2018 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:- our flock of sheep are due to lamb for the three weeks starting 25th March – 14th April, do come and share the wonderful experience of witnessing a birth or two. If the hens decide to go broody during March we may have some chicks hatching around Easter time too!

This is a beautiful time of year, when the snowdrops are out followed by sunshine, yellow daffodils and primroses. The birds are busy preparing their nests and deer, both roe and Exmoor red can be seen grazing in the woodland. Mid February the pond comes alive with frogs and toads returning to spawn in the pond.

Dates to remember: 14th February – Valentines Day, 11th March Mother Day, 1st April Easter Day & Bank Holidays 7th & 28th May.

Chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Spring Local Events
18th Feb & 22nd April- The Toy Train and Collectors Fair, Westpoint Arena, Exeter

6th – 8th April Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint Arena, Exeter

11th March – Hartland Abbey – Daffodils & Spring Flowers; Hartland Abbey & Gardens open 11:00 – 16:00 Week


April – RHS Rosemoor –  Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt & Easter crafts

Easter fun at National Trust Arlington Court & Cadburys Easter Eggs Hunt

#Easter #Egg hunts to look forward to at all the attractions in the area; Quince Honey Farm, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, NT Arlington Court, RHS Rosemoor, Hartland Abbey and find the Easter chicks at Clovelly!

22nd April hopefully – Hartland Abbey – Bluebell Sunday; Hartland Abbey & Gardens open 11:00 – 17:00 Week

Queens Theatre, Barnstaple, North Devon – What’s on

RHS Rosemoor Rose Festival June - July

RHS Rosemoor Rose Festival June – July

What’s on at RHS Rosemoor

17th, 18th & 19th May 2018 – Devon County Show at Westpoint Exeter

25th -28th May 2018 ? – Hunting the Earl of Rhone, Combe Martin

25th -28th May 2018 ?- 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.

May & June 2018 – Point to Point at Bratton Down.

Clovelly and events taking place at Clovelly during 2018 e.g Clovelly Seaweed Festival 27th May 2018

May 2018 – Ilfracombe Art Trail

Saunton D Day 75th Anniversary 2nd & 3rd June 2018

Summer on the Farm

Lets hope the sun shines in June & July as it’s the time to make hay and/or silage. Experience seeing 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. During these months  time is spent picking the ripe fruit in the garden & making jam for the breakfast table.

Dates to remember: 17th June – Fathers Day and Summer Bank Holiday 27th August.

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Summer Local Events

2nd & 3rd June Antiques & Vintage Home Show, Westpoint Arena, Exeter

2nd & 3rd June 2018 ? – South Molton Vintage Rally

June – Roses at RHS Rosemoor

16th June 2018 – Point to Point at Umberleigh.

June – South Molton Olde English Fayre.

16th, 17th & 18th June 2017 – Gold Coast Ocean Festival, Woolacombe & Croyde

Clovelly Harbour, Devon

Clovelly Harbour, Devon

14th July 2018 – Clovelly Maritime Festival

30thJuly 2018 – Woolsery Agricultural Show

1st August 2018 – North Devon Show, Barnstaple

17th, 18th & 19th August RHS Rosemoor Flower 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 walk The 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 crackling log fire. Explore the farm with it’s Devon Wildlife Farm Trail and find a varied variety of fungi.

Autumn Local Events

Autumn Harvest time in North Devon

Autumn Harvest time in North Devon

2nd September 2018- Clovelly Lobster & Crab Feast

21st – 29th September 2018- Appledore Book Festival

15th September 2018 – Barnstaple Carnival & Fair

29th September 2018- South Molton Carnival

22nd October 2017 – Barnstaple Food Festival

13th – 21st October 2017- Two Moors Music Festival

23 – 29th October 2017 Wild about Gardens RHS Rosemoor

21 – 22nd October 2017 Antiques & Collectors Fair at RHS Rosemoor

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 pollution 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
Bideford Pannier Market Stalls & Studios – Monday – Saturday 9am – 4pm – North Devon’s Unique Art – Craft Gift & General Market