Appledore from the River Torridge                         Sunset view from Pebble Ridge,                 The Torridge towards Bideford                            Tarka Morrismen       

                                                                                                          Westward Ho!                                                                                                      on Appledore Quay     


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Archived Articles and Photographs from the Website

Appledore Photographic Competition - for further details go HERE  
The Appledore Band - Monday evening concerts on Appledore Quay - 8.00pm - from Mon 2nd June
On the quay opposite The Seagate throughout the Summer
On the quay opposite The Seagate throughout the Summer

Appledore Summer Festival - Fri 25 July - Sun 27 July 2014
- a community driven effort to ensure that Appledore can put on a great grassroots show of the best it has on offer: music, arts, crafts, dance sessions, cupcake decorating, Appledore pasty making and lots of delicious food and drink - and just general good fun in all its forms to celebrate the summer season! More info including timetable to follow!!

Various venues in Appledore - on and around the Quay and in local halls.

Appledore & Instow Regatta - Sat 26 July - Tue 5 Aug 2014
129 Years of Maritime Celebration Est. 1885 - See Regatta Programme for further details
On the River Torridge
Commemoration of WW1 - Exhibition of life during 1914-1918 including artefacts, personal stories and memolrabilia, sound and vision - Sun 3 Aug & Mon 4 Aug 2014
Refreshments available. St Mary's Church. Churchfields, Appledore, EX39 1RL
St Mary's Church. Churchfields, Appledore,
EX39 1RL
Appledore Carnival - Sun 10 Aug
The Appledore Carnival is a major event for the village - the first Carnival was held on 28th October 1903. The Carnival assembles along Staddon Road, Appledore at 3:00pm, judging is at 3:30pm and the Carnival sets off at 4:00pm following an established route from the top of Appledore down to the Quay towards St Mary's Church, along Torridge Road turning right into Jubilee Road, and then back along Irsha Street (the 'wrong' way!) and finishing at the end of Irsha Street near St Mary's Church, Appledore.
Through the village
Appledore Food & Craft Market - Tue 19 Aug 11am to 4pm
Come and enjoy our wonderful selection of locally hand-made products: preserves, jewellery, soaps fairies - lots of goodies and all in beautiful Appledore. Freshly made lunch snacks and refreshments available. plenty of parking opposite the hall plus access for wheelchairs.
St Mary's Hall, Churchfields, Appledore, EX39 1RL
Appledore Book Festival - Sat 27th September - Sun 5th October 2014
A splendid line-up of distinguished figures
Various venues in Appledore
Festival website for more details
Appledore Remembrance Day Parade - Remembrance Sunday The Cenotaph, Appledore
Appledore Food & Craft Market - Tue 27 May 11am to 4pm
Come and enjoy our wonderful selection of locally hand-made products: chutneys, cakes, beads - lots of goodies and all in beautiful Appledore. Freshly made lunch snacks and refreshments available. plenty of easy parking opposite the hall plus access for wheelchairs.
St Mary's Hall, Churchfields, Appledore, EX39 1RL
Appledore History Race - Sun 25 May 2pm
An historical gig race first raced in 1880. Read more about it HERE
from Appledore Car Park Slipway
Tarka Morris - Sadly they have announced this is their last year - so make sure you get along to their performances!
Tue 27 May - West Quay, Appledore and Tue 12 Aug - Appledore Quay (dance program as published on their website HERE)
'RAISE THE ROO£' Charity Gig in Support of Book Relief UK - Fri 30 May 7.30pm
"A fantastic line-up of local musical talent" - See more details and poster
Appledore Community Hall, 1 New Street, Appledore, EX39 1LU
St Mary's Appledore 175th Anniversary Celebrations
Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd September 2013
- Church open daily 10.00am until 6.00pm
The churchwardens of St Mary's Parish Church, Appledore, invites you to celebrate the 175th anniversary of their lovely church, picturesquely situated by the river Torridge. On display you will find old church memorabilia, including many pictures, artefacts of our church life. Enjoy refreshments while you discover our church's rich history. Come and share your history of our church life too!

