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December

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  Ice Skating at Eden ProjectIce skating @ The Eden Project
The magical ice rink returns through winter up until February half term.
Sessions for the young and not-so-young, beginners and the more experienced!
Christmas Festivities at Eden
Spread Christmas cheer with an unmissable visit to Father Christmas and his elves, get your skates on at the Eden ice rink, and meander through festive plant displays in the Mediterranean Biome.

The dazzling Festival of Light and Sound returns. Watch as Eden’s winter landscape is transformed with stunning new light projections, dramatic soundscapes and live music for 2017.
see www.edenproject.com for full details
(various days) Santa by Steam - Bodmin and Wenford Railway
Selected Dates in December
Join Santa aboard his steam hauled train for a one hour journey. Whilst on board the Elves will invite you to visit Santa in his
magical grotto, where all children will receive a special present! There's plenty of time for a photograph too!
Booking Essential!! For more details see:  www.bodminandwenfordrailway.co.uk/

 
1 December Liskeard Vintage Fayre - Liskeard Public Hall
An annual event celebrating all things vintage. Find unusual Christmas gifts & enjoy an evening of stress-free shopping. For more details or to book a stall contact Zero 2 Vintage on 07943 135899 or email zero2vintage@aol.com

Including first performance of the Liskeard Mummers Play which will then tour public houses and other establishments around Liskeard finishing the evening in the Barley Sheaf.

1 - 2 December SANTA’S ARRIVAL In Looe

Fri 1 Dec Looe Lantern Processsion and Carol Service
Sat 2 Dec Santa's Arrival in Looe
12:00pm - 7:00pm
All events in East Looe this year. Grotto, markets, stalls, bar, food, children's entertainment and live animals! Lots of fun for everyone! Santa is arriving by train at 2.55pm.

 

2 December Polperro Christmas Market and Christmas Lights switch-on
Polperro's Christmas Lights will be switched on , with the Christmas Market on The Big Green during the day
2 December Nadelik yn Lyskerrys – A Cornish Christmas in Liskeard

Liskeard will be celebrating Christmas in a traditional Cornish way this year, with extra decorations, a very special Lights Up including a Christmas feast, a wild hunt, a children’s trail around town and a chance for everyone to learn a bit of Cornish.
Lots of things to do and see including following a town trail solving clues and collecting stamps, finishing at the Public Hall for a Cornish Tea Treat. Father Christmas also in town.
5.30pm Lights Up Procession leaves the Cattle Market Car Park to process around the town centre to The Parade for the official turning on of the Christmas lights and a celebratory firework display.
From 7.00pm A Cornish Feast in Liskeard Public Hall, with the opportunity to purchase food and drink and enjoy Cornish entertainment
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7 - 10 December Padstow Christmas Festival
9 - 10 December Christmas Fair at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
Christmas is always a magical time at The Lost Gardens and this festive season brings with it the Heligan Christmas Fair, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from 10am to 4pm.

This festive event, will give you the perfect opportunity to get into the festive spirit and soak up the stunning surroundings as well as find some truly unique Christmas gifts.Heligan’s ethos for showcasing local businesses will be felt strongly during this time as they invite over 70 local producers, artisans, creators and makers to come and trade under a canopy of festive joy, with marquees in the coach park, plant sales, picnic and ticketing areas.

Visitors are invited to browse the traders' wares to find something unique for that special person – and with well over 70 stalls, there's certainly plenty on offer including food and drink produce, crafts, jewellery, art and more.

A warm welcome awaits you in the Heligan Kitchen where you can tempt your taste buds with delicious seasonal treats from the Heligan Bakery, enjoy a mulled wine and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.

Don’t forget to pop into the award winning Lobbs Farm Shop on your way back to your car, to pick up some of the best food from the countryside and why not order your Christmas turkey whilst you’re there.
Free to Heligan Annual Members, £1 Local Pass holders and £2 for everyone else – including garden entry.
 
