21st - 23rd September
A family food and drink festival, featuring 200 local beers from all over Devon, over 50 local food, drink and craft producers, live music and children's activities, all for charity!
Abbfest returns to Fermoy's Garden Centre from the 21 to 23 of September to raise money for local charities and causes!
Featuring over 200 ales all brewed in Devon, and 30 ciders available throughout the weekend, there is something for everyone. If beer or cider isn't your thing, head over to the wine, pimms and prosecco bar!
Over 50 local crafters, food producers and beverage makers will showcase their products in the food and craft marquee, a haven for Westcountry produce. Including jams, conserves, honey, meat, cakes, fudge, chocolate, to name a few. In additional locally crafted wooden products, fused glass, leather, jewellery, bags and accessories will also be on display and available to buy.
There will be music from Riviera Dogs, Take a Chance On Us Abba Tribute, Go Tell Alice, Nick Fish, Ipplepen's Unity Choir and many more over the 3 days to create the ideal soundtrack to a family day out.
There will be plenty for children to do, with pottery, science and craft workshops, as well cookery workshops from Two Tarts Cookery School. Not forgetting a bouncy castle, face-painting, archery and a climbing wall!
If this wasn't enough to keep every member of the family entertained, Abbfest's well-loved cookery demonstrations return with Darrin Hosgrove from Ashburton Cookery School, Sue Stoneman - South West's Home Cook of the Year, Dez Turland from The Brend Hotel Collection, and Stuart Crook who will be running Ready Steady Cook sessions! Guaranteed to be entertaining, Stuart will be left to create a tasty meal with only the ingredients donated to him from the food tent,
A tasty line-up of local street food will also be available to wash down those drinks, including Marion's Deli, The Teign Canteen, Meat59, Lemon Jeli, Hog Roast, BBQ and more.
Free shuttle buses will be running courtesy of Grey Cars; please check the website nearer the time for a timetable and pick up points.
Tickets are now available to buy online, visit the website to see the full line up of activities, music, food, drink and more!
Head to Fermoy's Garden Centre, opposite Dainton Golf Club on Totnes Road. Once at Fermoy's follow the directions given by stewards to the field.
Free buses courtesy of Grey Cars will be running from Newton Abbot Train Station, and calling at various stops along the way. Running approximately every 20 minutes all day and evening, please check the website nearer the time for timings and pick up/drop off points.
Weekend Pass: £17
Children under 16 are free of charge, but must be accompanied by a paying adult
Event type: Festivals
Venue: Fermoy's Garden Centre, Totnes Road, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 5TN
Nearest town: Newton Abbot, Devon, UK
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