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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.

Events throughout August


Victorian Explorer Days

Dunster Castle is holding Victorian Explorer events to get up close to animals, bugs and other creepy crawlies





Take aim at Dunster Castle throughout August

Image credit: The American Museum


The Bishop’s Palace Family Fun

Events throughout August including Family Fun Fridays, exhibitions and theatre.


The American Museum in Britain (in Bath)  

An extravaganza of events and attractions, from family crafts and trails to gardens and grounds and many exhibitions and activities throughout August


1st week of August

4th to 5th August Taunton Flower Show

Held at Vivary Park, where they’ll also let you ride the mini railway.

5th August Somerset Dog Show


Supporting the greyhound trust, a four-legged feast for the eyes in Taunton


2nd week of August

6th to 13th August Dunster Music Week

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


3rd week of August


19th August Pride and Prejudice outdoor theatre

See the classic tale played out in the grounds of Dunster Castle


4th week of August


20th August Mid Somerset Show

The largest free one day event in Europe! Shepton Mallet holds host to all things Somerset



26th to 27th August Clevedon Flower Show

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




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