Bideford New Years Eve - Family Fun Fair View Event on Facebook

Bideford’s New Year’s Celebrations commence nice and early on the 31st December with fun for the whole family! From midday on the 31st December, join Phil Vanstone’s Fairground with a wonderful array of vintage fun fair rides, sideshows and attractions all set up in Manor Car Park and Jubilee Square.

After the road closure comes into force at 2:00pm, the bigger, more serious rides show up, including the ever-popular Terminator Ride, Fun House, Sky Rockets and new centrepiece for this year’s Fun Fair, for thrill seekers everywhere, it’s the Crazy Cage. A classic retro ride to take you back in time to when Madonna was a material girl and Frankie said relax, don’t do it. Riders are stuck to the spinning cage by centrifugal force and then raised almost vertically while spinning too defy gravity!!!

Magical Moments View Event on Facebook

We've a really action packed line up of entertainment, featuring Ozzy D — A multi-award-winning close-up magician and children’s entertainer, local legend that is, DJ Phatdog and The Entertainingly Different, Rob Pudner to name but a few of the performers who will be featuring in this years incredible line up! We’ve even more static displays include the ever popular, Exmoor Petting Zoo, the all new interactive gaming zone where your teens can pit their wits against their friends thanks to Sharkey Mod’s of Bideford!

As well as all that, we've bouncy castles, free face painting and glitter tattoos and not forgetting the ever-popular crafty corner, which this year is being hosted by our friends at Marvellous Events, upstairs in the art department at The Bideford Youth Centre.

So join us, for The Party of the Year, Bideford’s legendary, Magical Moments, at The Bideford Youth Centre, when all the fun commences from 1:00pm with a rolling programme of activities. Check the event listing for more information and when to catch the various performances!!

FREE ADMISSION – Children U16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All attractions, with the exception of the refreshments are provided free of charge at point of use! The BFC reserves the right to amend the timetable without prior notification, all timings are subject to change. For the latest information, check the event listing.

Musical Ruth - She's Nuntastic View Event on Facebook

We needed a bit of ‘divine intervention’ at this years show and well, Musical Ruth is sure not to disappoint…. Musical Ruth and The Amazing Magical Mobile Piano has performed at countless venues and events throughout the U.K and Europe. It's a totally unique mix and mingle act suitable for ages 9 to 90. It's fun, daft, and side splittingly funny. Musical Ruth uses comedy dance moves, facial contortions, crazy sound effects, many styles of music and hilarious banter, making sure that nobody will forget meeting the singing nun. The piano is built onto an electric vehicle and is beautifully decorated.

Catch Musical Ruth for performances in Mill Street, Bideford at 1:15pm & then again at 2:45pm, with a final blast on the Quay at 5:00pm…, she’s ‘nun-tastic!!’

Samba Baia - Mill Street View Event on Facebook

Don’t forget to catch this wonderful, Bideford based, community samba band, for the first of two live performances from this amazing local band!!

Join Samba Baia, in The Baptist Church Square area of Mill Street, from 2:00pm on the 31st December!!
If you’d like to get involved, why not check out Samba Baia’s own Facebook Page which you can find here, https://www.facebook.com/Samba-Baia-247229075335824/ or just pop along to one of their meets, which happen every Tuesday 6.30 -7:20 pm at Community Arts Network, 13 Rope Walk Bideford.

Titan the Robot - Mill Street View Event on Facebook

Back by popular demand, one of the most in-demand acts in the world. A unique blend of robot comedy, street theatre and music creating an amazing show full of surprises!!!

Catch the first of two appearances, in Cooper Street and Mill Street, 3:30pm through until 4:00pm on the 31st December 2016, all part of this years glittering line up of entertainment…., don’t miss out!!

For more information about Titan the Robot, check out his new website…, http://www.titantherobot.com/

Music Through The Decades View Event on Facebook

Bideford is of course renowned for its fancy dress on New Year’s Eve, with many thousands of revellers coming out onto the historic quayside just before midnight and this year, the theme of the fancy dress is ‘Music Through The Decades…’

So plenty of choice for your fancy dress, perhaps if you’re planning on attending as part of a group, you could all come as characters from the hit musical, ‘Grease’, Freddie Mercury, Dolly Parton perhaps…., I wonder if even Elvis might make an appearance at this year’s event!!

We’ve goody bags kindly donated by Tesco’s of Bideford, along with other prizes for the best or most innovative fancy dress, the only question that remains is, ‘who will you come dressed as?’

Don’t forget, we’ve a few local suppliers of fancy dress for any last-minute additions, as well as a pop up shop which is usually located on The Pill in Bideford and opens between the Christmas and New Year period. More details as to their opening times as and when they become available but keep checking the event listing and our website for the latest information.

