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
Totnes Carnival 2017
Totnes Carnival week from 14th to 19th August 2017 ~
Some traditional events throughout the week include: Children’s Fancy Dress, 5 a-side Football, Picnic in the Park and the fun ‘Odd Object Competition’.
Be sure not to miss the Grand Carnival Procession on13th August, which begins at around 6pm.
Something to entertain the whole family – come along and join in fun!
Torbay Royal Regatta 2017
The Torbay Royal Regatta runs from Saturday 19th to Tuesday 22nd August followed by the Torbay Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge Cup Pursuit races on Wednesday 23rd.
It promises to be another great occasion with a Laser Traveller event already signed up as part of the Dinghy fleet
Help us to build on the success of the last two years by making a note in your diary now and spreading the word amongst your friends in other clubs and classes.
Funfair August 23rd – 28th:
Arrival of Rowlands Funfair to Torre Abbey Meadows
Pub and Club Rowing August 24th:
Pub and Club Rowing Regatta Races at 3.00pm., from the Harbourside.Come and see the crews in action.
Sailing August 20th – 23rd:
Racing will take place over four days for all yachts, sports boats, dinghy and junior classes between Saturday 20th to Tuesday 23rd August.
Torbay Regatta 10k 6.00pm.
Fireworks 9.30pm at Corbyn Head.
Water Ski Display 7.00pm.
Best vantage points: Princess Pier and seafront.
Sailing Race 10.30am.
Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge Cup Pursuit Race for all classes on Wednesday 26th August.
To see a full list of Regatta events visit the Torbay Royal Regatta website.
Lockdown Festival at POWDERHAM CASTLE
We are delighted to confirm that LOCKDOWN, the South‐West’s biggest dance music
festival, will return to the magnificent Powderham Castle, Exeter on the weekend of
the 1st to the 3rd of September 2017.
Acts already confirmed:
DIZZEE RASCAL, WILEY, WILKINSON DJ, SIGMA DJ, GORGON CITY DJ, BASEMENT JAXX DJ
SET, AJ TRACEY, BECKY HILL, SASASAS, TQD, JAX JONES, SAM WHITMORE, J.MASSISION,
SAM DEVINE, METRIX, MY NU LENG, CONGO NATTY + MANY MORE
Many more LIVE acts and DJ’s to be announced. Huge headline act for Saturday night main stage TBA.
LOCKDOWN will be spread across four stages over the 3 days, and will feature well‐known
brands such UKF, Hospitality, Playaz, Hatcha & Friends and Garage Nation stages, with more TBA.
Camping will be available on site from Friday 1st ‐ Monday 4h September, with free hot
showers in the camping area.
For further details and to book tickets, visit www.lockdownfestival.com
Tour Of Britain ~ Haytor
The 2017 Tour of Britain will take place from 3-10 September. The route for next year’s race will be announced early in 2017, please check back then for full details of where you’ll be able to see the world’s best cyclists racing through Britain.
Thank you for supporting the Tour of Britain Devon Stage 2016. It was another successful year and, despite the weather, you came out in your thousands.
If you, like us, enjoy cycling all year round then don’t put your bike away. Devon has a superb network of cycle routes that are ready for you to explore what ever the time of year.
For keen cyclists who want a challenge, download GPX and KML files for some of the previous Devon stages.
For inspiration about routes to suit every level of cycling experience and ability, visit Explore Devon.
For further cycle routes and maps, visit Travel Devon.
Don’t forget, if you try any of the routes make sure you send a message or photo to @SWTourofBritain using the hashtag #WeAreDevon.
Fishstock Brixham ~ 9th September 2017
Fishstock Brixham, the English Riviera’s renowned urban music and seafood festival takes place at the new Fish Quay on Brixham’s picturesque fishing harbour. The one-day event was last held on Saturday 10th September 2016 with the seafood show running all day and the music show continuing throughout the evening.
A real hit for the whole family, thousands of visitors regularly enjoy tasting the delicious seafood and marvel at the live theatre cooking demonstrations with some of the English Riviera’s most famous chefs. There’s a big music stage with a vibrant programme of live entertainment, visits to working fishing trawlers and heritage vessels on the quayside plus lots of fun activities for the children. There will be local food and drink producers, a wide range of maritime display stands and lots of fascinating insights into the marine environment.
The event is held in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission which overlooks the Fish Market.
Expert demonstrations – watch fishmongers and chefs prepare and cook fresh Brixham fish.
Buy and try! Sample some the ocean’s bounty with the finest of South West food and drink.
The International Agatha Christie Festival 2017
Celebrate 100 years of Agatha Christie’s creativity and the creation of Hercule Poirot this September.
Thursday 15th September marks the birthday of the Queen of Crime, and her birthplace of Torquay is hosting a very special event to celebrate 100 years since she wrote her first published novel. It was in 1916, aged just 26, that Agatha wrote The Mysterious Affair at Styles, the novel that introduced Hercule Poirot to the world.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of Poirot, the latest adventure of the Belgian detective, Closed Casket, will be published globally on 6th September. The author of the book, Sophie Hannah, herself a passionate Agatha Christie fan, will be in Torquay for the birthday celebrations, answering your questions on her inspiration and discussing her love of Christie. Find out more about the mystery, listen to Sophie’s anecdotes, and bag yourself a signed copy.
The programme includes an exclusive early evening event with Royal Mail, who will launch a special anniversary set of Agatha Christie stamps nationally that very same day, inspired by Christie’s extraordinary creativity. Hear from the stamp designer about the inspiration behind the designs, and from Royal Mail’s Editorial Manager on the process from design, through royal approval, to print.
The birthday event will be topped and tailed by Mathew Prichard, Agatha Christie’s grandson. Mathew will open the celebrations with a reading of the famous short story The Witness for the Prosecution, first published in 1925 and shortly to be adapted into a major new BBC production by Sarah Phelps, the screenwriter behind last Christmas’ big hitter And Then There Were None, starring Aidan Turner and Charles Dance.
The evening will draw to a close as fans join Mathew to raise a birthday glass to Dame Agatha Christie, the Queen of Crime.
In addition, there will be book signings from artist Tom Adams, famous for his Fontana Agatha Christie covers of the 1960s and 1970s, and from Dr John Curran, who has recently released a dual volume of his Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks.