Lets Rock Exeter 2017 ~ POWDERHAM CASTLE
We are delighted to announce that Let’s Rock Exeter! will return to the magnificent Powderham Castle on Saturday 1st July 2017. With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this Family Friendly Festival!
Let’s Rock! has been leading the way for quality, family-friendly 80s music festivals since 2009. Don’t miss out on this chance for a retro blast with the very best of the 80s!
If you’re a cycling fan then the West Country has a beautiful and diverse natural environment with stunning coasts, charming rural countryside and wild moorland to explore on two wheels. One of the most outstanding areas of the region is Dartmoor, a National Park covering 368 square miles of unspoilt moorland and home to the Dartmoor Classic, one of the toughest cycle races in Britain.
The race is held every year, and competitors can choose between a 35, 67 and 107 mile course. The Dartmoor Classic features a stunning route through some charming South Devon hamlets lined with thatched villages and meandering high banked lanes. If you’ve got time to stop for a breather in the middle of the race, you’ll be able to see cascading boulder-strewn rivers and gorges, and the dramatic beauty of Dartmoor’s granite Tors.
The Dartmoor Classic Grande Depart will leave Newton Abbot Racecourse via the main entrance and turning RIGHT towards Kingsteignton. The Dartmoor Classic is a non-commercial Sportive cycling challenge promoted by the Mid-Devon Cycling Club
The Dartmoor Classic Sportive, organised and run by the Mid-Devon Cycling Club, is widely recognised as the most prestigious open-road cycling event in the UK.
Established in 2007, the Dartmoor Classic has grown in popularity, attracting cyclists from around the world.
All spaces are now sold out but you still have the option of subscribing to our “Reserve list”. If a space becomes available to will let you know.
The Party in the Park ~
The main Summer attraction in Cowtown is Brixham Hap’nin (Party in the Park). It takes place each year in July at St Mary’s Park, Brixham and is the perfect event for all ages.
In previous years the variety of music has ranged from local Primary school choirs to rock bands!
The main cornerstone of this unique culture is the warm and open welcome extended to all visitors who wish to join locals in their festival and celebrations.
Throughout the 2 day event you’ll get to see plenty of live entertainment from local bands, touring tribute bands, theatre acts, school performances, dance acts, amateur dramatics, food stalls, licensed bar, the list is too big!
Entry costs a small donation of £3 on the gate and every year profits are donated to local charities.
Paignton Festival is a very good event that takes places every year during the summer months of July and August. There is an amazing atmosphere and fun for all the family, from clowns to live music there is something for everyone and I am excited to be bringing this to you.
With the name of the event changing for the year of 2017 we hope to bring you a lot more fun and entertainment while keeping the same ethos we’ve had for over 100 years. Since the first event in 1909 we have been run by a small, dedicated team of volunteers and committee members and solely from donations from our main sponsors Anderton & Rowlands Fun Fair and Babbacombe Inn, also from local businesses and traders, as well as from members of the local public.
As the years go on, Paignton Festival is proud to be one of, if not the best events put on in the south west, and with no entry fee, we feel that we have the edge over some of our main competitors.
Despite the new name of Paignton Festival, Torbay Carnival is not gone for good, as the procession night will up keep that name.
The structure of the event will remain the same, with the party on the green taking place on the opening night, the procession taking place on the Wednesday and Dubs on the Beach taking place on the last Sunday.
Dubs at the Beach
VW Vehicle Show Paignton
Dubs at the Beach is back for 2017. The show consists of 2 nights camping in Churston (in between Paignton and Brixham). Then on the Sunday all the vans cruise down to Paignton Seafront for the usual ‘Show and Shine’ events in a wonderful setting right on the beach. As in the previous years the show will have its very own auto-jumble, trade stalls, kids entertainment, refreshments and more.
Over the past years the show has been a massive success with Volkswagen enthusiasts coming from all over the country and this year we want the show to be bigger and better than ever and aim to fill the green capacity. The website is still being worked on but remember you can still get your tickets by going to dubsatthebeach.co.uk, (your ticket will be emailed to you upon completion of your order).
Please note there is a limited number of camping plots. Tickets bought on line come with free entrance to the Sunday beach front. Children under 16 years of age go free: Info: Parking on the sea front green Sunday Everybody who has purchased camping tickets will be given 1 vehicle pass on arrival at the campsite to be displayed in their vehicles on the Sunday at the sea front. We only have 250 camping plots available, so if you want to join in the fun, then you need to buy your tickets ASAP!!!. .
Totnes and District Show
Join us for a great family day out at the Totnes & District Show. Cattle, show Jumping, rabbits, poultry, dog Show & terrier racing, food hall, live music and children’s activities. All day entertainment with fantastic Main Ring attractions.The largest one-day event of its kind in the South West. Buy tickets at the gate or prebook tickets online.
Rowlands Fun Fair & Amusements
The ever popular Rowlands Fun Fair returns to Torre Abbey Meadows once again in August 2017.
(Exact arrival and departure dates are provisional.)
There will be something to interest everyone, with rides and sideshow games for all the family.
Open from 2pm daily.
Seven generations of travelling showmen have made Rowlands Fun Fair and Amusements the family business that it is today.
Like those family members who came before him, David Rowland, current business manager and son of the late Albert Rowland of J Rowland and Sons, has a reputation for delivering the very best in fun fairs and amusements.
That reputation is thanks to the wealth of knowledge and experience accumulated over decades in the business.
There is a lot of history to this family firm.
Family members have served in both World Wars and throughout the lifetime of this great company the skills and expertise required to run a fun fair of the highest quality has been passed down from generation to generation.
Over the years we have worked with many local and national organisations which have benefitted from a reliable, professional service using equipment of the highest quality that offers the ultimate fun fair experience.
2nd August 2017
The famous Cockington Fayre. Come and join in a traditional old English village summer fair in beautiful Cockington. ‘A Great Family Day Out’ in the grounds of the historical Cockington Court.
Torbay Steam Fair
4th – 6th August 2017
Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide.
Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must for all the family.
Come and view the wonderful working steam engines, vintage, and classic cars, lorries, military displays, market stalls and so much more.
Craft and Model Tent
Awning Displays and Charity Stalls
Beer and Tea Tents
A truly special day out, one not to be missed!
5th – 13th August 2017
Paignton Regatta is a good old-fashioned week of traditional seaside fun, mainly taking place on and around Paignton Green.
To mark the 170th year of Paignton Regatta there is a whole host of events happening on Paignton Sea Front.
(awaiting further details)
More information can be located at www.paigntonregatta.org or facebook: www.facebook.com/paignton.regatta