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Events Diary

April 2017
Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th
Youth Football Festival

Youth Football Festival


Time: daily
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Free entry
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

May 2017
Friday 5th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 18th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 19th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. Wonderful coastal views, woodlands and moorlands


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Bossington Car Park
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st
Porlock 'Open Gardens' Weekend

An opportunity to visit a lovely variety of gardens in and around the village over this weekend
A wide variety of gardens will be open - large and small, wild and tamed - most of them never normally open to the public! Some will have refreshments, plant sales, raffle or other attractions on offer. Money collected from ticket sales will be donated to charity. Unfortunately no dogs please.

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: Porlock
Price: 6 for the weekend ticket
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 25th
Save Our Farm - Talk - Race Horsing

At the College Farm Minehead we are desperately trying to 'Save Our Farm'. In an attempt to do this we are holding monthly talks called - An Evening With...........

Our second talk Race Horsing is on Thursday 25th May by Philip Hobbs/Johnson White
Starting at 7pm with refreshments and cake and the talk commencing at 7.30pm.


Time: 7 for 7.30pm
Venue: West Somerset College Farm Unit
Price: Tbc
Contact: The West Somerset College
Email: aclaydon@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Sunday 28th
Charity Duck Race

Come and enjoy an hilarious afternoon and if you're lucky win some money.
Fun for all the family to have a quacking good time! There will be refreshments including a BBQ and licensed bar. Admission and parking are free.
Location: Sparkhayes Campsite, Porlock TA24 8NE
No need to book - just turn up


Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Sparkhayes Camp Site, Porlock. TA24 8NE
Price: Free
Contact: 01643 862978

Sunday 28th
The Big Breakfast

Big Breakfast. Full English Breakfast, cooked while you wait. Bring the family.


Time: 8 - 11 am
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: From 5
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

June 2017
Friday 2nd
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 15th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 16th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. Wonderful coastal views, woodlands and moorlands


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Bossington Car Park
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th
Allerford Open Gardens

Allerford and Bossington Open Gardens. Refreshments and cream teas at the village hall.


Time: 11 am - 5 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: 5 for 2 days
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Thursday 29th to Sunday 2nd July
Weirfest

An opportunity to sample some of the many beers available at the annual Porlock Weirfest


Venue: Porlock Weir

Thursday 29th
Save Our Farm - Talk - Products of the Hive by Tony Richards

At the College Farm Minehead we are desperately trying to 'Save Our Farm'. In an attempt to do this we are holding monthly talks called - An Evening With...........

On Thursday 29th June Tony Richards will talk about Products of the Hive. Starting at 7pm with refreshments and cake and the talk commencing at 7.30pm.


Time: 7 for 7.30pm
Venue: West Somerset College Farm Unit
Price: Tbc
Contact: The West Somerset College
Email: aclaydon@educ.somerset.gov.uk

July 2017
Friday 7th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th
Samphire Festival

More details to follow


Venue: Above Porlock Toll Road

Saturday 8th
Craft Fair

Local Craftsmen and women will be selling their wares. Refreshments will be sold in aid of Dovery Manor Museum


Time: 12pm until 4pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Contact: Catherine Greer/Rosalinde Haw
Email: catherinehaw@btinternet.com

Saturday 15th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Summer Show:

With floral classes including roses, Sweet Peas, hydrangeas and herbaceous perennials and other classes including vegetables, fruit, decorative, handicrafts and photographs this really is a show for everyone. There are also plant sales, a book stall, a raffle, and refreshments are available. What a great way to spend the afternoon, whatever the weather!

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 2.00 - 4.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: 2 (members of the Society and children free)
Contact: Contact telephone: 01643 863074
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Thursday 20th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 21st
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. Wonderful coastal views, woodlands and moorlands


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Bossington Car Park
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Friday 21st
Save Our Farm - Talk - Tales from Broughton Farm by David Kennard

At the College Farm Minehead we are desperately trying to 'Save Our Farm'. In an attempt to do this we are holding monthly talks called - An Evening With...........

On Friday Friday 21st July - David Kennard will bring Tales from Broughton Farm. Starting at 7pm with refreshments and cake and the talk commencing at 7.30pm.


Time: 7 for 7.30pm
Venue: West Somerset College Farm Unit
Price: Tbc
Contact: The West Somerset College
Email: aclaydon@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Sunday 23rd
The Big Cream Tea

Big Cream Teas from 3.50
Cakes only from 50p


Time: 1.30 - 4 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Sunday 30th
Porlock Horse Show

Enjoy a pleasant day out in the delightful setting of the West Luccombe field - the venue for the Porlock Horse Show with Dog Show in the afternoon. Entry forms and more details on website http:/porlockhorseshow.org.uk


Time: 10am onwards
Venue: West Luccombe Field
Price: see website
More Information: http:/porlockhorseshow.org.uk

August 2017
Friday 4th to Monday 7th
Porlock Flower Festival ~ St Dubricius Church

St Dubricius Flower Festival
For four days the church is filled with flowers by members of the church and village. There will be organ, piano, and other live instrumental and choral music, and light refreshments will be available. There is one step into church [ramps available], and one further step within the church.
More information: www.porlockchurch.com
No need to book - just turn up


Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: St Dubricius Parish Church, Porlock. TA24 8QT
Price: Free - Donations welcome
Contact: 01643 862284
More Information: www. porlockchurch.com

Friday 4th
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 5th
Jazz Night with Pete Allen and his Band

Musical evening with Pete Allen and Hi Band. Food and Bar.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Contact: Pete Allen
Email: peteallenjazz@tiscali.co.uk

Saturday 5th
Open Day at the Farm Unit - West Somerset College

Open Day.
Come along and see what happens at the College Farm


Time: from 10am
Venue: West Somerset College Farm Unit
Price: Tbc
Contact: The West Somerset College
Email: aclaydon@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Sunday 6th
The Big Breakfast

Full English Breakfast. Cooked while you wait. Bring the family.


