September 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 September 2017?
A few of the BIG events include Kingsbridge Show, Agatha Christie Festival in Torbay, and the Vintage Bus Running Day from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth along the coast.
1st - 3rd
The Tribal Clash - Dartmouth
Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth, www.tribalclash.com
Now regarded as the UK's largest rural pride event. www.proud2be.co.uk
Showing classes in horses, cattle, homecraft, horticulture, domestic pets plus a wide range of main ring attractions.
7th - 10th
Heritage Open Days
National event. Free access to properties and venues usually closed to the public or which normally charge for admission. See www.heritageopendays.org.uk for participating local venues.
River Dart 10k Swim
Devon Open Studios
Free event featuring work by over 300 artists in over 130 venues across Devon
Fishstock Seafood & Music Festival - Brixham
Raising funds for the Fishermen's Mission. www.fishstockbrixham.co.uk
Livestock, horses and ponies, home produce, dog show, trade stands and more. www.widecombefair.co.uk
13th to 17th
The International Agatha Christie Festival - Torbay
Torre Abbey and other venues, celebrating the life and work of this world-renowned author. www.agathachristiefestival.com
Vintage Bus Running Day - Kingsbridge
Free services all day to coast and country villages on buses from the 1930s to 1990s. Programme available from Kingsbridge TIC. www.tvagwot.org.uk
22nd - 24th
Plymouth Seafood Festival
Bringing the Barbican and Sutton Harbour alive with entertainment, activities and dishes to celebrate the city's fantastic caught seafood. Tel: 01752 306330.
The Whacky Races will return to East Allington on Saturday, September 30, after taking a year off.
Daredevil drivers who fancy taking part in the popular downhill go-kart race are encouraged to get their entries in early and get cracking on their kart designs. Anyone can enter a kart but numbers are limited.
All karts must be powered by gravity only, no pedals or sneaky engines allowed. The karts should be built with no sharp edges or loose glass, and competitors should wear a full facial crash helmet.
Just as importantly, the karts should be as wacky as possible. The crazier your kart looks, the better!
As in previous years, drivers will start outside the school and race down Churchill, past the church and finishing just along from The Fortescue Arms.
The Whacky Races is a fun day out for all the family with a BBQ, bar, bouncy castle, face painting and much more starting from 11am. Follow @eawhackyraces on Facebook for updates.
Entry is £25 per kart and more than one person may compete in the competition using the same kart. There are categories for adults as well as children and a variety of fun prizes.
All proceeds raised from the Whacky Races will be divided between the Devon Air Ambulance and local groups and organisations.
No Event This Year
Avonwick & North Huish Apple Pie Fair
From 12.30 - 5.30pm. Arts and crafts, hawks and owls, apple pie contest, apple pressing, races, BBQ, teas, raffle and more. Adults £1, children 50p. www.avonwicknorthhuish.co.uk.
No Event This Year
Apple & Cider Weekend - Dartington
Dartington Shops, Shinner's Bridge, www.dartington.org/shops/entertainment
No Event This Year
Challaborough Challenge Trek
Choice of two distances - 15km (experienced trekkers only) or 8km, and hosted by Operation Henry. Treks start and end at the Dolphin Inn, Kingston, with a congratulatory buffet at the finish. £12.50 entry for adults, £6.50 children, £10 students. Further information and sign-up at www.operationhenry.org
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