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Fireworks events in Devon

By Jon_Bayley  |  Posted: October 05, 2011

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Here, in our comprehensive guide, we round up fireworks events happening in Devon.

Exeter and East Devon

When: Saturday, November 5.

Where: Deepway Centre, Deepway Lane, Exeter, Devon EX6 8AT

The 2nd Exminster Scout Group Fireworks Display. Refreshments & BBQ available. The event takes place between 5.30pm and 7.00pm.

Lions club.

When: Saturday, November 5.

Where: Topsham Rugby Club, Exeter Road, Topsham, EX3 0LY

Exeter FM will once again host a fantastic firework display at Topsham Rugby Club. As well as fireworks, there will be a BBQ, raffle and bar.

Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7pm and fireworks will start at 7.30pm.

When: Saturday, November 5.

Where: Tar Barrels, Ottery St Mary, Devon

The annual Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels has been named as the number one bonfire night event in the country, and it will go ahead once again this year. The famous event will host barrel rolling, processions, squibbing, a large bonfire and a firework display.

A carnival procession will also take place in the town on Saturday, October 29.

For more information visit: www.otterytourism.org.uk/events.htm, call 01404 813964 or email: info@otterytourism.org.uk.

When: Saturday, November 5.

Where: Sidbury Manor, Sidbury, Sidmouth EX10 0QR

The annual Sidbury fireworks display will once again take place in the stunning grounds of Sidbury Manor. The Manor and Manor’s Lakes provide a spectacular backdrop for the firework display.

This year’s event will renact ‘The Gunpowder Plot’, but this time Guy Fawkes will be successful and burn the ‘Houses of Parliament’ to the ground!

Live music, a barbeque hog roast and a licensed bar will all be on offer at the evening event.

The event starts at 5.30pm and finishes at 10.30pm.

Discounted tickets available from Drews Butchers (Sidbury), Rising Sun (Sidford).

When: Saturday, November 5.

Where: Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Okehampton, EX20 2NW

Sticklepath Fireshow and district’s Guy Fawkes Night event, present their 2011 show: “A Frightful Fantasy”. Last year’s Fireshow was included in The Times’ Top 15 of ‘Britain’s Best Bonfire Night events’. Refreshments available. Limited parking in village but a free shuttle bus from Okehampton is available. Shuttle bus from Martins newsagents and Giblands bus stop, first bus 6.15pm, last bus 7.15pm – returns after the show.

Advance tickets on sale from mid-October. Tickets available on the main gate from 6pm.

Adult £7, Child (14 and under) £3.

This fireshow is never postponed due to rain or average windy conditions. It would only ever be postponed in the event of severe stormy weather, where the bonfire and fireworks could cause a potential danger to the crowd and surrounding buildings. No alcohol, fireworks or sparklers allowed on the field.

For more information visit: www.sticklepathfireshow.org.uk

Mid Devon

A number of organisers across Mid Devon have taken advantage of essential safety advice from district council officers this year.

The voluntary registration scheme promotes best practice among sports groups, schools, businesses and other organisations whose events are hoped will go off with a bang this Bonfire Night.

A number of properly certified local displays include: Magelake sports field, Uffculme, at 7pm, on Friday, November 4; Cullompton Rugby Club, Stafford Park, Knowle Lane, at 6pm on Friday, November 4;

Holcombe Rogus Village Playground, at 6.30pmm, on Saturday, November 5; Newton St Cyres Recreation Ground, at 8pm, on Saturday, November 5, Templeton Village Hall, at 7pm, on Saturday, November 5; Tiverton Rugby Club, Bolham Road, at 7pm, on Saturday, November 5.

Plymouth

Plymouth's main civic firework display will be held on Plymouth Hoe on November 5 this year, with entertainment starting at 6pm.

Music and entertainment will start on a stage on The Hoe at 6pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm and fireworks will be launched at 8pm.

The display will be set to a dramatic musical soundtrack and Smeaton's Tower, the Citadel and the War Memorial will be 'colourwashed' with coloured floodlighting to complement the glow of the bonfire.

There will also be fairground rides and food stalls available all evening.

An event will be held at Tavistock Meadows in Tavistock on November 5 There will be fireworks by Two Tigers Fireworks company organised by the Lions Club of Tavistock. Fireworks start at 7pm.

Entrance, from the college end only, is £4 for adults and £1 for children.

