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  1. Win a Food & Garden Festival Weekend in Exeter
    What better way to celebrate the first Spring Bank Holiday of the year, than on a food and gardens themed weekend break in beautiful Exeter. We’ve teamed up with Toby Buckland's Garden Festival; the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink and Jurys Inn Exeter to give one lucky winner the chance to enjoy a fantastic weekend break for two people.
  2. Egg-citing activities in Exeter this Easter!

    There are plenty of ways in Exeter to keep the kids entertained during the Easter break!

    21 Mar 2019
  3. Exeter Festival of SW Food & Drink

    This annual festival returns from Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May. Here are our top six reasons to visit this year

    25 Mar 2019
  4. The Exeter Beats live music evening events will take place in Exeter Castle Courtyard on Friday 4rd, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th, with top bands and DJs playing throughout the night, street food stalls to enjoy and the Festival bar open until late.
    1. 3 May 20195 May 2019
  5. Exeter Festival
    Exeter Festival takes places from 5 - 7 July, a fun-filled, jam packed summer extravaganza with bucket loads of family friendly activities and things to see and do over a packed weekend in the city.
  6. Culture in Exeter
    Exeter has a rich cultural heritage. Its long history has led to a strong identity as a small city with lots of character.
  7. Exeter Food & Drink Trail
    The Exeter Food & Drink Trail celebrates the fantastic local producers in and around Exeter.
  8. Foodie heaven: 36 hours in Exeter
    Spend 3 nights in Exeter indulging in the best this foodie city has to offer when it comes to high quality local food and drink. Visit some of the city's best restaurants and tour some of the local producers renowned nationally for the high quality of their product.

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Exeter's vibrant arts scene sets it firmly on the map as the cultural centre of the South West.

  1. Exeter Food Festival (c) Jan Penny
    The award-winning Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink returns for its 16th consecutive year on the May Day Bank Holiday, from Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May 2019.
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    2. 4 May 20196 May 2019
  2. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  3. What's happening in and around Exeter
    Find out what's on Exeter and explore the best Exeter events. It's hard to beat the year-round programme of music, theatre, dance, comedy, and entertainment with live events every day of the year.
  4. Family Events in Exeter
    There's plenty going on for all the family and activities for children of all ages in Exeter.
  5. Lucky the Easter donkey joins in the Easter Holiday Hunt
    Take part in The Donkey Sanctuary's special Easter adventure celebrating 50 years helping donkeys and mules in need – and claim a tasty Easter treat on completion!
    1. 6 Apr 201922 Apr 2019
  6. New for 2019. Experience an alternative night out and delight in after-hours exploration and entertainment at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
    1. 8 Feb 2019
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  7. Toby's Garden Festival
    Toby's Garden Festival is back at Powderham Castle on 3rd and 4th May 2019! It's the perfect way to kick-start your gardening year with expert talks and demo's, heaps of horticultural know-how and a wealth of award-winning nurseries, offering quality plants and advice. Plus, a new festival layout for 2019 introduces a new weather-proof indoor seating and demo area in the shape of our Artisan Barn Theatre and the new Country Gardener Magazine Talks Tent hosted by some of the UK's top nursery-people. Celebrity speakers for 2019 include Gardeners' World presenters Joe Swift and Frances Tophill, along with actor John Challis, RHS judge Jim Buttress and Toby Buckland.
    1. 3 May 20194 May 2019
  8. Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers
    Come along and enjoy superb rugby at Sandy Park for the Gallagher Premiership Rugby 2018/19 season, with one of the top clubs in the country and Aviva Premiership champions in 2017. The Exeter Chiefs are committed to providing supporters with a complete match day experience starting when the gates open. The Chiefs have invested heavily in state of the art technology to add to the match day experience and each internal bar area is provided with large drop-down screens to view previous Chiefs matches, Sky matches and internationals.
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  9. At Roly's Fudge, visitors can watch fudge being made right in front of their eyes. Using artisan methods, the fudge is a melt-in-the-mouth experience made in a variety of flavours.
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    2. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019

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