Whats on in Glastonbury and Somerset

There is always a really wonderful and varied calendar of events around us here in Glastonbury catering for an amazing range of interests. We are sure you will find something special to do while you are staying with us. Of course you are more than welcome to do nothing and just relax as well!

Monthly Calendar

November 2019

Saturday 2nd November

Guy Fawkes Bridgwater Carnival.
For more information visit our blog post. Bridgwater Carnival

Sunday 3rd November

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Monday 4th November

Burnham-on-Sea Carnival 
Part of the Guy Fawkes Carnival Series.  This one stands out for its dazzling fireworks on the beach after the parade.

Saturday 9th November

North Petherton Carnival
Part of the Somerset Carnival series.  One of the best towns to watch the event as it has great parking and easy access.

Sunday 10th November

The Somerset Poppies
The Somerset Poppies return to the Bishops Palace this year, following last year’s commemorative display.

In 2018, 7986 poppies, created by over 4500 children in every school around Wells, were displayed to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.

Wednesday 13th November

Shepton Mallet Carnival
Part of the Guy Fawkes Somerset Carnival Series. Read about the origins on our blog post. Guy Fawkes Carnival

Friday 15th November

Wells City Carnival
Part of the Somerset Series of Carnivals.

Saturday 16th November

Glastonbury Illuminated Carnival The Somerset Carnivals are widely regarded as the largest illuminated processions in the UK and Europe, and here they, are right on our doorstep! And guess what? The carnivals are free! However, please do give generously to the collection floats, which benefit many local charities. – See more

Saturday 30th November

Telescope and Binocular Open Day

Knowledgeable experts from the RSPB Shop in Darts Farm Exeter will be on site to guide you through our range of binoculars, telescopes, tripods and accessories. Just drop in any time between 10 am-4 pm.

Thursday - Sunday 28th - 15th November

Bath Christmas Market
Over 200 chalets spread out across the streets of Bath each year selling handmade and local Christmas gifts.  Runs until the 15th of December.

Saturday 30th November

Glastonbury Frost Fayre. A seasonal event on the High St in Glastonbury. Food, Music, and many stalls selling everything wonderful from Glastonbury and Somerset. Always fun.

December 2019

Sunday 1st December

Frome Independent Market A wonderful market in Frome. Food, clothing, furniture, art and much more. 10am – 3pm.

‘We stand for the best. We stand for talent. We stand for independents. We work with independent local, seasonal and regional food and drink producers. We showcase fledgling and established contemporary designers & makers. We nurture traders of sustainable products, contemporary design products and vintage fashion, collectibles and furniture. We support Frome’s independent retailers and thinkers’.

Sunday - Sunday 1st - 15th December

Bath Christmas Market
Over 200 chalets spread out across the streets of Bath each year selling handmade and local Christmas gifts.  Starts the 28th of November and runs until the 15th of December.

Tuesday 3rd December

A Christmas Carol at Wells Cathedral
Join critically-acclaimed theatre company Chapterhouse Theatre Group and see whether Scrooge’s frozen heart will melt in time for Christmas Day…

Book in advance to secure your tickets

Sunday 8th December

Wells Reindeer Parade
We have already invited Santa and his Reindeer and they said they will only come if you do!

The Event details will be posted shortly.

Sunday 8th - 23rd December

Christmas at Bishops Palace
The rooms of the medieval Palace building will each be adorned with decorations on a different theme, from medieval through Victorian to Nordic. The Entrance Hall will be warmed by a roaring fire, and seasonal greenery and foliage from the Palace Gardens will be used to create stunning adornments to complement the historic interiors.

There will also be a Christmas-themed family trail which will take visitors through the Palace & Gardens, leading to a traditional nativity scene at the end. Family Christmas craft sessions will be taking place, giving children the chance to create handmade decorations, perfect as a gift to granny or to adorn their own tree.

Sunday 8th to 22nd December

Father Christmas at Bishops Palace
For younger visitors, a ticket can be bought to visit Father and Mother Christmas who will be meeting children in the Palace on selected dates throughout December. Each child will get individual time with Father Christmas, and of course, a gift!


Sunday from 1st December

Longleat Festival of Light
Showcasing a brand new theme, the unmissable Festival of Light will return!

Selected dates from the 9th November til the 5th January

Saturday 14th and 21st December

Wells Christmas Market
The regular Wells Saturday Market will host additional stalls to create a festive atmosphere in the historic city. The extended seasonal market will be located through the Bishop’s Eye in the Bishop’s Palace Green.

Tuesday 31st December

New Years Eve Party at Wookey Hole
See into the New Year with us! With live entertainment, hog roast, disco and fireworks it will be a night to remember with family and friends!
Our resident entertainers will be on hand to make sure you have an awesome New Year celebration with magic, comedy and fun for all the family!

January 2020

February 2020

TBC February

Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival
A Festival For The Whole Community
Join us for the 2019 Snowdrop Festival, celebrating all that is good about Shepton Mallet and this beautiful winter flower
Arts & Crafts Workshops – Exhibitions – Window Displays – Rambles & Trails – Plantings – Tea & Cake – Talks – Competitions

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020


Glastonbury Road Run

Cheer on this years road runners for Glastonbury road run, running through Glastonbury high street.


Glastonbury Fringe Festival 2019
2019 will be the 8th year of the Fringe Festivals annual opening event at Glastonbury Abbey. This year the lineup features:

Tankus the Henge
Noel & Webb
Break Beat Bandits

Tickets are on sale from March 1st


Royal Bath and West Show The Royal Bath & West Show is England’s Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England’s only 4 day Royal Show. A Celebration of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food & Drink

June 2020

TBC June

Weston Air Festival
Weston Air Festival will return this summer with breathtaking air displays over the stunning seafront and beach lawns at Weston-Super-Mare. Offering free entertainment for all the family.

July 2020

Friday 17th July

Godney Gathering
The Godney Gathering is one of the best single day micro festivals in the country.  With Seven stages featuring over 50 individual stage performances.

August 2020

TBC August

Glastonbury Extravaganza
This years Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza will take place on Saturday 3 August, 2019, when the event will return to the Abbey’s spectacular surroundings for the 23rd time.

TBC August

Pop Up Pub and BBQ

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months starting the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won’t) we will move it inside.

TBC August

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

September 2020

October 2020

TBC October

Glastonbury Festival Run 2019
The Festival Run will be returning on 20th October 2019.
There will be a choice of 2k, 5k and 10k distances for everyone to enjoy. We will be opening entries soon.