9 - 10 December
from 10am
Mount Edgcumbe’s Christmas Fair
Back for the thirteenth year, and still fabulous! The fayre will run 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

Inspirational cookery demonstrations from leading west country chefs
Local produce will be available for your culinary delight
Lots of entertainment and Christmas Carolling
If your looking for that special Christmas gift, there will be a wide variety of crafts and gifts available
Even a visit from Santa Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm
Admission: Adults £3 each, Children £1 each.
14 December
6 - 9pm
Dickensian Evening, Lostwithiel
On the second Thursday in December, Lostwithiel lights up with its Annual Dickensian Evening. The ever popular festive event has been running for 15 years. The streets are filled with crowds who come to enjoy the old fashioned traditional Christmas experience with a Victorian Theme.

The evening officially starts at 6pm with a lantern parade down Fore St led by the Town Band and local choirs, this will meander through the town arriving back at the Church for a final song. Following on from 6.30pm we'll have Choirs and bands all evening in the Church.
There will be further music, choirs and performances all over town throughout the evening keeping you entertained.

Shops in the town will be open late and shopkeepers dress up in Victorian garb, you'll also find Vintage, Antiques, Craft and gift stalls in the Church Rooms and Drill Hall.For children there's an old fashioned merry-go-round fairground ride sited in Parade Square and a traditional Santa's grotto (with Santa in green robes rather than red!) is a must visit, look out for the secret entrance in Fore St.

There are plenty of refreshments available, with restaurants and cafes open all evening, lots of street food including a hog roast and hot chestnuts from the local YFC, wood fired Pizzas named especially for Dickensian evening, hot pots and festive sausages. Of course there's lashings of mulled wine or mulled cider available too.

Once the festivities finish up around 9pm ish, the evening continues with live music and entertainment in local pubs and clubs.
Why not join in the dressing up fun and kit yourself out Victorian style, we love to see people making the effort!
 
16 December
7pm
Mousehole Harbour Lights Switch On
Saturday 16th December 2017 at 7pm. There will be an open-air Carolaire service at the entrance to the North Quay. The ‘Carolaire Choir’, comprising of the Mousehole Male Voice Choir, Members of the Mousehole Methodist Church and friends from the community together with the Pendeen Silver Band, will lead the community singing. This year the lights will be switched on by Mr Richard and Mrs Sue Ward.

If wet weather, the Carolaire service will be held in Mousehole Methodist Church.

The lights will then be on each evening between 5pm and 11pm from 17th December 2017 until 6th January 2018 (With the exception of 19th Dec, when the lights will be dimmed between 8-9pm).
 
31st ! New Years Eve Celebrations - Looe
Looe is now rated as one of the most popular venues in UK for New Years Eve celebrations. Come in Fancy Dress. Fireworks at midnight on the beach. P.S. Taxis are available but need to be booked well in advance.

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January

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  Ice Skating at Eden ProjectIce skating @ The Eden Project
Where else but the Eden Project can you take the surreal stroll from the romantic winter chill of a skating rink to the subtropical warmth of the rainforest?
1 Jan Clean - up in Looe
From 8.30am, help get the town spick and span after the New Year's Eve revels!

11am ish - Annual RNLI Charity Swim event, Looe Seafront

To 3rd Jan Mousehole Christmas LightsMousehole Harbour Lights


See http://www.mouseholelights.org.uk/

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February

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  Spring comes early in Cornwall, and this is the time of year to see our gardens at their very best.  More details...
to 19th February Ice Skating at Eden ProjectIce skating @ The Eden Project
Where else but the Eden Project can you take the surreal stroll from the romantic winter chill of a skating rink to the sensuous subtropical warmth of the rainforest?
  Snowdrop Sundays 2017 at Pencarrow House


Peacock Cafe open 10.00am - 4.00pm www.pencarrow.co.ukk
 

Looe Pioneers 10 Miler
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Hillish and hellish'!! with a course taking in wonderful coastal scenery. www.looepioneers.co.uk
 

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March

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  This is the time of year to see our gardens at their very best. More details...
March The Eden ProjectBlooming marvellous! @ The Eden Project 
Horticultural highlights for March: The worst of the winter weather is behind us (we hope!) and spring has made a welcome appearance in the outdoor landscape. Take a look at our other horticultural highlights for March, there's peach blossom in the Med Biome, pineapples fruiting in the Rainforest Biome, along with the bizarre looking Dutchman's Pipe. What to look out for at Eden this month www.edenproject.com
  The 2017 World Pasty Championships - Eden Project
The World Pasty Championships celebrate the traditional pasty recipe and set the table for both amateur and professional bakers to parade their wares. There are Cornish pasty categories based on the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) guidelines and open categories for pasties with creative fillings or pasties from outside Cornwall. Entertainment from the Fisherman's Friends and more !

