Heritage Festival 2019

Bude-Stratton Heritage Festival 21st July 2019 11am – 4pm

One of Bude’s most anticipated events, Bude-Stratton Heritage Festival, will be held this year on Sunday 21st July, from 11am – 4pm. Free entry.

The day – which is organised and paid for by Bude-Stratton Town Council – is geared towards providing a fun and free day out for the community, to celebrate our town and local heritage.

There have already been some exciting activities confirmed that are sure to entertain the whole family, including: a vintage fairground with amusements and rides for both children and adults, a bird of prey display, a bouncy castle and surf simulator, a dog show organised by Tamar Vets (money raised from the dog show will go to local wildlife rehabilitator Sue Clancy Gear of Born to be Wild), a race on the canal with the Pilot Gig Club, and much, much more.

There will also be ‘fete style’ show classes which are free to enter along with plenty of stalls from a range of local businesses to browse through.

Live music will be provided all through the day from familiar names like the Bideford Pipers, Bude Metric Brass, The Countrymen and Bude Town Band. There will also be Cornish clogg dancing group the Carnkie Cloggers providing entertainment on the day.

Heritage Day will also be celebrating Bude Canal’s 200th birthday. The construction of the canal began on 23rd July 1819 so there will be plenty of events and activities to mark this occasion. In addition, full size replica “tub boats” will be on show courtesy of Mr A Wills of Bideford.

All of the attractions and activities for Bude Heritage Day will be centred around The Castle and its grounds, and also The Bark House Lawns on the Bude Canal Wharf (opposite the Olive Tree) and also in and around the Parkhouse Centre.

If you’d like to find out more about Bude Heritage Day, or are interested in having a stall on the day, please call 01288 357 300 or email


Heritage Festival