Local Events 2019
National Sandcastle Competition
Sunday 16 June 2019
- Sunday 16 June 2019
The North Devon Hospice National Sandcastle Competition are organising this fantastic free event and what a great event it is.
There is the National Sandcastle Competition and a separate Junior/Kids competition which will be held in front of the slip way/promenade under The Fairway Buoy.
Live entertainment will be provided throughout the day.
Gold Coast Oceanfest 2019
Friday 21 June 2019
- Sunday 23 June 2019
This multi award winning three day festival is packed full of great bands, fantastic surf, sports, food and family fun. Set in a beautiful beachside location you can kick back and relax and listen to some of your favourite artists including Craig David, Tom Odell, The Feeling, Gentleman“s Dub Club, Shy FX, Mistajam and many more.
Westward Ho! Sunset Festivals
Saturday 20 July 2019
- Saturday 31 August 2019
The Westward Ho! Sunset Festivals run every Saturday throughout the peak Summer season and is always looking for entertainment. Over the past few years they have found some wonderful acts that they now use regularly for other village events.
Got a special spark? Run a dance group? Have a Choir? In a band? Just want to get upon the stage with an adoring audience?
Bideford Cardboard Boat Regatta & Water Festival
Sunday 28 July 2019
- Sunday 28 July 2019
The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2HJ
Over the last few years spectators have filled the Quayside watching the North Devon Yacht Club dinghies race up to Bideford Long Bridge, the Bideford Canoe Club, The Sea Cadets, the gig boats, the RNLI inshore and offshore boats, the Instow and Appledore Ferry, ribs, waterski boats, steam boats... AND those crazy cardboard boats sinking! There is plenty of shore entertainment too with stalls, rides, food outlets, a program of music and dancing (and more!) to make a fun day out for all.
The North Devon Show
Wednesday 07 August 2019
- Wednesday 07 August 2019
Umberleigh, EX37 9DX
This is North Devon's premier Agricultural spectacle.
The annual event is a celebration of North Devon's agricultural roots. A host of livestock classes occupy the arenas throughout the day with Alpacas, Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Show Jumping and Open Dog Show. Attractions, displays, demonstrations and trade stands for all.
Sunday 18 August 2019
- Sunday 18 August 2019
Appledore Quay, Appledore, EX39 1QS
Appledore Carnival allows members of the community and visitors to the area to come together and get involved. Entries are accepted from 3pm, judging at 3.20pm and the procession starts at 4pm. There is a Carnival After Party at The Seagate & The Champ.
Grand Tour Mini Run
Saturday 24 August 2019
- Saturday 24 August 2019
The Big Sheep, Bideford, EX39 5AP
This show is free and celebrates everything and anything to do with the fabulous little car with the big heart and raises money for The Childrens Hospice South West.
This fantastic event is open to any Mini, whether classic or new. Take part in the legendary mini run that tours the villages of North Devon. There are prizes for the best dressed cars and a party on the Saturday evening for all the family.
Entry to The Big Sheep is free for all drivers and all passengers receive 50% off of entry.
Saturday 31 August 2019
- Saturday 31 August 2019
Allacott Farm, Shebbear, Beaworthy, EX21 5TF
ShebFest is North Devon“s largest one day music festival. The line up this year includes The Lightning Seeds, Max George, The Grahams and Wildwood Kin.
Alongside the music there are other activities and lets not forget the incredible views of the Devon countryside with Dartmoor on the horizon.
Day Of The Dead Festival
Friday 25 October 2019
- Friday 25 October 2019
The Day Of The Dead Festival, Westward Ho! was established in 2017. It's just perfect for the village as it's a celebration of life.
A time to remember your ancestors and the fond memories they bring. There is music, a procession, lights, fire shows, street foods, dance and a firework display to finish.
Appledore Firework Display
Sunday 03 November 2019
- Sunday 03 November 2019
The Beaver, Appledore, EX39 1RY
Appledore Firework Display is a free display of spectacular fireworks that takes place between The Beaver & The Royal George.
Both pubs are open for you to purchase drinks and there are stalls selling various foods.
Westward Ho! Ho! Ho!
Saturday 21 December 2019
- Saturday 21 December 2019
Westward Ho! Ho! Ho! night is our family celebration just before Christmas. We hold this one every year to kick off the festive season with some Westward Ho! spirit and style. It is held on the village green in the centre or in the Beach Bar conservatory if wet. Comprises of family orientated entertainment, carols and a visit from the big man himself!
New Years Day Fancy Dress Dip
Wednesday 01 January 2020
- Wednesday 01 January 2020
Want to start 2020 in style? With friends, family, neighbours, fellow villagers, visitors...all together loving life? We are back for the third year, the ONLY way to start 2020 is with us on this fine morning at Westward Ho!