The Rt Revd Nick McKinnel, Bishop of Crediton, will lead a special service of celebration at 10.00am on Sunday 22nd September preceded by a procession along the quay with the Appledore Band.
Click here
for a poster
THE APPLEDORE BAND - Sunday 25th August - 7.30pm start
The climax to the Appledore Band summer promenade concerts is the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ when the concert concludes with a selection of patriotic songs. The quay is packed with enthusiastic revellers singing their hearts out to Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory etc. with a lot of energetic of flag waving interspersed with shouts of ‘Bravo’ and ‘Encore’. At the end of the evening everyone leaves for home with a lighter heart. On Appledore Quay (opposite Seagate) 7.30pm start.
Grand Table Top Sale - Mon 26th August
At 'Devonia' No.1 The Quay, Appledore - starting at 10.30am - in aid of the David Rundle Trust
1 The Quay
Appledore & Instow Regatta - Mon 18th to Sun 25th August
"The Regatta commences with the main 'Regatta Day' on 18th August with competitive W.E.A.R.A. Rowing, N.D.Y.C. Sailing races and loads of other events and activities in both Appledore & Instow.
Throughout the week activities include: Art Show, Crabbing Competition, Fishing Competition, Sailing Boat Race, Greasy Pole Walking, Model Yacht Racing, Outboard Motor Race, Pilot Gig Sprint Race, Rowing, Sculling over the stern and the Boat Tug of War, Miller & Sweep Flour Battle with a variety of other activities and stall holders." All events are listed in the Regatta programme available
Both sides of the river - Appledore & Instow
8.00pm EVERY MONDAY throughout summer to Monday 19th August on APPLEDORE QUAY OPPOSITE THE SEAGATE
Appledore Band continues its popular summer season of Monday evening concerts on the quay 8 – 9pm (opposite the Seagate). Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the band. The Training band (not to be confused with the main band) plays beforehand 7.15-7.45pm. In St Mary’s Church if wet.
On Appledore Quay
opposite The Seagate

APPLEDORE SUMMER FESTIVAL - 2nd 3rd & 4th August 2013
The Appledore Summer Festival 2013 is a community driven effort to ensure that Appledore can put on a great grassroots show of the best it has on offer: music, arts, crafts, dance sessions, Cupcake decorating, Appledore Pasty making and lots of delicious food and drink - and just general good fun in all its forms to celebrate the summer season! To get more info go to the Appledore Summer Festival 2013 page

Make sure you get your
Appledore accommodation
booked early for our August 2013 event!!

Throughout Appledore!!

SONGS OF PRAISE on Appledore Quay - Sun 4 August 2013 - 5.00pm
with St Mary's Church and Appledore Baptist PLUS the Appledore Band
... in St Mary's if it's raining!

Appledore Carnival - Sun 11 August 2013 - Fun on the quay begins at 4.00 pm
"This time honoured tradition in Appledore never disappoints with the variety of costumes, floats and companies looking to promote themselves, a cause or a business whilst enjoying the whole event and atmosphere making for a really enjoyable afternoon."

Appledore Quay

Appledore Pilot Gig Club

Fri 2 - Sun 4 May 2008

World Pilot Gig Championships  

- Scilly Isles

Appledore Visual Arts Festival

Thu 29 May  - Sun 1 Jun 2008


Appledore Pilot Gig Club

Sat 12 Jul 2008

Appledore Regatta

Flower Festival 

St Mary's Church, Appledore 

Fri 25 Jul - Mon 28 Jul 2008

Further details

Craft Fayre 

St Mary's Church Hall, Appledore 

Fri 25 Jul & Sat 26 Jul 2008

Further details

Concert by Ian Hudson & Friends 

St Mary's Church, Appledore 

Fri 25 Jul 2008

Further details

"Deserted Island Discs" 

St Mary's Church, Appledore 

Sat 26 Jul 2008

Further details

Appledore Regatta

27 Jul 2008


Appledore Carnival

"It might be one of North Devon’s smallest carnivals, but what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in colour"

Sun 17 Aug 2008

Fun on The Quay begins at 4pm

Tarka Morris Men in Appledore

26 Aug 2008

Appledore Walking Tour 

+ Royal George

Appledore Book Festival

27 Sep - 5 Oct 2008

Diary of Events

Massed Bands Concert 2008

featuring the brass bands of Appledore, Bideford & Hartland (hosted by Appledore Band in 2008)

7.30 pm Sat 11 Oct 2008

At Bideford College Theatre

Tickets at the door:

Adults £4.00   Children (under 16) £1.00

including Programme

Further details


Appledore Book Festival

29 Sep - 7 Oct 2007

 Diary of Events
Bideford Folk Festival

This week long friendly festival is held in and around the historic port of Bideford, situated in beautiful North Devon, including a free Concert in the park!