We’re inviting pasty makers across Cornwall, the UK and the world to enter the competition!
5 March St Pirans day 2005St Piran's Day - Patron Saint of Cornwall
Cornwall’s patron saint, St Piran, is the patron saint of tinners from whom the county’s flag takes its name. Over the centuries many pilgrims have visited the site of St Piran's Oratory or Chapel in the towans at Perran Sands. On the nearest Sunday to his special day, March 5, hundreds of people come from all over Cornwall and beyond come to remember and honour him. St Piran’s Tide occurs surrounding the date March 5 and has evolved around St Piran’s Day to provide a week-long event of festivities taking place throughout Cornwall. A highlight of the week are colourful processions with music and dance though Bodmin and Truro on St Piran’s Day itself, and also a re-enactment of St Piran’s arrival in Cornwall on Perran Sands, Perranporth

Ttrelawny 'shout' : The Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) would love you to join in with a collective ‘shout’ at 9pm on March 5th, the national day of Cornwall (a shout being the term for Cornish pub singing). What better way to celebrate than to take part in a mass singing of the Cornish anthem ‘Trelawny’.
  Producer Market at Crocadon
Mixed food, arts, crafts & plants, direct from the producers of Devon & Cornwall. 10am to 3pm. Free Entry.
For further information on events at Crocadon, visit www.crocadon.co.uk or telephone 01579 350096. Address: St Meliion, Saltash, PL12 6RL
   

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April

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  This is the time of year to see our gardens at their very best. More details...
  Cornwall Spring Flower Show 2018 - Boconnoc House nr Lostwithiel

The 106th Cornwall Spring Flower Show will take place on  at the stunning Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel.

It is the first major flower show of the horticultural year in the UK and where committed gardeners and their families come for their first major horticultural spend of the year.

 
   
  Plymouth Half Marathon
City Centre start, finishing on The Hoe www.runplymouth.co.uk
  Saltash May Fair
Saltash May Fair is the annual event put on for the people of Saltash. To aim at celebrating the community, businesses and organisations of the town. This year’s May Fair will take place on Saturday 29th April from 10 am. FREE entry
   

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May

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1 May
9am – 5pm
The Oss and 'teaser' at the May PolePadstow Obby Oss Day
The first day of May is Obby Oss day in Padstow.* The origins of this traditional celebration are lost in the midst of time but it is thought to celebrate the arrival of Spring and may even be an ancient fertility festival. *or Monday if 1st is a Sunday. Inhabitants of Padstow (those born in the town) traditionally dress in white, with family loyalties dictating whether they follow the 'Red'/original Oss, or the 'Blue'/peace Oss. Both Oss' are similar in appearance and perform a dancing ritual accompanied by an hypnotic folk song (unique to Padstow) around the town. Each Oss is lead by a group of followers as they make their way through the narrow streets and around the harbour. The festivities start at 10am with the 'Blue' Oss making its first appearance from its stable, followed at 11am by the appearance of the 'Red' Oss from its home. Celebrations go on all day until the Oss' finally go to bed after 10pm. More Info...
1 May Kingsand / Cawsand and Millbrook annual Black Prince flower boat processionKingsand / Cawsand and Millbrook annual Black Prince flower boat procession
 The Black Prince Flower Boat Procession will be held at Millbrook /Kingsand/Cawsand on Monday 1st May A day of music, fun and colour. Procession starts at 10.30 at Millbrook Village Hall and processes through Millbrook to the village fete at Venton House. Then at 2 it starts again at Kingsand Community Hall, parading to Cawsand where the boat is launched at approximately 16.30.
  West Looe May Fayre
Quayside Centre & West Looe Quayside, West Looe

