Abbfest is held in Isaac’s Field, which is accessed through Fermoy’s Garden Centre in Ipplepen. Postcode: TQ12 5TN
The 7 Bus connects Ipplepen to Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton, Totnes, and Exeter.
The free Abbfest Bus will be running again this year, please click below for a timetable and stops/pick up points.
Free car parking on site is also available, drivers leave their vehicles at their own risk.
Frequently Asked Questions;
– What is the postcode of the festival?
Abbfest is held in Isaac’s field next to Fermoy’s Garden Centre, and opposite the Devon Bird of Prey Centre, the postcode is TQ12 5TN. Link to google maps HERE.
– Are dogs allowed on site?
We only allow guide dogs.
-Do you take card payments?
Yes we do.
-Is there a cash machine?
– Can I bring children?
Yes! Abbfest is suitable for all the family; children under 16 are free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult/parent or guardian.
Mane Events will be attending at setting up a fully events day on Sunday, which will be charged separately.
– How can I get to the festival?
Once again we will be running a FREE shuttle bus from Greenslades to the festival site from Newton Abbot with various stops and pick up points along the way.
– Can I get involved and work at Abbfest?
Everyone working at Abbfest is a volunteer and has kindly given up their time for free, if you would like to earn free entry to the festival by working a stint on the bar or in other positions please do get in touch! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. Please respect our volunteers and do not be offended if you are asked for ID.
– Is there parking available?
There is plenty of FREE parking on site, cars can be left overnight if required. Cars are left at owners risk – PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE- We have a free bus if our beer is too good to resist! If cars left in Fermoy’s car park can be collected as early as possible the next morning that would be appreciated.
– Can I camp or stay in a caravan on site overnight?
Unfortunately not, no tents or campervans/caravans/static homes of any sort are permitted to stay overnight. Any vehicle can be left overnight to avoid drink driving. Where possible do not plan to leave your vehicle overnight and make use of our shuttle buses who operate both ways.
– Do I need to bring ID?
We run a challenge 25 policy, so if you’re lucky enough to look under 25, BRING IDENTIFICATION! No ID, No Drinks! Identification will need to be of the passport / driving licence variety.
– How can I get a ticket and tokens for drinks?
Tickets and drinks tokens are non-refundable. Weekend passes can be bought online, or day entry at the gate.
Tokens are available to buy at the festival site ONLY and can only be bought with CASH and CARD. Tokens can be used to buy ONLY Beer, Wine or Cider.
– Can I leave & re-enter the festival?
If you pay for day entry you will be given a wristband (kindly sponsored by the wonderful Court Farm, at the gate. Weekend Ticket holders will get a wristband that will last the whole weekend – don’t remove it!
– What drinks are available from the bar?
Beer and Cider are available from the main bars, they can only be served in a stamped glass detailing the pint/half pint measures. This is part of Abbfest’s license and on no occasion will you be served alcohol in any other glass. If you have an Abbfest glass from previous years, then please feel free to bring it along. Pimms, Prosecco, Gin, Cocktails and Wine are also available.
You can not bring any alcohol into the festival and security may search you upon entry
– What if it’s raining?
Unfortunately we never know what the Great British Weather will do, but our large and spacious marquee offers plenty of shelter in case of bad weather.
– Is there any seating?
We have tables and chairs available both inside and outside, however to guarantee having somewhere comfortable to sit, you are more than welcome to bring your own chairs or blankets/rugs, but you may be asked to move to certain areas prior to evening events where there will be a dance area.
-Do you cater for dietary requirements?
We use external caterers that we try to organise to cater for all needs.
WHERE TO STAY
ROCK HOUSE COTTAGE
WHERE TO STAY
PASSAGE HOUSE HOTEL
On the outskirts of the historic market town of Newton Abbot and located on the banks on the picturesque River Teign Estuary, The Passage House Hotel offers its guests a choice of 90 en-suite bedrooms, many with stunning views over the estuary, a fully equipped leisure suite; including heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and a choice of dining options within the Vue restaurant or historic 16th Century coaching Inn, the Passage House Inn.
WHERE TO STAY
WOODVILLE CARAVAN PARK
Woodville Park is approached by a level drive from the main A381 road between Newton Abbot and Totnes, providing easy access.The 3.5 acre site is beautifully landscaped, and offers a quiet, secluded location for adult caravanners looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, yet it is also an ideal centre for exploring the whole of South Devon.
The site itself is mostly level, with a South-Westerly aspect, ensuring maximum sunshine.