Occombe Festival, first came to Torbay 13 years ago.
The event has now grown to an annual favourite celebrated by tourists and locals alike.
Organised by the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust the Occombe Festival 2018 will be held at Occombe Farm on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2018.
The festival has earned itself a reputation for being more than just a 2 day beer festival in a farm in South Devon.
More than just beer at the Occombe Festival
Initially named the Occombe Beer Festival, the event has now evolved into a celebration of local foods, regional music, cider, wine, Pimm’s and new for last year; prosecco.
Although Beer has now been dropped from the title of the event, it will still form the base of the event with over 40 varieties of ale and craft lagers to try.
Don’t forget to drink responsibly.
Prestigious local music talent
Each year the Occombe Festival delivers a fantastic line up of music from in and around Devon.
This year promises to be no different.
The festival shall see the return of some old festival favourites including 3BF, Harbour, Chris Thomas and a few other familiar faces.
Performing for the first time at the Occombe Festival include bands such as Firekind, Polly Money, the Wondersmiths and Flight Brigade.
Plenty of music to keep your ears entertained.
What about the food?
Fear not, we knew you were going to ask that.
Occombe Festival will be home to some of the most loved regional street food vendors from across Devon.
Serving up a delicious selection of dishes including gourmet burgers, hot dogs, handmade pizzas, noodles and more.
We’re hungry just thinking about it.
The serious stuff
Behind all the fun and entertainment this event raises essential funding for the organisers, the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust.
The trust cares for a massive 1,750 acres of some of Torbay’s most beautiful natural places.
These special places include, but are not limited to, Occombe Farm, Cockington Country Park and Berry Head National Nature Reserve.
All of the profits raised as a result of the festival will go directly to the Turst to help them care and maintain these picturesque sites.
To give you an idea of costs, litter picking alone costs £25,000 per year.
Words from the Chief Executive
Damian Offer, Chief Executive of Torbay Coat and Countryside Trust said:
We are excited about the way Occombe Festival has evolved to become a celebration of local talent, local food and local ales and ciders. Whilst it is primarily about raising funds for the Trust it also gives us an opportunity to provide our community with a fantastic fun-filled weekend of entertainment in a great atmosphere!
Tickets are now on sale on the website or call 01803 520 022.
You can also get more details about the festival via our event page.