With the kids back at school and autumn full upon us, we’ve prepared a list of things you can get up to in Devon during the busy month of October. Whether it’s something you’ve done before or never even thought about, have a look at our list of events below!
Food & Drink
Cullompton Food and Drink Festival, Cullompton, Saturday 14th of October
Check out the array of exciting demonstrations & suppliers popping up at this year’s Cullompton Food & Drink Festival… It just keeps getting better!
With a selection of hot food stalls and artisan food producers to choose from, you can try the tastiest treats from the local area. Once again, a host of chef demonstrations will be taking place and there’s even a Cream Tea showdown to find the best cream tea from the Culm Valley!
Apple Day – Harvest Fayre, Clovelly, Saturday 28th of October
It is apple season – so the good people of Clovelly are holding their second Apple Day with lots of lovely apple crafts and activities. On arrival at Clovelly you will see apple pressing by Gatcombe Valley Juices outside the Visitor Centre. Be sure to bring a bag of apples so you can watch them being pressed and taste the fresh juice or if you wish, you can bring more for pasteurisation and bottling for which there will be a charge (£1.90 per 75 cl bottle).
There will also be live music, apple bobbing, apple stamping, and especially for adults, apple cup making, which you can then use to enjoy a refreshing cider drink (available at the café bar) or perhaps some fresh apple juice!
Halloween at Crealy, Crealy Adventure Park & Resort, Exeter, Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th of October
Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year, and at Crealy they cannot wait to welcome you to their most spooktacular event yet!
Taken over by new owners, The Creaky Hotel will be opening its doors again and will be better than ever with an all-new, even spookier storyline – will you make it all the way through?
For the bravest among you, you are also invited to play trick or treat with the mischievous Treehouse Trolls in the wilderness if you dare.
Halloween Hocus Pocus!, The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th of October
This Halloween at The Milky Way, families are invited to enrol in their very special School For Witches and Wizards – and to dress for the occasion, of course!
From Saturday 21st October to Sunday 29th October (school half term in Devon) there’ll be lots of extra Halloween activities to enjoy – all designed to be fun rather than scary!
There will be a fancy dress competition, themed show and special spooky swamp dodgems sessions, plus your little horrors will also be able to take part in wand making, spell writing & casting, broomstick riding (for little ones) and potion making (from Monday 23rd October).
Back to the 80’s, Pannier Market, Barnstaple, Saturday 14th of October
A mega 80s themed celebration in aid of The Veterans Charity.
The fabulous Pannier Market building will be transformed into a piece of 80s style with DJs, amazing lighting and dance floor, film sets/displays, iconic cars, BMXs, a bar and much more!
Ilfracombe Folk, Roots & World Music Festival, Ilfracombe Holiday Park, Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of October
Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Ilfracombe Folk, Roots & World Music Festival will be returning to Ilfracombe Holiday Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 20th, 21st, 22nd October!
Following the great success of last year’s music festival, even though this year is a different genre, the line-up had to be just as good… if not more striking! So with two blockbusting headliners Fairport Convention and Lindisfarne plus 15 very different beguiling acts, a final headline act to be announced very soon; this will most definitely be one of North Devon’s finest festivals in 2017 and certainly a weekend not to miss!
Around the World in 80 Days, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Tuesday 10th to Sunday 15th of October
The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock.
A hugely talented cast of 8 play over 125 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!
Festival of Frights, Powderham Castle, Sunday 22nd to Friday 27th of October
Enter into a world of spookiness in the Old Riding School, where children can enjoy face painting and glitter tattoos, pumpkins crafts and ghostly games. Meet the weird and wonderful characters at the potion making shows at 12pm and 2pm. Collect your ticket on arrival, £3 per child to take part. Open from 11am to 4pm, whatever the weather. Hot drinks and snacks available.
The Mexican Night of the Dead Ball, Exeter Phoenix, Saturday 28th of October
Bienvenidos Amiga Y Amigos! Throw out your greys, come and dress up and celebrate with the dead!
The Rambunctious Social Club brings you the exuberant Dias de los Muertos, a Mexican day of the dead celebration.
A dizzying spectacle of DJ dance floor mayhem, live bands and Mexican magic will take over the bottom floor of Exeter Phoenix. A very special chance for you to dress up and celebrate with the dead in a creatively curious mix of lavish set-design, immersive, interactive experience and dynamic performance.