Events & Celebrations

Christmas Markets (03rd Dec - 21st Dec)

Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th & Wednesday 21st December
9am - 1pm

Free range turkeys, organic meats, sprouts on stalks, cheeses, cakes, puddings, biscuits, fudge, chocolate, bread, fish and Christmas trees are just some of the delights which will be on offer at the South West’s BIGGEST indoor Farmers’ Markets.  The markets will be held at the BIG Sheep in Bideford on Saturdays 3rd, 10th, 17th and Wednesday 21st December 2016.

So why not forget the hustle and bustle of high street shopping and enjoy the social buzz of a fantastic traditional country farmer’s market and stock up on some last minute Christmas presents in the BIG Sheep’s Sheepy Shop which is an Alladin’s Cave full of unique and quirky gifts. 



Email if you are interested in becoming a stallholder.

Food Stallholders Booked for 2016:

Baked Gluten Free - Gluten Free Mince Pies, Christmas cupcakes, brownies, apple and almond cake, honey cake, florentines, cheese and onion loaf

Big Pot Kitchen - Serving you delicious potatoes cooked in scrumpy cider and local sausages from their Giant Cauldron Pot.

Brendon Hill Crafts produce home-made quality preserves in their kitchen in Barnstaple. Gold award, silver sward and high commended winners for Taste of the West Awards in 2015.

Broomfield and Baverstock - Mini Novelty Cakes, Mini Mushroom Cookies/Meringues, selection of gingerbread biscuits, mini donuts, macaroons, rice crispy cake pops, mini tarts

Bulldog Fish Farm responsibly farm fish on their Fish Farm near Barnstaple, producing fresh trout.

Cafe Brazil - Brazilian Churos, Brazilian Bean Siup, Brazilian soft drinks.

Copper Hill Chocolates - Handmade luxury bespoke belgian chocolates and cakes.

Cornish Crepes - sweet and savoury crepes.

Cracking Nuts - A family run business set up in Ilfracombe selling a traditional range of sweet cinnamon, salty and chilli roasted, peanuts, cashews and almonds, all with our own, unique, modern twist.

Curworthy Cheese is a handmade speciality cheese made on the farm near Okehampton. The only milk used is the milk produced by the cows kept on the farm. Try before you buy!!

Dan the Fish Man - local fisherman, Dan, will be here providing fresh, local fish of the finest quality.

Devon Caterers - Homeade Indian and Chinese, different types of curry served with fried rice, sammoas, spring rolls and onion bhaji

David Hartnoll - Suppling you with your Christmas Veg - sprouts, carrot, parsnip, leek, cauli, cabbage swede, potatoes, kale

Evergreen Farm - Devon Beef, Lamb, Free Range Tamworth Pork, Free Range Turkey and Free Range Chicken. Bacon, Sausages, Rose Veal.

Farmhouse Pies and Pasties - Pies & Pasties

From Harry offering delicious fudge and chocolate treats.

Hancocks Devon Cider - Mulled Cider Kits, Apple Jucie and legendary Devon Cider!

Hannies Cupcakes - Will be selling Cupcakes in a mixture of flavours and themes including Christmas cakes!

Hayley Hopkins - Handmade Wreaths and Decorations

Herby4 A small family business providing home grown specialist produce will be selling delicious fresh apple juice.

Hudnotts Liqueurs are handmade in small batches with the simpliest natural ingredients. Hudnotts Greed - Coffee. Hudnotts Pride - Blackberry. Hudnotts Wrath - Grapefruit.

John's Deli and Grocers - UK Retailer of the Year 2015 and South West Regional Champion for Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2015.

Louise's Larder Nestled in a tiny hamlet in the heart of the beautiful rolling Devonshire countryside - Louise's Larder produces a range of delicious handmade baked goods, cakes, chutneys, jams and hampers. Using traditional methods and the very best of the fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients that Devon has to offer, we lovingly prepare small batches of our products that are available from local farmers markets and food festivals across the County.

Love to Taste - Flavoured Vinegars, Hastings original lemon ketchup, Hogs bottom preserves - chutneys, curds, jams, sauces mayonnaise and mustard

Orchard Plants will help to get you in the Christmassy mood with their Christmas decorations, holly wreaths, Christmas bulbs in planters and dried table arrangements.

Out Over Catering brings us Christmas Cakes, and yule logs for a festive treat.

Privateer Jerky - Beef Jerky and Venison Jerky.

Roly's Fudge Pantry originates from Devon, using fresh natural ingredients to make delicious crumbly fudge.

