- SOMERSET EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2012
A Somerset Wassail Evening Glastonbury 01278 783651
Royal Bath and West Showground Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton.
The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton. 01823 283244.
Taunton Film Society. Bride and Prejudice. Somerset College of Arts
and Technology Taunton 01823 275424.
West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton 01823 412294
Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Taunton. 07891 000347.
Taunton School, Taunton 01278 684060
Please ring the above phone number or
contact a Somerset Tourist Information Office for dates for the
27th - 29th January 2012
A weekend of Dance Workshops and a visit to the beautiful hidden Snowdrop Valley
where the valley floor is carpeted in snowdrops - a truly magical sight. 27th to
29th January 2012. Price includes all meals, workshops and the visit to snowdrop
valley. Accommodation at The Yarn Market Hotel. Tel: 01643 821425
5th February 2012
FREE CONCERT in Dunster Tithe Barn, Priory
Green, Dunster, at 3.00pm. 'The Dream of Gerontius'. Performed by guests
attending the Yarn Market Hotel's Choral Weekend. Tel: 01643 821425 for any
February 14th, 15th & 16th 2012.
New for 2012. Spring Steam Gala The West Somerset Railway runs 20 miles between
Bishops Lydeard (nr. Taunton) through glorious Somerset Countryside to Minehead
on the West Somerset coast.
March 17th - 18th & 22nd - 25th 2012.
Enjoy Spring Time in Somerset and some great steam locomotives. New for 2012:
Watchet 150 The West Somerset Railway runs 20 miles between Bishops Lydeard (nr.
Taunton) through glorious Somerset Countryside to Minehead on the West Somerset
19th February 2012
Somerset Chamber Choir concert: Out of the East. Join Somerset Chamber Choir on
this journey East exploring a delectable selection of inspiring a cappella
choral works from Russia and the Baltic countries, interspersed with piano
pieces played by dazzling pianist Anita D'Attellis. King's College Chapel,
Taunton, 3pm. 01823 336344
23rd to 27th February 2012
Clarinet Special Break
The weekend will explore some of Reynard Music’s 300 titles for clarinet choir,
with special attention to works by the late Gordon Lewin – Calle de las Flores,
Grand Old Duke of York and Grass Roots. There will be opportunities in informal
sessions for sampling the repertoire for clarinet trios, quartets and quintets.
An outing on the West Somerset Railway and a visit to the gardens and grounds of
Dunster Castle is included in the price. 23rd to 27th February 2012. The Yarn
Market Hotel, Dunster. Tel: 01643 821425
25th February 2012
EXMOOR TOY & TRAIN FAIR on Saturday 25th February at Richard Huish College,
South Rd., Taunton, TA1 3DZ. Around 100 tables offering toys, model railways,
diecast vehicles, DVDs, books, cards, old maps etc. Extensive free parking and
great food/drink is available. Mostly disabled friendly, modern venue. For
enquiries please ring: David - 01643-706736.
Holistic Health Fair in Chardstock Community 01460 221545
HallWestcountry Game Fair 2010 01392 421500
Somerset Rural Life Museum, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury. During museum 01458
Easter Trails, Montacute House, Near Yeovil
Annual Easter Art Exhibition
West Somerset Railway Diesel Gala.
City of Wells Mid Somerset Annual Easter Festival
Easter Egg Hunt Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Easter Trails Barrington Court Telephone
Easter Egg Hunt Location Brympton D'Evercy,
Mell's Daffodil Festival Mell's Village nr Frome
Donkeys at Easter Somerset Rural Life Museum,
Gartell Light Railway: Open Day Common Lane,
9th to 14th March 2012
Photography Special Break.
9th to 14th March 2012. Join us on Exmoor in early spring for this 4 night break
on landscape photography, enjoy and learn the techniques used by professional
award winning landscape photographer Don Bishop ARPS. We will visit a number of
the National Parks iconic locations where you will be able to practice the art
of landscape photography under the expert guidance and tuition of Don.
