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What's Happening On Dartmoor?

Find out what's on on Dartmoor through the year including Farmer's Markets, pub quizzes, amateur dramatics, a toy collector's fair, the Dartmoor Folk Festival at South Tawton, Chagford and Okehampton agricultural shows, exhibitions, folk evenings, jazz, National Trust events, carnivals, firework displays and scarecrow days.

Foodies can enjoy interesting curry nights and the Moretonhampstead Food Festival every March. If you're a sporty type, you won't want to miss Chagford's Two Hills Race or the National Bike Week in June. Those with musical talent should know about the Ashburton Blues Festival and various open mike pub nights. 

Devon Wildlife Trust dates are in these pages, along with colourful flea markets and Devon Farmer's markets.

​Chagstock Music happening is in Chagford during July. We have antique fairs, auctions, flower shows, gardens open for charity and guided walks. Charity events such as Sports relief Day, and the details for Dartmoor Discovery. Annual events such as May Day at Lustleigh, Easter egg trails, Halloween events, Bonfire Night and firework displays, Carnivals in early Autumn, not to mention Apple Day in October. St. Clement's Day and Christmas dates as well as theatres and cinema links.  Even a blacksmith day.

Do remember to e-mail me if you have any events on Dartmoor that you wish to have shown

February 2016

January 2016 to February 2016

Winter Sculpture Exhibition at RHS Rosemoor
28 Jan 2016 (All day) to 21 Feb 2016 (All day)
Rosemoor's winter sculpture exhibition is now an established part of our Events Programme and continues through into 2016 with an exciting and eclectic mix of exhibits from a diverse collection of sculptors, spread throughout the Garden.

