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What's On in Somerset

Choose from 100’s 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, visit Somerset to watch historical re-enactments, be amazed by Monster Trucks, soak up the atmosphere of a music festival, participate in sporting events or see the Red Arrows, the choice is yours.

Visit Somerset in November and you will get to witness the largest illuminated carnival in Europe. Lighting up the skies in Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Glastonbury, Wells, Shepton Mallet, North Petherton and Weston-super-Mare. Exclusive to Bridgwater is the fantastic tradition of squibbing, hundreds of fireworks simultaneously lit after the carnival procession.  

Somerset is famous for producing amazing food and drink, throughout the year there are plenty of opportunities for the food lovers amongst you to sample these tasty treats at a feast of food and drink festivals, markets and events.

Keep an eye out for specialist events held at many of the fantastic Somerset attractions including 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 huge range of accommodation, attractions, restaurants and pubs available and make your holiday one to remember. With so much to choose from you’ll want to return to Somerset year after year.   

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