Accommodation at the Yarn Market Hotel. Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and a packed
lunch each day. Tel: 01643 821425
11th March 2012
BATH HALF MARATHON IN AID OF THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST!
The Recreation Ground, Spring Gardens, Bath BA2 4DS
One of the longest established road races in the UK, the Bath Half offers a flat
route making it ideal for first-time half marathon runners as well as those
looking for a PB and its reputation is quite something! Online entries are now
open and filling fast so secure your place now, then please use it to run with
Team CF and raise whatever you can for us. Alternatively we have Charity Places
available in return for your pledge to raise at least £175 for us but, the more
people who get their own place whilst entries remain open, the bigger Team CF
can be in 2012. It covers a two-lap 13.1-mile (21.1km) traffic-free course
straddling both sides of the River Avon, with a route that ensures crowd support
and excellent opportunities for spectators to watch the runners at a number of
locations around the course. Both the 'Bath Half' and Family Fun Run start and
finish in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage city. Team
CF running vest or t-shirt
Comprehensive fundraising pack
0300 373 1100
20th - midday 31st March 2012
The annual Spring exhibition of Taunton Art Group (TAG) will take place at
Taunton Library from Tuesday 20th March until midday Saturday 31st March 2012.
On display will be a broad range of work including watercolour, oil, acrylic,
pastel and mixed media paintings, drawings, prints, 3 dimensional works and
cards. There's sure to be something to appeal to everyone: the high standard of
work is again guaranteed this year, for among our members we have many highly
talented amateur artists and also several professional artists. Admission is
free and the exhibition is open during normal library opening hours. (Closed
Monday; 9am - 5pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9am - 6pm Wednesday; 9.30am -
4pm Saturday). Original work will be for sale at very affordable prices. You
will also have the opportunity during the exhibition to vote for your favourite
work of art.
March 31st 2012.
Celebrate 150 years of the Railway from Taunton to Watchet. New for 2012: Iron
horse and Exmoor pony days out, The West Somerset Railway runs 20 miles between
Bishops Lydeard (nr. Taunton) through glorious Somerset Countryside to Minehead
on the West Somerset coast.
BRIMAR Vintage & Classic car display 01458 851451
North Somerset Vintage Tractor Road Run 01275 474649
Cobham Hall Open Day, Cobham Hall.
Countryside Day - Wincanton Races Wincanton
Road races Taunton Marathon & Half
Bristol Industrial Museum Craft Show.
Yarlington Fringe Festival. A weekend of live music
May Bike Show Southwest (Motor bikes)
North Devon and Exmoor Walking and Cycling FestivalAround Exmoor 01271 883131
Annual Bath Spring Flower Show: Tel: 01225 477010.
13th to 15th April 2012
An introduction to the Alexander Technique. 13th to 15th April 2012. Although it
is most famous for helping performers, especially musicians, the Technique can
be of benefit to people in all walks of life by offering new perspectives on
lifestyle, change and balance. The Yarn Market Hotel. Tel:01643 821425
15th April 2012
Rat Pack Sunday Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Cheddon Road,
Taunton, Somerset TA2 7QP
Blagdon Fete at Blagdon Court, North Somerset 01761 462508
Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture 01934 88 88 00
Milverton Street Fair, Milverton, Somerset 01823 400529
Pinkery Outdoor Education Centre 01598 752225
Badminton Horse Trials: Tel: 08702 423436
Quantock Food Festival 01458 259485
Open Day and Fun Dog Show
Lytes Cary Plant Fair Cary Manor 01458 224471 Vintage and
Classic Car 01761 241428
Swan Theatre, Yeovil 01935 845946
Bath Spring Flower Show 2010 0844 847 5256
Bath International Music Festival: Tel: 01225 463362.
Bath Fringe Festival: Tel: 01225 463362.
Somerset association for the blind 01823257059.
