Late Summer happenings…
Summer’s not over yet. September and October are some of the best times to visit Cornwall; the August crowds have disappeared, 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 14 to 28 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 a third year and over two weekends (14-15 and 21-22 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.
Looe Music Festival
A one of a kind three-day festival, that’s more of a friendly gathering where music and arts fill the streets in a whole town takeover. Looe Live sees over 100 performances take place on the main stages, on the streets and in venues across the whole town. Catch it from 20 to 22 September.
Truro Food Festival
Big on flavour, big on colour and big on Cornish, Truro Food Festival sees Truro’s Lemon Quay transform into a foodie heaven for three days of eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment. A tasty celebration of the food revolution that has taken place in Cornwall.
Say hello to autumn and enjoy a taste of heritage at the Heligan Harvest from 5 to 13 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 (9 to 13 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.