CREDITON Town Council is gearing up for three big events in June.

The annual Crediton Food and Drink Festival will be back on the Town Square from 10am on Saturday, June 8.

It will be showcasing local food and drink producers.

From fudge to goulash to rum, there will be something for everyone!

The demonstration marquee will host Chef James from The Duck at Yeoford and NEW this year, there will also be a bar.

There will be an interactive trail with an edible prize!  Also, there will be an apple press for children to make their own fresh apple juice and a machine for children to make their own cupcakes.  There will also be a painting stall for children.

Follow the Crediton Food Festival Facebook Page for updates in the lead up to the event, including the stallholders you can expect to see.

The following day, Sunday, June 9, The Big Boniface Bash will take place in Newcombes Meadow.

It will start at 12 noon and is a free community fun day celebrating the patron saint of Devon and Crediton, St Boniface, born Wynfrith in Crediton in 680.

There will be a Saxon Fayre, live music, entertainers, games, European street food, a drinks tent and more.

Expect local craft stalls, quirky Devon folklore and tradition.

The food stalls will celebrate Crediton’s European links.

Minstrels will wander through the revellers while a jester (who you might recognise..!) will entertain shoppers.

All are invited to join in the fun in the park, take along a picnic and enjoy the entertainment.

It wouldn’t be a St Boniface celebration without a Christmas tree, so look out for the tree on the day.

Boniface is reputed to have been the person who started the tradition of the Christmas tree, the tale that a spruce grew from the roots of Thor’s Oak which Boniface famously felled.

Keep an eye on the Town Council social media pages and follow the Big Boniface Bash Facebook event for details:

The event is being staged in partnership with Crediton Heart Project.

Before both of those events, on Thursday, June 6, the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings,  the largest seaborne invasion in history, will be marked in the town.

To commemorate D-Day 80 and other battles of 1944, the town crier will read a proclamation on the Town Square at 8am.

In the evening, a beacon lighting ceremony will take place in Beacon Park (at the top of George Hill).

All are invited to attend from 8pm onwards to enjoy music from Crediton Town Band.

There will be refreshments as well as a selection of classic cars.

The beacon will be lit at 9.15pm.

Further updates can be found on the town council Facebook page.