1st October 2015

5 Quirky Devon events & traditions

Everywhere has their traditions and Devon has a heap wonderfully weird  events to keep you entertained!

Each year across Devon there are many annual events that bring local businesses and old traditions together. We’ve listed a few of our favourites for you.


Pot Walloping Festival

Pot Walloping Festival

Annually held in May - Westward Ho!

Dating back to the 19th Century, the locals of Westward Ho! would throw back pebbles from the beach that had fallen from the ridge during winter.

This how now become an exciting 3 day festival with loads of different stalls and live entertainment.

Pixie Day

Pixie Day

Annually held in June - Ottery St Mary

‘Pixie Day’ is event which takes place annually on a Saturday in June.  It is an old folk tradition that commemorates the local legends which tells that the pixes of Ottery were banished to the local caves known as ‘Pixies Parlour’

The celebrations include a stunning firework display and a reinactment of the ‘Pixie’s banishment’.

Green Man Festival

Green Man Festival

Annually held in July - Pilton

The Green Man festival has been a tradition in the town of Barnstaple for over 10 years.

The Festival features a fun filled parade through the town followed by local live music and a street fair. 

Barnstaple Fair Week

Barnstaple Fair Week

Annually held in September - Barnstaple

An exciting event for people of all ages to come together and have some fun!

Barnstaple Fair is brought to us by our local Council once a year where we can experience thrilling rides, fun games and those yummy fair treats!

Tavistock Goose Fair

Annually held in October - Tavistock

The Tavistock Goose fair dates all the way back to the 12th Century. It is known to be a day where the farmers could come to the local town to sell their geese.

Each year this brings together many locals, market traders and showmen from all over the Country!