Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Appledore Summer Festival has loads to see and do this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:10 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:11 11 August 2017

Don't miss Appledore Summer Festival this Friday to Sunday, August 11-13, 2017. Pictures: Stephen Ring/Tidy Eye PR

Don't miss Appledore Summer Festival this Friday to Sunday, August 11-13, 2017. Pictures: Stephen Ring/Tidy Eye PR

Archant

Appledore Summer Festival Friday to Sunday, August 11-13, with live music, performers, stalls and much more

Appledore Summer Festival. Picture: TIDYEYEPR Appledore Summer Festival. Picture: TIDYEYEPR

Appledore Summer Festival opens today (Friday) with a packed weekend programme for all ages to enjoy.

It opens at 7pm with a ceilidh dance hosted by popular band M’Larkey at St Mary’s Church Hall – tickets at the door, with bring-and-share supper nibbles and raffle.

The main festival days of Saturday and Sunday will once again see Appledore Quay as a hive of activity and entertainment.

There will be street performers including dancers, buskers, street artists, musicians - and some super costumes.

Appledore Summer Festival. Picture: TIDYEYEPR Appledore Summer Festival. Picture: TIDYEYEPR

This year’s theme is ‘Appledore Treasures’ and everyone is invited to arrive dressed as pirates and sea folk, with prizes on offer.

Front doors throughout the village will also be decorating their knockers for the famous Doorknocker for decorated knockers and doorways – take a stroll and see what you can find.

The winner will receive the Bob Stokoe Award, donated by the family of the late Bob Stokoe, who worked at Appledore Shipyard for many years and so much enjoyed coming to the festival.

A Food & Craft Market will be in St Mary’s Hall on Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm with some wonderful locally made crafts from talented crafters, plus cakes and preserves. In the Blue Lights Hall there will be Holistic Therapies for you to try out.

Stalls will be along the Quay, including the popular Hubba Pottery Painting on Saturday.

There will be dancing by North Devon Dance & Movement, the Habiba Belly Dancers and Linedanz line dancers, and performances from AngleTwitch, who dance border style Morris with energy wearing rag jackets and floral hats, hitting each other with big sticks.

On Sunday there is a free children’s workshop drama/dance and singing with the local Total Theatre School in Appledore Community Hall.

On the Saturday evening there is more music at the Appledore Social Club, this time from Iguana Sunset, a four-piece rock and blues covers band with a hard edge. This local band play a range of songs from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Cream, Free, Bad Company, and the Stones to Primal Scream, the Kaiser Chiefs, Kings of Leon and many more. Free entry and pay bar.

Appledore Carnival, organised by the Appledore Pirates, follows the Appledore Summer Festival at 4pm on Sunday.

To find out more, visit the Appledore Summer Festival Facebook page.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:47

A North Devon father’s decision to allow his nine-year-old daughter’s organs to be used to save the lives of others has been heard by Parliament as a change in the law on organ donation moves forward.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:05

Tributes have been paid to a ‘committed’ and ‘passionate’ former Torridge District Councillor who has passed away.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:28

Emergency services have been dealing with a series of collisions in North Devon this morning (Friday).

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

Two Ilfracombe RNLI volunteers have undergone a vital part of their lifeboat crew training.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

The care at North Devon Hospice has been rated as outstanding by health watchdogs.

Read more
Thu, 16:46

A dog walker has escaped with minor injuries after falling 60 feet down a cliff at Abbotsham.

Read more
Thu, 16:02

The family of a missing junior doctor will hold a series of remembrance events in North Devon to mark the anniversary of her disappearance.

Read more
Thu, 16:00

Whether you are a fan of a full-on fry-up, or simply crave a croissant in the morning, North Devon Hospice’s Big Breakfast event is right up your street.

Read more
Thu, 14:00

The average home in North Devon will pay nearly £85 more in council tax in 2018/19 than last year.

Read more
Thu, 12:45

Police found an estimated £2,000 in cannabis plants blocking an Ilfracombe stream this morning (Thursday).

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 5°C

min temp: -1°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications