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,


Totnes Pride

Now regarded as the UK's largest rural pride event.


Kingsbridge Show

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 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

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Fishstock Seafood & Music Festival - Brixham

Raising funds for the Fishermen's Mission.


Widecombe Fair

Livestock, horses and ponies, home produce, dog show, trade stands and more.

13th to 17th

The International Agatha Christie Festival - Torbay

Torre Abbey and other venues, celebrating the life and work of this world-renowned author.


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.

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.

For more information about rules and entries, or if you are interested in supporting the event in any way, and in particular entering your kart please contact The Fortescue Arms on 01548 521215 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

No Event This Year

Apple & Cider Weekend - Dartington

Dartington Shops, Shinner's Bridge,

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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 


* The information contained on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge, however, if you notice anything that you know to be incorrect or misleading, please contact us.


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