Wessex Show near Frome 0871 4241246.
The River Festival River Parrett, 01823 356156
Yeovil Railway Centre, 01935 410420.
Sailing Bristol, Weston & Minehead 01446 721221.
Woodland Mammal Detective 01934 844518.
Yeovil May Fayre01935 462282.
The Royal Bath and West Show: Tel: 01749 822200.
Minehead Hobby Horse Fair.
Weston-super-Mare Power Boat racing
The Bath Festival May-June.
Quantock Food Festival, Food
Porlock Village Gardens Open
Brendon Folk Festival
Wessex Show and Air Pageant,
06 May 2012
Rock in the Marquee at The Enmore Inn, Enmore, Bridgwater, Somerset
TA5 2AW. Snappa, Treefrogs + Local Support,
Tickets £8.50 in adv £10 on the door available from The Enmore,
Strings and Things Bridgwater or contact 01823490151
6th to 10th May 2012
Walk the South West Coast Path. 6th to 10th May 2012. Walk part of the way along
this spectacular path from its beginning in Minehead to Combe Martin. Price
includes 5 nights hotel accommodation and meals at the Yarn Market Hotel,
guiding on the walks, packed lunch each day, transport to and from each walk.
Spend 4 days walking a total of 35 miles. Tel: 01643 821425
10th May 2012
Disability Somerset 2012 - The South West's only major independent living
exhibition, takes place on Thursday 10th May 2012 from 10am to 5pm at the
Sedgemoor Auction Centre, North Petherton, Somerset, TA6 6DF. This is a fully
accessible free event. 01823 282823
12 May 2012
Arabian Racing at Taunton Racecourse, Taunton. 01635 524445. Saturday 12
May. Adults £8, £6 in advance online Under 18s & Parking FREE. Gates open 12
20th May 2012
Heaven's Gate Dog Reunion & Fun Dog Show, Heaven's Gate Farm, West Henley,
Langport, Somerset, TA109BE
11am - 4pm - Novelty classes & doggy games, agility display & fun 'have-a-go'
agility, stalls, tombola & raffle. Beer tent, band (pieces of rock) &
refreshments including sandwiches, BBQ, jacket potatoes & ice-creams. 01458
Clevedon Regatta and Carnival.
Weston-super-Mare veteran car rally.
The Royal Bath & West of England Show
Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run,
Stockland Wild Flower Weekend at Goren Farm.
Allerford Spring Fair, Museum Grounds, Allerford.
Crewkerne Show Day. Come and join in the fun;
Grand Western Archery Competition, Dunster Castle
Farhers Day Special, West Somerset Railway
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.
Nunney Open Gardens, Nunney, Nr Frome
Langport International Walking Festival 01458 253567
Duck Race Maunsel Lock Canal Centre, 01458 251694
Forde Abbey Alvis Owners Club Rally 01460 220231
St George's Church, Hinton St George 01460 72563
Jazz in the Park , Ston Easton 01761 241631
Viking Re-enactment Sampford Brett 01984 632542
Burnham-On-Sea Triathlon 01278 786868
Barrington Midsummer Concert 01460 243121
Leigh on Mendip Country Fair , 01373 812460
BMX National Points , Cheddar 01934 742610
County Gate National Park Centre 01398 323841
Cigarette Card & Trade Card Auction 01458 273452
Family Fun Day Broomfield, 01934 844518
Porlock Visitor Centre Porlock 01398 323841
Somerset County Cricket Festival Tel: 01823 272946
8th - 10th June 2012
Summer Singing Weekend. Dunster, Somerset. 01643
821425. Ian Chesworth will lead an A Cappella weekend
performing MADRIGALS and PART SONGS and Vaughan Williams
THREE SHAKESPEARE SONGS FIVE ENGLISH FOLK SONGS. Starts on
Friday 8th June and finishes on Sunday 10th June with a
9th June 2012
Open Garden- Glebe Court, West Monkton,
Taunton, TA2 8QT 2pm-5pm. Absolutely stunning garden- 11
acres in total. There are herbaceous and shrub borders
surrounding a series of ponds with paths leading to a copse
and to paddocks planted with a variety of trees. There is
