August events

August is a great time to visit East Devon and some of the region’s most popular events take place during this month.

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Honiton Show

The Honiton & District Agricultural Association – “Where Farming Comes First” The show is held in the heart of the East Devon Countryside on a 140 acre site which was purchased by the Honiton & District Agricultural Association in 2003. The show has a unique atmosphere blending traditional and new where its emphasis is agriculture and its associated activities first and foremost.

1 Aug
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Sidmouth festival

Sidmouth Folk Festival

A national treasure – a major cultural institution held every year in the first week of August since 1955 attracting tens of thousands of visitors.

2 Aug
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Beautiful Days Festival

Beautiful Days is the Levellers’ family music festival organised by DMF Music since its inception in 2003. Proudly independent, Beautiful Days has no sponsorship or funding.

16 Aug
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Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival

Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival

The festival is packed with a range of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, including kayaking and stand up paddle boarding on the Exe Estuary, Be Military Fit family group workouts, a purpose-built obstacle course, open water swimming and climbing. Expert instructors from the Bear Grylls Survival Academy will teach children and adults essential survival skills such as shelter building, fire lighting and campfire cooking.

22 Aug
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Melplash Show

The Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset on the last Thursday before the August Bank holiday. Our 2024 Show will take place on Thursday 22nd August.

22 Aug
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Sidmouth Air Show

The event will welcome in the region of 25,000 visitors wowing crowds with impressive aerobic displays, all from the beautiful surrounding of the Sidmouth seafront.

23 Aug
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