2017 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 the three weeks 1st – 22nd April. 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, 26th March Mother Day, 16th April Easter Day & Bank Holidays 1st & 29th May.

Chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Spring Local Events
16, 17 & 18th Feb – Craft 4 Crafters, Westpoint Arena, Exeter

31st March, 1st & 2nd April Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint Arena, Exeter

12th March – Hartland Abbey – Daffodils & Spring Flowers; Hartland Abbey & Gardens open 11:00 – 16:00 Week

 

1st – 17th April RHS Rosemoor –  Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt & Easter crafts

Easter fun at National Trust Arlington Court & Cadburys Easter Eggs Hunt (14-17Th April)

#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!

23rd April – Hartland Abbey – Bluebell Sunday; Hartland Abbey & Gardens open 11:00 – 17:00 Week

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

18th, 19th & 20th May 2017 – Devon County Show at Westpoint Exeter

26th -29th May 2017 – Hunting the Earl of Rhone, Combe Martin

26th -29th May 2017 – 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.

21st May 4th & 11th June 2017 – Point to Point at Bratton Down.

Clovelly and events taking place at Clovelly during 2017 e.g Clovelly Seaweed Festival 4th June

6 & 7th May 2017 – Ilfracombe Art Trail

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: Day 18th June – Fathers and Summer Bank Hol 28th August.

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Summer Local Events

3rd &4th June Antiques & Vintage Home Show, Westpoint Arena, Exeter

3rd & 4th June 2017 – South Molton Vintage Rally

June – Roses at RHS Rosemoor

17th June 2017 – 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

 

8th July 2017 – Clovelly Gig Regratta

16th July 2017 – Clovelly Maritime Festival

31st July 2017 – Woolsery Agricultural Show

2nd August 2017 – North Devon Show, Barnstaple

 

18th, 19th & 20th 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 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

3rd September – Clovelly Lobster & Crab Feast

22nd September – 1st October – Appledore Book Festival

16th September – Barnstaple Carnival & Fair

23rd September – South Molton Carnival

21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th September – The stitching, Sewing & Hobbycraft Show, Westpoint Arena, Exeter

13th – 21st 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