February 2016

The Legend of Meavy Hollow
4 Feb 2016 (All day) to 13 Feb 2016 (All day)
Meavy Amateur Dramatics presents the second in the trilogy of Dick Turnip pantomimes.
Moorland Guides - three farms, a bridge and a pool
11 Feb 2016 - 10:30
A visit to three farms which were vacated when the Burrator reservoir was built – a bridge which is held together with iron clamps – and a pool which is bottomless- well so the local said ! An concluding with a head in a leat……..
Live Music at The Ordulph
12 Feb 2016 (All day)
The LadyKillers play a hot mix of covers and originals with an American rock influence.
Valentines at Boringdon Hall Hotel
12 Feb 2016 (All day) to 14 Feb 2016 (All day)
There are few places in Plymouth that evoke as much romanticism and ambiance as the 16th century building of Boringdon Hall.
Valentines at Two Bridges Hotel
13 Feb 2016 (All day)
Treat your loved one to an utterly romantic Valentines Tasting Menu at the Two Bridges Hotel
Valentines tasting menu at The Bedford Hotel
13 Feb 2016 (All day)
Dreamy 5-course Tasting Menu dinner, including an arrival drink with canapés, five course set-menu dinner by candlelight, coffee and petit fours.
Valentines at The Terrace Tavistock
13 Feb 2016 (All day)
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If you would like to take out your loved one and treat her or him to a romantic meal out, why not take a look at The Terrace four course Valentine's Menu
Valentines at Hotel Endsleigh
13 Feb 2016 (All day)
Escape with your loved one to Endsleigh. A wildly romantic, chintz-free country escape with endless views, roaring open fires and a garden full of nooks and crannies for romantic trysts…
Valentines at Hotel Endsleigh
13 Feb 2016 (All day)
Escape with your loved one to Endsleigh. A wildly romantic, chintz-free country escape with endless views, roaring open fires and a garden full of nooks and crannies for romantic trysts…
Buckland Abbey Beast Hunt
13 Feb 2016 (All day) to 21 Feb 2016 (All day)
Can you find all the medieval beasties hiding around the Buckland estate?
Half Term Fun at Castle Drogo
13 Feb 2016 (All day) to 21 Feb 2016 (All day)
Join in the fun at Drogo this half term by following the trail around the garden and grounds
Secret life of Insects at RHS Rosemoor
13 Feb 2016 (All day) to 21 Feb 2016 (All day)
Throughout the half-term week learn more about the creepy crawlies that share our garden. Using microscopes you can see them up close and discover their secrets, wander under giant willow spiders that make you feel like a tiny fly and even dress up and take part in our Ugly Bug Ball!
Valentine's Day Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor
13 Feb 2016 (All day)
A mouth watering prospect for foodies this Valentine’s Day Two of Dartmoor’s finest hotels are making it easy for lovers of good food to ramp up the romance this Valentine’s Day with a very special Valentine’s Tasting Menu Dinner. So whether it’s a romantic Dartmoor hideaway at the Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, or the allure of the stunning and historic Bedford Hotel in Tavistock, each hotel has a tasty treat for lovebirds this Valentine’s Day.
Valentines day at the Globe Inn
13 Feb 2016 - 19:00 to 14 Feb 2016 - 21:00
Special three course dinner with a gift for all the ladies.
The Heavy Metal Kids
13 Feb 2016 - 20:00
The forefathers of punk, the band were fronted by the late Gary Holton inspiring a generation of rock and roll rebels and setting the stage for an all-out revolution that would change the face of popular music only three years later with the explosion of the Punk Movement.
Horn of Plenty Charity Lunch
15 Feb 2016 (All day)
The Horn of Plenty famous Charity Lunches are back from 18th January until 23rd March. Just £16 for 2 courses or £20 for 3 courses. In support of Macmillan Cancer at Derriford Hospital. Over the past 4 years they've helped raise an amazing £27,000. so please support them and help them support a fabulous cause.
A walk to the burial site on Whitehorse Hill
20 Feb 2016 - 10:30
The recently-discovered burial here has sparked interest in this area and we will see the place where the extraordinary remains were found before heading down a peat pass to Hangingstone Hill and beyond to Watern Tor.
Whole lotta LED
20 Feb 2016 - 20:00
On 7th January 1996 Whole Lotta Led played their first show at The Farrier’s Arms in Bristol. Little did the band realise then that twenty years later they would still be together and performing all over the UK.
Moorland Guides Explore the Taw River
21 Feb 2016 - 10:00
Moorland walk visiting Taw Marsh, Taw Head, Hangingstone Hill, Wild Tor and Small Brook
Charity Lunch at The Horn of Plenty
23 Feb 2016 (All day)
The Horn of Plenty famous Charity Lunches are back from 18th January until 23rd March. Just £16 for 2 courses or £20 for 3 courses. In support of Macmillan Cancer at Derriford Hospital. Over the past 4 years they've helped raise an amazing £27,000. so please support them and help them support a fabulous cause.
Live Music at The Ordulph
26 Feb 2016 (All day)
Stompin' 6 piece brass fuelled indie rock band!! Playing the best rock and indie hits from the 60s to today!
Beatlemania
26 Feb 2016 - 19:00
Beatlemania are regarded as one of the most accurate tributes to the fab-four in the world and have played alongside acts such as The Merseybeats, The Searchers, The Hollies, The Bay City Rollers, Madness, Snow Patrol and Coldplay
Secret Supper at Boringdon Hall
27 Feb 2016 (All day)
You're invited to an evening of exclusive dining as we introduce our new Secret Supper experience at Boringdon Hall...
Kick up the 80s
27 Feb 2016 (All day)
he UK’s Premier 80’s tribute, Kick Up The 80’s, playing some of the biggest hits of the 80’s, the band produce authentic recreations of bands such as Wham, Duran Duran, Madness, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Soft Cell, Tears For Fears, Spandau Ballet, The Jam and many more.
27 Feb 2016 - 10:00
“Don’t Blame Beeching” for the closure of the Princetown Railway line 60 years ago this year! This walk is a commemoration of that sad day in 1956 when the GWR Princetown Branch Line was closed for ever.
Angel Heart – Freya, A Viking Saga
28 Feb 2016 (All day)
Angel Heart’s new show for 2016 about Freya, a Viking girl and friend of the gods, who is in a bit of a pickle. She is about to become a giant’s dinner! Freya must use all her wits to escape old Gorm’s cooking pot.
Hameldown Hammer Half Marathon 2016
28 Feb 2016 (All day)
The first Granite Tors Half-Marathon – The ‘Hameldown Hammer’ takes place on Sunday 28th February 2016, at 11:00am. The race will start and finish in the village of Widecombe-In-The-Moor, at the foot of the Hameldown ‘massif’ and surrounded by some of Dartmoor’s most iconic granite tors.
Horn of Plenty Charity Lunch
29 Feb 2016 (All day)
The Horn of Plenty famous Charity Lunches are back from 18th January until 23rd March. Just £16 for 2 courses or £20 for 3 courses. In support of Macmillan Cancer at Derriford Hospital. Over the past 4 years they've helped raise an amazing £27,000. so please support them and help them support a fabulous cause.
Moorland Guides Practical Navigation
29 Feb 2016 - 10:00
A day of practical navigation for all abilities in a relaxed atmosphere. There is no set syllabus, we merely see what your skills are and build on them. Because the emphasis is on navigation the total distance of the walking will not be huge.

Repeats every 3 weeks every Wednesday until Fri Jun 30 2017. February 2016

Open Mic at The Ordulph
17 Feb 2016 (All day)
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, we are inviting you to share your talent with us.

February 2016

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