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North Devon Events for 2018

For such a peaceful, secluded region, North Devon has plenty going on to interest visitors of all tastes. From sports events to live music and beer festivals, there is always something to look forward to. The Rising Sun Hotel is also a key player in local food events, proud to add the flair and skill of our chefs to showcase the best of the region!  Keep an eye on this page for forthcoming highlights.


Exmoor Food Fest 2018 (February)

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Spanning various events and venues, this event brings you the best local produce from local farms to traditional fishermen and top chefs. You can find full listings and annoncements at

Art Exhibitions & Craft Workshops (From March)

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Do you have an eye for art? Whether it's coveting and collecting, or you would like to learn the skills to express your own creativity, there are plenty of exhibitions and art classes in Exmoor and North Devon. These include seasonal displays with the best of local art at Dulverton Heritage Centre, and various workshops, whether you fancy watercolour painting or making your own jewellery. See the Visit Exmoor site for full listings: 

Simonsbath Festival (May 7th - 21st June 2018)

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From early May this great North Devon festival celebrates the arts in many guises, bringing an eclectic mix of performers to beautiful settings on Exmoor. From classical to folk music, alongside talks, demonstrations and guided walks there is something for everyone who enjoys a taste of culture. See

Lyn Valley Classic (June 10th 2018)

Love cars? From vintage motors to present day dream vehicles, this event presents a whole host of beautiful wheels on show, along with food and live entertainment. An ideal event for all the family, not to mention an absolute must for the petrol head!


Lyn Food Fest 2017 (Sept)

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Where can you find a wide selection of top food and drink producers in one place this September? At the Lyn Food Fest! Whether your thing is seafood, gourmet pies or sweet treats, there is bound to be something to excite your taste buds. A fantastic place to buy food gifts or treat yourself!