Samba Baia - The Quay View Event on Facebook

Don’t forget to catch this wonderful, Bideford based, community samba band, for the second of two live performances from this amazing local band!!
Join Samba Baia, on The Quay from 5:00pm on the 31st December!!
If you’d like to get involved, why not check out Samba Baia’s own Facebook Page which you can find here, https://www.facebook.com/Samba-Baia-247229075335824/ or just pop along to one of their meets, which happen every Tuesday 6.30 -7:20 pm at Community Arts Network, 13 Rope Walk Bideford.

Titan the Robot - The Quay View Event on Facebook

Back by popular demand, one of the most in-demand acts in the world. A unique blend of robot comedy, street theatre and music creating an amazing show full of surprises!!!

Catch the second of two appearances, on The Quay at 5:45pm through until 6:15pm on the 31st December 2016, all part of this years glittering line up of entertainment…., don’t miss out!!

For more information about Titan the Robot, check out his new website…, http://www.titantherobot.com/

BFC Introducing View Event on Facebook

As part of the celebrations, we’re always keen to provide new up and coming talent with a stage on which to perform and as part of our continued commitment, we are delighted to present Miss Annaliese Dumont.

In her own words…, “My name is Annaliese Dumont, I am 18 years old and I am a singer/songwriter from Chulmleigh, Devon. I have been singing and gigging since I was 10 years old and would love to make a career out of it. I am currently studying a foundation degree in Music Performance at PETROC in Barnstaple. You can find me on Facebook and YouTube under ‘Annaliese Dumont’ as I am also available for bookings.”

We look forward to welcoming Annaliese onto The Quay Stage, 6:15pm on New Years Eve…., daring to dream, because nothing is impossible….

Let's Get The Party Started! View Event on Facebook

Glamour and danger is what we can promise you to really get the party started…, with a unique display of fire & dance from two of Bideford’s finest, the ever-popular Fire Gypsies who will be doing a show for us on The Quay, from 6:30pm. Just don’t ask them to toast your marshmallows, that’s all we can say!!

If that’s not excitement enough, North Devon’s very own, daredevil escapologist extraordinaire, Merlin Cadogan will be on The Quay with another of his zany shows which is sure to please!! This world record holding escapologist, reached the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2009. He set a Guinness World Record for the longest time to juggle three objects underwater on a single breath, with a time of one minute and 20 seconds, he also broke the Guinness world record for picking the most police handcuffs in 1 minute (6sets) live on ITV's Magic Numbers in 2010! Let’s Get the Party Started, with The Fire Gypsies from 6:30pm and Merlin on from 6:50pm, all party of the legendary line up that is, New Year’s Eve in Bideford 2016!! We’ll see you there...!

Its Showtime on The Quay Stage View Event on Facebook

This year we can promise you a wealth of entertainment on The Quay Stage, with live music on The Quay Stage which is sure to have a broad appeal!!!

2014 Headliners, 9 Yards are making a welcome return to the event, getting the entertainment underway at 8:00pm with an amazing line up of rock & pop covers…

Fancy something a little different, we’ve got it in in the shape of a 5 piece, rockin’ rhythm and blues band, locally known as The Sharptones who will be live on stage from 9:15pm with classic songs by artists such as Big Joe Turner, Louis Prima and Oscar McLollie to name but a few!!!

We promised you an eclectic mix of music and the headlining band just goes to prove that we weren’t kidding. This is one ‘local band’ who are really going places…, these guys are already signed to a major record label and we’re delighted that they’ve agreed to headline the event…, ladies and gentlemen, its One Man Boycott, live on The Quay Stage from 10:30pm on New Years Eve….

The Big Build Up View Event on Facebook

Playing all the big hits and helping set the scene, our compares Paul Zee and Della will be fronting up the presentation team and getting you all in the mood for the countdown and legendary fireworks display at midnight…

As part of The Big Build Up, we’re going to attempt to put Bideford on the map with a World Record Attempt!! The official record we’re looking to set will be ‘The Largest Chu Chu Ua (Choo Choo Wah) dance’ and we only need 250 of you to help set the record for Bideford!!!

Details will appear in the event listing but rest assured that this is a genuine World Record Attempt, so come on Bideford, be part of something really special!!!

Bideford New Years Eve - The Fireworks Spectacular View Event on Facebook

Bideford is renowned for its amazing pyrotechnics displays and the local operator, SB Pyrotechnics has something truly special planned for this year’s display!!

We don’t want to give too much away but join us for a display which is sure not to disappoint!!!