Time: 8 - 11 am
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: From 5
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Sunday 6th
Porlock Country Fair

A family fun day out with Craft Stalls, Classic Car Displays, Fun Dog Show, Pantomime Horse Races, Country Craft Displays, Childrens Races, Refreshments, Beer Tent and much, much more


Time: 11.30am to 5pm whatever the weather
Venue: Porlock Recreation Ground, Parsons Street TA24 8QJ
Price: TBC
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 17th
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Friday 18th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. Wonderful coastal views, woodlands and moorlands


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Bossington Car Park
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Sunday 20th
Allerford Summer Fair & Classic Car Tour of Exmoor

Allerford Summer Fair.
Includes the start and finish for the Classic Car Tour of Exmoor.
To sell goods, book a stall for 5.


Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Free entry
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

September 2017
Friday 1st
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 2nd
Porlock Carnival

A traditional village carnival with floats, bands and walking particpants.
Can be viewed along as they parade along along the High Street
Presentation of prizes at Porlock Village hall at 7pm
More details to follow


Time: Parade starts 6.00pm
Venue: Porlock High Street
Price: Free

Friday 15th
Discover Bossington Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the landscape, wildlife and history of the beautiful area around the picturesque hamlet of Bossington. Wonderful coastal views, woodlands and moorlands


Time: 10.30 to 12.30pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Bossington Car Park
Price: Free but donations requested CareMoor for Exmoor
Contact: Book your space at Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 21st
Exmoor Natural History Society Guided Walk - Porlock Weir

Join one of our members on a Natural History walk when you will find out more about Exmoor's wonderful wildlife.
Meet at the ENHS Centre on the car park at Porlock Weir


Time: 2 to 4pm approximately
Venue: Exmoor Natural History Society Porlock Weir Centre

Saturday 23rd
Barn Dance & Ploughman's Supper

Barn Dance & Ploughman's Supper with pay bar


Time: 7.30 - 10.30 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: 6
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Friday 29th to Saturday 30th
Oyster Festival

Celebration of local delicacy


Venue: Porlock Weir

October 2017
Saturday 7th
Ada Lovelace Day - 200th Anniversary

In celebration of Ada Lovelace\'s remarkable life this is an Afternoon With Inspirational Women with speakers from a variety of fields describing their own paths to success and achievement. The afternoon includes a cream tea. Booking essential


Time: 3pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall TA24 8 QD
Price: 8
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre (01643) 863150
Email: visit@porlock.co.uk

Saturday 21st
Porlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival 2016

A free event with something for all the family.
Apple Pressing demonstrations; wassail and folk songs; Hog roast; Woodland crafts; Juicing; Vintage engines and machinery in action; Corn dolly making.


Time: All day
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre
Price: Free event
Contact: Grant Dennis 07779-331967
Email: fisherman3408@gmail.com
More Information: Http://www.porlockapplepress.co.uk

Saturday 21st
Harvest Supper

Harvest Supper. Booking essential.
Tickets from Costcutter, Allerford post office & the Pet shop, Summerland Road, Minehead.


Time: 7 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: 10
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Saturday 28th
Porlock Apple Day

Celebrating the humble apple in all its glorious forms with demonstrations of juicing techniques; Apple-centred goods, food and drink for sale; and activities for all the family.


Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

November 2017
Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th
Exmoor Christmas Fair

Gifts by local craftsmen & women, many different handmade items including objects not available elsewhere. Plus demonstrations and home made cakes and lunches, refreshments all day.


Time: 12-6pm on Sat, 10-4pm on Sunday
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Contact: Miss A Gregory - 07929600412

December 2017
Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd
Allerford Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas craft fayre. Stalls, raffle, refreshments. Book a table to sell goods - Sat: 8, Sun: 6.


Time: Sat: 10 am - 4 pm. Sun: 10 am - 2 pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Free entry
Contact: 01643 862831
Email: allerfordhall@gmx.com
More Information: http://www.allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Friday 8th
Victorian Evening

Details to follow


Time: To be confirmed
Venue: Porlock Village Hall

Saturday 9th
Traditional Porlock Late Night Shopping and Santa Festival

All the shops will be open late and full of festive cheer! Come and find some great present ideas, sample the delicious food and drink on offer, and enjoy the street entertainment!

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 6 - 9 pm
Venue: Porlock High Street
Price: Free
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

 

Other Events

For events in neighbouring villages as well as those in the Vale of Porlock see the Porlock Community website

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