also a large walled garden with vegetables, flowers and
fruit trees. Entry £3.50, accompanied under 16s 50p. Teas
available all afternoon, parking available, WC, Sorry no
dogs except assistance dogs. By kind permission of Mr and
Mrs Pugh-Thomas. In aid of Somerset Sight, the local
independent charity for visually impaired people across the
county. For more information please contact Becky Fry
on 01823 366147
23rd June 2012
The Royal Navy’s premier airshow will take place on Saturday 23rd June 2012 at
RNAS Yeovilton with an extensive flying and static display. The Air Station is
notably home to the Lynx Helicopter Force, Commando Helicopter Force and the
Royal Navy Historic Flight with its rare collection of naval aircraft. The air
show will be commemorating 30 years of the Falklands Campaign. Throughout the
day, families will also have the chance to enjoy plenty of entertainment on the
ground including the Fleet Air Arm Museum, interactive military displays,
classic and military vehicle exhibitions, funfair, simulators, helicopter
pleasure flights, trade stalls and much more. 08445 780780
29 June 2012
Chilton Cantelo Independent School Open Morning, 29
June, 9:00 to 12:00. Where a private education is
affordable. Country park setting with affordable, low fees
and free after-school activities. There are no Saturday
mornings for day pupils. And, we love football! In 2012 we
won: Yeovil District Under 16’s Football Cup, Ibstock Place
Cup and ISA National Under 16’s Shield. Near Yeovilton
village with buses across Somerset and Dorset. Chilton
Cantelo, Yeovil, BA22 8BG, 01935 850555,
30th June 2012
Strictly Dance with Robin Windsor & Kristina Rihanoff.
Saturday 30th June 2012 at Wellsprings Leisure Centre,
Cheddon Road, Taunton, TA2 7QP. 01823 271271
30 June - 1 July 2012
Glastonbury, Somerset, The festival that rewrites the
rules on Classical music, is returning to the stunning Somerset countryside next
Summer. Created and presented by world-renowned conductor Charles Hazlewood,
Orchestra in a Field brings world-class musicians to a relaxed outdoor festival
setting. A two-day event packed with musical performances ranging from classical
greats to interpretations by some of our hottest contemporary talents, it's
perfect family entertainment. So if you thought that orchestral music was
stuffy, throw out your misconceptions and throw on your flip flops! 07912326746
West Somerset Folk festival.
Castle Cary Cavalcade of Motoring
Newt Beer Festival, North Newton, Nr Bridgwater
West Buckland Fete & Flower Show
Hemyock Hemyock Horse Show
Stert Island Swim,The Beach, Burnham-on-sea
Porlock Pantomime, Porlock Village Hall.
Flower Festival. At Carhampton 10am-5pm
Cobham Hall Open Day, Fleet Air Arm,
Maze of Maize, Thorney Lakes, Muchelney
Watchet Carnival Weekend
The Roman Baths by Torchlight Tel: 01225 477785.
Conservation in Cheddar Gorge 01934 844518
Somerton Summer Arts Festival 01458 274148
Somerset Steam and Country Fair, 07769 672117
Lowland Games, Thorney, 01935 825415
The BIG CHEDDAR HUNT & TRAIL 01454 281814
Hardington Horse and Dog Show 01935 862538
Victoria Park Fun Day, Bridgwater 07910 096366
Bath International Guitar Festival: Tel: 01225 463362
1st to 8th July 2012
A Little Light Music. Phoenix Arts Group in conjunction
with The Yarn Market Hotel invite orchestral musicians to play a little light
music. Price includes full board accommodation for 7 nights + refreshments and
rehearsals, all music hire and professional direction. FREE CONCERT open to
everyone on Saturday evening (7th July) in Dunster Village Memorial Hall. Tel:
01643 821425 for more details.
