What’s Happening in South Devon

Dartmouth Food Festival – 21st-23rd October

The Dartmouth Food Festival is an annual festival celebrating all things food and wine. Now in our 13th year, the festival has developed into a major food event or, as The Daily Telegraph put it (February 2011), a ‘heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations.’

“One of the top 10 Food Festivals in the UK.” – The Guardian

What gives us extra stand out is the fact that we’re a free festival! Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and take part without being charged an entry fee.

Our real aim is to showcase the best that the South West has to offer – from Ashridge Cider and Cornish Seasalt through to the Devon Scone Company and South Devon Chilli Farm. We also want to shout about our award winning restaurants (The Seahorse, The Elephant in Torquay and the Millbrook Inn, South Pool to name but a few) and their amazing chefs. Without being too biased, we probably have the most award winning chefs per square foot than anywhere else in the country.

Super Villains Week

24th – 30th October @ Living Coasts

There will be some ghastly goings on at Living Coasts this Halloween!

Don’t miss out on the fun, visit this October half term for… Super villain appearances * Halloween Fancy dress competitions * Spooky puppet shows * Creepy coffin trail*

*£1 charge for the coffin trail, available whilst stocks last.   Standard Living Coasts entrance prices apply.

Halloween Horrors

24th – 30th October @ Paignton Zoo

Bring your little monsters to Paignton Zoo this half term for a spooktacular time!

Take part in our Trick or Treat trail to receive a pumpkin mask and a chocolate treat*

Hop on board the ghost train * Catch spooky animal talks * Take part in our bug-eating challenges * Treat yourself to ghoulish snacks such as creepy cupcakes and pumpkin soup in the Island Restaurant.

*£1.50 per trail sheet, one chocolate will be given per trail sheet returned. Available whilst stocks last. Standard Zoo admission prices apply.

Cockington Halloween Festival

Monday 24 – Sunday 30 October – 10.30am – 4.00pm daily

Enjoy our Halloween trail around the Court – £2 per person

What’s more if you come in fancy dress you can collect a treat!

Take a spooky horse and carriage ride to and from the Manor with Dracula and our wicked Court witch! (Various charges will apply depending on distance.)

Also taste our magical food in our Tea Rooms created by our Court Wizard and his apprentices!

THE SOUTH play EXETER – Phoenix

Saturday 5th November 2016!

After a successful couple of years touring the country and playing Festivals, The South are coming to The Phoenix, Exeter. The combination of Beautiful South hits and album tracks as well as original songs from their debut album, ‘Sweet Refrains’ has hit a pleasure nerve around the country.

Want a brilliant night out?  Want a moment of euphoria as old memories flood back and new ones are formed?

With both old and new tunes that stand the test of time, experience this amazing live band performing great songs from Sweet Refrains and classics that can never be forgotten: including Perfect 10, A Little Time, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her, You Keep It All In, to name but a few.

You’ll be surprised at how many songs you already know!   Isn’t it time you headed South?

Box Office No: 01392 667080

Website – http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/the-south-2/

The Great Big Rhino Project Auction

8th November

Great Big Rhinos will offer significant fundraising opportunities as each Great Big Rhino sculpture will be auctioned at a gala charity evening with the funds raised being used by Paignton Zoo to support rhino conservation projects.

For auction ticket information, please contact Paignton Zoo or visit The Great Big Rhino Project’s website – www.greatbigrhinos.org.uk

Deacon Blue @ Plymouth Pavilions

Saturday 19 November 2016 – 7:00 pm

Following their triumphant comeback four years ago, Deacon Blue have gone from strength to strength, with sold out tours in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Alongside over six million album sales, twelve UK Top 40 singles and two UK Number One albums, Deacon Blue are also one of the most passionate live bands around.

The tour announcement coincides with the 25th Anniversary of their platinum selling 1991 album ‘Fellow Hoodlums’ which includes Top 10 hit and live favourite ‘Twist & Shout’ and the beautiful ‘Your Swaying Arms’.

Box Office: 0845 146 1460  *calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge

Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown

25th November @ The Princess Theatre

Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is at it again! What’s that you say?? Les is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to venues across the UK!! The ‘ROLLERMANIA 2016 promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts  and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers.

Box Office: 0844 871 3023

Brixham Christmas Market

26th November

Brixham Christmas Market will once again take place in the Scala Hall




Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations

26th November

Brixham will celebrate its Christmas Lights Switch on with a ‘Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations’ parade.

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