Things to do

October events in Devon

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.

Sidmouth Science Festival

4th - 13th 

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. 

Powderham Castle Food Festival

5th - 6th

Wherever you look you'll find a brilliant selection of local food and drink to taste, try and buy to take home.

Tavistock Goose Fair

9th October

Held on the second Wednesday of October each year, this is an autumnal extravaganza of fairground rides, goose farmers and local producers.

Killerton Apple Festival

12th - 13th

Get into the Autumn spirit at Killerton for campfire cooking, arts and crafts and village fete games.

Fun By Day Festival at The Big Sheep

19th - 27th

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.

Halloween Hocus Pocus

19th - 31st

If a vampire costume isn’t for you this Halloween, check out the magical spectacular at The Milky Way Adventure Park.  

Clovelly Apple Day

23rd October

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.

Devon events in October    

Experience all this and more during your stay in Devon this October.

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