2020 Huxtable Farm and North Devon & Exmoor Events Calendar

Spring on the Farm

Jacob lamb at Hxtable Farm B&B, Devon

Jacob lamb at Huxtable Farm B&B, Devon

If the hens decide to go broody during March we will endeavour to have some chicks hatching around Easter and our small flock of Jacob ewes are due to lamb during 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 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, 25th February Pancake Day, 22nd March Mother Day, 12th April Easter Day & Bank Holidays 22nd April, 8th & 25th May.

Chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Spring Local Events;

February 2020 a range of restaurants on and around Exmoor will be offering outstanding food at an affordable price as part of the Exmoor Food Fest.  Exmoor Food Fest Restaurants 

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

April – Easter fun at RHS Rosemoor and National Trust Arlington Court

#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!

April  – 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

21st, 22nd & 23rd May 2020 – Devon County Show at Westpoint Exeter

May 2020 – 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 2020 – Point to Point at Bratton Down.

Clovelly and events taking place at Clovelly during 2020 e.g Clovelly Seaweed Festival

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: 21st June – Fathers Day and Summer Bank Holiday 31st August.

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Summer Local Events

Beginning of June 2020 – South Molton Vintage Rally

June – Roses at RHS Rosemoor

June 2020 – Point to Point at Umberleigh.

June – National Sandcastle Competition – Westward Ho! Beach

June – South Molton Olde English Fayre.

19th -21st June 2020 – Gold Coast Ocean Festival, Woolacombe & Croyde

Clovelly Harbour, Devon

Clovelly Harbour, Devon

July 2020 – Clovelly Maritime Festival

July 2020 – Woolsery Agricultural Show

August Beer Festival – The Castle Inn, Landkey

5th August 2020 – North Devon Show, Barnstaple

14, 15 & 16th August RHS Rosemoor Flower Show

August  Pleasure Dome Theatre Company perform at Valley of Rocks, Lynton www.pleasuredometheatrecompany.com

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.

Harvesting Figs, Blackberries, Apples & Tomatoes

Harvesting Figs, Blackberries, Apples & Tomatoes

Autumn Local Events

September 18th – 26th 2020- Appledore Book Festival

September second half 2020 – North Devon Art Trek

October 2020 – Barnstaple Food 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 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 – 2pm
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