13 Aug - 19 Aug 2007

Appledore Visual Arts Festival

Thu 31 May - Sun 3 Jun 2007

10th Anniversary Year

The Festival provided a rich programme of exhibitions, events, residencies, educational projects and workshops involving everyone from internationally recognized artists to locally based craftspeople, children and community groups - something for everyone.  
Oldenburg Cruise

Fri 18 May 2007

A rare opportunity to board the MS Oldenburg from Appledore! 

It was a wonderful evening - CONGRATULATIONS! WELL DONE to the organizers! 

We all had a splendid time - it was a lovely lively jolly Appledore party!

Some photos of the event have been posted here

Appledore Christmas Fayre 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm - Sat 29 Nov 2008 St Mary's Church Hall, Appledore
Appledore Late Night Shopping 3.00 pm Doors Open for Craft Fair etc

5.00 pm - 8.30 pm - Fri 5 Dec 2008

6.00 pm - Lighting the Beacon

Craft Fair, Art Exhibition and Christmas Bazaar 

in St Mary's Church Hall

The Appledore shops and galleries welcome you to shop late! 

Exmoor Carolers Concert

Tel: 471099 for  tickets/information

7.30 pm Sat 6 Dec 1008


St Mary's Church, Appledore

Admission £5.00 including seasonal refreshments served during the interval 

Appledore Singers

2.30 pm Sun 7 Dec 2008 Arlington Court

Appledore Singers

7.30 pm - Tue 9 Dec 2008

Atherington & Umberleigh WI

Village Carol Service

7.30 pm - Wed 17 Dec 2008

Tel: 01237 470469 for further information

Appledore Singers

2.30 pm Sun 21 Dec 2008

The Elizabethan, Westward Ho!

There will be guest artists, a wonderful raffle of huge hampers and tea and mince pies

Village Torchlight Procession

7.30 pm - Mon 22 Dec 2008 St Mary's Church, Appledore
Bideford New Year's Eve 

Riverside Party
Bideford has previously been voted one of the ten best places in the world to be on New Year’s Eve. Depending on the weather, between 10 and 20 thousand people descend on Bideford Quay for an evening of frivolity. Many people are in fancy dress and it is generally a happy occasion with relatively few troublesome incidents.

Wed 31st December 2008 Bideford Quay

 On New Year's Eve this is the place to be 

for the serious reveller! The celebrations start early in the evening until late. Entertainment culminates in fireworks over the river Torridge
For further information contact Bideford TIC at or 'phone 01237 477676.

Barnstaple New Year's Eve
Wed 31st December 2008



In The Square you'll see a large music stage with fun and games for the children and adults - and a range of children's entertainment, including bouncy castles, etc...and finally, fireworks at midnight o'er the river Taw.



THE APPLEDORE BAND Sunday 14th July - 2.00pm - 6.00pm on APPLEDORE QUAY has been selected to be one of six venues in Devon as part of the nationwide ‘Our big Gig’ musical celebration.

Our Big Gig is a community music celebration which takes place at over 300 venues across the UK from the 11th to the 14th July 2013. This annual event aims to bring communities together to celebrate their local musical talents and get more people involved in music making.

In Appledore the event will take place on Sunday 14th July from 2 till 6pm. Appledore Band will be playing in concert on the quay. Also there will be performances from Appledore Training Band, Bradworthy School Brass Group and Appledore Brass Ensemble. The public will be invited to try their hand at a brass instrument and Appledore Band encourages new blood in their training band.
On Appledore Quay

The Appledore Singers
Sun 21st July 2.30pm - 'SONGS FOR A ROYAL SUMMER'
Our popular local ladies' choir presents their SUMMER CONCERT in Northam Hall, Northam, Bideford (the former scout hall).
- List of more forthcoming Appledore Singers concerts here

Go to Forthcoming Events in and around Appledore





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