Shute Fruit and Produce offer award winning james, jellies and pickles all grown on their family run farm in Teignmouth, Devon.

Tennacott Farm Dairy - Various flavours of local ice cream

The Little Pantry delicious home baked products, treat yourself to tray bakes, scones, or cakes.

The Instow Kitchen - Christmas cakes, puds, biscuits, cupcakes, pies etc - all gluten free, some dairy free.

Westcountry Meringues delicious hand piped meringues; from nests to pavlovas. All are free from artifical colourings and preservatives.

Yetland Farm based on the hills above Combe Martin produce high quality pork sausages, gammon joints, ham, pork joints, bacon and black pudding from free range pigs.

Craft and Gift Stallholders Booked for 2016:

Amanda Clatworthy - Illustration. Paintings, cards, decorations

Anna Woodcock Illustration - Prints, Cards, Gift Wrap and Personalised Illustration

ArinnaGlass - Fused Glass

Barton Farm Dairy - scarves, jewellery, bags and xmas goodies and handmade cards

Boundstone Books - Local books written by Pamela Vass

CherOceanSkyes - Home décor made from recycled wood and surf jewellery

Clarke Heafield Ltd, T/As Octopus Events - Chocolate Kisses, Gingerbread Hearts, Chocolate Waffle Cookies, Muffins, Homemade Xmas Crafts

Coastal Creations - Woodcraft

Colourfusion - Small stained glass art items, stained glass wall art

Craft For You - Handmade hair accessories, postcards, magnets, book folding art, Christmas decorations and Santa Clau with sweets

Crochet - Crochet Beach Beanies and Beanie Bobble Hats, Crochet Cushions

Croyde Sea Glass - Sea Glass Jewellery handmade in Croyde with sterling silver and glass found on crodye and surrounding local beaches.

Emma Elizabeth Hook - Christmas Door Wreaths, Table (flower) arrangements, Christmas Garlands

Fab Trees - Cheeseboards

Glass Beads by Lotti - Glass bead jewelery, mini glass paperweights

Hayley Hopkins - Handmade Wreathes and Christmas decorations

Hogwash Soap - Soap, cream, bath bombs, shower gels

Jane Trotman Fused Glass - Hand crafted Kiln Fused Glass Items

Letterbox Books - Books set in Devon by local author Liz Shakespeare

Love Art Designs - personalised decorations and gifts, photo logs, woodcraft, Christmas signs.Pendant wine charms and necklaces, gift boxes and decorative bottles and tealights

Mango Beads - Glass Beads and Jewellery

Messages with Love - Personalised Photo Frames

My Ivy House - Handmade Beaded Jewellery, Cross Stitch Kits, Handmade Cards and Gift Bags

Natural Affinity India Trading - Rugs, bags, incense, scented candles etc

Natures Jewellery - Sterling Silver Jewellery

Paint N Stick - Wooden Bunting and kits to make your own. Wooden Castle and Fairy door kits

Pauline's Bags & Bits - Hessian Shopping Bags, gift boxes

Sally Parsons -  Traditional stained glass and polymer clay gifts

Sandra Fry - Woodcraft, Cake Boards, Cheese Boards, Bird Boxes, Jewellery

Sophie's Stones - Stone Pictures, coasters with quotes

Spry Designs - Handmade Polymer Clay Jewellery

Sue Barritt Designs - Home décor and seasonal items, stained glass, driftwood, candles,

Shirley Kennedy - Shabby Chic items, jewellery, button items, Christmas Baubles, Lamps

Tumbled Treasure - Handcrafted Sea Glass Jewellery and suncatchers and other items using beach found materials

Twizzle Tweed - Harris Tweed/Linen and Cotton Handmade Gifts - doorstops, tote bags, mobile cases. Hand knitted chunky scarves

Verlis Crafts - Horseshoe decorations, tree of life decorations and pendants, crochet Christmas Decorations, crochet and felt brooches, crochet baby boots

Christmas Markets


North Devon Attractions
What they say

I haven't experienced the "nothing is too much trouble" from staff this much outside of Disneyworld. Trip Advisor Review

The BIG Sheep is the best all weather family adventure park in the area - Time Out

We had a fantastic action filled day at The BIG Sheep and saw some very bizarre things, from cool mountain boarding to racing sheep! - BBC Blue Peter

Age 8-57 had a fab time! One of the best theme parks we have ever been to - Loads to do! Lots of fun animals shows - made us laugh!

Something for everyone...even 17 lasses on a hen-do !! Trip Advisor Review