Ipplepen Abbfest

Events - Ipplepen Team


Thursday 19th September to Sunday 22nd September 2024

Where: Fermoy's Garden Centre, Totnes Road, Ipplepen TQ12 5TN

(20th Anniversary)
19th-22nd September 2024. Abbfest is a volunteer run, charity festival that raises money for local charities and organisation.

TICKETS available from here


Night at the Promos
Night of Classics with Torbay Symphony Orchestra

Mammoth 7pm – 9m
The Red Cups 9:15pm – 11pm

The Rock Choir from 11:15am
Double A & The Bay Duo 12pm to 1.30pm
Charge Due 1:45pm – 3:15pm
Harbour Duo 3;30pm – 5pm
The REGGASKAS – 5:15pm – 6:45pm
Eventine – 7pm – 8:45pm
Loose Cannons – 9:15pm to 11pm

Battle of the Bands 10am to 2pm

ALSO on Sunday
with have Dog Show on Sunday


Sunday 22 September, 11 am – 3.30 pm

Dog Class Entries welcome for:
Best Male Dog – open to oil mole dogs over 18 months old, oil breeds, mixes, – criteria focused on appearance, health, movement, personality – complete and neutered dogs welcome.

Best Female Dog – open to all female dogs over 18 months old, oil breeds, mixes, – criteria focused on appearance, health, movement, personality

Waggiest Tail – does your dog hove the fastest whippiest toll wag, or does your dog wag their toll and entire body, or maybe it’s more of stubby little blur of joy?

Most like owner – Does your dog took like you or o member of the family – or does ii pull the some expression you do – do owners realty look like their dogs?

Best rescue – “Rescue is my favourite breed” – looking for the most appealing ‘dog rescue story’ – with a happy ending and a happy dog! ldeally. Bring a before photo so we con see the transformation.

Best or oddest pair of dogs from same household – Do you hove a pair of stunning Dalmatian’s, or Spaniels, or perhaps you hove a Dachshund and o Great Done or a Chihuahua and a Mastiff, or a Basset Hound and a Greyhound or another quirky mix of breeds, showcase them In this wonderful class!

Cutest Dog – judges favourite – Some dogs hove it and some not so much – cuteness is hard to define but our judge wilt know it when they see it! Open to oil breeds aged 18 months and over and all types of dog – maybe it’s in the eyes, the ears, the face or something they do that is Just so adorable …

Best 6 legs – dog & owner- A little bit of fun where the owner/handler is judged alongside their dog! Which household has the best combined set of legs – open to all the family members, be It longest, shortest, thinest, hairiest or most muscular 6 legs …

Best young handler – Open to under 16’s who can demonstrate the best handling and control of their dog – they will need to walk their dog around the ring, slop, sit and walk off under the guidance of their young handler

Best puppy – Open to any dog aged 6-18 months all breeds, types – criteria focused on ‘puppyness, appearance, health, movement and personality

Best dog not to win anything! – Selected from all the dogs entered into the classes but who hasn’t won a class outright!

Best in Show – winners of all previous classes – be grand champion of doggiest-abbfest chosen from the 1O winning dogs on the day


Abbfest is a volunteer run, charity festival that raises money for local charities and organisations. Over the 16 years Abbfest has been running over £250,000 has been raised. We are entirely run by volunteers. Without our volunteers, sponsors and most importantly, attendees this wouldn’t have been possible, a big Thank You to all who help put the festival together and support us.

Abbfest’s main aim is to raise funds for our community and local charities by staging a Festival, or other activity as determined by the Trustees, and by doing so promote local drink, food, craft and entertainment. Every year Abbfest hosts a wonderful weekend full of live music, locally produced beer & cider, chef demonstrations and a food & craft market full of local artisan producers

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