Ooooo ... October

Ooooo ... October Published Saturday 5th of October 2019

Events in and around Tavistock during October 2019

Some spooky and not so spooky reasons to visit in October ...

Tavistock’s Goose fair

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Tavistock’s annual Goose Fair is one of the West Country’s most well-known fairs, with origins from the 12th century.

The town is taken over is with fairground rides, market stalls, side shows and food stands. The more traditional side of Goose fair can still be seen in Tavistock’s Livestock Centre, where you can see sheep, cattle and Dartmoor ponies, and the auction of live poultry. It is an event much anticipated by locals but also draws thousands of visitors each year.     

Other events in Tavistock and surrounding the area

Tavistock Fiver Fest - Totally Locally National Fiver Fest

October 5th to 12th

Shops, cafes, restaurants and market traders taking part are putting on special £5 deals along with 50 other towns throughout UK encouraging shoppers back into their local town centres and high streets with brilliant £5 promotional offers.  Look out for the posters around town and online promoting all the Fiver Offers

Tavistock Art Market

When: Saturday 5th October 9am – 4pm

Tavistock Art Market is a monthly Art and Craft with variety of local artists and craftspeople; hosted in Butchers Hall.

Pretty and Punk Southwest Wedding Fair

When: 6th October 2019 11am to 3pm (Free Entry).

South West Wedding Fair in Tavistock Town Hall, Butchers Hall and Bedford Square.

Bridal goodie bags and a drink on arrival.  Special Guest speaker.

Go Gothic – In Tavistock

When: 12th – 19th October

Hosted by Tavistock Library and supported Tavistock Heritage Trust as part of ‘Tavistock’s 1st Gothic and Neo-Gothic Celebration – Literature, Art, Architecture, Theatre, Film and Creative Fun. Culminating in a market and author event on Saturday the 19th of October 2019.

Okehampton Carnival Day

When: Saturday 19th October

From 9am coffee morning in the Charter Hall to 6:30pm parade

Halloween Spookfest! at The Garden House, Yelverton

When: Saturday 26th October 5:30 -8:00pm

From ghoulish walks to batty trails, ghastly ghosts and eyeballs that watch your every move - we're looking for brave souls to join us at the Garden House Spookfest!

There'll be a ghoulish parade, pumpkin carving, face painting and frightful games…

Water & Colour in Cothele Gallery: National Trust Cothele

When: now until To 31st October, 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

The summer exhibition features the work of local West Country artists and makers with beautiful watercolour paintings, mirrors, ceramics and jewellery on sale. 

Tour de Moor

When: Sunday 13 October 2019

St Luke’s hospice (Plymouth) annual sponsored cycle challenge.

Halloween at the Tamar Trails

When: Saturday 29th October

Come down to the Tamar Trails this Halloween for an evening of after-dark fun activities.

The Beech Tree Cafe will be serving hot food into the evening, with outside fire bowls, lanterns and warm blankets for knees, to enjoy the autumn night sky. Get spooky in the woods after dark with Tree Surfing activities, Segway tours and a fancy-dress fun run with the Tamar Trail runners.



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