WHERE: Life boat weekend WHEN: 2-3 August WHAT’S HAPPENING: The lifeboat weekend, in aid of the RNLI, is a celebration of the Clovelly Lifeboat, Spirit of Clovelly. It’s a popular event that runs from 10-5 each day and includes a sponsored swim on the Saturday afternoon from Bucks Mills to Clovelly, followed by a tasty barbecue to tuck in to. Sunday will be a fun-packed family day filled with games, competitions, entertainment, food & drink and of course music. Get involved in a tug of war, sample delights from local stalls and enjoy children's activities. To finish the day, "Spirit of Clovelly" will be launched for a demonstration by our volunteer crew. For more information go to: www.clovelly.co.uk/

WHERE: North Devon Show WHEN: 6 August WHAT’S HAPPENING: Without a doubt North Devon's premier Agricultural attraction. This ever-popular annual event is a celebration of North Devon's agricultural roots. A fine array of livestock classes occupy the arenas throughout the day with Alpacas, Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Show Jumping as well as an entertaining Open Dog Show. Don’t miss the attractions, displays, demonstrations and trade stands that always have something for everyone to enjoy. For more information go to: www.northdevonshow.com/index.php

WHERE: Hartland Carnival WHEN: 9 August WHAT’S HAPPENING: Help the residents of Hartland celebrate 100 years since the very first Hartland Carnival. It’s set to be a bumper year with some special events lined up to mark the occasion.  For more information go to: www.hartlandcarnival.com/ 

WHERE: Croyde Beer Festival WHEN: 15/16 August WHAT’S HAPPENING: Two days of some of the best live music, local ale, food and craft stalls that North Devon has to offer. The free festival will be happening on 15th and 16th August from 12 noon until Midnight. The event will take place at Croyde Village Hall and a Craft Fair will be held on the Village Green. For more information go to: www.brauntonvillage.com/whats-on/croyde-beer-festival-2014

WHERE: Ilfracombe Carnival WHEN: 21 August WHAT’S HAPPENING: Carnival Procession - An eclectic mix of floats will keep you entertained for an evening. This spectacular event raises monies for local charities and is a fun night for all the family. Entertainment on the Seafront from 2pm. Judging at 6.30pm and the Parade starts at 7pm from Brimlands car park (swimming pool) and processes along Hillsborough Road, Portland Street, High Street, Northfield Road and along to the Seafront finishing at Capstone Hill for prize giving. For more information go to: www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

WHERE: Sunwest Beer and Music Festival WHEN: 22-25 August WHAT’S HAPPPENING: As the sun drops over the yard arm and we head towards the end of the summer, this beer and music festival offers fantastic live music, real ales and family activities for the August Bank Holiday weekend. For more information go to: www.northdevontheatres.org.uk

WHERE: Star Wars at Milky Way WHEN: 23-24 August WHAT’S HAPPENING: Star Wars fans will be excited to hear that Storm Troopers and other characters from the legendary films are coming to The Milky Way over the August bank holiday weekend. On Saturday the 23rd and Sunday 24th August you will be able to meet and take pictures with characters from the films as they patrol the park throughout the day. For more information go to: www.themilkyway.co.uk

WHERE: Meet Peppa Pig at The Big Sheep WHEN: 24-25 August WHAT’S HAPPENING: Everyone's favourite cheeky little piggy, Peppa Pig, will be visiting The BIG Sheep in Bideford on Sunday 24th August and Monday 25th August to come and see her North Devon fans! To coincide with Peppa’s 10 years of Muddy Puddles, The BIG Sheep is hosting a children’s party starting at 2:30pm on both Sunday 24th August and Monday 25th August. The children’s party will be full of fun and laughter with a children’s disco, lots of games including musical bumps, pass the parcel and musical statues. There will also be a personal appearance from Peppa, at the party at 3pm where children can see their favourite pig as well as dance and sing. Earlier in the day, visitors to The BIG Sheep can see Peppa as she makes personal appearances at intervals between 11am and 2.30pm.  There will be photo opportunities with the slightly bossy but loveable pig, so don’t forget to bring your camera! For more information go to: www.thebigsheep.co.uk

WHERE: Shepherding Experience Walks WHEN: Every Thursday of the month WHAT’S HAPPENING: In partnership with the North Devon Coast AONB we're adding Shepherding Experience walks to our calendar of events. I'll take small groups (up to 20 people) for a two hour tour of Morte Point. It's a chance to hear about shepherding life, about the sheep and about the training of the Borough Farm sheepdogs. My top dog 'Fly' will be with us for the walk and she'll give a demonstration of her amazing work on the cliff tops, through the rough terrain and working far into the distance. Fly has become a really top notch sheepdog in recent years, and when she's on form she is quite simply breath-taking. And with Zola making great progress I'm hoping that she too will be putting in an appearance.  Of course there will be a chance to meet Mist or Jake, the stars of the Channel Five series Mist- Sheepdog Tales. For more information go to: www.boroughfarm.co.uk 

WHERE: Tractor & Trailer Rides WHEN: 26 August WHAT’S HAPPENING: Join us this May for Tractor & trailer Rides to Bull Point (Tuesday) and Morte Point (Wednesday) for beautiful views and wildlife seen with a local expert. Rides start from Mortehoe Museum.  For more information go to: www.mortehoemuseum.org.uk 

WHERE: UK National Sandcastle Competition WHEN: 31 August WHAT’S HAPPENING: The annual UK National Sandcastle Competition celebrates its 18th year in 2013 and we want to make this the biggest and best sandcastle competition yet. This year the competition will be held on Croyde beach for the first time and is being organised by North Devon Homes on behalf of the North Devon Hospice. We hope to welcome crowds from across the country and from across the channel on Sunday August 11th, so we hope to see you there. For more information go to: www.sandcastle.org.uk



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