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MARCH
Lentsherd, Clovelly
Hartland Abbey Spring Flowers
APRIL
Clovelly Wedding Fair
Hartland Abbey Bluebell Days
Easter Clovelly
Hartland Abbey Bluebell Walks photo copyright Hartland Abbey
Hartland Hartbreak Run
MAY
Great Torrington May Fair
Westward Ho! Potwolloping Festival 
JUNE
Seaweed Festival
North Devon Focus - Clovelly Events
Ilfracombe Victorian Celebrations
North Devon Festival
Gold Coast OceanFest, Croyde
South Molton Vintage Rally
South Molton Old English Fayre
Vintage Traction Engine & Vintage Car Rally
JULY
Lundy Island Gig Row
Bideford Water Festival
Bideford Water Festival
All Things Morris
Ilfracombe Tourist Information Woolsery Show
Clovelly Maritime Festival
AUGUST
Appledore Regatta
Bideford Regatta Bideford Water Festival
Bradworthy Carnival
Clovelly Rum Race
Clovelly Lifeboat Day
Clovelly Pilot Gig Regatta
Great Torrington Carnival
Hartland Carnival
Hartland Summer Craft Fayre
Holsworthy St. Peter's Fair
Holsworthy Agricultural Show
Ilfracombe Birdman
Ilfracombe Rescue Day
Ilfracombe Carnival
North Devon Show
West Quay Fun Day, Appledore
West Down Scenic Run
Clovelly Lifeboat Day
Picture by Pat Adams Copyright 2005
Legendary Grand Tour
SEPTEMBER
Apppledore Book Festival
Bideford Carnival
Bideford Carnival
Clovelly Lobster & Crab Feast
OCTOBER
Clovelly Apple Day
NOVEMBER
Clovelly Herring Festival Sunday 21st November 2010
Clovelly Herring Festival
North Devon Remembers - North Devon Festival Remembrance Concert
Clovelly Xmas Lights
Bideford New Year Celebrations
A TOP 10 NEW YEAR CRACKER
"More than 10,000 revellers gather in fancy dress to join in one of the West Country's largest parties…As midnight approaches everyone gathers on Bideford's Long Bridge to wait for the parish bells to ring in the New Year" - As featured in the Daily Mail, Saturday December 17 2005 - TOP 10 NEW YEAR CRACKERS.
Revellers in Fancy Dress - Bideford New Year Celebrations
North Devon Mini Register Legendary Grand Tour

North Devon Focus Coast & Country Chronicle is a local community page for North Devon news orcoast and countryside media releases. We are proud to have been promoting North Devon and the Bideford Bay area since 2002. We also welcome submissions from North Devon Local Event organisers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for visiting the North Devon Focus site and hope you are all looking forward to an "Event Full" 2018. The listing is free for anyone wishing to promote, local village/church events, charity or nonprofitmaking fund raising organisations. It is also free for local country markets, North Devon musicians, North Devon Arts and festival organisers who wish to promote gigs, events or exhibitions. You can follow regular media releases and blogposts on our mobile friendly BLOG, view more photos of the North Devon Coast and Countryside and events throughout the year on our Instagram - FLICKR - FACEBOOK pages and YouTube channel.

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The Bideford Film Society are putting on some great films so why not visit Bideford Cinema, based at Kingsley School or Bideford College theatres. Big screens, reat venues TAP HERE to see what's on this month and where.
NORTH DEVON COAST & COUNTRY EVENTS
(We advise that you check with local Tourist Information Centres to ensure events are taking place, to confirm dates & times or see venue/local press for further details) NB. Clovelly Events 2018 Events (Normal admission charges appl), dates and content may be subject to change, so please consult www.clovelly.co.uk - for Hartland Abbey Events www.hartlandabbey.com for latest details. Scroll down for local event details:
NOVEMBER
Clovelly Herring Festival Sunday 21st November 2010
18th November Clovelly Herring Festival November is the time of year when the historic, fishing village of Clovelly, North Devon, celebrates its annual Herring Festival, which is held to promote these tasty, nutritious Silver Darlings and support carefully managed fishing. The village once depended on the harvest of herring, which are caught in superb condition for a short season off its coast. Records go back over 400 years and in 1749, there were a hundred herring boats in the port. When fishing was good, 9000 herring could be landed at one time. Those days of massive catches are long gone and there remain just two herring fishermen who still employ sustainable fishing methods using drift nets and long lines.
Maritime historian and writer, Mike Smylie, will be there with his "Kipperland" exhibition, which is devoted to the history of the herring. He will also be turning herring into delicate-tasting kippers and bloaters in his smokehouse. There'll also be net making, flax processing and a Curragh on show provided by 'Flaxland'. Quay kitchens will be serving a variety of delicious herring specialities with chef demonstrations, beer tastings and local food and craft stalls. Throughout the day there will be live music, street entertainment, face-painting & henna Tattoos, an exhibition of Clovelly herring fishing, The Herring Hunt and the AONB event-themed children's craft activities.
Standard admission charges include all entertainment.
Please note that you can travel by bus from Barnstaple and Bideford to Clovelly. Tap link here for the Stagecoach South West timetable.
Clovelly Herring Festival featured in:
http://www.boatstories.co.uk/fishing-for-clovelly-herring.html
Countryfile Magazine
Channel 4's River Cottage series
Clovelly Herring Festival Video 2016 https://youtu.be/wYjIxb1kEo8
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/article6977974.ece
http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/articles/2008/11/04/clovelly_herring_feature.shtml
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2008/sep/20/fivebest.uk
http://www.clovelly.co.uk/clovelly-events/clovelly-herring-festival
DECEMBER
2nd December Christmas Lights in aid of the R.N.L.I. Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly. Starting at 3:30 pm, a local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour with festive Christmas carols sung by a local choir. There'll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas grog and other refreshments available at the Harbour and Lifeboat Station and Father Christmas will make a surprise visit. At about 5 p.m. the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up. It's a fantastic sight! A Carol Service is then lead by the Chaplain of the Lifeboat Station, The Rev. Brenda Jacobs, and there is a grand finale of fireworks to finish off.
Entrance fee: £5 per car at the Visitor Centre after 3 pm. All proceeds to RNLI
Saturday 8th December Family Christmas Fair & Grotto. The Northam Care Trust will be hosting its annual Christmas Fair & Grotto on Saturday 8th December from 10.30am-2.00pm at the Rose Hill Activity Centre on Heywood Road, Bideford, EX39 3PG. There will be many festive games to enjoy, Santa will be in his grotto, plus stalls to browse and Christmas crafts & gifts to purchase. Hot homemade soup and refreshments will be available to warm you through, as well as a bountiful cake stall. Enter and park for free, and bring the family along. Contact: Fiona White Email: fionawhite@northamcaretrust.co.uk
NORTH DEVON COAST AND COUNTRY CHRONICLE 2017.
A colourful reminder of the year around the Bideford Bay area and Exmoor.
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*DWT has been protecting Devon's wildlife for over 40 years.
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PROMOTING THE COAST AND "COUNTRY" SIDE OF BIDEFORD BAY & BEYOND SINCE 2002


Selection of Event Archive Photos & Features
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Bideford Music Day - North Devon Festival 2005 Appledore Visual Arts Festival - 2005 Woolsery Agricultural Show Woolsery Street Fayre  
Bideford Music Day Appledore Arts Festival Woolsery Show Woolsery Street Fayre Clovelly Herring Festival  
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