7th July 2012
An Evening Of Clairvoyance. to be held at Morland Hall,
Pearce road, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3ET. On 7th July doors open
7pm starts 7.30pm in aid of various charities. Contact Ann or Leo on
07788 657219 £3 entrance.
7th July 2012
West Buckland Somerset Diamond Jubilee fete and flower show 7th July. Special
village event.01 823 619585
6th-8th July 2012
Priddy Folk Festival. 6th-8th July 2012. 21st anniversary
Come and celebrate our birthday in style! Great music, dance, food & beer
Friendliest Folk Festival with a unique atmosphere.
Very family friendly with lots of free things for all to do.
8th to 13th July 2012
Artists Paradise. 8th to 13th July 2012. Join a group of budding artists for a
workshop set in the beautiful Exmoor National Park. The village of Dunster is an
artists dream with the medieval streets and beautiful Dunster Castle and
grounds. Price includes 5 nights full board (picnic lunches) at the Yarn Market
Hotel, professional tuition, talks and walks. Tel: 01643 821425 for more details
13th - 15th July 2012
John Shillito's Jazz Weekend at the Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster.
3 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with great Jazz every evening from 7.30pm to
10.30pm. Tel: 01643 821425 for more details.
28th July 2012
Somerset Chamber Choir concert: Mozart Mass in C minor, plus JS and CPE Bach.
Wells Cathedral 7pm. Booking opens May 2012. 01823 336344
The South Somerset Food Festival 01935 845946
Gatcombe Park Horse Trials: Tel: 01423 339423
East Somerset Railway. 01749880417
Bristol Flower Show Durdham Downs 01749822200
Clevedon Horse Show and Agricultural Show.
The Dunster Show.
Drayton Street Fair Church Street & Village Hall
The Brendon Show Lammas Lughnasadh at Chalice Well
Taunton Flower Show
Taunton, Vivary Park
National Garden Scheme Day Dunster Castle, Dunster
Bat Hunt Dunster Castle, Dunster
Seaside Fun Day The Beach and Esplanade,
Musical Extravaganza Glastonbury Abbey - In the park,
Orchard Portman Taunton
Vale Polo -
Allerford Museum Summer Fair Museum Grounds,
Street Fair Nunney , Nr Frome
Peat Heritage Exhibition Somerset Rural Life
Steam Fayre and Vintage Bishops Lydeard 01643 704996
Explorer Mountain Bike Marathon
Clematis Weekend Hestercombe Gardens,
Exhibition in Crowcombe
Open Day Companion Dog Show
Sea Britain The Weir, Porlock
Exford Show Dunster Show
Healing at the Well
Chalice Well Gardens, Glastonbury
Traditional Folk Music in Blenheim Gardens,
Bruton Horticultural Show Memorial Hall,
Priddy Sheep Fair
Village Green, Priddy
4th August 2012
Our second annual model railway show - Exmoor Rail at The Methodist
Church Hall, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY, on Saturday
4th August from 10.00am to 4.30pm. Admission:
Adults:£3.00/Children:£1.00/Family:£7.00. Hot & cold refreshments
available all day: venue is disabled friendly: car parking opposite
(Pay & Display) plus free parking in adjacent streets. All welcome
at our friendly show! 01643-706736
10th - 12th Aug 2012
Gilcombe Festival of Transport, Gilcombe Farm Bruton. BA10
0QE. 10th/11th/12th Aug 2012
Attractions include:- Steam Engines, Classic and Vintage
Commercials, Classic and Vintage Motorcycles and Bicycles, Classic
and Vintage Cars, Classic and Vintage Tractors, Horticultural
Tractors, Army Vehicles, Horses, Craft Tents, Outside Crafts and
Collections, Trade Stands, Bar and Food Area, Fair Ground Rides and
many more attractions. Auction on Friday, Dog Show on Sunday. 3
Nights of Entertainment: Back by popular demand "The Plonkers"
Camping: Camping available £15 per unit for 2 adults and 2 children
per night. Admission: £5.00 per adult, £4.50 OAP
For More Information Please call Tel 07900695620
11th & 12th August 2012
Somerset Country Fayre - Sat & Sun 11th & 12th August 2012. at Taunton Racecourse. 07540 146 306
12th to 19th August 2012
Music Workshop Week. 12th to 19th August 2012. This annual week of music making
is set in the picturesque village of Dunster, Somerset. Price includes
orchestral and choral coaching, organised excursions or walks and evening
concerts. No matter your standard or ability, this is a holiday where you can
enjoy taking part in group music sessions as well as having the chance to
perform your favourite pieces to a sympathetic audience! Contact the yarn Market
Hotel for further details. Tel: 01643 821425
19th August 2012.
