Dawlish Carnival is one of Devon's largest carnivals and one of the UK's largest internationally recognised Free Airshow (that's right folks FREE!). It is certainly an event not to be missed, with over 90,000 spectators coming to the Airshow/Procession alone.
The carnival week for 2012 was from August 11th to 18th inclusive. That was 8 days of family fun and entertainment, funded by charitable donations, raising money for local charities. The dates for 2013 have yet to be announced.