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Local Events Happening Near Stoke Fleming

South Devon is an excellent place to be if you want to find yourself a unique event. It has an action-packed event calendar with everything including music festivals, food festivals, regattas, worm charming and more. Keep reading to learn more about our favourite events around Stoke Fleming.

Blackawton International Festival of Worm Charming

This internationally renowned event was voted “Europe’s Most Unmissable Festival” by Australian journalist Grant Mills in 2014.  It is in the unique and wonderful village of Blackawton. No experience is needed to take part, so head on down to join in the fun or simply just spectate.  Go laden with potions and contraptions to try and beat the current record of 149 worms.  Fancy dress is encouraged.

Dartmouth Food Festival

This festival hosts workshops, seminars, and demonstrations from local and top chefs to provide insight into the world of cheffing.  Exhibitors are dotted around the town of Dartmouth, showing off the best and finest of locally produced food, drinks, and goodies.  With celebrity chefs, parties, food markets and tasting shacks, this free landmark event is definitely on the culinary calendar. A short drive from our Stoke Fleming properties, be sure to check out this delicious festival.

Dart Music Festival

This free music festival finds itself in the heart of Dartmouth, a short drive from Stoke Fleming.  Live music is hosted in venues across the town, so you can explore whilst listening to array of different sounds.  From folk music to church choirs to blues, if music is your thing, there will be something for you.  Local schools are involved, putting on an array of performances across the weekend.  With over 80 acts performing over the course of the weekend, pay this one a visit and you will be in for a treat. Take the local bus, drive, and leave your car in the park and ride, or book a taxi.

Kingsbridge Fair Week

This free week-long event is packed with a whole programme of activities to be enjoyed by all ages.  Take part in one of the many races throughout the week.  Enjoy some delicious food and drink at the teddy bear’s picnic or take a trip on a ride at the funfair.  The week begins with the crowing of the Fair Queen and closes with a carnival procession and lantern parade. There is so much enjoy, whether you simply want to spectate or you fancy being a participant.

Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival

This free event aims to be a weekend long party for locals and visitors.  A short drive from Stoke Fleming, enjoy a visit for some delicious locally produced food and excellent live music.  For tastes, smells, and sounds, this is an event not to miss.  Enjoy exploring the diverse range of culinary and acoustic treats.  Keep the children entertained with a range of activities from craft workshops, face painting, and a children’s disco. 

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

This well-known regatta attracts thousands of visitors from all over.  It is one of the oldest regattas in the country, with rowing and sailing at its core.  Spectate or get involved in the various races, competitions and events taking place during the week.  From a road race to a tennis tournament and swimming gala.  Or ice cream eating, crabbing and pavement artist competitions.  There is lots to choose from.  There is an excellent firework display alongside live music and a fair in the Dartmouth carpark.  There is always so much going on for all ages to enjoy! A short journey from Stoke Fleming, hop on the bus, ride in the car, or book a taxi to partake in the festivities!

Tunes on the Sands

This festival is set on the beautiful golden sand of Blackpool Sands.  With the ocean a stone’s throw away, this is quite simply a unique event.  It hosts a mix of local artists as well as big names.  Enjoy a cold beverage in the sun whilst listening to some excellent tunes right on the sand. And the best part of all is that it’s down the road, so you can walk to the festival from our Stoke Fleming properties.

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