Combe Martin Festivities, Events and Markets 2024

This information on Combe Martin's forthcoming events was accurate on Saturday 4th May 2024. It is not an official guide.

Check with the organisations, as events and timings may change.

 

The organisations listed here should have up-to-date information, dates and timings for their respective events. For village news, check on Facebook/What’s On Combe Martin. The monthly Combe Martin 'Shammickite' news magazine can be found in several local outlets.

Modified on May 17, 2024.

Combe Martin Events Not to be Missed in 2024 

The Hunting of the Earl of Rone is held over four days of every Spring Bank Holiday, this year on 24-27 May. This historic musical trad-folk event took place in the 1800s, and it was reinstated in the 1970s.

See our article and photos. Official details and times are posted on the Earl of Rone website.

Over the weekend, the Grenadiers, ‘Obby Oss’, the Fool, and villagers, hunt for the Earl of Rone in the village, finally finding him on the Monday night. You can watch video footage of the Earl of Rone on YouTube

Watched by hundreds of spectators, the hapless earl is paraded and mocked through the streets of Combe Martin, pausing at the Pack o' Cards Inn. The festivities end at the harbour beach on the Monday evening, where the Earl is thrown into the sea. Visit the official website.

See the mummers and guisers, and photographs, at Combe Martin Museum on Cross Street

Combe Martin Carnival usually takes place in mid-August each year. Traditionally a parade, floats, and a wheelbarrow race along the village’s long street, locals are keen to keep this event going. In 2024, the “Carnival starts at 7:00 PM on Saturday 10th August".

Find out more about entries and events from the Combe Martin Carnival Facebook page. 

Combe Martin Village Hall has a busy calendar in 2024. This year there will be shows, plant sales, markets and crafts. 'Superstar Wrestling' on 26 May, and local clubs. More events are coming for 2024; visit the Village Hall website for the latest news.

Combe Martin Shammick Farmers’ Market and Craft Fair is held in the Village Hall on High Street, every month in the morning. A market is planned for May 11th, 2024, and monthly thereafter. Market stallholders include Combe Martin Museum.

There is usually a variety of local crafts, gifts, home-made preserves, cakes, pies, and fresh vegetables. There may be more to see, so pop along to the Village Hall from 9:30 a.m. and maybe get a coffee and bacon bap while you browse. 

Combe Martin’s Strawberry Fair traditionally marks the start of the strawberry season. In 2024, the Strawberry Fair including crafts and activities is advertised to take place at Combe Martin Village Hall, High Street, on June 2nd from 10:30 AM until 4 PM.

The Legendary Grand Tour 2024 (North Devon’s famous Mini Weekend) is planned for August 24th, 25th and 26th. Otherwise known as ‘Mini Madness’, the LGT is a unique motoring event in North Devon. On its way round North Devon, the Grand Tour should pass through Combe Martin at about 3:30 PM on Monday 26th August. It will then drive on to Ilfracombe. 

Up to 250 Minis travel in a convoy, creating a spectacle nearly 10 miles long. The LGT is still going strong and raising charity funds after 25 years. The LGT brings out thousands of spectators, and the highlight is the arrival and raucous welcome at Children's Hospice South West, Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Barnstaple EX31 2PZ.

Combe Martin Village Hall Book Fair is scheduled at the Village Hall on the High Street from Wednesday 24th July (pm) to Wednesday 7th August. It features up to 3,000 pre-loved books on sale, all day and every day. Also, there is usually a Jumble Sale for adults and kids.

St Peter ad Vincula Church Combe Martin is holding 'Messy Church', crafts, games and activities in 2024. There is usually a Village Flower Festival at the parish church during August. These events and others are advertised on Facebook/St Peter ad Vincula Combe Martin.

Museum Tours of St Peter ad Vincula Church Combe Martin will start in June 2024, on Saturdays. Contact Combe Martin Museum for information about bookings and dates. Telephone 01271-889031. Advance booking with the Museum is essential.

Combe Martin Gardening Club and Women’s Institute meet regularly at the Parish Church Hall, Rectory Road, Combe Martin. Details can be found on Facebook and websites.

Where to Find Info

Check the Combe Martin Village Hall website for news of upcoming events and parties, and see Visit Combe Martin online. Also visit Facebook/What's on Combe Martin. Combe Martin Museum on Cross Street is open on weekdays, and pick up the local Shammickite magazine in shops. Also check with Combe Martin's Pubs for their upcoming summer events and music.

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