Heaven's Gate Open Day & Companion Dog Show Heaven's Gate Farm, West Henley,
Langport, Somerset, TA109BE 11am - 4pm - Pedigree, novelty & obedience classes,
doggy games, agility display, re-homing parade & fun 'have-a-go' agility. Photo
competition, stalls, tombola, raffle, children's corner with games. Beer tent
and band 'pieces of rock'. Refreshments including sandwiches, BBQ, home baked
cakes & ice-creams. 01458 252656
- 01 Sept 2012
Somerzest contemporary craft and food markets held at the Octagon Theatre,
Yeovil. Promoting the creativity of Somerset. The perfect place to find unique
gifts and treats; there will be something for everyone, with previous events
filled with an abundance of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, paper, wood and
glasswork as well as local produce from cupcakes to cheese, cider and sausages.
Friday 31st Aug 5.30pm - 9pm & Saturday 1st Sept 10.30am - 4pm 2012. The Octagon
Theatre, Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1UX 01935 422884
5th September 2012
eCommerce & Communication - An Introduction to Selling
Online. Wednesday 5th September 2012 - Bishops Lydeard Hall,
Taunton, TA4 3LH - 6:30 - 9:30pm - £20 An Introduction to eCommerce
is a workshop targeted towards small businesses and individuals who
are considering selling online for the first time and would like an
introduction to the various options available to them. 07548536 921
8th September 2012
YARLINGTON FAYRE - SEPTEMBER 8TH 11AM-4.30PM
Adults £2.50 – Children Free Yarlington House, Yarlington, Nr
Wincanton BA9 8DY
Set in beautiful grounds of Yarlington House. Come along and try
your hand at Archery and Circus skills, show off your dogs at the
dog show, indulge in an irresistible cream tea or light lunch, do a
bit of early Christmas shopping. Something for all the family. In
aid of Yarlington Church and village hall. Dogs on leads welcome.
Interested Stallholders Contact Jane Braybon on 01963440660
14-16 September 2012
Priston Festival 2012. Mostly Free
Priston Village Green, Priston, near Bath, BA2 9EE. 01761 472908.
Enjoy a friendly and relaxed celebration of live music and culture
around a free outdoor stage in the beautiful village of Priston, 6
miles from Bath. The festival boasts an impressive line-up of live
music (traditional, jazz, world, blues, rock, classical, choral) on
a free open-air stage, as well as kids’ events, morris dancing,
singing and dance workshops, children's art project, performance
poetry, book talk, market stalls, food/drink etc. Ticketed events
are also staged in local venues over the weekend. Our current music
line-up includes: Adam Purnell, Benji Bartlett, Brejeiro, Callum
Martin/Matty Mordak, Curfew Crew, Elderly Brothers, Foreign Affairs,
Honey Badgers, Horizonto, Jessica Crabtree, Jo Sercombe, Joff Lowson
& Fifi Fiddle Band, Harbour Winds, Kevin Brown, Lucy Thynne, Los
Yanquis, Mendip String Band, Old Somerset Russet Band, Phillip Henry
& Hannah Martin, Pontchartrain, Reg Meuross, World Government. For
further information and timings call 01761 472908.
