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.

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Ideal Mother’s Day Treat!

Why not book a short break away for Mum next Mother’s Day? I’m sure she would love to be waited on with our homecooked English breakfast with our own farm eggs!

And there are many local restaurants if you want to treat her to lunch also, or enjoy a stimulating walk on the coastal path. Or just relax on the farm with a gentle stroll around the Trelew Nature Trail

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.

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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.

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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.

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Golowan Festival

15th to 24th June, 2018

The festival is one big spectacle and to say there is a lot to see and do is probably an understatement. You can hear traditional music played by the Golowan Band, and take part in the Serpent Dances when everyone joins hands and snakes through the streets.

There’s the not to be missed Penglaz, the Penzance ‘Obby ‘Oss that makes an appearance on St John’s Eve, the Quay Fair where you’ll find stalls selling local food, arts and crafts, the fun Mock Mayor Elections and the Summer Fire celebrations featuring a spectacular firework display!

One of the highlights of the festival is Mazey Day (23-24 June 2018) when the streets of Penzance are decorated with greenery and locals and school children dressed in colourful costumes process around the town carrying spectacular sculptures based on local themes including giant fish, ships and pirates.

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Royal Cornwall Show

7th to 9th June, 2018

For three days each year, the dedicated showground at Wadebridge is transformed into a living town, bustling with life, energy, agriculture, entertainment and trade. It is a significant event in the Cornish calendar with around 130,000 people attending.

This has been Cornwall’s showcase since it was first held back in 1793 and as you’d expect from a county show, a fascinating glimpse into rural life in the county. Apart from the livestock judging, there is the famous flower tent decked out with wonderful displays from individuals and local nurseries. The main ring offers a full three days of entertainment featuring different headline acts each year, plus show jumping and a full programme of entertainment. There’s a major dog show, a traditional steam fair, the Cornwall Festival of Dance, and if that’s not enough then there’s the motor fair, agricultural machinery, crafts, health and beauty … in fact, something for all the family.

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Helston Flora Day

8th May, 2018

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.”

Dancing begins at 7am and you can enjoy a great family day out.

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Porthleven Food Festival

20th to 22nd April 2018

Enjoy a weekend of Cornish food, beer and bands in the little harbour town of Porthleven! You can fill your shopping bags with Cornish food, eat yourself silly, and drink until you are merry. There are marquees on the quayside which will be packed full of tasty treats, live music and cookery demonstrations – and you could spot the odd celebrity chef around too.

Browse over 90 food and craft stalls surrounding the harbour and take in the all-day cookery demonstrations from some of the UK’s biggest names. The party atmosphere is alive from start to finish with everything from classic and country, to rock and reggae with the very best of local and international acts. This is a free daytime event (evening music ticketed) and a weekend not to be missed!

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