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Dart Music Festival - Friday 12 to Sunday 14 May 2017 - Website
Multi-genre largely free festival.

11th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival - Friday 26 May to Monday 29 May 2017 Visit Website

Exmouth Festival 2017 Website


The Bradninch Music Festival Gardens 3 and 4 June 2017 Go to Facebook page

17th The Bradninch Music Festival - Friday 9 to Sunday 11 June 2017 - For more information visit website

Clovelly Seaweed Festival in aid of the North Devon Hospice - Sunday 4 June 2017 - Please visit website for more information.
Its launch in 2015 was a great success.  It is held to promote seaweed for its immense health & nutritional benefits.  As it is hugely versatile, quay kitchens will have a surprising variety of dishes and stalls will be selling a range of seaweed products along with demonstrations, crafts and talks. There will also be plenty of entertainment for both adults and children to enjoy, such as the Marine Biological Association’s ‘Amazing World of Algae’ interactive workshop, The National Trust seaweed craft activities and The Seaweed Health Foundation will provide information on the benefits of human food quality seaweed for food and health.  There'll be street entertainers and live music throughout the day. You will be amazed at the world of seaweed.  Bring your own and ask the experts what is the best use for your particular selection. Admission charges include all entertainment.

19th Teignmouth Folk Festival - visit website


6th Annual South Brent Folk Day Visit South Brent Folk website

Singing, music, dancing, workshops and concerts around the village.

Clovelly Maritime Festival in aid of the North Devon Hospice - Sunday 16 July 2017. Please visit website for more information.

Midsummer Dreams Festival - A family weekend festival full of theatre, dance, music and workshops at Dartington, Devon. Visit website

Chagstock Festival - Friday 21 July to Saturday 22 July 2017 - Whiddon Down, Devon - Website

Organisers have confirmed that Devon’s much-loved, family friendly, not-for-profit event will return in 2017 this fabulous event will once again showcase the very finest music, food and entertainment from the Westcountry and beyond. Having already been hard at work, the organisers are delighted to announce two fantastic main stage bands have already been confirmed for 2017. Full details will be announced when early bird tickets go on sale....

Early Bird tickets – where adult weekend camping tickets are incredible value at just £80, and a family of four can enjoy the weekend for only £240 – go on sale on Friday 28th October via Website. As introduced back in 2012, all children under 12 can attend the festival for free (ticket is required).

Chagstock is also extremely proud to have been nominated at the 2016 Festival Awards in three categories; Best Small Festival, Best Family Festival and the Grass Roots Award. Voting is open until Monday 31st October at website

Set in 70 acres of farmland on the edge of Dartmoor, Chagstock is renowned for its stunning location, diverse line-up of artists and non-corporate, family friendly atmosphere. Chagstock showcases the very best music, food and entertainment that the Westcountry and the UK have to offer. Starting life as a small private party, Chagstock has now grown into a major fixture on the Westcountry festival circuit, selling out all 5,000 tickets for the last four years in succession.

Simon Ford Chagstock Festival organiser says, “After the incredible success of our 10th anniversary last year, we have once again given ourselves a very high bar to reach. However with 2 fantastic bands already in the bag, we are confident we can bring you another fanastic Chagstock in 2017. If you came and enjoyed last year’s event, please don’t forget to vote for us in the UK Festival Awards! See you next year!”

Chagstock Festival is a Not For Profit Organisation, proud to support Devon Air Ambulance Trust and WaterAid.

£80 (Adults), £55 (Under 18’s),
Under 12’s are free (ticket is still required).
A Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Under 18s is £240.
All weekend tickets include 2 nights of camping and car parking.

Tickets are available from website


Dartington International Summer School & Festival 2017 - Go to website

Sidmouth Folk Week - 4th August to 11th August 2017 - Visit Website

Bob Cann

Click on image for short slide show of 2016 festival

Photgraphs by Alan Quick

40th Dartmoor Folk Festival - For further details about the Festival, telephone 01837 840102 - visit website


Bath Folk Festival - website.

Beautiful Days Festival - Friday 18 - Sunday - 20 August 2017 - Escot Park near Exeter. See website - for details.

44th Cornwall Folk Festival - Friday 25th to Monday 28th August 2017 - Visit festival website


Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast - Sunday 3 September 2017 - 10th Anniversary - Please visit website for more information.

Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs sustainably caught by its fishermen with a great day out for all the family. Choose from a variety of crab and lobster dishes cooked on the quay or book a table at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant and dine on delicious lobster and seafood platters.

There'll be live folk music, chef cookery demonstrations, a prize draw for a magnum of champagne, local food and craft stalls, including plenty of freshly cooked lobsters and crabs, and beer tasting. Children will be kept entertained by street theatre, walkabout magic, balloon modelling and event-themed craft activities provided by The National Trust, also Shipwreck Survival and crab activities.

The historic ketch, 'Irene', will be there on the day.

Lyme Folk Weekend - Lyme Regis - visit website for more information

Fishstock Festival - Brixham - visit website


Baring Gould Folk weekend - For more information visit website or telephone 01837 53754

Baring-Gould Folk Song School - for more information visit website or telephone 01837 53754


Clovelly Herring Festival - 10th Anniversary - Sunday 20 November - Please visit website for more information.
Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing and our annual Herring Festival is held to promote these tasty, nutritious 'Silver Darlings' and support carefully managed fishing as carried out by our local fishermen.  
The village once depended on the harvest of herring, which are caught in superb condition for a short season off its coast.  Records go back over 400 years and in 1749, there were a hundred herring boats in the port.  When fishing was good, 9000 herring could be landed at one time. Those days of massive catches are long gone and there remain just two herring fishermen who still employ sustainable fishing methods using drift nets and long lines.
Maritime historian and writer, Mike Smylie, will return with his 'Kipperland' exhibition, which is devoted to the history of the herring.  He will also be turning herring into delicious and delicate-tasting kippers and bloaters in his smokehouse.  
There will also be net making, flax processing and a curragh on show provided by 'Flaxland'.  
Enjoy a wide variety of herring dishes in the quay kitchens or at the Harbour Bar, cookery demonstrations, live shanty and sea song singers, stilted entertainers, other local food and craft stalls, a photographic exhibition of Clovelly herring fishing, a Herring Hunt, face painting, henna tattoosand National Trust event-themed, free craft activities. 
Standard admission charges include all entertainment.