caught by its fishermen.
Where is it? Seafront, Clovelly, Devon, EX39 5TF
7th, 8th & 9th September: Topsham Beer and Bacon Festival
What is it? Hosted by The Pig & Pallet this three day event promises the finest beer and bacon, as well as live music and tastings.
Where is it? The Quay, Topsham
8th September: Ashburton Food & Drink Festival
What is it? A one day food festival that promises plenty of local food and a day filled with family entertainment
Where is it? St Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD
16th – 17th September: Plymouth Seafood Festival
What is it? Plymouth Seafood Festival is back for its 7th year in a row, bringing The Barbican and Sutton Harbour alive with entertainment and local seafood dishes
Where is it? The Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2LR
22nd – 23rd September: The Great Food & Drink Show
What is it? A weekend packed full of all things food and drink, from wine tasting to cooking demonstrations and cake decorating workshops.
Where is it? Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ
24 September: Taste of the Teign
What is it? A festival celebrating local food around the Teign Estuary.
Where is it? Shute Farm, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9PN
6th – 7th October: Powderham Food Festival
What is it? One of Devon’s largest and most popular food festivals. Set in the grounds of the historic Powderham Castle, this event will feature over 150 producers, demonstrations from a line-up of the region’s best culinary talents and a range of masterclasses at both the Exeter Cookery School Theatre and the Theatre of Fire and Smoke.
Where is it? Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