Things to do

August events in Somerset

Holidays in Somerset have even more appeal when you get under the skin of local communities and eke out all the events going on throughout the county this August. Fun fairs and train rides, secret gardens and outdoor activities, there’s fun for all the family including the four-legged variety.

Throughout the Month


The Dragons Lair

A new interactive discovery; dare you enter?

American Museum

An extravaganza of events and attractions, from family crafts, trails and quizzes, to many exhibitions and activities happening throughout the month.

Specific Events


Taunton Flower Show


Held at Vivary Park, there are dog shows, gardens and marching bands.

Music Holiday Week


Based at the Yarn Market Hotel, a series of musical happenings will be spilling out onto the streets of this ancient market town.

Mid-Somerset Show

18th August

Free entry, one day agricultural show in the South West.

Food and Drink Festival


The Masons Arms in Odcombe is hosting Friday evening, Pizza and Prosecco; Saturday afternoon tea with Pimms and cocktails; Sunday cream tea; Monday Cider and pig!

Much Ado About Nothing

24th August

Dunster Castle to host the Three Inch Fools perform Shakespeare's rip-roaring comedy of quarrels, deceptions and a frustratingly stupid man called Dogberry.

Clevedon Flower Show


The show features live music, arena events, dog shows and all things horticultural.


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