2016 Huxtable Farm and North Devon Events Calendar

Spring on the Farm

Jacob lamb at Hxtable Farm B&B, Devon

Jacob lamb at Huxtable Farm B&B, Devon

Jacob ewes & lambs at Easter. This is a beautiful time of year, when the snowdrops are out followed by sunshine, yellow daffodils and primroses. The birds are busy preparing thier nests and deer, both roe and Exmoor red can be seen grazing in the woodland. Mid Februarry frogs and toads come to spawn in the pond.Easter chicks The sheep will be lambing during March, do come and share the wonderful experience of witnessing a birth or two. If the hens decide to go broody mid March we may have some chicks hatching around Easter time!

Dates to remember: 14th February – Valentines Day, 6th March Mother Day, 27th March Easter Day & Bank Holidays 2nd & 30th May.

Chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Spring Local Events
Jacob lamb at Easter
1st – 3rd April – South West Quilt Show, Westpoint Arena.

17th -24th April – Hartland Abbey Bluebells; Hartland Abbey & Gardens open 11:00 – 17:00 Week

30th April- 8th May – 2016 North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival

What’s on at North Devon Theatres

RHS Rosemoor Rose Festival June - July

RHS Rosemoor Rose Festival June – July

What’s on at RHS Rosemoor

May 2016 – Motor and Classic Show, Bude

19th, 20th & 21st May 2016 – Devon County Show at West Point Exeter

22nd-26th May 2016 – Hunting the Earl of Rhone, Combe Martin

27th -30th May 2016 – Bude and Stratton Folk Festival

Point-to-point racing in North Devon (Bratton Down & Umberleigh)

Point-to-point racing in North Devon (Bratton Down & Umberleigh)

What’s on at National Trust Property, Arlington Court and Carriage Museum.

15th May, 22nd May & 5th June 2016 – Point to Point at Bratton Down.

Clovelly and events taking place at Clovelly during 2016 e.g Celebration of local Ales & Ciders

29th April – 2nd May 2016 – Landmark Beer & Music Festival, Ilfracombe

Summer on the Farm

Lets hope the sun shines as June & July as it’s the time to make hay and/or silage. Experience watching the sheep being shorn. Enjoy long sunny days days on the sandy beaches, Saunton and Woolacombe or a picnic on the farm by the pond. Time is spent picking the ripe fruit in the garden & jam making.

Dates to remember: Day 19th June – Fathers and Summer Bank Hol 29th August.

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Summer Local Events
Surfers on Woolacombe beach
4th – 5th June 2016 – South Molton Vintage Rally

11th June 2016 – Point to Point at Umberleigh.

June – South Molton Olde English Fayre.

17th, 18th & 19th June 2016 – Gold Coast Ocean Festival, Woolacombe & Croyde

June – Vintage Steam Rally, Holsworthy

Clovelly Harbour, Devon

Clovelly Harbour, Devon

17th July 2016 – Clovelly Maritime Festival

17th July 2016 – Two Moors 100 Sportive, Cycle Course from Bideford

25th July 2016 – Woolsery Agricultural Show

3rd August 2016 – North Devon Show, Barnstaple

August 2016 – Clovelly Gig Regratta

25th August 2016 – Holsworthy/Stratton Agricultural Show

To see what else is on during these months e.g. at North Devon Theatres, Arlington Court or RHS Rosemoor Gardens please click on the spring links above

Autumn on the Farm

Fungi found on the farm walkThe orchard apples are collected and the harvest is in. This is the time of year the rams are put back in with their girls, tupping time! The darker nights are drawing in so it’s lovely having had a day out, enjoying the autumn colours, to return to the warm comfort of the log fire. Explore the farm with it’s Devon Wildlife Farm Trail and find a variety of fungi.

Autumn Local Events

Autumn Harvest time in North Devon

Autumn Harvest time in North Devon

4th September – Clovelly Lobster & Crab Feast

23rd September – 2nd October – Appledore Book Festival

17th September – Barnstaple Carnival & Fair

24th September – South Molton Carnival

24th – 25th September – Lynton & Barnstaple Rail Autumn Gala, Woody Bay Station

October – Two Moors Music Festival

To see what else is on during these months e.g. at North Devon Theatres, Arlington Court or RHS Rosemoor Gardens please click on the spring links above

Winter on the Farm

This is the time of year to enjoy the dark starry nights at Huxtable Farm, as we are located in a low light polution area. It’s also a great time for getting ready for Christmas with many Christmas Fairs & Markets

Dates to remember: Guy Fawkes, Firework night 5th November.

Winter Local Events
Fireworks at Barnstaple Rugby Ground.

North Devon Farmers Markets
South Molton Pannier Market – Thursdays & Saturdays 7.30am – 1pm
Barnstaple Pannier Market – Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 7.30am – 1pm (Mondays & Thursdays – Craft & General, Wednesdays – Antiques & Collectables)
Lynton Town Hall – First Saturday of the month, 10am – 12.30pm
Ilfracombe, The Lantern Centre, High St – Fisrt Sunday of the month April – Dec 10am – 12.30pm
Combe Martin, Village Hall – Third Saturday of the month 9.30am – 12 noon