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What's On in Cornwall

Cornwall is notorious for its merriment and festivals. Whether it's pushing the boat out for our unique and eclectic food and beverage culture, dipping a hat to our literary past or celebrating an age old tradition, whatever time of year you visit Cornwall your name is on our invite list.

Below is just a taste of what we offer:

May Day

The picturesque harbour town of Padstow hosts the Obby Oss festival on 1st May each year. Celebrating the coming of the summer, two groups of white, red and blue attired locals dance throughout Padstow's streets decorated with greenery, flowers and flags attached to the houses and shops.

Daphne Du Maurier Festival

In Fowey, a literacy festival also takes place in May honouring Daphne Du Maurier, the British author and playwright. Cornwall was the setting for many of her works.
Another Daphne Du Maurier event takes place further up the South Coast at the Grade 1 listed Port Eliot House, with a splash of music and an alternative flower show thrown in.

Mevagissey Feast Week

Mevagissey Feast Week in June is a week of fun and celebration commencing with a fish festival and culminating in a grand firework display over the Mevagissey harbour.

Royal Cornwall Show

Every June, the famous Royal Cornwall Show comes to town boasting delicious local food, great gifts and show class animals. The show has a huge number of craft, cooking and animal exhibits. There is something to interest absolutely everyone with fair rides for the kids and a huge range of demonstrations to watch.

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Savour the salty taste of freshly caught Oysters and a huge variety of other tempting types of seafood at the annual Falmouth Oyster Festival which takes place every year at the beginning of October.

There is so much going on in Cornwall you will need to more than a few visits to sample them all. Use our interactive search to discover what's on in Cornwall during your stay.

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