On November 3 there will be fireworks and a bonfire in Ermington from 6.30pm.

On November 4 there are fireworks and bonfires in Chillington, Loddiswell and at Ivybridge Rugby Club.

There are also fireworks and a bonfire from 6pm at Gunsey Lane, Parsonage Road, Newton Ferrers.

Tickets are available in advance around the village or on the gate. There will be drink, food and parking.

On November 4 at the Ring O'Bells, West Alvington from 5.30pm with fireworks, a bonfire, music, a barbecue and fancy dress.

On November 5 there are fireworks and bonfires at Bigbury, Modbury and Woodleigh.

Also on November 5 there will be fireworks and a bonfire at Bottle Park in Lee Mill.

The bonfire will be lit at 6.45pm and there will be fireworks at 7.30pm. There will be a bar, a hog roast and a barbecue.

There will be fancy dress and Guy competitions.

South Devon

On Saturday, November 5 there is a bonfire on the beach at Shaldon, with fireworks over on Teignmouth beach, Starting time is 6.30pm and refreshments will be available.

Sherwell Valley School have a fireworks display on Saturday, November 5.

The gates will be open at 5.30pm, the guys will go on the bonfire at 6.45pm and the display will be at 7.15pm.

Tickets bought in advance will enable revellers to enter the school site via the fast track entrance.

The Abbotskerswell Recreation Association is holding its annual bonfire and firework display on Saturday, November 5, on the village playing field.

The primary school’s Parents, Teachers and Friends Association will be running a barbecue at the professionally-run firework display.

It’s being held on the village playing field. Food is served from 5pm, the bonfire lighting will be at 6pm, followed by fireworks an hour later.

A fireworks display will follow the Devon Cup quarter final rugby match at Paignton RFC’s Queens Park ground on Saturday, November 5.

The event will have free entry and a barbecue, with the first rockets off at 7.45pm.

If you want to make a day of it, Paignton are playing Sidmouth in the Devon Cup Quarter Final at 2.30pm.

An organised bonfire and firework display will take place at Watcombe Primary School, Torquay, on Saturday, November 5.

The event has become a popular part of the calendar in the community with more than 1,000 people attending. It is organised by the community and supported by Watcombe Primary School, Watcombe Community Association, Safer Communities Torbay and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service.

Watch Manager Pat Tyler, Community Safety Co-ordinator for Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, said: “We first approached the school with the idea of holding a community event in 2008 and since then it has gone from strength to strength.

“More people are attending each year and it has also helped reduce the number of illegal bonfires in the area and associated incidents of anti-social behaviour.”

Gates open at 5.30pm with fireworks at 7.15pm. Refreshments and sparklers will be on sale but no additional fireworks will be admitted.

On Saturday, November 5 there is a bonfire extravaganza at The River Dart Country Park.

The park will be open from 9am with daredevil activities also available throughout the day. Entry prices for all day entry to the park include the firework display. Hot food and refreshments are available plus a licensed bar open all day.

There will be a bouncy castle and a Guy Fawkes competition with the winner to be announced at 5pm. Bonfire lighting is at 6pm. Firework display at 7pm.

On Saturday, November 5 there is a firework display at the Pig and Whistle Inn, Littlehempston, starting at 8pm. All proceeds to Littlehempston Committee. There will be a barbecue from 6pm with hot dogs, burgers and soup.

On Saturday, November 5 there is a bonfire and fireworks at Malborough Village with a bar, barbecue and hog roast.

The bar and hog roast begin at 6pm and the fire is lit at 7pm,.

North Devon

Barnstaple Round Table Fireworks

The annual fireworks event is this Sunday, November 6 at the Rugby Club, Mill Road.

Half price tickets are now available online until Friday www.barnstapleroundtable.co.uk/

All monies raised help support local charities. Tickets available on the gate.

A bonfire night and firework display will be at

7pm on Saturday, November 5, in

Doorstep Green, Newport.

Entry will cost £2 for adults, £1 for 11 to 16 year olds and 50p for under 11s.

There will be a bar, refreshments and a raffle.

Fuel for the bonfire may be delivered during the week preceding the event to the field using the gate by the Hall.

Permission to use the field has been kindly given by Beaford Arts.

Are you hosting an event? Do you know about a bonfire night or firework display event which is happening that we haven’t mentioned? Get in touch and let us know! Email the event details to jbayley@northcliffedigital.co.uk and we will add it to our comprehensive list.

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