The event will take place in and around West Looe Square with a procession beginning at the West Looe end of the bridge. The Town crier will be on hand to broadcast the day’s events and entertain the crowds The focus for the day will be a maypole on the harbourside and anyone can join in the dancing, which revives an ancient tradition to mark the change from winter to spring. Local organisations will have stalls with competitions and games.
  Helston Flora DayHelston Flora Day
The internationally famous festival of the Furry, or Flora Dance. This is held every year on May 8th unless that day falls on a Sunday or Monday, when it is held on the preceding Saturday. You'll probably have to park outside the town and walk in. Thousands of visitors throng the streets all day and there's a carnival atmosphere from dawn to well into the night. More info: http://www.helstonfloraday.org.uk/
  Fowey Festival of Words and Music (ex-Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts & Literature) - Fowey. Daphne du Maurier : Daphne du Maurier
Once again you can enjoy an entertaining and sparkling 10 days of Star Names, Drama, Music, Talks, Concerts, Guided Walks, local events and Free entertainment. Set in Fowey, overlooking the picturesque Fowey Estuary, and neighbouring towns, the Festival is one of the most popular of its kind in the UK. Drama, music, talks, concerts, guided walks, events, free music.  something for everyone!
  Callington MayFest
Callington MayFest: giants, dance, choirs,music, craft stalls,food stall and more!
 
  LOSTWITHIEL FESTIVALLOSTWITHIEL FESTIVAL
The biggest and busiest day of the year in Lostwithiel with over 100 arts and crafts stalls and demonstrations, street music, dance and performances, children’s workshops and entertainment, food and drink, falconry display and a live reinactment group.
Throughout the town from 10.00am onwards, with park and ride facilities and regular trains. Admission FREE with all proceeds going to the charities. A brilliant day long family event in aid of a great local charity.
For the full programme of events visit www.lostfest.co.uk.
  The Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross

Top-class line-up in the Theatre on the Moor www.sterts.co.uk

  Looe Beer and Cider Festival  - Quayside Centre West Looe
 
  Launceston Steam & Vintage Rally.
The rally will include Traction engines, classic cars, trade stands, shire horses, crafts and fairground attractions.
Location: Trebant Farm, Altarnum.
To find out more go to: www.launcestonsteamrally.com
  St Neot Oak Apple Day
St Neot Parish Church, St Neot, Nr Liskeard, PL14 6NG

Oak Apple Day in St Neot, a traditional annual event in the village.In the tradition of all great village feast days, it is an opportunity for villagers & friends to continue a time-honoured tradition whilst having fun celebrating together as a community.

Procession through Village
Hauling the Oak up the Tower
BBQ and Refreshments
Cornish music & dancing

Come and join in the celebrations - why not wear a period costume? You are very welcome to come to the barbeque after the Tower story, watching the branch being hauled up the tower and listening to the bells ringing.
Last year Penelope Keith dropped in as part of the 'Hidden Villages" project - who knows who will turn up this year!
  Open Studios Cornwall  at Artist's Studios throughout Cornwall
Open Studios Cornwall is a unique opportunity to discover the people behind the Cornish art scene, visit studios in breathtaking locations, and buy an original piece of artwork direct from the artist.
This year the free event showcases artists and craftspeople from across the length & breadth of Cornwall who will open their studios to the public. With its heady mix of established artists, recent graduates, traditional and contemporary art and host of creative disciplines, Open Studios Cornwall is the largest and most diverse arts event in the county.
The Open Studios Cornwall experience will encourage you to discover the art of surfboard shaping, get inspired by incredible home studios, and to get up close and personal with Cornish art. There will be artist run workshops throughout the event, offering the opportunity to learn new skills, ranging from how to throw a pot to monoprinting.
For those visitors with little ones in tow, many of the studios are family-friendly with artists offering art materials for children and beautiful gardens to explore.
For more information on Open Studios Cornwall please visit openstudioscornwall.co.uk

 

