Things to do

Stuff to do in June

Festivals, fairs and fetes smother our summer with raw culture. Stay one step ahead of the crowd with our sneak preview of the weird, the wonderful and the best of the South West's midsummer festivals for 2013.

Bolster Day, St Agnes


 


Cornwall

Golowan Festival
What: Every year the Golowan Festival in Penzance snowballs into something more fantastic. Serpent dances, summer fire and the demonic democracy of the mock mayor. Nine days of Cornish culture laced with Pagan mayhem. Mazey Day is the climax on 25th June 2011. More >
When: 22-30th June
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Eden Sessions 
What: The Eden Project has to be just about the best place on earth to catch a gig. A stellar line-up of world-class acts often supported by local unsigned artists. The acoustics are great too. Free entry to the biomes and the ever-changing core, plus acres of epic gardens and art. More >
When: June-July
StayHoliday cottages near the Eden Project



Devon

Pixie Day
What: The day we chased those pesky piskies away! More>
When: 22nd June
Stay: Holiday cottages near Pixie Day

Shaldon Festival
What: A classical departure from the wacky to the choral sublime. More>
When: 20-23rd June
Stay: Holiday cottages near Shaldon Festival

Lapstock
What: A chilled live music festival - Music at the Mill! More>
When: 14-15th June
Stay: Holiday cottages near Lapstock


Somerset

Sunrise Celebration
What: What better way to ease into the summer than this super-family-friendly festival. More>
When: 30th May - 2nd June
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: Holiday cottages near the Sunrise Celebration

The Ilminster Midsummer Experience
What: An eclectic mix of allsorts including a scarecrow competition, wheelbarrow race and family dog show. More>
When: 6-9th June
Stay: Holiday cottages near Ilminster Midsummer Experience

Royal Bath and West Show
What: The longest running agricultural show in England - 150 years and counting! More>
When: 29th May - 1st June
Stay: Holiday cottages near Bath and West Show


Dorset

Wimborne Folk Festival
What: Get your folk on at Wimborne Minster at one of the country's largest gatherings of folk music and dancing. More >
When: 7-9th June
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World Stinging Nettle Eating Championship
What: Dorset's answer to the chilli-eating contest. Crowds gather at The Bottle Inn to cheer on contenders in a battle of taste bud vs. stinging nettle. More >
When: 15th June
StayHoliday cottages near the World Stinging Nettle Eating Championship

Axe Vale Festival
What: 'Probably the best gardening and crafts show in the South West'. More>
When: 22-23rd June
Stay: Holiday cottages near the Axe Vale Festival

Beaminster Festival
What: A week long entertainment extravaganza. More>
When: 30th June - 7th July
Stay: Holiday cottages near the Beaminster Festival

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