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There is so much to see and do in North Devon and North Cornwall in 2017, with a jam-packed events diary crammed full of things you won’t want to miss! From food festival and vintage rallies to carnivals and agricultural shows there’s something for all the family. Take a look at our mini events guide below for more information…


Bude Triathlon, 24th June

Head on over to nearby Summerleaze beach and watch this fantastic spectacle, which sees comptitors take on a 500m swim, 11-mile cycle ride and 3-mile run around Bude – or maybe you’re even considering taking part? 6 miles from Hedley Wood


Bude and Stratton Heritage Day, July

This is an annual celebration of Cornish invention, held at Bude Castle. Entry is free and the event sees displays of miniature traction engines, classic cars, World War 2 military vehicles, Cornish food stalls, music ranging from brass bands to folk and jazz, children’s entertainment including a magician, clowns and face painting. 7 miles from Hedley Wood


Launceston Agricultural Show, 26th July

This annual show offers a mix of agriculture, crafts, local produce, displays and stands and brings the whole community together. 13.9 miles from Hedley Wood


Bude Carnival, August

Check out this colourful carnival procession through the streets of Bude. A great family day out with bands, competitions and parades. 7 miles from Hedley Wood


Holsworthy and Stratton Agricltural Show, 23rd August

There will be demonstrations throughout the day of thatching, woodturning, and sheep shearing. Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides, and a static display from the army cadets as well as art from local children. Large marquees with craft, local food and drink plus the magnificent flower tent, and the WI and YFC exhibits. Bring your dog and enter it into the family dog show, visit the many stands exhibiting everything from tractors to handbags. 7 miles from Hedley Wood


Bude Lifeboat Weekend, August Bank Holiday weekend

See search and rescue demonstrations and browse gifts at the table top sales and craft fair. There’s also a kids’ disco, quiz and live music to enjoy! 7 miles from Hedley Wood


Bude Jazz Festival, 28th-31st August

This is fantastic festival of traditional and New Orleans jazz pulls in the crowds with live gigs, street parades and a jazz picnic over 4 days. 7 miles from Hedley Wood