What's on in Minehead, Live Music, Steam Punk, Festival, Hobby Horse plus much much more

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Friday 29th April until Sunday 1st May: Minehead Victorian Steam Punk Festival Weekend

This year Minehead Victorian Steam Punk Festival Weekend will be over the Mayday bank holiday weekend. Friday April 29th until Sunday May 1st. Music in 7 venues, market stalls, shows, sideshows & street entertainment and much more. The Minehead Victorian Steam Punk Festival Weekend will cover central Minehead ‘The Avenue’, the harbour, the railway, Blenheim gardens & Wellington Square.

For the harbour area it is now confirmed for Sunday (May Day 1st) there will be the ‘West Somerset Morris Men’ arriving to perform for about 45 mins from 12 noon. This will happen outside, either in the road or on the private area close by. Then at 1.30pm, a shanty singing group will arrive for a sing along performance for about 45 mins.

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Always a popular live music venue we have recently had Snappa & also Wrecking Ball playing which were both fantastic nights and we have the following upcoming nights:

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Saturday 2nd April to Sunday 3rd April 2022. The West Somerset Railway reopens.
Saturday 2nd April 2022. Local Food & Drink Festival EAT starts at 10am in Minehead town.
Friday 29th April until Sunday 1st May 2022. Minehead Victorian Steam Punk Festival Weekend.
Saturday 30th April 2022 until Monday 2nd May. Minehead Hobby Horse - In the coastal town of Minehead, located in the southwest English county of Somerset, there is a folk custom on May Day entailing the parading of a brightly decorated hobby horse around the locality. The origins of the custom are unknown. The earliest known record of the practice dates from 1.
Saturday 30th April 2022 at approx. 6pm the Hobby horse leaves the Old Ship Aground.
Monday 2nd May 2022 at the Hobby Horse leaves The Old Ship Aground.
Tuesday 3rd May 2022 the Hobby Horse leaves The Old Ship Aground at 6pm.
Wednesday 4th May 2022 the Hobby Horse leaves The Old Ship Aground at 5.30pm.
Thursday 5th May until Sunday 8th May 2022. West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala.
Saturday 7th May 2022. Holnicote Point to Point racing. A very popular day out at our local Point to Point races held at the Holnicote Estate on the way to Porlock.
Wednesday 27th July2022 . Dunster Fair. Held in the grounds of Dunster Castle.
Tuesday 2nd August 2022. Local Food & Drink Festival EAT starts at 10am in Minehead town.
Friday 19th August 2022. Dunster Show Friday - Held in the grounds of Dunster Castle.
Friday 10th September to Sunday 11th September 2022. West Somerset Railway 4o’s WEEKEND.
Thursday 29th September to Sunday 2nd October 2022. West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala.
Friday 2nd December & Saturday 3rd December 2022. Dunster by Candlelight
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Friday April 8th 2022. Dr Fraggle Band. 5 piece party band, floorfilling classics.
Friday May 6th 2022. The Blue Deal - 3 piece Rhythm and blues band, with light soul and jazz.
Friday June 3rd 2022. Six Machine - pop, rock and disco covers.
Friday July 1st 2022. Levi and the Bean - acoustic duet.
Sunday July 10th 2022. Stevie Nicole Brown 12pm - 2pm.
Tuesday July 26th 2022. RNLI day - Hog roast and Hugil’s Crew Shanty Band.
Friday August 5th 2022. Man from Funkle - four piece funk, soul and pop.
Friday August 26th 2022. Silverback.
Friday September 2nd 2022. Snappa.
Friday October 7th 2022. Six Machine - pop, rock and disco covers.
Friday November 4th 2022. Wassail.
Friday November 11th 2022. The Samurais.
Friday December the 2nd 2022. The Blue Deal.












Sunday December 18th 2022. Christmas Carols.

Saturday December 24th 2022. Andy Doran 12-2pm.
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