Although a huge part of the attraction of Devon is its natural charm, manifested in our wonderful beaches and sprawling countryside, what is there to do in Devon?
Plenty! We aren't suggesting that if you come to see Devon in all its glory that you should ignore walks across the moors and days at the seaside, but we would like to humbly suggest lots of events that you should try to take in while you're here too!
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival, Exeter. 17th January - 7th February 2014
British Fireworks Championships, Plymouth Hoe. 12th-13th August 2014
Beautiful Days Festival, Fairmile. 15th - 17th August
Flavour Fest, Plymouth. 15th-17th August 2014
The largest food and drink festival in the South West, Flavour Fest has been gradually growing in popularity and prestige. Providing a spotlight on all our Devon brands and produce, this is a great event for 'foodies' and regularly exceeds 150,000 visitors over the weekend. The fete is conveniently located in Plymouth City Centre, so you can combine it with taking in the sights of 'Britain's Ocean City'.
Two Moors Festival, across Dartmoor & Exmoor. 16th-25th October 2014
In 2001 Devon was affected badly by the foot and mouth disease outbreak, causing near-catastrophic losses in sectors from farming to tourism. The festival organisers started the Two Moors Festival to bring cheer into the lives of local people and help to attract tourists back to the region. With a myriad of talented musicians playing at locations across Dartmoor and Exmoor, this is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy both music and countryside.
And that's not all! There are even more events around Devon, including:
29/01/14 – 02/02/14 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival,Exeter
14/03/14 – 29/03/14 Vibraphonic Festival, Exeter
12/04/14 Exefest, Exeter
02/05/14 – 04/05/14 Paignton Bike Festival,South Devon
09/05/14 – 11/05/14 Crediton Folk Weekend, Mid-Devon
22/05/14 – 26/05/14 Devon County Show, Exeter
23/05/14 – 26/05/14 Volksfest, Plymouth
31/05/14 Lemonfest, Newton Abbot
11/06/14 – 15/06/14 La Solitaire Du Figaro, Plymouth
20/06/14 – 22/06/14 Teignmouth Folk Fest, Teignmouth
20/06/14 – 22/06/14 Oceanfest, Croyd
28/06/14 Armed Forces Day, Plymouth Hoe
16/07/14 - 19/07/14 Chagstock, Chagford
24/07/14 – 27/07/14 Quest Festival, Newton Abbot
25/07/14 – 27/07/14 Kozfest, Uffculme
01/08/14 – 08/08/14 Sidmouth Folk Week
02/08/14 – 06/08/14 Sidmouth Fringe Festival
12/08/14 – 13/08/14 National Fireworks Championships, Plymouth
15/08/14 – 17/08/14 Beautiful Days, Fairmile
15/08/14 – 17/08/14 Flavour Fest, Plymouth
16/10/14 – 25/10/14 Two Moors Festival, Dartmoor & Exmoor
27/11/14 Dickensian Evening, Tavistock
28/11/14 – 30/11/14 Exeter Christmas Market, Westpoint Arena, Exeter
And even more yet to be announced. There's always something going on in Devon, you see, it's not quite as sleepy down here as we'd have you believe!