Enjoy the local Cornish attractions when you visit Trelew Farm in August

Although Cornwall is very popular during August, it’s well worth making coming along to enjoy these annual events and take part in these amazing events.  Book early!

Falmouth Week: 9th to 18th August 2019
Falmouth
Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days. Whilst the focal point is unquestionably the sailing itself, there are also many shore-side events with a lively programme of daytime and evening attractions, including the Pink Wig charity event which raises money for breast cancer.

To find out more about this week long festival, visit the Falmouth Week website.

 

Cornish Steam and Country Fair: 16th to 18th August 2019
Truro
Held at Stithians Showground in Truro, this event is organised on behalf of the West of England Steam Engine Society. You will see around 100 full size and miniature steam engines from all over the country, rural craft displays & children’s entertainment celebrating all things steam. There is plenty to entertain everyone around the show including a Fun Fair, Vintage Vehicles and Model & Craft displays.

To find out more the Cornish Steam & Country Fair, visit the West of England Steam Engine Society website.

There are many things to do in the summer in Cornwall when you stay at Trelew!

Cornwall in summer is a glorious time – besides the spectacular coastline with a different beach around every corner, there are also many other reasons to visit. If you are planning to visit Cornwall in June or July, here are some suggestions for your holiday!

Falmouth Classics Regatta: 14th to 16th June 2019
Falmouth
The best Classic Boat Regatta comes to Falmouth, Cornwall in June with around 200 classics vessels from all over the UK and Europe taking part in the three-day event. The highlight of the regatta is the Parade of Sail & Power on the Sunday, as competitors parade out under full sail as the festival continues with a spectacular array of traditional song and music around the town.

For more information, visit the Falmouth Regatta website.

Penzance Literary Festival: 3rd to 6th July 2019
Penzance
Billing itself as as the Friendliest Literary Festival, The Penzance Literary Festival is a celebratory get-together for authors, poets, readers, publishers – in fact anyone who enjoys words in any form – the written word, spoken word, recited and sung too! Well supported by locals, it is also an ideal addition to a summer holiday for visitors featuring a diversity of styles from poetry to music, crime to romance, history and geography

For more information, visit the Penzance Literary website.

Lafrowda Festival: 5th to 20th July 2019
West Cornwall
This annual event celebrating community arts since 1996, now attracts around 10,000 visitors and is well-established in the St Just calendar. There are over two weeks of workshops and events, culminating in Lafrowda Day when the streets are closed to provide a day of free entertainment to suit every taste. There are street performers, stalls, refreshments, bouncy castles, three spectacular processions and music on two outdoor stages.

For more information, visit the Lafrowda Festival website.

Stithians Agricultural Show: 15th July 2019
Truro
Stithians is a showcase for traditional rural life with something for everyone, from displays & demonstrations, a fairground and vintage vehicles, to food & crafts, from a great selection of local producers. There are animals of all varieties, including rare breeds, a dog show, dog agility exhibitions and equestrian events – a full day out for the whole family!

For more information, visit the Stithian Show website.

Royal Cornwall Show

6th to 8th June, 2019

The Royal Cornwall has been Cornwall’s showcase since 1793 and provides a fascinating glimpse into rural life. Apart from the livestock judging, there is the famous flower tent, show jumping and a fast and furious inter-hunt relay.

The show takes place over three days in June each year, when Wadebridge’s dedicated showground becomes a bustling town of activity dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and trade and welcomes around 130,000 people to provide a fascinating glimpse into rural life in the county.

Enjoy the livestock judging, or visit the famous flower tent with wonderful floral displays. The show offers a full programme of entertainment over the three days and featuring an equestrian ring and show jumping. There is also a major dog show, a traditional steam fair, plenty of agricultural machinery, a motor fair, crafts, health and beauty…. and as if that is not enough, Royal Cornwall is also home to the Cornwall Festival of Dance, !

For more information on the Festival go to: www.royalcornwallshow.org

 

Helston Flora Day

8th May, 2019

The famous Flora Day celebration in Helston, West Cornwall, is believed to be pre-Christian and at one time during the Victorian era was banned as being “a drunken revelry.”

The dancing begins at 7am and for those with stamina, you can enjoy a great family day out!

