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What's On in Somerset

Wondering What's On In Somerset?...Choose from 100s of Somerset Events!

When it comes to what's on in Somerset you will be spoilt for choice!

Best known for the world famous Glastonbury Festival, Somerset also plays host to a wealth of events, festivals, carnivals, fairs and shows every year. 

Offering an exciting all year round programme of events, Somerset is the place to watch historical re-enactments, be amazed by Monster Trucks, soak up the atmosphere of a music festival, participate in sporting events or visit Country Shows. The choice is yours. 

Visit Somerset in November and you could witness the largest illuminated carnival in Europe, at Bridgwater.

Lighting up the skies in Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Wells, Shepton Mallet, North Petherton and Weston-super-Mare is the fantastic tradition of evening carnival - hundreds of 'carts' ablaze with colour and alive with music. At Bridgwater the unique 'squib' fireworks are lit simultaneously after the procession.   

Somerset is also famous for producing amazing food and drink. Throughout the year there are plenty of opportunities for food lovers to sample these tasty treats at numerous food and drink festivals, markets and events. 

Keep an eye out for specialist events, things to do and days out at many of the fantastic Somerset attractions including Wookey Hole Caves, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, the Museum of Somerset, Coleridge Cottage and Fleet Air Arm Museum

Somerset’s stunning and varied landscapes allow unique events to take place including tractor racing, the Jane Austen festival and wassailing, with many firm favourites returning time and time again and new, exciting events arriving all the time. 

With so many events on offer for all ages, check out the great choice of accommodation (including hotels, bed and breakfasts, self catering and holiday parks), restaurants and pubs available and make your holiday one to remember.

There is also a huge range of individual events, fetes and festivals taking place throughout many of our towns and villages including Taunton, Yeovil, Minehead, Portishead, Frome, Clevedon, Brean, Bruton and Dulverton so be sure to check these out too!

With so much to choose from we're sure you’ll want to return to Somerset year after year.    

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