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Falling For Devon: 2021 Autumn Events in Mid Devon

Devon is a wonderfully peaceful place – but did you know that it is also a cultural hub, attracting hundreds of visitors from near and afar to attend the local events and entertainment?! There are plenty of things to see and do across the county; whether you’re into music, food, sports or culture, there’s something to suit everyone here in mid Devon.


Pack your wellies and raincoats and escape to mid Devon this autumn. Our glorious glamping site is perfectly placed to explore the whole of the county, providing the ideal opportunity to spend some quality time with nature and your loved ones. Check out our list of recommended events to enjoy in mid Devon this autumn…




Making Music at Ilfracombe County Music Festival

Just one hour’s drive from Exe Valley Glamping lies the Ilfracombe Holiday Park, home to the neighbourhood’s first ever country music festival. Featuring a stellar line up of country artists from the US, the UK and Europe, this exciting new event is due to take place from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th September 2021. Bringing together award-winning artists and the very best in new country talent, the Ilfracombe County Music Festival aims to explore everything that the genre has to offer. Click here to purchase your tickets today!



Literary Lovers Unite at Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Budleigh Salterton will be hosting its 10th literary festival this year, due to take place from Wednesday 15th – Sunday 19th September 2021. At just under an hour from our glamping site, you can enjoy inspiring talks and readings, as well as entertaining panel events and workshops, from some of the UK’s most talented authors, playwrights, scientists, comedians and much more. This diverse selection of award-winning authors will be covering a wide range of topics and genres, both fictional and non-fiction. This year, Strictly judge Dame Darcey Bussell, comedy actress Celia Imrie and scientist Richard Dawkins will be headlining the programme – click here to book!



Fun Foodie Favourites at Abbfest in Newton Abbot

Step outside your luxury canvas tent and drive just under an hour to reach Newton Abbott; home to the amazing Abbfest from Friday 17th – Sunday 19th September 2021. Showcasing the best food, drinks, and crafts across the southwest, Abbfest has over 200 local ales and 30 ciders available, as well as wonderful wines and spirits. This weekend promises to be jam-packed full of music and cooking demonstrations, with a specific family fun day of activities scheduled for Saturday 18th September. The festival aims to promote local producers, as well as raising money for local charities and causes. Click here to secure your place!



Cultural Celebrations at Sidmouth Science Festival

The Sidmouth Science Festival is set to return this year, with 10 days full of educational entertainment from Friday 8th – Sunday 17th October 2021. Drive just under an hour from our glamping site and discover hours of entertaining talks, activities, and workshops, suitable for all ages and abilities. Themes for this year include food, materials, robots, and dinosaurs; as well as the usual astronomy and geology explorations. The festival aims to ignite curiosity and encourage people to explore science within their lives, with all events totally FREE to attend! Click here to find out more.




Amazing Autumn Escapes at Exe Valley Glamping

Exe Valley Glamping is nestled on the banks of the river Exe and situated near the charming village of Bickleigh, well-known for its picturesque bridge and thatched cottages. We provide everything you could possibly need for an amazing autumnal getaway; whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or just spending some quality time together, whisk your loved ones away to Devon and let the sparks fly.


We have plenty of availability to coincide with the above autumn events. If you are a couple with young children, remember to book your autumnal staycation via our website and receive a massive £100 OFF!

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