Visiting The Festival
How to get to Powderham Castle
From the South Leave the A38 at the ‘Wobbly Wheel Junction’ and merge onto the A379 (signposted Dawlish). At the Marsh Barton Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A379 then at the Matford Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A379 and follow the Powderham Castle brown tourist signs. The Castle entrance is on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village of Kenton.
From the North Leave the M5 at junction 30 and proceed towards Exeter joining the A379. At the Matford Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A379 signposted to Dawlish then follow the Powderham Castle brown tourist signs. The Castle entrance is on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village of Kenton. Please note if you have a SATNAV it may direct you around the back of Powderham. Make sure you stay on the A379.
Take the No 2 Stagecoach bus from Exeter/Newton Abbot/Torquay. The bus stop is right outside the entrance at the top of the drive.
There is a direct service from Exeter St David’s to Starcross. Powderham Castle is less than 2 miles from Starcross You have the option of catching the bus or a taxi from here. It takes about 30 minutes to walk.
There is a ferry from Exmouth to Starcross that runs 7 days a week during the season (April to October). Please contact Exe to Sea cruises for exact times and dates. www.exe2sea.co.uk or 01626 774770
Car parking is free. There will be car parking stewards directing you to the appropriate parking area. Disabled parking is available close to the venue, please follow the appropriate signage. Coach parties are welcome – discounted tickets are available for coach parties – please contact us for details.
By purchasing your tickets in advance you will save on the Gate Ticket prices.
Free admission to carers who are accompanied by the person they care for during their visit to the festival.
Dogs are welcome at the Powderham Food Festival but must be kept on a lead at all times.
The mobile phone signal at the Castle can be intermittent, so please do not rely on mobiles to make arrangements to meet friends or family at the festival.
There is no cash point at the Festival, and very few of the exhibitors take card payments, so please ensure you bring enough cash for all your purchases.