Appledore Book Festival 2023
September 15 - November 24
Are you a book lover looking for an event to feed your literary soul? Look no further than the Appledore Book Festival! Held annually in the charming village of Appledore in North Devon, this festival is a celebration of all things literary. From the latest bestsellers to hidden gems, this festival has something for everyone.
Established in 2006, the Appledore Book Festival has quickly become a must-visit event for book lovers around the world. Each year, the festival attracts a diverse range of renowned authors, from established writers to up-and-coming talent. With a packed schedule of talks, readings, and workshops, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with your favourite authors and discover new voices.
But the Appledore Book Festival isn’t just about the authors. The festival is also a celebration of the stunning natural beauty of North Devon. Set against the backdrop of the River Torridge, Appledore is the perfect location for a literary festival. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the picturesque village and the surrounding countryside, making it the perfect destination for a literary-themed getaway. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive into the exciting world of the Appledore Book Festival!
What to Expect at the Appledore Book Festival
The Appledore Book Festival offers a wide range of events, from author talks to book signings, workshops, and more. With so much on offer, it can be challenging to know where to start. Here are some of the highlights to look out for.
Author Talks: The Appledore Book Festival is known for attracting some of the biggest names in literature, and this year is no exception. From established authors to exciting new talent, you’ll have the chance to hear from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary literature.
Workshops: If you’re a budding writer looking to hone your skills, the Appledore Book Festival has got you covered. There are a variety of workshops on offer, covering everything from poetry to prose. You’ll have the chance to learn from established authors and experts in the field, giving you the skills and knowledge you need to take your writing to the next level.
Book Signings: What better way to remember your time at the Appledore Book Festival than with a signed copy of your favourite author’s book? With book signings taking place throughout the festival, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet your literary heroes and get your books signed.
In addition to these events, the festival also offers a range of family-friendly activities, making it the perfect destination for book-loving families. Whether you’re a seasoned reader or a newcomer to the world of literature, the Appledore Book Festival is an event you won’t want to miss.
When Is the Appledore Book Festival 2023?
15 to 24 September, 2023
What’s On at the Appledore Book Festival 2023?
You can download the full programme of events here.
Tickets for the Festival
If you wish to purchase tickets for the festivals, go here.
Getting There and Accommodation
The Appledore Book Festival takes place in the charming village of Appledore in North Devon. Getting there is easy, with excellent road links to the village from major cities such as Bristol and London. If you’re travelling by train, the nearest station is Barnstaple, which is approximately 20 minutes away by car. From there, you can catch a bus or a taxi to Appledore.
When it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of options to suit all budgets. From cosy bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels, you’ll find plenty of places to stay in and around Appledore. If you’re looking for something a little more unusual, why not try glamping? There are several glamping sites in the area, offering a unique and memorable experience.
One of the best things about staying in Appledore during the festival is that you’ll be able to soak up the charming atmosphere of the village. With its narrow streets, colourful houses, and stunning views over the River Torridge, Appledore is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day at the festival.
So why not book your accommodation early and make the most of your time at the Appledore Book Festival? With so much to see and do, you won’t want to miss a thing!
Food and Drink
No festival is complete without good food and drink, and the Appledore Book Festival is no exception. With a range of food and drink stalls on offer, you’ll have plenty of options to keep you fuelled throughout the festival.
One of the highlights of the festival is the pop-up food village, which offers a wide range of delicious street food. From wood-fired pizzas to gourmet burgers, there’s something to suit every taste bud. There are also plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available, so you won’t have to miss out if you have dietary requirements.
In addition to the food stalls, there are also several bars on site, serving up a range of craft beers, ciders, and wines. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing pint after a day of book signings or a glass of wine to enjoy during an author talk, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from.
If you’re looking for something a little more formal, there are plenty of restaurants and pubs in and around Appledore, serving up delicious food and drink. From traditional fish and chips to gourmet cuisine, you’ll find plenty of options to suit all tastes and budgets.
So, whether you’re in the mood for a quick snack or a sit-down meal, the Appledore Book Festival has got you covered.