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June

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every Sunday Looe Lions Car Boot Sale @ West Wayland
The Looe Lions Car Boot Sale takes place every Sunday morning (subject to weather conditions) throughout the summer months (June to September) mid way between Looe & Polperro at West Wayland next to the camping and caravaning holiday camp. The official open hours are 08:00 to 12:00 although many regular sellers arrive from 06:30. The location is rural with extensive sea views adding to the enjoyment of the occasion.  More info: http://www.looelions.co.uk/carboot/
  Open Studios Cornwall  at Artist's Studios throughout Cornwall
Open Studios Cornwall is a unique opportunity to discover the people behind the Cornish art scene, visit studios in breathtaking locations, and buy an original piece of artwork direct from the artist.
This year the free event showcases artists and craftspeople from across the length & breadth of Cornwall who will open their studios to the public. With its heady mix of established artists, recent graduates, traditional and contemporary art and host of creative disciplines, Open Studios Cornwall is the largest and most diverse arts event in the county.
The Open Studios Cornwall experience will encourage you to discover the art of surfboard shaping, get inspired by incredible home studios, and to get up close and personal with Cornish art. There will be artist run workshops throughout the event, offering the opportunity to learn new skills, ranging from how to throw a pot to monoprinting.
For those visitors with little ones in tow, many of the studios are family-friendly with artists offering art materials for children and beautiful gardens to explore.
For more information on Open Studios Cornwall please visit openstudioscornwall.co.uk
  Charles Causley Festival
Launceston's Festival of Literature and The Arts
Full programme at:

www.charlescausleyfestival.co.uk
  Looe Festival of the Sea
a programme of activities across the town which adopts an educational focus about Looe's marine environment, safety at sea, sustainable Cornish seafood, reducing pollution and taking care of our marine wildlife.
  Looe Raft Race
The annual raft race will see the usual chaotic scenes on the beach followed by occasional sinkings and very wet people dressed up in silly clothes.
 www.lboa.co.uk
  various exhibitions at the showThe Royal Cornwall Show Wadebridge
For three days each year the showground at Wadebridge is transformed into a living town, bustling with life, energy, agriculture, entertainment and trade.  Well over 110,000 people visit the show each year so the showground has to be able to cope. That’s why the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association continually invests in new and improved facilities. The biggest and the best. The place to be seen! More details coming soon or see http://www.royalcornwallshow.org/ for the latest

 

Polperro Arts FestivalPolperro Arts Festival
Location - Big Green, Polperro, Cornwall. PL13
A week-long free event comprising of live music, arts, crafts, street entertainment and fun for all the family plus much much more. We're a community event run by volunteers, please come and support us and have a fantastic time in the process.
  Saltash  Regatta & Waterside Festival
Gig Racing - Continental Market - Bands - Parade - Sailing - Childrens Entertainers - Red Barrows - Morris Dancers - Flashboat Racing - Demonstrations - Grand Draw - Canoeing - Steam Train - Bouncy Castle - Hog Roast - Pageant - Samba Band - Belly Dancers - Plymouth Fireboat - Punch and Judy - and more
More info www.saltashregatta.co.uk/
tbc Open Farm Sunday - Discover the life on Britain's Farms
Open Farm Sunday is an annual event that gives everyone the chance to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside.   Find your nearest participating farm here: http://www.farmsunday.org/ofs/visit/findfarm.eb
   
  Liskeard Carnival Week 
Events all week including the furry dance on Wednesday (5.30om) and Carnival procession on Saturday www.liskeard-lions.org.uk

 

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  The Eden Sessions - top bands @ The Eden Project, July  www.edenproject.com/sessions/
Open Sundays from July to  September Gribbin Daymark Open Days
Visible from land and sea, Gribbin Head is Fowey's sentinel. It is a striking landmark due to its red and white daymark tower. The daymark has sat upon the Gribbin since 1832, providing a navigational aid to mariners. Walk out to the Gribbin Headland, take a picnic or stop off at Polridmouth Beach perhaps. National Trust volunteers will have the Daymark open so you can climb up the steps to the top. The fantastic views from the top are ample reward for the climb! £1 adults; NT members and children free.

July

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  Looe Lions Car Boot Sale @ West Wayland
The Looe Lions Car Boot Sale takes place every Sunday morning (subject to weather conditions) throughout the summer months (June to September) mid way between Looe & Polperro at West Wayland next to the camping and caravaning holiday camp. The official open hours are 08:00 to 12:00 although many regular sellers arrive from 06:30. The location is rural with extensive sea views adding to the enjoyment of the occasion.  More info: http://www.looelions.co.uk/carboot/
  Liskeard Carnival Week 
Events all week including the furry dance on Wednesday and Carnival procession on Saturday www.liskeard-lions.org.uk
 The week's grand finale, with our Carnival Queen and Attendants.

