Cornwall Has it Going On
Cornwall is the place to be this summer. With our local towns holding a plethora of events and festivals, all set within the beautiful Cornish countryside or on the coast, there's something for all the family.
We've chosen our favourite below so get involved...
The Royal Cornwall Show
Taking place from 6th - 8th June in Wadebridge, the Royal Cornwall Show is the county’s biggest annual agricultural event.
Showcasing the finest breeds of animals from horses to cattle, sheep to dogs, rabbits and even pigeons. The show also boasts beautiful floristry displays and offers Cornish produced food and drink for all of its visitors. And the list goes on! It's a great place to spot celebs living in Cornwall as well as members of the Royal Family who regularly attend.
It truly is the perfect day out for the whole family, come rain or shine. Watch our video from last year's show to give you a taste of what it's all about by clicking here.
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
Originally started by a group of Cornish singers called the 'Falmouth Shout', who wanted to keep tales of old sailing days alive, The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival has grown into a huge celebration of Cornish culture and maritime heritage whilst raising much needed funds for the RNLI. You can expect a taste of fantastic local food and drink, live music from every corner and plenty of pirate fancy dress opportunities (should you wish to get involved!).
Taking place alongside the Falmouth Classics Regatta on 14th - 16th June, even if you're not into sailing, this is definitely worth a visit for the atmosphere alone.
The Port Eliot Festival
Immerse yourself in a magical festival experience for all the family. Nestled in St Germans near Saltash, an estate which has been owned by the Eliot family for around 500 years, the Port Eliot Festival started life in 1981 as the Elephant Fayre with the strong vision of integrating all forms of art, and has since grown into a unique weekend of adventure celebrating music, fashion, film, literature, food and well being.
Held from 25th to 28th July, dress up and join in with all the fun for a truly magnificent weekend to remember.
Described as 'The Greatest House Party - in a Field', Leopallooza Festival is steadily becoming known as one of the UK's greatest family friendly music festivals on offer, celebrating the very best in both new and established bands, artists and DJs from near and afar.
Nestled in a hidden, tree-filled valley in Bude, the fun takes place between 26th - 28th July with multiple stages, over 100 great acts, free camping and fairly priced bars.
The Fowey Regatta
From the 18th - 24th August, the quiet town of Fowey is transformed into a bustling hub for sailing enthusiasts, carnival goers and families looking for a good day out. With live music every day and night down on the town quay and a spectacular firework display to mark the end of Regatta on Saturday, it’s one week you’ll want to come back to again and again, year after year.
Adding something different to the mix is the Fowey's famous 'Giant Pasty Ceremony', in which the iconic eight foot pasty arrives by boat from Polruan, and is cut up and distributed to all the children present. Lucky lot!