Far from winding down once the schools are back, Cornwall festivities continue to showcase the county throughout September.
Food glorious food
Foodies are catered for at the Newquay Fish Festival (September 11-13); a crowd puller featuring top chefs demonstrating their skills and food sampling for a wide variety of Cornish produce.
Top tips on filleting; an all day barbecue of fresh battered fish for free – upon a small donation to the Fisherman’s Mission; live entertainment; dancing on the harbour and an open-air ‘Songs of Praise’ on Sunday evening, make for a tasty treat. Miss it and you’ll be ‘gutted’!
Bude for Food (September 18-20) not only rhymes but chimes with foodies as the weekend menu includes an artisan food market, chef demos, culinary master classes and more, allowing you to eat and meet! Taking place in the grounds of Bude Castle, you can munch your way through freshly cooked street food including Mexican, Thai and everyone’s favourite: barbie. This year, head to Bude; It’d be rude not to!
The Great Cornish Food Festival (September 25-27) on Truro’s Lemon Quay has street food pop-ups from some of the county’s top restaurants and exciting newcomers. Taste signature dishes and sample an array of artisan food and drink from butchers, bakers, brewers, chocolatiers and cheese-makers! Top chef line-up, hosted by Michelin starred Nathan Outlaw, and fun for all the family. Doesn’t that whet your appetite?
Art to art
With its prestigious Tate Gallery and famous School of locally-based artists, St Ives is synonymous with Art. The town’s September Festival presents 15 days jam packed with 300+ cultural events in visual arts, music, poetry, literature, comedy, theatre and cinema (September 12-26). While special event tickets start from £20, there’s plenty of street stuff and free exhibitions, so don’t give this one the brush off!
Artists are making a SPLASH (September 19-27) in Falmouth, promising ‘a creative explosion of sight and sound’. The festival was a huge hit last year, revealing the town’s creative life in inventive ways that saw artists on trains, cellists and poets on the street, dancers on the beach… Dive in, without fear of getting wet!
Pump up the volume
Headliners The Proclaimers, Jools Holland and Johnny Marr, plus an impressive list of support bands and dozens more acts, will have fans dancing in the sand at Looe Music Festival (September 18-20) with main stages positioned on the beach and around the bustling harbour. New this year, the BBC will be hosting a stage filled by up and coming artists. Can’t stop jumping around? Blame it on the boogie!
These events are just a taster of the fun to be had in Cornwall during the usually warmish month of September, and which are all accessible by car for guests staying at CLC Trenython Manor.