The South West offers a host of festivals throughout the year. You can choose from food and drink, music and literary events to name a few. Some are free to attend while others require tickets. Why not combine driving a section of South West 660 with one of these listed below? Don’t forget to check on the organisers’ websites to get the most up-to-date information and how to book.
Spring Classic, Woolacombe Bay: 1-4 June
The Wavelength Spring Classic is a surf, music and ride culture festival. Enjoy music, surfing, food, talks and presentations, and wellness activities across the four days.
Foodies Festival, Escot Park, Exeter: 16-18 June
The Foodies Festival is a celebration of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music. You can watch MasterChef Champions, Michelin-starred and top local chefs cooking their signature summer recipes, learn how to make cakes in the Cake & Bake theatre, sample new wine, champagnes and cocktails in the Drinks theatre and tuck into delicious street food from around the world. Plus there’s live music. Headliners confirmed include Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Fleur East, and Scouting for Girls.
River Cottage Summer Shindig: 17 June
The River Cottage Summer Shindig is a celebration of fantastic seasonal food, drinks and live music. Grab the opportunity to explore the River Cottage site with a field set up especially for the Shepherds Hut Stage where local musicians will play throughout the evening. Enjoy seasonal food with meat and veggie options available to purchase and the bar will be stocked with organic beers, ciders and spirits.
Budleigh Music Festival: 30 June – 8 July
At the Budleigh Music Festival you can expect a mix of internationally acclaimed performers and young musicians. There’ll be lunchtime and evening concerts showcasing spectacular music across many genres, played by musicians from diverse backgrounds. Tickets go on sale on 5 May.