August Events in the South Hams - 2017
What's happening in Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes, Ivybridge and surrounding areas of the South Hams in South Devon during August 2017?
A busy month! The BIG events include, Salcombe Yacht Club & Town Regattas, Cornwood Show, Frogmore Regatta, Port of Dartmouth Regatta and the Hope Cove Weekend.
July 29th to 26th August
Dartington International Summer School
Musicians, composers and music lovers of all disciplines from near and far flock to Dartington for the opportunity to immerse themselves in their art. www.dartington.org/summer-school
31st July - 5th August
Dartmouth Art Society Summer Exhibition
Free entry, from 10.15am daily. www.dartartsociety.wix.com
Dartmouth Crab Festival
South Embankment, Dartmouth, see www.therockfish.co.uk for more information.
4th - 6th
Torbay Steam Fair - Brixham
Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, www.torbaysteamfair.co.uk
Village playing field. Stalls, events, food, drink, entertainment. www.loddiswell-show.org.uk
9th to 10th
British Fireworks Championships - Plymouth
Held on the Hoe. www.britishfireworks.co.uk/bang
East Portlemouth Annual Church Fete
2pm-5pm in the gardens of the Old Rectory. Traditional games for adults and children, stalls, cream teas and an Auction of Promises. For more information, see www.eastportlemouth.org.uk.
Cornwood Agricultural and Horticultural Show - nr Ivybridge
Raft race, dog show, rowing races and more. www.frogmore.info
12th - 13th
South Hams Vintage Machinery Rally
Sorley Cross, Kingsbridge. Over 100 vintage tractors plus cars, lorries and bikes. Craft marquee, entertainment and other attractions. www.shvmc.co.uk
13th - 14th
Salcombe Cruiser Regatta
13th - 18th August
Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta
18th - 23rd
Torbay Royal Regatta
10K run, sailing events, fireworks, rowing championships and more. See the website www.torbayroyalregatta.co.uk for more information.
Totnes Carnival Week
Further information available on the Carnival's Facebook page
Cornwood Horse Show - nr Ivybridge
Totnes Orange Races
Organised by the Totnes Elizabethan society to celebrate the legend that Sir Francis Drake dropped a basket of oranges on Fore Street which the locals then chased down the hill.
24th to 26th
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Red Arrows, air displays, events, fireworks. See www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk for more information.
25th - 26th
Sea Change Music Festival - Totnes
Films, literature, talks and plenty of music across five venues. www.seachangefestival.co.uk
26th - 28th
Hope Cove Weekend
Three days of good old fashioned family fun - children's races and sandcastle competitions, live music, entertainment, food and drink.
25th - 28th
Bank Holiday Rails And Ales
This August Bank Holiday, come to the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh for a feast of steam and diesel trains - and our famous beer and cider festival too! For this and other events visit www.southdevonrailway.co.uk.
26th - 3th September
Dartmoor Walking Festival
A chance to explore the moors in an event sponsored by the Dartmoor National Park. www.moorlandguides.co.uk
Aveton Gifford Classic Car Show (Bank Holiday Monday)
The show attracts an eclectic mix of classic and vintage cars with something for everyone and has a friendly village fete atmosphere. Let's hope it's a sunny day! www.avetongiffordclassiccarshow.co.uk
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