Eat Festival Teignmouth
Saturday 16th October
10:00 – 16:00
This is a free one-day event celebrating local food and drink with some socially distanced entertainment. The event features a great selection of regional food and drink producers, well-spaced out throughout the town centre.
Whether you want to wash down some quality, locally produced grub with a pint on the day or take some award winning Real Devon Cyder home with you, there's plenty to choose from and you can find our trade stand in Teignmouth Town centre where it will all be happening!
Dartmouth Food Festival
Royal Avenue Gardens
Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd October: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 24th October: 10:00 – 16:00
The Dartmouth Food Festival is back for 2021 with a tempting mix of delicious regional food and drink, chef demonstrations, workshops, lively food debates and fun for all the family. Set in the beautiful estuary town of Dartmouth in the South Hams from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th October the 3-day event is a foodie’s heaven, celebrating the very best food, drink and culinary skills from the South West.
You can find us in Royal Avenue Gardens where it is all happening with food & drink and enjoy a Cyder on the day or choose something to take home with you. Whether you like still or sparkling, we've got it covered!
Bampton Charter Fair
The Food Court
Thursday 28th October 2021: 11:00 – 21:00
Bampton Charter Fair is a heritage event which has been running for centuries. It was granted its Royal Charter by King Henry III in 1258 and has been running ever since. It has always been a busy annual market and in the past famous across the country for its sheep and pony sales. On the last Thursday in October the streets of Bampton in Devon are closed to traffic, and filled with a street market. Crowds enjoy live music all day, and street entertainers provide a laugh or a scare! A fun-fair fills the town car-park and there is a craft fair, local produces and local traditional crafts. The event is free and car parking is just £5 which includes a free programme.
New for this year is a Food Court centred on Newton Square which will also be home to the music stage where a number of live acts have been booked to play throughout the day and into the evening. This is where you can find our Real Cyder Bar!
Ottery Tar Barrels 2021
Friday 5th November 2021
17:00 – 00:00
Find our Cyder Bar for Hot Mulled Cyder and everything else Devon Cyder related on Mill Street, Ottery St Mary - near the Square in OSM.
The Tar Barrel tradition is hundreds of years old. The exact origins are unknown but probably started after the gunpowder plot of 1605. Various alternative reasons suggested for burning barrels have included fumigation of cottages and as a warning of the approach of the Spanish armada.
The West Country has a history of torchlight processions and burning barrels and Ottery was only one of the many towns and villages following an annual tradition containing barrels which were rolled in the streets on November 5th each year. Somewhere along the line someone decided rolling was tame and carrying barrels on your shoulders was far more appealing and so the present tradition was born and now Ottery is the only town in the country carrying full sized lighted tar barrels through the streets.
The procession of tableaux is also an old West Country tradition and is still a popular part of the winter months when most weekends will see a procession of brightly lit tableaux in a great many Towns and villages.
November the 5th each year is the traditional day for the Tar Barrels and only changes when the 5th falls on a Sunday. The procession and fireworks are normally on the Saturday before the 5th of November.
Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market 2021
Thursday 18th November - Saturday 18th December
Monday – Wednesday: 10.00 - 19.00
Thursday – Saturday: 10.00 - 21.00
Sunday: 11.00 - 17.00
Organised by Exeter Cathedral and taking place on the Cathedral Green, this year's Christmas Market will be showcasing the very best of festive food, drinks, crafts and gifts. Located in the heart of the city, Cathedral Green is Exeter’s ultimate location for Christmas shoppers and tourists. It surrounds the famous landmark Exeter Cathedral – itself a hub of festive activity, including carol services, concerts, events and tours.
Find our Bavarian-style chalet at the heart of Exeter Christmas Market and take your pick from a full range of our multi-award winning, still or sparkling Real Cyder's in bottles, flagons, gift packs and more, for that perfect, locally made, Christmas present with a big difference! Or just treat yourself and stock up for the Christmas & New Year festive period ahead!
Westpoint Exeter Christmas Shopping Fayre 2021
Friday 26th November 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday 27th November 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday 28th November 09:00 – 16:00
Join us in November for the 25th Christmas Shopping Fayre at Westpoint, Exeter.
The Exeter Christmas Shopping Fayre is one of the UK’s biggest festive shopping shows and attracts a constant flow of shoppers each year. Little wonder too, with the show featuring over 250 very diverse stallholders offering their Christmas lines each year, low admission prices, a free Santa’s Grotto and plenty of free parking.
We are pleased to be trading there once again and will have a wide range of our locally produced Real Cyder available in draught or bottles so whether it is still or sparkling, for you to stock up for Christmas or to find that unique present with a difference there will be something for you!
Connaught At Christmas (Sidmouth)
Christmas Craft and Food Village
Tuesday 7th Dec 1pm – 8pm
Wednesday 8th Dec 1pm – 8pm
Thursday 9th Dec 1pm – 8pm
Friday 10th Dec 1pm – 8pm
Saturday 11th Dec 1pm – 8pm
Sunday 12th Dec 1pm – 6pm
Connaught@Christmas Illuminated Gardens
Tuesday 7th Dec 4pm – 9pm Press/VIP night
Wednesday 8th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Thursday 9th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Friday 10th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 11th Dec 4pm – 9pm
Sunday 12th Dec 4pm – 8pm