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Food & Drink Festivals

Food and drink are an important part of life on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. With fresh fish, meat and vegetables in plentiful supply, we like to celebrate our gastronomic delights with a variety of food and drink festivals throughout the year.

Food for Thought

Food and drink events in Torquay showcase the very best in local produce. The bustling Torquay Food and Arts Festivals take place through the town centre, and combine flavours from the South West with live demonstrations from chefs in the Cookery Theatre and an array of unique Devon arts and crafts. Food and drink producers from across the region invite you taste, try and buy their delicious produce. Torquay also hosts a number of continental street markets when you can enjoy the flavours of France.

Fish Stocks

In September, Brixham celebrates its fishing heritage with Fishstock; a vibrant seafood and music festival with live kitchens where the region’s best chefs prepare and serve some of the UK’s finest fish. If you prefer something a little more out of the ordinary, Paignton Zoo holds a mini food festival in February, featuring local foods that are ethical, Fairtrade or palm-oil free.

The Babbacombe Festival combines traditional Westcountry food (and excellent fish and chips) with entertainment, while nearby St Marychurch hosts Italian markets from time to time.

And as for drink – you can’t beat the annual Occombe Beer Festival in June – sample the goods from Paignton-based Bays Brewery as well as local cider and Pimms, and enjoy live music.

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  1. Kids Cookery School - Easter Baking Workshop

    Kids Cookery School - Easter Baking Workshop

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    Type

    Exhibition

    Location

    Paignton

    Join us for a hands-on day in our kids cookery school, have a go at baking Easter treats to take home and share with your family! Learn the skills to bake Easter bunny biscuits, chocolate chicks, hot cross buns and other Easter treats. You will also

    Dates

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    2 Apr 2015To2 Apr 2015
  2. Savoir Fayre Continental Market

    Savoir Fayre Continental Market

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    Type

    Fete/Fair

    Location

    Torquay

    FABULOUS flavours, mouth-watering morsels and all the colour and ambience of the Mediterranean will be returning to Princess Gardens,

    Dates

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    3 Apr 2015To6 Apr 2015
  3. Brixham Fish Market Tours 2015

    Brixham Fish Market Tours 2015

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham


    Does your fish eating experience extend to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel? Then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed...

    Dates

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    8 Apr 2015To8 Apr 2015
  4. Rowcroft Big Bake Coffee Morning

    Rowcroft Big Bake Coffee Morning

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham

    Rowcroft Hospice will be holding their very own Big Bake Coffee Morning.

    The event will include, refreshments, cakes, a raffle, and retail stalls selling items of crockery and clothes.

    Dates

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    9 Apr 2015To9 Apr 2015
  5. Murder Mystery Dinner "Murder Ahoy"

    Murder Mystery Dinner "Murder Ahoy"

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Torquay

    Can you guess whodunit? Come along to our very popular Murder Mystery evening with Candlelight Theatre Company.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Apr 2015To10 Apr 2015
  6. Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Italian Cookery

    Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Italian Cookery

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Preston, Paignton

    If you’ve acquired a taste for Italian cuisine and want to advance your culinary skills, then join our Italian Cookery class.

    Dates

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    19 Apr 2015To19 Apr 2015
  7. Torbay Lions 50th Ball

    Torbay Lions 50th Ball

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Torquay

    The four Lions Clubs of Torbay, in conjunction with Rowcroft Hospice, present a Grand Banquet and Ball and Celebration of 50 years of Lions Clubs in Torbay. At the Riviera Centre, Torquay. Saturday 2nd May 2015.

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    2 May 2015To2 May 2015
  8. Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Dawn Chorus and Spring Arrivals

    Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Dawn Chorus and Spring Arrivals

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Paignton

    Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day and rise early to hear the sounds of bird song with expert Mike Langman, followed by breakfast at Occombe Farm Café.

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2015To2 May 2015
  9. Brixham Fish Market Tours 2015

    Brixham Fish Market Tours 2015

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham


    Does your fish eating experience extend to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel? Then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed...

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2015To6 May 2015
  10. Coleton Fishacre Jazz Age Lawn Party

    Jazz Age Lawn Party at Coleton Fishacre

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Kingswear

    Step back in time with this celebration of the 1920s. Sip cocktails as the jazz band perform from the Loggia and soak up the magnificent surroundings on this special evening of elegance and music.

    Dates

    From:
    15 May 2015To15 May 2015
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