Things to do

September events in Devon

Enjoy a holiday in September in Devon. As the summer masses head home, spread out and explore this county with all the benefits of the weather and a surprising amount of festivals to keep that summer feeling alive. 

1st week of September 

1st September: Kingsbridge Show

Hoards of horticulture alongside dog races, pony trekking, tractor riding West Country fun.

 

2nd September: Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast

Exactly what the name states – come to Clovelly to eat crustaceans.

 

2nd week of September

8th to 9th September: Heritage Open Days

A weekend of behind-the-scenes and steam specials at the South Devon Railway between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.

 

9th September: Bird watching train ride

Join Ian Waite on a journey to Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common for a spot of bird watching in the Devon countryside.

 

3rd week of September

15th September: International Agatha Christie Festival

Make a weekend of celebrating one of the greatest crime novelists in Britain at this exciting literary and arts festival in Torbay. 

 

19th to 23rd September: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

If you love all things literary, look at this lineup.

 

16th September: The Amazing Vintage Classic Car Rally

World of Country Life in Exmouth is hosting over 100 vehicles as well as a Star Wars themed costume group… Then there’s the usual vehicle museum display and children’s play areas and safari.

 

4th week of September

21st to 29th September: Appledore Book Festival

Celebrating ten years of book loving, there’s a whole week of famous faces, music and storytelling.

 

30th September: Lyn Food Festival

All the great goodies Exmoor has to offer your belly.

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