Summer’s not over yet
By Pentewan Sands on the September 05th, 2018 in
Late summer happenings
Summer’s not over yet. September and October are some of the best times to visit Cornwall; the August crowds have dispersed, the sun is still popping its head up and the buzz is well and truly alive and kicking. Eke out every last drop of summer by making the most of Cornwall’s late summer happenings – they’re spirited, they’re delicious and they’ve got your name all over them.
St Ives September Festival
With plenty of films, art exhibitions, drop in painting classes, frivolous walking tours and male voice choirs, St Ives September Festival is a fortnight-long showcase of why St Ives is at the epicentre of all things arty. Join the celebration from 8 to 22 September and enjoy everything from folk to rock and stand-up comedy to live theatre.
Eden Project Arts Festival
Fire up young minds, get creative juices flowing and soak up the inspirational surroundings at the Eden Project Arts Festival. It’s back for the second year and over two weekends (15-16 and 22-23 September) will deliver a packed bill of performances, visual arts, music and family fun. In true Eden style, it promises to be a fully immersive experience with hands-on workshops and exhibitions, plus an appearance from arts and crafts hero, Mister Maker from CBeebies.
The Big Cornish Market
Big on flavour, big on colour and big on Cornish, The Big Cornish Market from 21 to 23 September sees over 40 stalls of Cornish craft and produce come together on Truro’s Lemon Quay. In one huge celebration of local food and drink, there will be street food and live entertainment as well a vibrant market atmosphere.
Eden Project Beer Festival
A cornucopia of craft ales, speciality ciders and Cornish gins, the annual Eden Project Beer Festival on 6 October brings Cornish favourites together with UK-wide-thirst-quenchers. Try a pint of Surf Bum IPA, a Rhubarb and Custard cider or Cornish Clotted Cream flavoured gin. Weird and wonderful flavours guaranteed!
Say hello to autumn and enjoy a taste of heritage at the Heligan Harvest from 6 to 14 October. Alongside an exciting programme of talks, demonstrations and tasters, there will be a chance to meet and talk to the formidable team behind Heligan’s success in Productive Garden tours and kids will be kept busy following the Harvest Trail.
Falmouth Oyster Festival
A headliner in Cornwall’s foodie calendar, the Falmouth Oyster Festival (11 to 14 October) is timed to coincide with the start of the oyster harvesting season. It brings together cookery demos, craft stalls, fantastic music, children's activities and of course, lots of delicious seafood tastings.