Up, Up and Away

Tiverton Balloon FestivalThe blistering temperatures over the past week have sent the country into eager anticipation of a long, hot summer.

And a long, hot summer means plenty of events, particularly in the South West where there is a veritable feast of events planned for the summer. Some of these will feature AC Services Southern’s clients.

One of the biggest is taking place this weekend at Tiverton in Devon, where the annual Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival 2015  will be staged from Friday 10th July to Sunday 12th July 2015.

Billed as “an exciting ballooning, music and aerial extravaganza” the event will feature more than 40 balloons will be taking to the skies. There is evening entertainment galore, from the hot air balloon ‘Night Glow’ fire and light show accompanied by music and fire jugglers and a lantern procession on Friday to balloon tethering and spectacular displays plus competitions over the weekend days.

Tiverton Balloon Festival is also playing host to over 50 musicians performing live including The Skints, Mad Dog Mcrea and The Simmertones who will be performing on Sunday night.

Food Glorious Food

Of course, you cannot attend a festival without sussing out some of the eating facilities available and the Devon Food Festival  at the Tiverton festival is offering a smorgasbord of choice in the food and drink pavilion including hog roasts and cider, international cuisine as well as vegan food and juice bars.

For a rough guide, I personally would begin at the Tricky Cider Company followed by Bootleg Liquor, with a quick trip to the Posh Kebab Company via a brief sojourn at the Ceylon Curry House, culminating in a visit to the Beanbug Coffee Trike serving premium quality, delicious organic and fair-trade espresso beverages.

This is just one of many local events, which aims to raise money to be distributed to local charities, clubs and organisations that AC Services Southern is happy to promote. To date (since 2011) Tiverton has raised over £34,000 for the local Devon community, making it a thoroughly worthy and enjoyable three-day event.

That’s not all that’s happing in the South West over the summer. July and August will play host to the following events:
• July 11-12 2015 All Things Morris, Ilfracombe
• July 19, 2015 Clovelly Maritime Festival, Clovelly
• July 25-Aug 2, 2015 Torbay Carnival Week, Torbay
• July 25, 2015 Mid-Devon Show, Posthill
• July 27- Aug 1 2015 Teignmouth Carnival Week, Teignmouth
• July 31- Aug 2, 2015 Torbay Steam Fair, Brixham
• August 1, 2015 Shaldon Water Carnival, Shaldon
• August 8-15, 2015 Dawlish Carnival Week, Dawlish
• August 9, 2015 Hennock Country Fair, West Hele
• August 18-19, 2015 British Firework Championships, Plymouth
• August 17-18, 2015 Exeter Craft Festival, Exeter
• August 27, 2015 Ilfracombe Carnival, Ilfracombe.

And if you are not exhausted and/or satiated by the end of the summer, don’t forget the annual tar barrel rolling at Ottery St Mary. As a past attendee of this event, I can confirm that it is truly terrifying, but the food is out of this world! To Devon organisers and AC Services clients alike, we wish you a successful event.

Published Date: 7th July 2015
Category: Blog, Events, News

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