Goose Fair – Wednesday 11th October
The annual Goose Fair in Tavistock dates back to the early 12th Century, when a Michaelmas Fair held every September 29th provided the opportunity for business and animal trading, and was a social event for wives and daughters.
The name Goose Fair probably came about as farmers brought their geese ready for fattening for Christmas, and the only other Goose Fair (in Nottingham) has a similar connection. Fast forward to today and visitors can still expect to see geese and livestock.
Alongside the traditional fair over 200 stalls and fairground rides are situated in the town providing exciting entertainment for the whole family. This years Goose Fair will be held on Wednesday 11 October 2017.
Tavistock Lions Grand Firework Display – Saturday 4th November
This years firework display promises to be a spectacular event for all the family, with a Lions BBQ being served from 6:15 and the display starting at 7pm. Why not come on down to Tavistock College and enjoy an evening of great food and a grand display.
Dickensian Evening – Friday 1st December
This year on Friday 1st December Tavistock will be transported back in time for our annual Dickensian Evening, shop keepers embrace the spirit as they dress themselves and their shops in traditional attire, the smell of chestnuts cooking on our very own steam engines will waft through the streets bringing excitement to children and adults alike. Shops will be open late and the town will come alive with entertainment on every corner, with a light switch on at 5:45pm why not come on down and start December with a truly magical evening amongst family and friends.