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Porlock Carnival parade

EVENTS DIARY

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December 2018
Friday 7th to Monday 31st
Porlock Santa Festival

See Porlock get in the festive spirit with its vast array of Santas displayed around the village. Local businesses, accommodation providers and eateries all join in the fun by making and displaying their own amusing Santa in the hope of winning the Porlock Vale Newsletter Cup. Join the Santa Trail and vote for your favourite.


Time: Throughout the Festival
Venue: Porlock village
Price: Free entry
Contact: Chris Gladstone 01643 862996

Saturday 15th
Traditional Porlock Late Night Shopping and Santa Dash

Porlock Late Night Shopping Saturday 15th December
Shops in Porlock will be throwing open their doors to welcome customers for nibbles and the odd tipple as they browse for those all important Christmas presents. There will also be street entertainment, Santa in his sleigh, carol singing, dancing as well as stalls and street food. And don’t miss the annual Santa Dash which takes place at 7pm – if you’re interested in joining the dash contact Chris Gladstone on 01643 862996 for more information.


Time: 5-8pm
Venue: Porlock Village
Price: Free
Contact: Clare Gladstone 01643 862996

January 2019
Saturday 5th
Porlock Wassail

Join us as we wassail the Porlock Orchards, the event will start off at the Solar, Dovery Museum at 5.45 with the Mummers Play. Afterwards we will process to the various orchards and people can join in at any time. The final destination will be the Top Ship.
Please bring a lantern, torch, saucepan lids, spoons or anything to make a noise!


Time: 5.45pm
Venue: Start at Dovery Manor Museum.
Price: Free

February 2019
Sunday 10th
Free Choral Concert at Dunster

Choruses from St Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach performed by singers from the Yarn Market Hotel’s choral weekend, led by Ian Chesworth, in Dunster’s historic Tithe Barn. Refreshments available. Admission is free and all are welcome.


Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Dunster Tithe Barn
Price: Free entry
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

April 2019

Thursday 4th April

Flavours of Spring Tasting Menu

Join Head Chef and proprietor John Bradley for a ‘Flavours of Spring’ 5 course Tasting Dinner in the award-winning Coleridge restaurant.

Price £45pp (includes a £5 donation to CareMoor)
Call 01643 841241 to book
Email dbch@btconnect.com Website www.dunkerybeaconaccommodation.co.uk Accommodation also available as a 2 night gourmet DBB package at this award-winning boutique hotel.


Time: Confirmed when booking
Venue: Dunkery Beacon Hotel, Wootton Courtenay. TA24 8RQ
Price: £45pp
Contact: 01643 841241
Email: dbch@btconnect.com

May 2019

Friday 3rd May

Locanda on the Weir, Porlock Weir, TA24 8PB
Awaiting details…..Price £TBC pp (includes a £5 donation to CareMoor).

Call 01643 863300 to book
Email czs@locadaontheweir.com Website www.locandaontheweir.co.uk Accommodation also available in this newly refurbished boutique style hotel.


Time: Confirmed when booking
Venue: Lo ands on the Weir, Porlock Weir. TA24 8PB
Price: Tbc
Contact: 01643 863 300
Email: czs@locandaontheweir.com

June 2019
Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th
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. Unfortunately no dogs please.
In aid of Porlock Visitor Centre


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

July 2019
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th
Weirfest

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


Venue: Porlock Weir

October 2019

A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages.
A look back to old country crafts... centred around our 1862 'Somerset Pattern' apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and take away.

Old rural crafts such as wool spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts etc, also demonstrated.

Loads of home made appley cakes, pies, jams, chutneys, a fantastic hog-roast, appley soups, tea & coffee means you don't even need to bring a packed lunch.

Add to this some hearty singing of a cider song (you can join in too!), Birds of prey, vintage engines and machinery in action... plus much more... means a brilliant day out for all the family. The best bit..... IT'S FREE!

On-site loos and parking is only 150yds away.

Loads more information at our website www.porlockapplepress.co.uk


Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre Orchard Garden. TA24 8QD
Price: FREE

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