Festivals in Exeter

Exeter’s Festivals are known all around England. There are a lot of fun happenings going on all year round. Let’s look through them and see if there’s something you might enjoy on your stay in Exeter.

1. Exeter Respect Festival

The Exeter Respect Festival is held to celebrate the diversity among us people. Since 1997, a message of equality is spread in Belmont Park annually. Their motto is “All Different, All Equal”. If you want to join the fight against ignorance, it was made for you. Unite with 20,000 people that gather to spread this powerful idea – everyone is equal and should be treated that way, regardless of their race, status or sexuality. The festival is a safe environment for anyone who wants to come, a feat achieved, among others, by an alcohol ban. For the year 2021 the theme is ““Environmental Justice”. Come for the amazing company, great music and welcoming atmosphere!

2. Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival

Powderham welcomes spring with displays of lovely plants and advice on gardening. You can admire the flora as well as buy some for your own house or garden. People you meet there are the true nature lovers, putting their love in every seed in order for it to grow beautifully. Listen to fascinating talks held by top tier garden experts and learn something new! You can also make your belly happy with locally produced street food, made with local ingredients straight from Devon. A tractor-trailer is provided for every visitor so you don’t have to carry all the pots and plants you buy in your hands. It’s a perfect place to bring your friends and family for a lovely trip.

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3. Exeter Craft Festival

Gather among arts and crafts enthusiasts to celebrate the creations of South West’s very best artists. The Exeter Craft Festival has been held for over 40 years and is considered one of the most significant items on Exeter’s cultural calendar. On the grounds of Exeter’s Cathedral Green, you will find over 100 stalls filled with crafts for you to admire. The great news is that the admission is free, so you can enjoy it without spending a dime. You might want to spend the money saved on the delicious local food, though. Get ready for an amazing day trip and soak up the historic atmosphere that Exeter’s well famous for. You can also get involved and volunteer in the organization of the event. 

Image via https://exetercraftfestival.co.uk/

2020 has brought along unexpected circumstances in which many of the festivals couldn’t have taken place. At this moment all the arrangements are being made for these events to happen in 2021. All we can do is hope for the best!

If you’re planning your Exeter get-away for 2021, we still have available dates for our lovely Isca House. Check out our serviced apartment here:


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