Brochure On Its Way

brochurePlans for this year’s Christmas Fayre are complete and you can read all about them on this website.

The brochure  is ready and will be delivered to all the houses in town over the next week or so. Keep an eye out for your copy coming through the letter box any day now.

But in the meantime, if you want a sneak previow, you can download it by clicking here.

60s/70s Disco

dance-295134_1280OOOOO! There’s nothing quite like sequins and platforms, with a ploughman’s supper thrown in for good measure. And THAT is exactly what Chudfest offers you for Saturday night, July 9th.

From 7:30pm you can Jungle Boogie and Get Down Tonight to Devon Disco’s toe tapping tunes, complete with light and lasers. With a bar and the opportunity to dress up in a 60s or 70s style, you know you wanna dig it!

£7 for fun and fine dancing (!) until 11 pm in the Marquee. Get more details by clicking here. The Box Office can assist with tickets.

Hits From The Blitz

Hits from the BlitzHark at those sirens! The talented townsfolk of Chudleigh invite you to “take cover” and join your hosts Gaynor Seager and Paul Hurrell for a night of HITS FROMTHE BLITZ, music and entertainment from the forties and fifties.

No rations here, the good folk of Harvey’s of Chudleigh will fill your bellies with Hot Jackets and fillings, and for an £8 ticket you can be assured of good company performers such as with Chudleigh Duo The Sophisticats, AJ’s Burlesque Dancers, Girls Allowed Out, the Shanty Men plus CADS and 2Firedup duo Lisa Smith and Gina Sherwood ( of BBC1 fame!)

You can find more details by clicking here. Chudleigh Box office has the tickets. Take Aim and HEAD for the Marquee!

Friday 8th June, 6:30pm til Late

Box Office Opens Tomorrow

Box OfficeThe Box Office for Chudfest Summer Festival 2016 will open for the first time tomorrow morning, Bank Holiday Monday. We will be selling tickets for the Beach Party – this year’s headline event- at Woods Estate Agent, Fore Street , Chudleigh between 10 am and noon. We’re hoping to see lots of you there, grabbing your tickets for what’s going to be a fun evening kicking off this year’s festival.

Beach Party

vacation-149960_1280This year our headline event is going to be a little different. Put away those long dresses and bow ties; think shades, Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops. It’s Beach Party time!

recklessWith live music from the highly-acclaimed band, Reckless, and a tasty BBQ supper, plus the chance to show off your surfing skills, it’s going to be a great way to kick off this year’s festival.

Tickets, at just £20 each, will be on sale between 10am and noon on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May, in Woods Estate Agents and at the Chudfest Box Office on Thursday and Saturday mornings from Thursday 2nd June onwards.

You can find full details by clicking here.


Brochures Away!

Tom and brochuresThe brochures have been printed; we’ve collected them; stuffed the flyers in them (thanks, team); and Tom has loaded them into his car. In fact, the first few are being delivered as I type. (If you hear something coming through your letterbox as you read this, it could well be your copy.)

And if you prefer your information electronically, you can find a link to the full brochure on the Summer Festival page.

Ready, Get Set…

It may be a sign of age, but this year is just flying by. It barely seems like yesterday since we were standing in the rain watching the lights go on during the Christmas Fayre, yet here we are, just seven weeks from the arrival of the marquee.

Chudfest brochure cover compLeah Sambrooks won the competition to design the brochure cover and her illustration is currently being printed. The brochure will be with you before the end of this month.

The programme is now finalised and the web pages will be up very soon.. Over the next few weeks, we will introduce each of the events: what’s happening, where, when and where to get your tickets.

We’ve  got some exciting new events this year plus lots of old favourites. we’re very excited about Chudfest 2016 Summer Festival and we hope you are, too.

We’re On Our Way

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The competition to design the cover for this year’s Chudfest brochure is now closed. Many thanks to everyone who entered; we will be announcing the winner very shortly. The brochure is currently being prepared and will be with you towards the end of next month.

And in the meantime, the Save the Date leaflet is being delivered to all the houses in town over the next few days. This is your chance to see what’s on the programme and get the key dates in your diaries. We’ve got some exciting new events coming up, plus a whole load of old favourites (and I don’t just mean the Committee Members!).

It may not seem like it, especially when we’re being battered by wind and rain, but summer’s just around the corner. You are going to hear a lot more from us over the next three months. Here’s to another great Summer Festival.

Shop Local at Christmas Fayre


At the Christmas Fayre on Thursday 3rd December there will be many opportunties to buy those difficult-to-get Christmas gifts.  Many retailers will be open, including: Angie Holmes; Bracken Gallery; Chudleigh DIY; Chudleigh Laundrette; Co-operative Food; Cutting Room; Dandelion; Fido Sassoon; Forever Tattoo; Furniture Barn (offering mulled wine); Gillett’s SPAR; Gill’s; Lloyds Pharmacy; Paradise; Passion Boutique; Pet’s Corner (with gift bags for dogs and cats); Post Office; Sawdye & Harris (offering a children’s col-ouring competition); Second Hand Store; and Sugar Mill.

There will be a craft market upstairs at the Town Hall in the Large Room.   Two indoor Christmas Markets will be available, one in the Woodway Room and one at the Youth Centre.

On the street and on the Town Hall forecourt there will be stalls selling a variety of items.

Food and Drink will be available at many venues, including: Bishop Lacy; Chudleigh Chippy, Harvey’s Coffee Shop and Delicatessen (turkey or pork rolls; mulled wine); Mei Wah Chinese Take-Away; Old Pottery Court Café; Rominoss Pizza; Sangers; The Globe; The Phoenix; and The Ship Inn.

Other Food and Drink will be available at various stalls: Mulled cider (Twinning Association, Town Hall forecourt); Coffee and mince pies (Women’s Institute, Rest Centre); doughnuts and candyfloss; Spanish snacks; and coffee and crêpes.

All this and entertainment too! So why not do your Christmas shopping and help the community at the same time by buying local .