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Local Events & Attractions

West Somerset and Minehead has a vast amount of local attractions and events that run all year suitable for all types of people and families. You can find out more information below:

Snow Drop Valley

Sat 28th Jan – Sun 5th March

Beautiful valley in Exmoor covered with snow drops.

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Exmoor Food Festival

21st – 28th Feb

A wide range of events will be celebrating local food and drinks at various locations across Exmoor, culminating in a two-day-food Extravanza in Dunster.

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WSR Steam Festival

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th April 2017

West Somerset Railway presents it’s annual steam Gala. See famous steam trains and locomotives running along the longest private railway in Britain complimented by the beauty of west somerset with Exmoor as a backdrop. Ultimate photo opportunities.

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Hobby Horse

1st May

One of only three in the United Kingdom. Original Pagan tradition for May-Day.

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North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival 2017

May 2017

New festival promoting walking, activities and adventure on Exmoor.

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Dunster Country Fair

Wednesday 26th July

Dunster County Fair – Largest hound show in the west country.

  • Hawkeye Falconry
  • Shetland Pony Gran National
  • Fun Dog Scurry
  • Terrier Shows
  • Farm Animals
  • Rides

RNLI Raft Race - Minehead

12th – 13th of August

Local fundraising event where teams from across West Somerset compete to build rafts and sail across the waterfront. Live music and family entertainment lines the streets complete with a firework display to finish the evening.

Flying Scotsman Visits the WSR

4th – 13th September

The Famous Flying Scotsman Visits the WSR for a tour along Britains longest private railway.

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Dunster Show

Friday 18th August 

Premier Agricultural show in West Somerset and one of the major one-day shows of the West of England.

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Dunster by Candle Light

1st – 2nd of December

The medieval village of Dunster is plunged into darkness and lit by candle light. Shops are open late for Christmas shopping along with live festive entertainment.

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