FOWEY FESTIVAL OF ARTS & LITERATURE
Exciting programme including talks, interviews, creative & practical workshops, exhibitions, presentations, theatre, musical concerts, an Art trail, guided walks & river cruises to enjoy.
ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW
There’s something for every member of the family at the Royal Cornwall Show.
It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is brim-full of exhibits and activities which offer so much in the way of entertainment, competition, information, shopping and all that’s best in food and farming. More than two centuries later our aim is to keep raising the standard. It's good for agriculture, good for tourism, good for the economy, the environment and good for the soul!
This is a top agricultural show which attracts increasing numbers of animals, entered into the hundreds of classes which are refined each year. And year on year people travel from further and further afield in the hope of coming away with an award.
Dog and goat sections; rare breed classes. A top flower show and thriving countryside area. Rabbits, cage birds, pigeons - even bees get noticed here! We support and promote Cornish-grown and Cornish-produced food both in the trade section and in our own cafes and restaurants.
Main ring entertainment is mounted on a grand scale and the traditional steam fair is a colourful extravaganza; there are stages and avenues alive with music, song and dance.
INTERNATIONAL SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL - FALMOUTH
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival was founded in 2003 with a mission is to keep the history of the sea alive; the days of sail by performing sea shanties, songs of the sea and Cornish songs. Spread across from Friday until Sunday, featuring pop-up bars and music stages throughout Falmouth town, bringing shanty groups from across the UK and beyond together in a celebration of all things nautical.
ROCK OYSTER FESTIVAL
The Rock Oyster Festival has taken place at Dinham House on a number of occasions. Known to be a ‘Glasto for foodies’, the small event helped put the estate on the map as a unique event venue in Cornwall.
The family-friendly festival featured live music, chef demos, food and drink stalls, oyster shucking, circus skills for kids, and much, much more.
Local chefs including Paul Ainsworth and Jack Stein have supported Rock Oyster Festival from the beginning, with well-known Cornish brewery, Sharp’s, sponsoring and providing the bar. With big names such as these within the line-up, the festival has continued to grow, and is now a key date in the Cornish festival calendar.
Boardmasters is a spectacular 5-day event that takes place across 2 locations in Newquay - Fistral Beach, the surfing mecca of the UK where Boardmasters' famous International Surf Competitions take place, and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music - Watergate Bay. Lorde, Liam Gallagher and Florence + The Machine have been announced as headliners so far, with many more acts joining them on the bill.
One of the best local regattas in the country,with a fun-filled week for all the family. Events include tightly contested races, a midweek carnival, a spectacular firework display over the harbour and a classic car show.
WATERGATE BAY SPRINT
Nestled on the stunning and highly popular North Cornwall coast between Newquay and Padstow, after making history in 2018 as a Hillclimb, the two-day closed road speed event became a Sprint in 2021 and that format continues to this day. Watergate Bay Sprint provides competitors with a unique closed-road challenge and spectators with superb viewing.
CORNISH EVENTS TO ENJOY IN 2023
(Pictured: May Day in Padstow)