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Devon Food Festivals 2018

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…
MAY

5th, 6th and 7th May: Exeter Food and Drink Festival 

What is it? A showcase of all that is great about food and drink from the South West. 

Where is it? Exeter Castle & Northernhay Gardens, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PU

Website: exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

6th May: Salcombe Crab Fest 

What is it? Hands-on cookery demonstrations by award-winning chefs, crab picking masterclasses, crab pot making, live music and more.

Where is it? Island Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8

Website: https://salcombecrabfest.co.uk/ 

17 May: The Devon County Show

What is it? An annual celebration of Devon agriculture and farming

Where is it? Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ

Website: www.devoncountyshow.co.uk 

26th – 27th May: River Cottage Spring Fair 

What is it? The annual River Cottage’s Spring Food Fair provides guests with a weekend of cooking, growing, relaxing and eating at the beautiful River Cottage Farm. 

Where is it? Trinty Hill Road, Axminster, Devon, EX13 8TB

Website: www.rivercottage.net/festival/rivercottagefoodfair

 27 May: Clovelly Seaweed Festival 

What is it? Clovelly Seaweed Festival celebrates humble seaweed for its immense health & nutritional benefits. 

Where is it? Seafront, Clovelly, EX39 5TF

Website: www.clovelly.co.uk

27 May: Boringdon Gin Festival 

What is it? Sponsored by Salcombe Gin, this celebration of gin will take place on the beautiful grounds of the 16th century manor house hotel. 

Where is it? Colebrook, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 4DP

Website: www.boringdonhall.co.uk/events/gin-festival/

27th – 28th May: Dartington Food Fair 

What is it? This free two day-event offers exceptional food and drink produced in the South West, alongside cookery demonstrations, workshop activities, local chefs & food producers.

Where is it? Shinners Bridge, Dartington, Devon, TQ9 6TQ

Website: www.dartington.org/visit/shops/events/food-fair/

Plymouth Flavour Fest 2017

Plymouth Flavour Fest

JUNE

1 June – 30 June: Devon Restaurant Month

What is it? A month long celebration of Devon’s restaurants. Discover plenty of offers and special menus throughout June. 

Where is it? Destinations across the county

Website: www.devonrestaurantmonth.co.uk

 1 June: Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival

What is it? The waterside town square in Kingsbridge will provide a backdrop for a festival of food and music 

Where is it? The Square, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1EE

Website: www.kingsbridgefoodandmusic.org

1st – 3rd June: Plymouth Flavour Fest

What is it? The south west’s largest food and drink festival 

Where is it? The Piazza, Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1LE

Website: www.flavourfestsw.co.uk

2nd June: Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival

What is it? A family friendly gathering of local foodie stalls and produce. Head along to celebrate everything that is great about local food and our community.

Where is it? Prospect Place, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1BT

Website: www.otteryfood.org

9th – 10th June: Crediton Food Festival

What is it? Now in it’s 10th year, this food festival is free entry and promises to be a fabulous day out for the whole family. 

Where is it? Crediton Town Square, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3LF

Website: www.creditonfoodfestival.co.uk

Smoked & Uncut Festival at The Pig at Combe 

JULY

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

Website: smokedanduncut.seetickets.com/event/the-pig-at-combe-festival/the-pig-combe

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

Website: www.southmoltonmarket.co.uk

The Great British Gin Festival

AUGUST

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

Website: www.fatsoma.com/gin-festival-uk/qkjhdbl4/exeter-gin-festival

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

Website: www.devonfireandspicefestival.co.uk 

The Great Food & Drink Show

SEPTEMBER

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

Website: www.ukrumfestivals.com

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

Website: www.nourishfestival.org

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

Website: www.clovelly.co.uk

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 

Website: www.topshambeerandbacon.co.uk

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

Website: www.facebook.com/events/947532395408673/

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

Website: www.plymouth.gov.uk

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

Website: www.thegreatfoodanddrinkshow.co.uk 

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

Website: www.tasteoftheteign.org.uk 

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