Porlock Vale Events Diary


November 2018
Sunday 18th
Free Choral Concert of Advent Music

A concert of choral singing performed by the choir from the Yarn Market Hotel’s A Cappella Weekend, led by Ian Chesworth, in Dunster’s historic Tithe Barn. Admission is free and all are welcome to come and listen.

Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Dunster Tithe Barn
Price: Free entry
Contact: dunsterbycandlelight.co.uk

Wednesday 21st
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk -

"Soil" a talk by Paul Hending

Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £2 for members of Society; £2.50 non members
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th
Exmoor Christmas Fair

Gifts by local craftsmen & women, many different handmade items including objects not available elsewhere. Plus demonstrations and home made cakes and lunches, refreshments all day.

Time: 12-6pm on Sat, 10-4pm on Sunday
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Contact: Miss A Gregory - 07929600412

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We want to hear about your experiences and what you think about our changes so far. Come and join us at the Minehead drop-in session and tell us what you think. If you can't manage that date then visit fitformyfuture.org.uk

Time: 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Venue: The Hub, (next to the Fire Station), Hopcott Rd, Minehead

December 2018
Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd
Allerford Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair. Stalls, raffle, guess the weight of the cake etc. Hot and cold refreshments.

Time: Sat 10am - 4 pm. Sun 10am - 2pm
Venue: Allerford Community Hall
Price: Entry Free
Email: news@allerfordandselworthyhall.co.uk

Friday 7th to Saturday 8th
Dunster by Candlelight

Join the candlelight procession, enjoy a wealth of street entertainment, browse the shops and sample local food and drink at this annual two-day event to help get Christmas off to a flying start.
Please note, there will be no parking in Dunster village, please see website for shuttle bus information for the surrounding area.

Time: Friday 5-9pm; Saturday 4-9pm
Venue: Dunster village
Price: Free entry
Contact: 01643 821425
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

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

July 2019
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th

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