Tiverton and the 'Pannier Market'

Tiverton Christmas 2014 Festival Programme

Free Parking at Phoenix lane multi-story car park every Saturday from 29th November until Christmas.


Friday 5th

·        PTA Xmas Fayre at St Johns Catholic School 3.30pm.

·        Hospiscare “Light up a Life” service at St Paul’s church at 7pm.

·        Stressed about Christmas?  Lack focus?  Come and talk to our rep about what we have to help you?  Reapers, Bampton Street 10am-2pm

Saturday 6th

·        Festive Food Market 8.30am-4pm with food craft workshops, food theatre and food and drink market.  Town Band 10.30am at Market Walk.

·        Festive Juke Box evening with Tiverton Town Band at St Paul’s Church 7pm

Sunday 7th

·        Contemporary Christmas Art Market at Tiverton Pannier Market 10.30am-3pm

·        Christingle Service at St Paul’s church 4pm

·        Evening of Music with Tiverton Town Band at Tiverton Golf Club starts at 7pm

Monday 8th

·        Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat school production starts today through to 11th at Tiverton High School 7pm

Tuesday 9th

·        Xmas coffee morning – Constitutional club Bampton St 10.30 – noon

Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th

·        Bickleigh C of E School Xmas performances 1.30pm & 6pm

Friday 12th

·        Age UK Grand Raffle followed by a service at Beck’s Square 10am


Friday 12th & Saturday 13th

·        Knightshayes by Night 4pm-8pm

Saturday 13th

·        Christmas Fayre at Pannier Market with night market and street food.  Late night shopping opportunity.  Town Band at the Market  10.30am

·        East Devon Choral Society’s Christmas Concert at Tiverton Baptist Church 7.30pm.  Contact Sue North on 01884 253494.

·        Come and meet the producers of delicious Teatonics teas and taste the teas for yourself.  Reapers, Bampton Street 10am-2pm

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th

·        Father Christmas at Knightshayes 10.30am-4pm

Sunday 14th

·        Carols in St Paul’s Church 4pm.

·        Salvation Army Festival of Carols with Tiverton Town Band 3pm.

Tuesday 16th

·        Tiverton High School Community Concert for Christmas at Tiverton Baptist Church 7pm

·        St John’s School Carol singing in St Paul’s Church 6pm

Thursday 18th

·        Christmas Market (organised by Supporting Other Charities) at Tiverton Pannier market 9am-5pm.

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th

·        Knightshayes by Night 4pm-8pm

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st

·        Father Christmas at Knightshayes 10.30am-4pm

Saturday 20th

·        Get your gifts wrapped in the CreaTIV Hub today!  Family fun day at the market including meet the Snow Queen.  Face Painting and Disney sing-a-long.  Town Band 10.30am at market Walk.

·        Santa’s Reindeers stop off in Fore Street from 11.30am-2.30pm.

·        If the Shoe Fits – a temporary Exhibition at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life.


Sunday 21st

·        Café styled theme event ‘Are we there yet’ at St Paul’s Church, Tiverton 10.45am

·        Carol service at St Peters Church, Tiverton 6.30pm

·        Carols by candlelight at Tiverton Methodist & United Reform Church 6.30pm

·        Carols with Tiverton Town Band in St George’s Church Tiverton 6.30pm

Christmas Eve

·        Crib service at St Paul’s Church, Tiverton 3.30pm

·        Christingle at St Peters Church, Tiverton 4pm

·        Carols at St Peters Church, Tiverton 6.30pm

·        Midnight communion at St Peter’s Church 11pm

·        Midnight communion at St Paul’s Church 11.15pm

·        Midnight communion at Tiverton Methodist & United Reform Church 11.30pm

Christmas Day

·        St Paul’s Church Christmas Day services at 9am and 10.30am


Friday 2nd

·        TCAT Sleeping Beauty 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Visit Santa’s Grotto

Every Friday and Saturday until Christmas at the Pannier Market Noon – 2pm

The Grand Western Canal 

Now a leisure attraction, ran between Taunton in Somerset and Tiverton in Devon in the United Kingdom. The canal had its origins in various plans, going back to 1796


Located in Mid Devon on the banks of the Grand Western Canal, Tiverton Canal Co is a unique canal park tourist attraction that offers an enjoyable family day out for everyone that loves boats, horses, wildlife and water.

This intended canal-link was never completed as planned, as the coming of the railways removed the need for its existence.


Balloon Picture Raises Cash for Local Charities

Tiverton Mayor Sue Griggs, Chair of the Portas Company in Tiverton handing an anonymous donation of £500.00 from a supporter of the work the Portas Company are undertaking.

Tiverton Mayor Sue Griggs, Chair of the Portas Company handing an anonymous donation of £500.00 from a supporter of the work the Portas Company are undertaking. 

The donation was handed to Arthur Street, Festival Director of the recent Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival and goes directly to (Devon Air Ambulance and Children’s Hospice Southwest)

The money was donated for The Balloon Painting which ....


The Feast of St. James

Tiverton's Medieval Charter Fayre A day of fun, celebration, live music and crafts in Tiverton. The fayre was based on a a 3 day Charter given in 1257 by King Henry the 111, held around the Feast of St James in July.


Unusual Photographs from the Tiverton Balloon Festival

Tiverton Balloons and Music Festival was held 2014 Friday 11th July - Sunday 13th July 2014


Starchaser Industries Bring rocket to Tiverton Market

Starchaser is a privately held, high technology group of companies that specialises in the development, operation and commercialisation of space related technologies

Short video of Starchaser being launched

The Tiverton Astronomy Society at the market, a group of friendly people who meet around once a month for lectures and talks.


Market calendar information

New Look Deli Shack

Chef Iain Thompson and his wife Lisa likes to keep busy. For the last five years, they have been running the popular Deli Shack at Tiverton Pannier Market, and since last year also providing the delicious food at the Deli Shack Café at Yearlstone Vineyard. And now they have just converted a former storeroom at the market into a permanent home for their deli and to expand the products they sell. 

Caroliza Jewellery

supplies one-off jewellery designs for her customers using the highest quality beads of glass, precious stones, crystals and metals. Designs can include wire and Fantastic Plastic and Caroliza can custom make any piece, to match an outfit.

The Deli Shack

West Country cheeses and charcuterie, as well as locally produced coffee, fresh olives and rare breed fresh meats

Directory of features



Tiverton Castle,

Around 900 years old, it was enlarged and rebuilt during the 14th Century Tiverton, Devon 

Tiverton Museum

Explore the museum's large, outstanding collections and trace the fascinating history of Mid Devon.

Grand Western Canal

Leisure attraction

Knightshayes Court & Gardens

The estate includes a rare stické court dating from 1907. Other features include the extensive topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs and the stables and walled kitchen garden,