15th September - 7th October 2012
Explore the beautiful North Somerset countryside this autumn and
meet the wealth of talented local producers taking part in 'Made
in North Somerset'. Now in its second year, this festival of
local producers, artists and artisans will take place from September
15 to October 7 across North Somerset.
To find out more call North Somerset Council's rural economic
development officer, on 01934 426 341.
15th September 2012
Moish Sokal's exhibition 'Cool Summer' is on at the
Glastonbury Rural Life Museum until 15th September showing
watercolours of Somerset and from his wide travels. 01935 881350
18th November 2012
Children in Need 2012, Craft Fair. Sunday 18th November 2012
at Washford Memorial Hall, Washford, Somerset, TA23 0NY. Starts 10am
till 4pm. Full of local Craftspeople selling unique items for your
Christmas shopping. For stalls call 01984639308.
21 - 23 September 2012
Let Your Body Sing! at The Yarn Market Hotel Dunster. This
new workshop will link Alexander Technique principles and Chakra
Energy work to offer practical guidance and encouragement to find
freedom and enjoyment in singing, at whatever level of experience.
We will be working with the natural resonance, balance and energy
flow in the body to relax tension and postural effort and improve
tuning, tone and breathing.
From £199 per person 01643 821425
The Dairy Show Bath and West 01749822200
Cleeve Abbey, Washford- local apples, 01984 640377
Holnicote , Selworthy, Minehead 01643 862452
Sanders Garden World, Brent Knoll 01278 761111
Secret World, New Road, Highbridge, 01278783250
Dulverton Carnival Through the centre of Dulverton
The Dairy Show Bath and West Showground, Shepton
Quartz Festival Queen's College, Trull Road, Taunton,
Exmoor Food Festival Various Locations, Across
Steam, Cream Carnage Between Minehead Bishops Lydeard, West Somerset Railway
Mendip Food Drink Festival Various, Across Mendip
Wells Festival of Literature. Glastonbury Spinners Somerset Rural Life
Glastonbury 01458 831197
19th to 21st October 2012
Red Deer Photography Weekend in Exmoor. 19th to 21st October 2012. Nature at its
very best - happening only at this time of the year! Stay at the Yarn Market
Hotel in the medieval village of Dunster where you will enjoy dawn and dusk
trips out to find deer, along with 2 photography sessions with direction from
Don Bishop. 2 nights full board.
Contact the Yarn Market Hotel on 01643 821425 for more details
Yacht Regatta Brean, Burnham on Sea 01278 787852
Deck The Hall at Dunster Castle 01643 821835
Santa Steam Specials 01643 704996
Wincanton Christmas Fair Race Course 07966 843197
Winter Steam Festival, Minehead. call 01643 704996 Bridgewater
Carnival and Firework Display
Sedgmoor Carnival Weekend Bridgewater,
Bridgewater Guy Fawkes Carnival. Town Centre.
North Pertherton Carnival. Town Centre.
Dunster Festival Fireworks and guy competition
Porkock Fireworks and Bonfire no parking
Sea Front Grand Fireworks Display The Esplanade
Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Town Centre
Shepton Mallet Guy Fawkes Illuminated Carnival.
Wells Guy Fawkes Illuminated Carnival.
Glastonbury Guy Fawkes Illuminated Carnival.
Frome Extravaganza Town Centre Frome
Wincanton Christmas Fair Race Course 07966 843197
Cheddar Festive Night Cheddar 01934 435765
Dunster by Candlelight, 01643 704996.
Lynton and Lynmouth Festivities 01598 752225
Torchlight walk Woods Exmoor 01398 323841
2nd - 4th November 2012
Finishing Touches. Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster, Somerset.
