Local Events Calendar

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 2020 River Cottage are resting their annual Food Fair normally held on the last Saturday and Sunday in May (late May Bank Holiday weekend) and also the River Cottage Festival normally held on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the August Bank Holiday weekend

The List is currently being updated for 2020 Events, below are the events that ran in 2019.


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


Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd Dorchester Beer Festival


Sunday 3rd Plant and Gardening Fair, Forde Abbey


Sunday 14th Spring Plant Fair, Mapperton Gardens near Beaminster
Saturday 20th Best of Devon Gin Festival, Exeter
Saturday 20th Abbotsbury Food Fair
Sunday 21st Plant Fair, Burrow Farm Gardens near Axminster
Wednesday 24th - Sunday 28th Bridport Film Festival


Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th Fossil Festival, Lyme Regis and Charmouth
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th Toby Buckland Garden Festival, Powderham Castle near Exeter
Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink
Sunday 5th Dorset Knob Throwing Festival near Dorchester
Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th Devon County Show, Westpoint Showground, Clyst St. Mary near Exeter
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th Spring Tide Food Fair, Burton Bradstock
Friday 24th - Monday 27th Jazz Jurassica, Lyme Regis
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th River Cottage Spring Food Fair near Axminster
Sunday 26th May Classic and Vintage Rally, Pecorama, Beer
Monday 27th Sherborne Country Fair


Sunday 9th - Saturday 15th Bridport Food and Beer Festival
Saturday 15th Guitars on the Beach, Lyme Regis
Sunday 16th Summer Plant Fair, Burrow Farm Gardens near Axminster
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd Axevale Festival of Gardening and Crafts, Axminster
Sunday 23rd Westland Coast to Coast Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Run starts in Lyme Regis
Saturday 29th Lets Rock Exeter Music Festival, Powderham Castle


Sunday 7th July Classic Car Show, Donkey Sanctuary, near Sidmouth
Friday 12th and Saturday 13th Jurassic Fields Music Festival, Bridport
Friday 12th and Saturday 13th Dorset Street Food Festival, Lyme Regis
Saturday 13th Yeovilton Air Day
Sunday 21st Classic and Supercars Show, Sherborne Castle
Thursday 25th Classic Car Show and Craft Fair, Forde Abbey nr Chard
Friday 26th - Sunday 28th Bridport Folk Festival
Saturday 27th - Saturday 3rd August Lifeboat Week, Lyme Regis


Saturday 27th July - Saturday 3rd Lifeboat Week, Lyme Regis
(Firework Display Saturday 3rd August evening)
Thursday 1st Honiton and District Agricultural Show
Friday 2nd - Friday 9th Sidmouth Folk Week
Saturday 3rd - Sunday 11th Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week
(Carnival Procession normally on Saturday 10th)
Saturday 10th South West Astronomy Fair, Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th Beautiful Days Family Music Festival, Ottery St. Mary
Saturday 17th Bridport Carnival
Saturday 17th Dorchester Cider Festival
Sunday 18th Torchlight Procession from Bridport to West Bay
Thursday 22nd Melplash Show
Thursday 22nd - Monday 26th Great Dorset Steam Fair, Blandford Forum
Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th River Cottage Festival
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th Sidmouth Regatta (Red Arrows display on Friday 24th to be confirmed)
Friday 30th - Sunday 1st September Lyme Folk Festival. Lyme Regis


Friday 30th August - Sunday 1st Lyme Folk Festival, Lyme Regis
Saturday 7th Bridport Hat Festival
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th Dorset County Show, Dorchester
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th Food Rocks Festival, Lyme Regis (hosted by Mark Hix)
Saturday 21st Sidmouth Classic Car Show, Sidmouth Cricket Club
Saturday 28th Sidmouth Illuminated Carnival
Saturday 28th Mapperton House Food Festival near Beaminster


Friday 4th - Sunday 13th Sidmouth Science Festival


Saturday 2nd Fireworks display, Lyme Regis
Sunday 3rd - Saturday 9th Bridport Literary Festival
Sunday 30th Christmas Light Switch-On, Lyme Regis