October Events in our Local Area

Published: Thursday 22nd Aug 2019

Written by: Melanie Toms

Struggling to decide what you would like to do in October? 

Don’t panic, we’ve created the ideal guide to help you navigate through South Devon, we’ve listed which events are happening when and where! All of the best events shown in one place.

Most of the events have been tried and tested by our truly local team over the years and we think they should be a place/event/activity you enjoy whilst on your holiday or the reason as to why you are booking your holiday…


11th – 13th October – Salcombe Live 
This is a brand new event for 2019 in Salcombe however, based on how much fun we have at all of the Salcombe Events throughout the rest of the year this one will definitely not disappoint. It’s three days full of live Acoustic, Folk, Jazz and Blues and American Music along with stand-up comedy in a number of venues in the town. Follow this link to find out more: https://www.salcombeinformation.co.uk/event/salcombe-live/ 

Look out for the Blueriver Team, we are sponsors of this event and we’ll be in attendance dancing the night away!


18th – 20th October – Dartmouth Food Festival
This is an event full of temptations! A delicious mix of food and drink, chef demonstrations, workshops and fun for everyone. This is a 3 day event that fills Dartmouth Town Centre. Get those taste buds tingling with tasters from each stall and don’t forget to buy those delectable treats for family and friends (not really…those treats you’ll save for later and eat yourself). 

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Mel, our Portfolio Development Manager, attends this event every year because she loves it that much! Three Cheese Bloomer is her number one buy for the event and she loves to eat a mackerel burger. 


5th October and 19th October – Kingsbridge Farmers Market 
All things locally grown are available at this Farmers Market, there’s fresh fish, baked goods, meats from local farms, cake and much more. Treat yourself or a loved one to something special. 

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Marianella, our Operations and Special Projects Assistant, loves to pick up a fresh pot of jam and homemade scones as a treat for the weekend. 


20th September – 6th October – Englands Seafood FEAST
This is a feast for all of the senses! Immerse yourself in all things seafood and experience the very best seafood from around the world and the very best of the English Riviera. This event has a twist, this isn’t located just in one town, it covers Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. 

Brixham is the best place to start the event, take a tour of the Fish Market, have breakfast at Mitch Tonk’s Rockfish Restaurant and then followed by cookery workshops, wine tasting and so much more! 

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Koren, our Property Assistant, loves to take her family into the town and enjoy the festivities the Seafood Feast has to offer. 


26th October – Rock and Roll Revolution Featuring The Bluejays 
The Bluejays, winners of the National Vintage Award for Best Entertainment are the hosts for an electrifying and authentic tribute to 1950’s. Go back I time back to the 1950’s and jive the night away dancing to Buddy Holly, Dreamboats and Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet. 

Babbacombe, near Torquay

1st September – 31st October – Babbcombe Model Village Evening Illuminations
Every Thursday evening during September and October Babbacombe Model Village comes to life of a night time, the perfect day or evening trip for adults and children. The miniature lights enable you to see what goes on in almost all of the model and it also lights up the vast gardens beautifully. TOP TIP – between 8:30pm and 9:30pm is the best time to view the illuminations. 

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The illuminations event is a firm favourite for Agnese, our Property Assistant and Recruiter. Each year her family attend the illuminations and absolutely love it. 

If you are on holiday and attending an event in the area let us know about it on our Facebook page! 

Melanie Toms
Melanie Toms



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