2013 CLOVELLY EVENTS

Normal admission charges apply, dates and details subject to change, please see www.clovelly.co.uk for details.



Clovelly Maritime Festival - Clovelly harbour

in support of 

Sunday, 14 July  From 10:00 a.m. until 5 p.m

Starting at 10 a.m., this great day out of classic seaside entertainment is packed with attractions for all the family, including Punch & Judy, shanty singers, and other maritime-themed entertainment.  

There will also be a cookery demonstration and local craft and food stalls.   

Enjoy 10% off one of two lunch specials and 10% off fresh strawberry and cream afternoon teas at the New Inn.

 Normal admission charges apply.


 Woolsery Agricultural Show, in aid of various charities

 

Monday, 29th July - Clovelly Court

Summer in North Devon would not be complete without a visit to this ever popular show.

Classes include crafts, cattle and sheep, together with horse and pony competitions. 

There will be a display of vintage farm machinery, a display of hounds and the Young Farmers' "It's a knockout".

You'll find bustling trade stalls offering locally made crafts and food with fairground rides and a bouncy castle for the children.
  
It's a great summer day out for all the family!

 Normal admission charges apply.


 Lifeboat Weekend in aid of the R.N.L.I.

 

Saturday, 3rd and Sunday, 4th August 2013 - Clovelly harbour From 10:00 a.m.

 Held in aid of the RNLI, it is a popular celebration of the Clovelly Lifeboat, Spirit of Clovelly. 

The Lifeboat House will be open both days to the public.


On Saturday there'll be a sponsored swim from Bucks Mills to Clovelly. 

On Sunday enjoy a cross dressing-up race, a tug-of-war and the ever popular slave auction in which young local men are 'sold' to the highest bidder to do their chores for the day. 

With many local stalls, a cobble race, an auction of pledges, a lifeboat display and a helicopter flypast.

 Normal admission charges apply.


Clovelly Gig Regatta

 

August - Clovelly Harbour

The West Country boasts a long tradition of racing pilot gigs. 

Gig racing is exciting, strenuous and often downright dangerous, with crews reaching speeds of 9 knots in North Devon's powerful tidal waters.

  
You're assured an exhilarating day's racing.

Normal admission charges apply.



Lobster and Crab Feast

In support of the National Lobster Hatchery.

  Sunday, 1 September - 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Clovelly harbour

We pay tribute to Clovelly's famous lobsters and crabs with a day of live folk music, quay kitchens, prize cookery competition, beer tasting, prize draw, arts and crafts stalls and cookery demonstrations. 

 For the children there's street theatre, walkabout magic, balloon modelling, and N. Devon A.O.N.B.'s event-themed craft activities.

The Red Lion Harbour restaurant will be offering delicious lobster, crab and seafood platters, each with a complimentary glass of bubbly.

In aid of the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, who will bring along a tank of baby lobsters, to be later released into the sea.  http://www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk/

Normal admission charges apply.


Clovelly Herring Festival

Sunday, 17 November -  From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. -  Clovelly Harbour

Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing. 

This popular festival is held in support of sustainable fishing by traditional methods and to celebrate the herring, the 'Silver Darlings' of the sea.

There'll be herring specialities, cookery demonstrations, traditional shanty singers, street entertainment, local stalls and the N. Devon A.O.N.B. will provide event-themed, free craft activities.
 

Mike Smylie will return with his 'Kipperland' exhibition and smoke his delicious kippers and bloaters. 

There will also be net making. flax processing and a curragh on show provided by 'Flaxland'. 

Normal admission charges apply. 


Christmas Lights - in support of the R.N.L.I.

Sunday, 1 December - About 3:30 p.m. - Starting from the Visitor Centre

Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly. 

A local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour and accompanies Christmas carols sung with the Torridge Male Voice Choir. 

A hog roast, punch and mince pies follow and Father Christmas makes a surprise visit. 

At about 5 p.m. the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up.

It's a fantastic sight and there is a grand finale of fireworks to finish off.

Admission charges from 3:00 p.m. by donation to R.N.L.I. 



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