Festivals & Events in Cornwall
There is always something exciting going on in Cornwall and here are a selection of my favourites, below however you will find a full listing of the exciting festivals and events that are happening in Cornwall in 2014.
Depending on the time of year of your visit, there are festivals and events which are definitely worth a visit, in June there’s the two day Golowan Festival in Penzance; August is busy with Newquay’s Boardmasters – a local music and surfing festival, and at the end of the month there’s the Newlyn’s Fish Festival; then later in the year, in October, there’s the Falmouth Oyster Festival – a must for seafood lovers.
Here are a few of our selections, some of my favourites a little in advance so you have a chance to make arrangements. For those that enjoy their food (who doen't) then you must go to the Porthleven Food Festival. Enjoy over eighty food stalls showcasing Cornish food producers and chefs plus the music and entertainment. If it is flowers and gardening that you enjoy head to the Cornwall Spring Flower Show. The two-day event takes place in the magnificent grounds of Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel, an 18th c. mansion owned by the Fortescue family. Padstow May Day a celebration through te streets of Padstow and Newquay’s Boardmasters, a great weekend of extreme sports and music!
The beaches are mostly empty in winter...well there are still the surfers and kite surfers that enjoy the great outdoors in all weathers. You cannot beat taking a brisk walk on an empty beach and then enjoying a hot chocolate or something stronger in a beach cafe. The Watering Hole at Perranporth has a great beach vibe and the Blue Bar at Porthtowan Beach is where all the cool surfers hang out! Both are well worth a visit.
So whatever you’re choice of holiday and if you like beaches at anytime of year then we believe you will experience it at Lanyon the perfect place from which to explore Cornwall.