With October’s crisp mornings and crunchy leaves, this month is the ideal time to go for a ramble across Exmoor. If the weather turns there are still plenty of things to do across Devon. Taste some classic Devonshire produce at Powderham food festival, see a Russian Tall Ship up close and personal or scare yourself silly at one of the many Halloween events this half term.
First week of October
Get your steam on this October with this north Devon railway gala.
Join Miss Ivy at this charity PetFest where all proceeds go to Woodside Animal Sanctuary.
Second Week of October
Covering everything from habitats and biodiversity to astrophysics, anyone with even a slight interest in science will enjoy a day out at the science festival.
From chillies to Christmas puddings, there’s plenty of local food, drinks and crafts to discover at this classic Devonian festival.
Held on the second Wednesday of October each year, this is an autumnal extravaganza of fairground rides, goose farmers and local producers.
Third week of October
Get into the Autumn spirit at Killerton for campfire cooking, arts and crafts and village fete games.
Master the Moors on this mammoth bicycle challenge in aid of St Luke's Hospice Plymouth.
Final week of October
If you’re looking for something to do over half term the Fun By Day Festival is great for all the family to enjoy Halloween without the scary stories.
There are plenty of activities to keep the whole family spooked throughout half term week at Pennywell Farm.
Bring a bag of apples and watch them being pressed outside the Visitor Centre. You can also learn how to make apple art, go apple bobbing and head out on a harvest treasure hunt.
If a vampire costume isn’t for you this Halloween, check out the spectacular character costumes from Star Wars at The Milky Way Adventure Park. Look out for some stormtroopers and maybe a jedi or two.
Throughout the month
Taste some authentic Devonian produce at the Okehampton farmers' market on the first and third Saturday of each month, 9am until 4pm.
Food, clothes and more, the Tavistock Pannier Market has it all. With a variety of themes throughout the week, every day brings an exciting new discovery.
Experience all this and more during your stay in Devon this October.