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

February
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd Dorchester Beer Festival

March
Sunday 4th Plant and Gardening Fair, Forde Abbey
Saturday 31st Eat Dorset Food Fair, Abbotsbury Gardens

April
Sunday 15th Spring Plant Fair, Mapperton Gardens near Beaminster
Sunday 15th Plant Fair, Burrow Farm Gardens near Axminster

May
Friday 4th - Sunday 6th Fossil Festival, Lyme Regis and Charmouth
Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th Millfest. Town Mill, Lyme Regis
Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th Devon County Show, Westpoint Showground, Clyst St. Mary near Exeter
Saturday 18th May Spring Tide Food Fair, Burton Bradstock
Friday 25th - Monday 28th Jazz and Blues Festival, Lyme Regis
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th River Cottage Spring Food Fair near Axminster
Saturday 26th - Monday 28th Street Food Festival, Lyme Regis
Sunday 27th May Classic and Vintage Rally, Pecorama, Beer
Monday 28th Sherborne Country Fair

June
Sunday 10th - Saturday 16th Bridport Food and Beer Festival
Saturday 16th Guitars on the Beach, Lyme Regis
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th Axevale Festival of Gardening and Crafts, Axminster
Sunday 24th Westland Coast to Coast Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Run starts in Lyme Regis
Friday 29th - Monday 2nd July South Cider Festival, Burton Bradstock
Saturday 30th Lets Rock Exeter Music Festival, Powderham Castle

July
Sunday 1st July Classic Car Show, Donkey Sanctuary, near Sidmouth
Saturday 7th Yeovilton Air Day
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th Jurassic Fields Music Festival, Bridport
Sunday 15th Classic and Supercars Show, Sherborne Castle
Thursday 26th Classic Car Show and Craft Fair, Forde Abbey nr Chard
Friday 27th - Sunday 29th Bridport Folk Festival
Saturday 28th - Friday 3rd August Lifeboat Week, Lyme Regis
(Red Devils Parachute Display team dropping in on Friday 2nd)

August
Saturday 28th July - Friday 3rd Lifeboat Week, Lyme Regis
(Red Devils Parachute Display team dropping in on Friday 2nd)
Thursday 2nd Honiton and District Agricultural Show
Friday 3rd - Friday 10th Sidmouth Folk Week
Saturday 4th - Sunday 12th Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week
(Carnival Procession normally on Saturday 11th)
Awaiting information on the annual Red Arrows Display at Lyme Regis
Sunday 5th West Bay Day
Saturday 11th Exeter Gin Festival
Saturday 11th South West Astronomy Fair, Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth
Friday 17th - Sunday 19th Beautiful Days Family Music Festival, Ottery St. Mary
Saturday 18th Bridport Carnival
Sunday 19th Torchlight Procession from Bridport to West Bay
Sunday 19th Buckham Fair Pony and Dog Show, Beaminster (organised by Martin Clunes)
Thursday 23rd Melplash Show
Thursday 23rd - Monday 27th Great Dorset Steam Fair, Blandford Forum
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th River Cottage Festival
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th Sidmouth Regatta (Red Arrows display on Friday 24th to be confirmed)
Sunday 26th Candles on the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Friday 31st - Sunday 2nd September Lyme Folk Festival. Lyme Regis

September
Friday 31st August - Sunday 2nd Lyme Folk Festival, Lyme Regis
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd Bridport Hat Festival
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd Dorset County Show, Dorchester
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th Food Rocks Festival, Lyme Regis (hosted by Mark Hix)
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th Toby Buckland Garden and Harvest Fest, Forde Abbey near Chard
Saturday 15th Sidmouth Classic Car Show, Sidmouth Cricket Club
Saturday 22nd Sidmouth Illuminated Carnival

October
Friday 5th - Sunday 14th Sidmouth Science Festival
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th Beer R&B Festival

November
Saturday 3rd Fireworks display, Lyme Regis (to be confirmed)
Sunday 4th - Sunday 11th Bridport Literary Festival

December
Great Christmas Pudding Race, Lyme Regis - date tbc

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