01643 821425. A weekend to explore decorative ways using wool to
complete your handmade items to a beautiful standard. Including
Tassels and Trimmings and Dorset and Yorkshire Buttons. Arrive on
Friday 2nd of November and depart on Sunday the 4th November 2012.
£180 per person (Price includes tuition, a variety of yarns,
threads, needles and rings, a workshop pack and full board
accommodation (light lunches)
5th November 2012
Hatch Beauchamp Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Display 2012 will take
place on Monday 5th November. This year, we are raising money for the Dorset and
Somerset Air Ambulance! Gates open at 5:30pm with the display, choreographed to
music...starting at 7:30pm. On site parking available!
Supported by Heart Radio, come and join in the fun with a BBQ, Licensed Bar,
attractions and FREE Face painting!
23rd November 2012
Chilton Cantelo School Christmas Fair Free admission. Mulled wine,
cheese, stalls. Beautiful surroundings. Enjoy an evening out in beautiful South
Somerset in Chilton Cantelo School (minutes from Yeovil, near Mudford).
23rd November 2012
Jimmy Carr- Gagging Order. Friday 23rd November 2012. Wellsprings Leisure
Centre, Cheddon Road, Taunton TA2 7QP
Show starts 8.00pm. Tickets £28 each
23rd and 30th November 2012
Presentation Skills Workshops
23rd and 30th November 2012. Stand Up and Speak with Confidence!. Wellington
Somerset. 07773 350459
30th November 2012
Christmas at Spring Farm, Moorlinch, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 9DD
Resident artists display beautiful unique gifts in a relaxing setting:
Paintings, Jewellery, Pottery, Glass; latenight shopping with wine and nibbles
Friday 30th November 11 am - 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 1-2 December 11am - 5pm
1-2 December 2012
Christmas at Spring Farm, Moorlinch, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7
Resident artists display beautiful unique gifts in a relaxing
setting: Paintings, Jewellery, Pottery, Glass; late night shopping
with wine and nibbles Friday 30th November 11 am - 8pm; Saturday and
Sunday 1-2 December 11am - 5pm free entry
7th and 8th December 2012
Dunster by Candlelight. 7th and 8th December 2012. A wonderful weekend away for
everyone. The medieval village of Dunster is a favourite destination for many &
for this weekend in particular it is as if you have stepped back in time.
Streets are illuminated by candles & lanterns lit by stilt walkers at dusk.
Village shops sell their wares & carol singers & street entertainers create an
atmosphere of excitement - Christmas is in the air! 01643821425
14th to 16th December 2012
Treat your dog to a Christmas Weekend where they can make new friends while you
too are socialising with other dog owners. Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster, Exmoor
National Park. Tel: 01643 821425
Please ring a Somerset Tourist Information Office for events not listed
Markets in Somerset
Farmers Markets Towns Market Days
Backwell - Fridays 1.45pm – 3.15pm at the WI Hall,
Station Road BS48 3QW
Village hall market 3rd Saturday of the month
2nd Friday each month 01823 412979
4th Friday each month 01460 67463
Fridays 2.30pm- 3.30pm at The Barn, Great Western
Road BS21 6HB
3rd Saturday each month 01460 78223
2nd Saturday each month 01460 78223
4th Saturday each month 01460 78223
2nd Saturday each month
3rd Friday each month 01984 640817
Fridays 10am – 11.15am at the Christ Church, Vestry
Hall, Christ Church Close, Nailsea BS48 1RT
Fridays 9.45am – 10.45am at the Folk House, 95 High
Street BS20 6PR
last Thursday each month 01823 412979
Every Wednesday each month 01460 78223
2nd Saturday each month 01963 888800
1st Friday each month 01963 34063
Fridays 10.30am – 11.30am at the Scout Hut, School
Road BS40 5NA
4th Saturday each month 01460 78223
Monthly Flea Market with produce and cafe. Every 2nd
Saturday of the month.
In East Huntspill Village Hall