Telstar ~ a Victorian guest house

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Exeter Cathedral Close

What's on in Exeter?

Various venues in Exeter have a great reputation for live events including art exhibitions, theatre, dance and music and there is always something going on. Venues include: Exeter Northcott Theatre, The Bikeshed Theatre, Phoenix Arts Centre, The Barnfield Theatre and Exeter Corn Exchange. Slightly further afield: Theatre Royal (Plymouth) and Princess Theatre (Torquay).

Please ask at our reception for the latest information.


Pantomime at various theatres.

Westpoint Exeter:

8th January 2017
Dolls House and Miniatures Fair
(Westpoint Conference room)
01895 834 348

15th - 18th January 2017
Giving and Living
01934 733 433

27th - 29st January 2017
The Motorhome Big Sale
01805 603 943


Robin Cousins' Ice at Westpoint Arena.

Westpoint Exeter:

8th - 9th February 2017
The Source Tradeshow
01934 733 433

11th-12th February 2017
The Vintage Home and Antiques Fair
01584 873 634

16th – 18th February 2017
Craft 4 Crafters
0345 30 40 222

19th February 2017
The Toy Train and Collectors Fair
01373 452 857

25th - 26th February 2017
BCA Spring Spirit Cheerleading Competition
0303 344 5566


Vibraphonic Festival at Exeter Phoenix ~ A celebration of live urban music, with performances from Mercury Prize-winning acts Troyka and GoGo Penguin, plus many other artists.

Westpoint Exeter:

2nd March 2017
Premier League Darts

10th - 12th March 2017
The Caravan and Motorhome Show
01805 603 943

19th March 2017
Friars Pride
01733 316400

21st – 22nd March 2017
SW UCAS Education Convention
01242 544 951

25th – 26th March 2017
Spring Wedding Show
01242 2110993

1st March – 2nd April 2017
The Spring Quilt Festival, Exeter
01406 372 600


Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink sees the region’s top chefs going head to head to create amazing dishes in the cookery theatre. Local suppliers proudly provide tasters and sell their wares with the backdrop of Northenhay Gardens and Exeter Castle.

Westpoint Exeter:

8th – 9th April 2017
South West Home and Garden Show
01872 888 733

23rd April 2017
Dolls House and Miniatures Fair
(Westpoint Conference room)
01895 834 348

23rd April 2017
The Toy Train and Collectors Fair
01373 452 857

27th – 28th April 2017
Tool Fair and Elex Tradeshow
01923 237 799


Devon County Show ~ The county’s largest event takes place near Exeter. The show of rural life has expanded over the years to include rides, displays, shopping and more yet still has the traditional livestock showing and show-jumping.

The English Rivera Geopark Festival showcases the home-grown aspects of the English Rivera UNESCO Geopark. A packed itinerary celebrates everything the UNESCO Geopark area encompasses with sporting tournaments, arts, literary events, local music, food & drink fairs and more.

Westpoint Exeter:

18th – 20th May 2017
Devon County Show
01392 446000


Exeter Respect Festival ~ Belmont Park. Exeter's annual FREE celebration of diversity.

The GoldCoast Oceanfest is all about good times, great sport, quality music and looking after the environment. Sporting contests include surfing, paddle racing, mountain bike trials and an aquathon.

Westpoint Exeter:

3rd - 4th June 2017
The Vintage Home and Antiques Fair
01584 873 634

10th June 2017
Children’s Hospice South West Rainbow Run
01271 325270

15th June 2017
SPAR Tradeshow

18th June 2017
BHP Fuel Fest
01409 261729


Exeter Craft Festival ~ Cathedral Green. Craftsmen and women from all over Devon come together to exhibit and sell their beautiful high quality art and craft. Live music, dancing and children's entertainment.
t: 01392 275338

The 11th Taiko Festival ~ Exeter Northcott Theatre. Taiko drumming - big, beautiful, powerful and exciting! The annual celebration of this enthralling performance art form this year features one of Japan's leading professional groups.
t: 01392 325832

City of Exeter Regatta & Dragon Boat Racing ~ Historic Quayside. Believed to be Exeter's oldest sporting event, it attracts hundreds of competitors aged from 12-70.

Westpoint Exeter:

15th July 2017
One Big Day
0800 953 7000

22nd - 23rd July 2017
Pretty Muddy and Race for life
0300 123 0770


Beautiful Days Festival ~ Beautiful Days is the Levellers' music and family festival which takes place at Escot Park in the heart of Devon.

Dunster Show ~ A country show set in stunning Exmoor scenery on the edge of the Medieval village of Dunster with its Castle.

Westpoint Exeter:

5th - 8th August 2017
Paignton Dog Show
01364 642420

24th - 27th August 2017
Westpoint Bible Festival
01202 612130


Heritage Open Days ~ Celebrate England’s culture & architecture with free access to properties.

Westpoint Exeter:

3rd September 2017
The Toy Train and Collectors Fair
01373 452 857

3rd September 2017
Dolls House and Miniatures Fair
(Westpoint Conference room)
01895 834 348

9th - 10th September 2017
Self-build and Design Show
01283 742950

21st – 24th September 2017
Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show
01425 277 988

29th September – 1st October 2017
The Static Caravan and Motorhome Show
01805 603943


Exeter Philharmonic Choir Concert ~ George Frideric Handel Messiah with Exeter Chamber Orchestra.
t: 01392 499211

Hallowscream at Crealy ~ HallowScream is the first UK adult only Halloween party featuring Halloween Scare Zones, night rides, horror actors, theme park rides, indoor entertainments, live bands and DJs.

Westpoint Exeter:

7th – 8th October 2017
Bride: The Wedding Show
01242 211099

10th October 2017

14th – 15th October 2017
Showmasters Film and Comic Con Exeter
01908 671 138


Autumn Festival ~ Exeter Autumn Festival is a celebration of music, theatre, comedy, art, dance and other types of performance. This is the festival that showcases local talent but also features some national and international events.

Ottery Tar Barrels ~ Every year on November 5th, for reasons lost in antiquity, the Flaming Tar Barrels are carried through the streets of Ottery St Mary to the delight of thousands of townsfolk and visitors.

Christmas Shopping Fayre ~ For 3 fun-packed days the Devon County Showground hosts an amazing range of retailers, manufacturers, craftspeople, wholesalers and importers from far and wide who transform the vast 50,000 sq ft hall into an Aladdin’s cave of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas items.

Westpoint Exeter:

5th November 2017
Exeter Round Table Firework Display

5th November 2017
The Toy Train and Collectors Fair
01373 452 857

8th November 2017
Beef SW
01884 861 352

18th - 19th November 2017
The Vintage Home and Antiques Fair
01584 873 634

24th – 26th November 2017
Christmas Shopping Fayre
01271 378000


Exeter Christmas Market ~ The annual Christmas Market will be located on Cathedral Green this year and will have an array of treasures on offer.

Exeter Street Food Market, Guildhall Shopping Centre ~ Locally produced meats, cheeses, game, fish, fruit, vegetables, juices, cakes, preserves and other produce from around the region are on offer.

Westpoint Exeter:

2nd - 3rd December 2017
The Westcountry Equine Fair
01392 421500


Would definitely stay here again as it was ideally located for the town and the university.

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