What's on in Cornwall?
Our fantastic county always has something going on - whether you’re hungry for tasty food or abstract art. Here’s the run down for the coming months.
For food lovers...
Porthleven Food Festival – 20th April
Anthony Worral-Thompson, amongst other renound Cornish chefs, will be wowing the crowds with exciting ways to cook local seafood. This treat along with live music, a fish BBQ, local exhibitions and a hog roast are all set in the beautiful Porthleven Harbour. Tasty!
St Ives Food and Drink Festival – 18th – 19th May
The cuisine of the best local chefs and best local produce all ready to be sampled on Porthminster beach. Oysters, champagne and live music – it doesn’t get much better.
Cornwall asparagus festival – 19th May
Held in the luxurious Penventon Hotel, local growers and chefs are ready to share their tips and tricks on creating delicious dishes out of this surprisingly versatile vegetable. Be prepared to have your taste buds tickled!
Trereife Whitsun food and beer festival - 25th - 27th May
Set in the historic Queen Anne manor house towards Penzance this weekend isn’t just about great food – it promises a whole variety of music and dance acts and craft stands. Try one of the many ales available in the beer tent, or maybe take a picnic to enjoy in the walled garden.
For culture vultures...
Art 8 Newquay Arts Festival – April 11th to April 18th
8 days spanning a huge range of disciplines including literature, photography and film. Time to get the creative juices flowing!
Fowey Festival of Words and Music – 8th – 18th May
Michael Morpurgo, Ken Livingstone and comedians Seann Walsh and Josh Widdicombe will all be taking the stage at this eclectic festival. You can also hear operas, jazz, reggae and soul, see a whole variety of exhibitions and even go on a river cruise.
St Ives Literature Festival – 11th – 18th May
With promises of poetry readings, workshops and live music St Ives literary festival looks to be a treat for those with a passion for the arts.
For sports nuts...
Red Bull Pro Nationals Motocross, Torpoint – 20th – 21st April
4000 fans, 300 competitors and one incredible weekend of mind blowing racing and stunts. There’s also activities for kids and chances to get behind the handlebars yourself.
English National Surfing Championships, Watergate Bay - 4th – 6th May
Cornwall boasts some of the best surf in the country, so naturally the national surfing championships have been hosted here for over 40 years. Come along to see fresh new talent hang ten and old stars hang on!
Polo on the Beach, Watergate Bay – 18th – 19th May
You simply must get oneself to Watergate for Veuve Cliquot’s rip-roaring Polo on the Beach event. Live music, a beautiful beach and international polo – what jolly good sport.
For more information on any of the events listed head to: http://www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on