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From late summer into autumn, South Devon is set to celebrate the region’s extraordinary breath of produce and culinary expertise with a host of fantastic food and drink festivals - From mussels, oysters and crab, to epic cider and beer festivals, South Devon has it all, So, if you’re factoring in a foodie foray between now and the end of October here are ten tasty treats to whet your appetite, courtesy of Visit South Devon. Yum!
Feast, a weekend long celebration of the best of Westcountry food and drink comes to Taunton at the end of September, so get your diaries marked.
The early May Bank Holiday weekend saw Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens and Castle Courtyard transformed into a foodie’s paradise as the 14th Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink sprang up - Crowds gathered to see hundreds of local producers, top chefs including Tom Kerridge, Michael Caines MBE, Simon Hulstone, Michael Wignall, Paul Ainsworth, Josh Eggleton and Mark Dodson, family activities, masterclasses and freshly cooked locally-sourced street food.
The Green Table has arrived - a vibrant, welcoming, light-filled space evoking Dartington’s craft legacy, for everyone to enjoy.
Early May bank holiday weekend - Saturday 29 April - Monday 1 May An all-star line-up of chefs has been confirmed for this year’s Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink including Tom Kerridge who will join festival co-founder Michael Caines MBE in the cookery theatre on the Sunday.
River Cottage has announced dates for its Spring Food Fair - held across the late May Bank Holiday - This hugely popular event is a real treat for the senses and a must-visit for foodies and gardeners - It’s a chance to get the family down to River Cottage, to explore the farm nestled in gorgeous East Devon and to indulge in the sights, sounds and tastes of spring in the heart of the Devon countryside
The first major agricultural show of the year in the South West - the Devon County Show in May - has published its competition schedules and entries have opened.
Dartmoor Brewery has signed up as a leading sponsor of the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink.
Shrove Tuesday (also known as Shrovetide Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday and Pancake Day) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is determined by Easter; its date changes annually. Will you be making pancakes in Barnstaple or anywhere else in North Devon?
Tickets for the Devon County Show - one of the South West’s most iconic and enduring annual events – have gone on sale.
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