Local Events Calendar

Beach huts, Lyme Regis Beach huts, Lyme Regis
Seatown beach Seatown beach
Local firework displays Local firework displays
Red Arrows, Lyme Regis RNLI Week Red Arrows, Lyme Regis RNLI Week
Many local events all year round Many local events all year round
River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill, Axminster River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill, Axminster
Tourist Information Office, Axminster Tourist Information Office, Axminster
South West Coast Path at Seatown South West Coast Path at Seatown
Axe Vale Festival of Gardening Axe Vale Festival of Gardening
Local beer & cider festivals Local beer & cider festivals

All events subject to change as well as the weather! You are welcome to check with us before booking if you are coming for a specific event.

For 2018 River Cottage Food Fair will be held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May (late May Bank Holiday weekend) and the River Cottage Festival will be held on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August (Bank Holiday weekend)

January
Sunday 1st Lyme Lunge - Fancy dress swim in the sea at Lyme Regis

February
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th Dorchester Beer Festival

March
Sunday 5th Plant and Gardening Fair, Forde Abbey

April
Sunday 9th Spring Plant Fair, Mapperton Gardens near Beaminster
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th Lyme Regis Beer Fest
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th Gin Festival, Torquay
Sunday 16th Plant Fair at Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood near Axminster
Saturday 22nd Powerstock Cider Festival
Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th Fossil Festival, Lyme Regis and Charmouth
Saturday 29th - Monday 1st May Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink
Sunday 30th Dorset Knob Throwing and Frome Valley Food Festival near Dorchester

May
Saturday 29th - Monday 1st May Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink
Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th Devon County Show, Westpoint Showground, Clyst St. Mary near Exeter
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st Spring Tide Food Fair, Burton Bradstock
Friday 26th - Monday 29th Jazz and Blues Weekend, Lyme Regis
Saturday 27th - Monday 29th River Cottage Spring Food Fair near Axminster
Sunday 28th May Classic Car Show, Pecorama, Beer
Sunday 28th Pirates Day, West Bay
Monday 29th Sherborne Country Fair

June
Sunday 11th - Saturday 17th Bridport Food and Beer Festival
Saturday 17th Guitars on the Beach, Lyme Regis
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th Axevale Festival of Gardening and Crafts, Axminster
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th Sherborne Castle and Gardens Jousting Tournament
Sunday 25th Plant Fair at Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood near Axminster
Sunday 25th Westland Coast to Coast Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Run starts in Lyme Regis

July
Saturday 1st Lets Rock Exeter Music Festival, Powderham Castle
Sunday 2nd Classic Car Show, Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth
Saturday 8th Yeovilton Air Day
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th Jurassic Fields Music Festival, Bridport
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th Classic and Supercars Show, Sherborne Castle
Saturday 22nd - Saturday 29th Lifeboat Week, Lyme Regis
Thursday 27th Classic Car Show and Craft Fair, Forde Abbey nr Chard

August
Thursday 3rd Honiton and District Agricultural Show
Friday 4th - Friday 11th Sidmouth Folk Week
Saturday 5th - Sunday 13th Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week
(Carnival Procession normally on Saturday 12th)
Thursday 10th Red Arrows Display at Lyme Regis 6.15pm
Saturday 12th South West Astronomy Fair, Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth
Friday 18th - Sunday 20th Beautiful Days Family Music Festival, Ottery St. Mary
Saturday 19th Bridport Carnival
Sunday 20th Torchlight Procession from Bridport to West Bay
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th Food Rocks Festival, Lyme Regis (hosted by Mark Hix)
Sunday 20th Buckham Fair Pony and Dog Show, Beaminster (organised by Martin Clunes)
Thursday 24th Melplash Show
Thursday 24th - Monday 28th Great Dorset Steam Fair, Blandford Forum
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th River Cottage Festival
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th Sidmouth Regatta

September
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd Lyme Folk Weekend, Lyme Regis
Saturday 2nd Bridport Hat Festival
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd Dorset County Show, Dorchester
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th Toby Buckland Garden and Harvest Fest, Forde Abbey near Chard
Saturday 23rd Sidmouth Illuminated Carnival
Friday 29th - Sunday 8th October Lyme Regis Arts Fest Unplugged

October
Saturday 29th September - Sunday 8th Lyme Regis Arts Fest Unplugged
Saturday 7th - Sunday 15th Sidmouth Science Festival
Friday 13th - Sunday 15th Beer R&B Festival
Saturday 21st - Sunday 5th November Dorset Food Fortnight

November
Saturday 21st October - Sunday 5th Dorset Food Fortnight
Saturday 4th Fireworks display, Lyme Regis

December
Great Christmas Pudding Race, Lyme Regis - date tbc

Useful websites:
www.axminster.org
www.lymeregis.org
www.whatsoninlyme.co.uk
www.visit-dorset.com
www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk
www.visitsouthdevon.com