Local Events in Cornwall

Planning the perfect itinerary for your holiday in Cornwall can sometimes feel like an exhausting task – there is just so much to choose from! But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We have hand picked our favourite local events in Cornwall taking place throughout the year for the whole family to enjoy!

**Please note- some of the events may not be taking place at this time. Please visit the event website to find more information**

St Ives Food and Drink Festival - May

A highlight in the regions culinary calendar! St Ives Food and Drink Festival takes place on the iconic Porthminster Beach, attracting thousands of visitors for a weekend of fun. With a fantastic range of activities, music and entertainment which promises and day of fun for the whole family!

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Royal Cornwall Show - June

The Royal Cornwall Show is a fascinating glimpse into rural life in the county. Jam-packed with livestock judging, the famous flower tent decked out with fabulous displays, an exhilarating fair ground and so much more! The main ring offers three full days of entertainment featuring exciting headline acts plus showjumping and a furious inter-hunt relay!

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Rock Oyster Festival - July

Rock Oyster Festival is back at Dinham House this July (30th to August 1st) 2021 with an incredible line-up of music and food featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Nick Mulvey, Gilles Peterson, Dub Pistols, Soul II Soul, Jaguar Skills and Olivia Dean alongside pop-up restaurants and chefs demos hosted by Paul Ainsworth.

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Boardmasters Surf & Music Festival - August

The UK’s biggest surf and music festival is a must see on your holiday in North Cornwall. With over 200 artists performing and highly competitive surf and skate competitions taking place over the long weekend. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

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Halloween at Bodmin Jail - October

Visit Bodmin Jail this spooky season for Cornwall’s scariest experience. With the all new world-class dark walk attraction open throughout the day. As darkeness falls things get a little more spooky with ghost walks, scary cinema and after dark paranormal tours. If you like a fright, Bodmin jail is the place to be this Halloween.

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Truro City of Lights - November

Are you are looking for some festive spirit this year? We have just the thing for you! Truro’s mid-winter lantern festival brings a dazzling procession of lights and floats, hand made by local artists, schools and community groups. Alongside the City of Lights is a feast of music and dancing!

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Padstow Christmas Festival - December

One of the UK’s largest festival, bringing together chefs, local food producers and more to celebrate Christmas in a breath taking waterside setting. Embrace the festivities with a trip to Padstow this season to see the Cornish fishing village come to alive with celebrity chefs, culinary delights and festive fun!

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