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Portscatho Holidays Blog - 6 Festivals in Cornwall

6 Festivals in Cornwall

Posted 8 January 2019 by Beverley Fuller

Welcome to Portscatho Holidays! January's the perfect time to dream of that summer vacation and book your South Cornwall cottage, so we've picked a few local events through the year to help you plan ahead. And there are plenty more...

St Mawes Classic Car Festival

This one's based in St Mawes but travels all over Cornwall, so the drivers and their partners get to see plenty of this beautiful part of Southwest England. If you're taking part, our holiday cottages near St Mawes are the perfect base – and if you're not, do come and enjoy the spectacle from 6-10 May.

Royal Cornwall Show

This fantastic day out on 6-8 June 2019 is an easy day out from your Roseland holiday cottage. As Cornwall's biggest annual event it's brim-full of activities, exhibits, competitions and of course animals – it's a top agricultural show - while Cornish produce and crafts feature strongly. The showground is near Wadebridge and the Camel Trail.

South West 3 'Peaks' Yacht Race

Sail 125 miles from St Mawes, cycle 140 miles, run 29 miles, all in one weekend... or enjoy watching others do their stuff! Teams of six split the challenges between them, taking in many famous Cornish landmarks along the way. Be there on 7-9 June to take part or cheer them on!

Philleigh Fair

With events including sheep-racing and the renowned egg-throwing competition this is one you really shouldn't miss! There's something for all the family – and the dog (yes, even dog-racing) – plus food and entertainment. Watch out for the July date, it's one of a kind!

UK Saltwater Flyfishing Festival

Yes, even sea-fishing has a festival of its own and St Mawes harbour is the perfect place. Participants fish from beaches and rocky areas of the shoreline, there are great prizes on offer and a full social programme as well. One to take part in on your Roseland holiday!

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Fal oysters are famous and one of Cornwall's biggest food events takes place every October to celebrate the start of the oyster season and the diverse local seafood. Four days of cookery demonstrations, oyster shucking competitions, feasting, live music, arts and crafts, ale and wine, plus a working boat race and many other attractions. Just hop on the foot-ferry from St Mawes and you'll be there in 20 minutes!

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