Appledore Drive-in Book Festival 2020 - Friends Tickets Now On Sale

Welcome to the Appledore Book Festival, one of the largest cultural festivals in Devon.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and social distancing government guidelines, our traditional nine-day Festival has been rearranged to a five-day Drive-In Festival.

We will still be showcasing some world-renowned authors from across the UK, but unfortunately we will not be running our Fringe Festival alongside the various author events.

A Drive-In Festival provides a safe environment while in the comfort of your own car.  Audiences will be able to watch and listen to amazing authors discussing their latest book, live from the Appledore Book Festival stage, with sound being transmitted via FM radio.  There will be an opportunity to put questions to the author, plus snacks and refreshments can be ordered prior to the event and served direct to your car.  You’ll even be able to purchase signed books, by contactless payment.

Whether you want to be inspired, entertained or just share a picturesque field with some of the best creative talents of our time, then come and join us at our Drive-In Festival, at Skern Lodge Appledore, from the 18 to 22 September.  There really is something for everyone.

For any questions you may have about our Drive-In Festival, please see the Small Print details at the bottom of this page.

Appledore Book Festival - Featured events

Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club

Emily Brand

The Fall of the House of Byron

Ben Collins

Aston Martin: The Story of a British Icon

Shobna Gulati

Remember Me?

Dan Eatherley

Invasive Aliens

Susan Ronald

Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire

Our five-day Drive-In Festival starts on Friday 18th September.  Friends Membership tickets go on sale on 1st August, with general ticket sales going live on 8th August.  For more information about Friends Membership, visit our Support the Festival page.

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