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Porthleven Food Festival

26th to 28th April 2019

The picturesque harbour town of Porthleven, West Cornwall, hosts an amazing festival which includes all day cooking demos, food and craft stalls with many local food producers demonstrating their wares.

The harbour is completely immersed in music, dancing, performances, music, art and celebrity chefs bringing a real party atmosphere to Porthleven!

For more information on the Festival go to:www.porthlevenfoodfestival.com

Plan your 2019 visit to Trelew in the Spring

Ice Skating: Until 24th February 2019
Eden Project
Ice Skating continues throughout the winter of 2018 and into early spring 2019, taking place under cover at Eden Project. Combine with a visit to Eden with its many different ecosystems, cafes and gift shop.
For more information, visit the Eden Project website.

National Maritime Museum: From 8th March 2019
Falmouth
Running too January 2020, Titanic Stories, is a major new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth which details the tragic journey of the Titanic to its fatal end on 15 April 1912. Alongside documentary, personal photographs, letters and newspaper cuttings are many significant personal belongings that were recovered from the wreck.
For more information, visit the National Maritime Museum website.

Camborne Trevithick Day: 27th April 2019
Camborne
Honouring local inventor Richard Trevithick, engineer and pioneer of the locomotive, Camborne Trevithick Day takes place each year on the last Saturday of April. It is a community led street festival of free entertainment and a great spectacle for the whole family as they come together to celebrate the inventor with parades of steam engines, singing and dancing.
For more information, visit the Trevithick Day website.

Fal River Festival 2019: 24th May 2019 to 2nd Jun 2019
South Coast
This fantastic 10-day celebration offers something for everyone, with over 100 events showcasing creative talent from the worlds of art, music, food, theatre, film, adventure & more.

For more information on the Festival, visit the Fal River website.

St Ives September Festival

8th to 22nd September, 2018

The annual St Ives Festival is always a very popular local event with a wide range of international artists, tribute bands, including World Music, Reggae, Folk, Big Band, Jazz, Contemporary, Classical, Indian and Disco Funk.

This two-week long celebration of music and arts includes talks, film screenings, theatre, poetry and literature, and features galleries, exhibitions, open studios and live performances throughout the town – a wide range of over 200 events each year.

For more information on the Festival go to: www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk

Newlyn Fish Festival

August Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August 2018

For fish fans, you can see one of the biggest displays of fish, watch a rolling programme of cookery demos by top local chefs and see the Cornish Fishmonger of the Year competition. There are three music stages, plenty of boats including luggers, gigs, fishing boats, lifeboats and jet skis, a DVD show, and lots of arts and crafts.

The Fish Tales Tent has some of the best local story-tellers and there is plenty of fun for kids with bouncy castles, face-painting, crazy theatre and the ever-popular Fishy Trail.

It all happens on August Bank Holiday Monday, in and around the harbour in Newlyn, just west of Penzance. From the A30, follow the signs to the Newlyn Fish Festival and look out for temporary car parks.

Doors open at 09:00 and close at 17:00. Admission is £5. Under 16s are free.

For more information on the Festival go to: www.newlynfishfestival.org.uk

Port Eliot Festival

26th to 29th July, 2018

This four-day is a magical combination of books, food, music, art, comedy, fashion, films, flowers, wildlife and water, which defies categorisation. Held in the spectacular grounds of the ancient Port Eliot estate in southeast Cornwall (the oldest continually inhabited dwelling in the UK), the festival provides inspiration and surprises for all ages at every turn.

Over the years new areas have been added, broadening the appeal to younger audiences and others who might never have considered coming to a literary festival before – including the immensely popular Ace of Clubs and Boogie Round tents (where you’ll dance late into the night).

There is also the “Caught by the River” stage, where some of the best emerging acts have their festival debut before rising on up to greatness.

For more information on the Festival go to: http://www.porteliotfestival.com

Stithians Agricultural Show

16 July, 2018

There is musical entertainment, food courts, craft stalls and a fairground to enjoy, plus all sorts of animals, including rare breeds, a dog show and dog agility exhibitions, equestrian events – a full day out for the whole family.

For more information on the show go to: www.stithiansshow.org.uk