Devon Bear Festival

Devon Bear Festival / Events / Sun 17 Mar 2013

Devon Bear Festival 2013

Devon Bear Festival 2013

Kingswear Bears have announced that following their successful event last year they will again be hosting their teddy bear fair, the DEVON BEAR FESTIVAL at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Sunday 17 March 2013. This is a great location with easy road access from the A38 & A380 (just off the M5) & the venue offers ample free parking for all visitors & catering facilities.

There has been a great buzz in the bear community about this fair & many exhibitors have quickly signed up to attend. There will simply be hundreds of bears to choose from & whether you prefer new bears, artist designed or antique there will be a bear for you.

Teddy bear shops will be represented by Kingswear Bears of Kingswear, Dartmouth who along with Urchins of Tintagel will bring a fantastic selection, including Charlie Bears. Apple Pie House will have a great range of collectables including bears from Steiff & R John Wright.

Many bear artist/designers will bring along their wonderful handmade creations for adoption. Amongst these will be a number of local bear artists such as Button Meadow Bears of Plymouth and Hidden Cove Bears of Newton Abbot, together with acclaimed artist Chloe Wilson of Dusty Attic Bears from Glastonbury. Other exhibitors will join us from further afield including Bowerbird Bears and Haven Bears who are very well known & supported in the West Country.

There will also be a number of stalls with vintage & pre-loved bears just waiting to be adopted.

For bear makers there will be fabulous Schulte fabrics, hand dyed mohair, bear making accessories and patterns to buy. Christopher’s Chairs will be in attendance with a fantastic array of hand made chairs for bears.

There will be a prize draw at 1pm of £50, £20 & £10 vouchers to be used at any one of the stalls exhibiting on the day.

The 2013 Devon Bear Festival will be open to visitors from 10.30am until 3.30pm on Sunday 17 March 2013. The entrance fee is £2.50 for adults, with free admission for under 14s.

For further information & the latest news about this wonderful event, including an exhibitor list, please visit the website , search Facebook for Devon Bear Festival or contact Sarah & Steve, Kingswear Bears, 2a The Square, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0AA Tel: 01803 752632 Email:

The Devon Bear Festival looks forward to welcoming you.

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Event Location

Newton Abbot Racecourse

Newton Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 3AF
TQ12 3AF

Telephone: 01803 752 632