What’s On in October in Devon
Fun, Food, Festivals and Festivities to Enjoy this Autumn
As we say goodbye to September and our guests who stayed for our annual Nice’n Easy weeks and sell-out Country Music Festival week, we look forward to the many exciting events taking place this October.
It’s a beautiful, relaxed time of year to explore the south Devon area and Hazelwood Holiday Park is well located with some great sources of entertainment within easy reach.
Turkey and Tinsel Weeks 5th to 18th October
Join us for a warm welcome in the Hazelwood Clubhouse on an early Christmas themed break. It’s a great idea! Why not treat yourself and do ‘Christmas’ the relaxing way, spending evenings being entertained by our extremely talented in-house team with Christmas Shows, Cabaret, Music and Dancing as well as everyones favourite Bingo. Entry to the Clubhouse is FREE. It could be just the break you need before the hustle and bustle of real Christmas is upon us. You can even bring family or friends that you aren’t able to spend Christmas with. Let us do the hard work – you won’t even have to cook as the Clubhouse do an excellent Christmas Dinner and there is also an extensive bar menu to choose from. Book your accommodation now to avoid disappointment, call 01626 865005 and choose from a wide range of options to suit all your requirements from cosy chalets to lodges with a hot tub option and some are also dog friendly. We highly recommend our three bedroom Ashwood chalets which are stylish and spacious and great value for only £325 sleeping six people, or upgrade to an Oakwood Lodge from £385 with an optional hot tub, your own outdoor decked area to enjoy and adjacent parking.
Powderham Food Festival 5th-6th October
Devon’s most exciting foodie event is set in the stunning grounds of nearby Powderham Castle. Full of foodie treats and fantastic family fun it’s a delicious day out for all ages. Live demonstrations and talks from top chefs, live music and all the food and drink you could possibly imagine. New for this year, there are four miniature villages featured within the grounds, like festivals within a festival! With Gin & Fizz, Wellness, Feast of Fire and Chocolate Festival tents, there is definitely something to tempt everyone!
Exeter Racecourse Season Opener 10th October
Celebrate the exhilarating start of the 2019/2020 racing season at Exeter Racecourse. A lunch to remember is part of a great racing experience and Exeter Racecourse has a variety of restaurant and private box hospitality packages to suit all tastes and budgets providing a comfortable base for the day. Gates open at 12.20pm. There is a free bus service provided from Exeter St Davids train station so why not take advantage and use the regular service from Dawlish Warren Station to Exeter St Davids.
Newton Abbot Autumn Sunday Racing 13th October, Season Finale 31st October
Horse racing has been taking place at this location since 1866 and the seasonal Autumn Sunday race meeting is the penultimate fixture of the year, followed by the Season Finale on Thursday 31st October. There’s an extensive range of food and drink outlets to tempt your tastebuds with wonderful views. Gates open 12.20pm. Children and students under 18 go free. Newton Abbot is situated in the heart of South Devon and the racecourse is easily accessible whatever your mode of transport.
Deer Rut Safaris 14th, 15th and 17th October
Get an up-close viewing of Powderham castle’s majestic Fallow deer. The Deer Rut Safaris are back at Powderham this rutting season. Enjoy a tractor trailer safari, with commentary by the Earl of Devon or his gamekeeper, followed by a light lunch in the Private Dining Room and Guided Tour around the Castle’s stately rooms.
Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Festival 18th to 20th October
It’s Teignmouth Jazz and Blues thirty year anniversary and this year the festival aims to get us dancing on the streets as well as staging acts in the familiar local venues. On a mission to popularise jazz and blues the range of music will include the wider jazz and blues genre so expect some soul, funk and R&B, jump jive and even Afro-beat on the menu. British Jazz is booming at the moment and there are some exciting prospects including some of the superb young emerging bands and more singers. Watch out for some big names amidst the music, with buskers and bunting brightening up the town.
Dawlish Vintage and Antiques Fair 19th October
The Old’s Cool Traders friendly vintage and antiques fair is where you will spot a bargain or something special to suit all pockets. Entry is FREE and there is an on-site cafe where you can take a break from browsing and mull over your potential purchases.
The Big Teignmouth Dog Walk 6th October
Join the scenic Beach and Seafront Dog Walk ( non dog walkers welcome). A Dog Agility Display and Fun Dog Show all aiming to raise money for charities CoppaFeel and Animals In Distress. The entry fee includes a drink and a cake and a limited edition wrist band.