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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

May 2016

April 2016 to May 2016

Dartmoor Tin Exhibition
1 Apr 2016 (All day) to 25 May 2016 (All day)
An exhibition celebrating tin working on Dartmoor by Dartmoor Tinworking Rearch Group.

May 2016

Castle Drogo Hard Hat tour
4 May 2016 (All day)
Don your hard hats and join the Castle Drogo project manager or Clerk of Works for a very special behind the scenes tour of the building project to save Castle Drogo.
Spring wine Tasting Dinner at Two Bridges Hotel
5 May 2016 (All day)
The Two Bridges wine expert Charles Steevenson will be with us usual, and will start the evening with an informative and informal tutored wine-tasting session. Charles will be introducing an eclectic range of wines ideally suited to Spring, and the warm Summer days ahead.
Nordic Walking on Dartmoor
6 May 2016 (All day) to 8 May 2016 (All day)
A chance to master the technique and develop your skills in Nordic walking by trekking across the diverse, exciting and stunning, but often mysterious Dartmoor terrain!
7 May 2016 (All day) to 8 May 2016 (All day)
Ten Tors is an annual challenge to the teenagers of the South West of England, hosted on Dartmoor - 400 Teams of six take on hikes of up to 55 miles over the rough terrain of Dartmoor.
Open Gardens
11 May 2016 (All day)
Go along and explore the wonderful garden at Hotel Endsleigh. One of the most complete Humphrey Repton gardens on the country.
Murder Mystery at Two Bridges Hotel
14 May 2016 (All day)
A night of fine dining, good company, and high intrigue, in the beautifully historic surroundings of the Two Bridges Hotel.
Ruggleston Regatta
15 May 2016 (All day)
The Rugglestone Inn are very excited to announce that on Sunday May 15th they will be holding the Ruggle Regatta at Widecombe Quay, which is in the garden of the #RugglestoneInn. The event starts at 3pm and will continue until they all get bored and go home. Which could be quite late! Attractions include the Mariners Away Shantymen from South Zeal - the most inland village in Devon. More details will be posted later!
Devon County Show
19 May 2016 (All day) to 21 May 2016 (All day)
A day at the Show offers the very best of Devon food, farming, fun and rural life plus a real entertainment extravaganza!
Secret Supper at Boringdon Hall
21 May 2016 (All day)
You're invited to an evening of exclusive dining as we introduce our new Secret Supper experience at Boringdon Hall...
The Bryan Adams Experience
21 May 2016 - 20:00
Returning to the Wharf by popular demand, The Bryan Adams Experience are a real celebration and sensational tribute to the enduring hit songs and popularity of the mighty Canadian rock star Bryan Adams.
Safety on Dartmoor Day
28 May 2016 (All day)
This fun and informative event has now been running very successfully for five years and there will once again be representatives from Dartmoor National Park Authority, Lydford Gorge National Trust, the emergency services, MOD, Dartmoor Search and Rescue, Camels Head specialist rescue team, Devon Air Ambulance Trust and St John's Ambulance.
Tavistock Garden Festival
29 May 2016 (All day) to 30 May 2016 (All day)

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

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

May 2016 to August 2016

Dartmoor 365 - A Love Letter to Dartmoor
27 May 2016 (All day) to 17 Aug 2016 (All day)
An exciting exhibition by instagrammer Jo Bradford, on her 365 photo project shot on Dartmoor on an iPhone while on daily hiking adventures with two small kids and two big dogs.

May 2016