What’s on in August

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Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

A fantastic 4-day festival of food and drink in the heart of Yorkshire. Real-ale, workshops, demonstrations and live music.

Where: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
When: 4th – 7th August 2016
More info: www.foodanddrinkfestival.org.uk


Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Over 19 venues and 30 performance spaces, running alongside the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, all these shows are entirely free (a collection is taken at the end).

When: 4th – 28th August 2016
More info: www.freefestival.co.uk


County Show, Somerset

A huge agricultural show in the South West with free entry if you arrive on foot. This is fantastic family day out with something for everyone from dog shows and cheese tasting to livestock displays and crafts stalls.

Where: Shepton Mallet, Somerset
When: 21st August 2016
More info: www.midsomersetshow.org.uk


Cardiff Habour Festival, Cardiff

Fun for everyone. On land explore the craft stalls, and enjoy live music and entertainment. On the water, Cardiff Bay will play host to the P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea.

Where: Cardiff, Wales
When: 28th and 29th August 2016
More info: www.cardiff-events.com


Notting Hill Carnival, London

Europe’s largest street festival takes place in West London every year. Enjoy the procession and floats, as well as fantastic music.

Where: Notting Hill, London
When: 28th and 29th August 2016
More info: thenottinghillcarnival.com


Bognor Regis Illuminations

Head for the funfair on the seafront all weekend and enjoy the crowd-pulling night time procession of floats, finishing with the Grand Finale Fireworks Display at 10pm.

Where: Bognor Regis, West Sussex
When: 28th August 2016
More info: www.visitsoutheastengland.com


Newlyn Fish Festival

A celebration of all things fish with loads of stalls selling different fishy things to try. Plus music and events.

Where: Newlyn, Cornwall
When: 29th August 2016
More info: www.newlynfishfestival.org.uk


Ventor Fringe Festival, Isle of Wight

A unique celebration of the arts, showcasing emerging and established talent across every creative discipline. Each year it attracts more than 300 performers from across the world that transform Ventnor into a wonderland of pop up bars and secret venues.

Where: Ventor, Isle of Wight
When: 9th – 14th August 2016
More info: www.visitisleofwight.co.uk