To find out more:www.liskeard-lions.org.uk
  Liskeard Show, main ring.Liskeard & District Agricultural Show - Merrymeet, Liskeard 
Liskeard Show is one of the biggest in the South West. Come and see the great main ring entertainment, cattle, horses, donkeys, poultry, crafts, dog show, trade stands, Cornish food marquee and homes and gardens marquee.
Details 01579 343125 www.liskeardshow.org/
  Plymouth Regatta
Port of Plymouth Regatta Week offers superb competitive racing for all classes of dinghies and yachts in Plymouth Sound.
With a spectacular location to watch the racing and evening entertainment and shore side events to match, Plymouth Regatta is the place to be. For more information visit the Plymouth Regatta website.. http://yacht-regatta.ppsa.org.uk/
 
Stithians Show
Stithians Show is one of the largest and oldest one day shows in the country. Established in 1834, it has been held continuously since then (except for three years during the first world war, and five years during the second and 2001 due to foot & mouth concerns). It is held annually in July and the attendance is in excess of 20,000 people each year. The main attractions at Stithians Show are the thirteen 'Sections', where people exhibit and compete in a large variety of different activities. See www.stithiansshow.org.uk for more information:
  Lostwithiel Carnival Week
Carnival Parade, live music fireworks and more.
  Port Eliot Festival St Germans.
The Port Eliot Festival is an annual celebration of words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration and fun.
An incredible array of performers have appeared at Port Eliot since the festival’s started over a decade ago, all drawn together by the festival’s laid-back approach and inspirational atmosphere. www.porteliotfestival.com
  Dobwalls Charity Beer Festival
The Highwayman, Dobwalls

100% Cornish Beers & Ciders!
Friday from 6pm; Saturday from 12 mid day.
All profits- Air Ambulance.
  Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose Air Day
 
  Steam and Vintage FairBoconnoc Steam Fair - Liskeard Steam & Vintage Club
The Boconnoc Steam Fair, held at Boconnoc Estate near Liskeard can be considered one of the best rallies of its kind in Cornwall! A great selection of full size and miniature steam, classic cars, vintage vehicles, tractors & more are all on display. Why not visit the craft tent or one of the many trade stands whilst you’re visiting – you may pick up a treat! Lots to see and enjoy for all the family.
. Information from Boconnoc Estate Office, Boconnoc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0RG
Telephone: 01208 872507 Facsimile: 01208 873836 www.boconnocenterprises.co.uk/events.html  or Liskeard Steam & Vintage Club www.lsvc.org
  Looe Carnival Week
The Looe Carnival is the highlight of the Looe Lion’s event calendar with a week of events that cater for the interests of all ages & interests. List of events for the week but these can change see press or http://www.looefestivals.org/ for details.
 

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August

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Every Sunday Looe Lions Car Boot Sale @ West Wayland
The Looe Lions Car Boot Sale takes place every Sunday morning (subject to weather conditions) throughout the summer months (June to September) mid way between Looe & Polperro at West Wayland next to the camping and caravaning holiday camp. The official open hours are 08:00 to 12:00 although many regular sellers arrive from 06:30. The location is rural with extensive sea views adding to the enjoyment of the occasion.  More info: http://www.looelions.co.uk/carboot/
Open Sundays Gribbin Daymark Open Days
Visible from land and sea, Gribbin Head is Fowey's sentinel. It is a striking landmark due to its red and white daymark tower. The daymark has sat upon the Gribbin since 1832, providing a navigational aid to mariners. Walk out to the Gribbin Headland, take a picnic or stop off at Polridmouth Beach perhaps. National Trust volunteers will have the Daymark open so you can climb up the steps to the top. The fantastic views from the top are ample reward for the climb! Open Sundays from 7 July to 15 September (11am - 5pm) £1 adults; NT members and children free.
30 July - 5 August Looe Carnival Week
The Looe Carnival is the highlight of the Looe Lion’s event calendar with a week of events that cater for the interests of all ages & interests. List of events for the week but these can change see press or http://www.looefestivals.org/ for details.
 
  Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park
Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ
The 21st annual Classic Car Show and Country Fayre will take place on Sunday 6th August at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Classic, American and kit cars will be on show along with military vehicles. Spectators Free entry to the event for spectators, parking charge of £5 per car. Car parks open at 8am.
  Annual British Fireworks Championships Finals - Plymouth Hoe / Plymouth Sound 9:30pmAnnual British Fireworks Championships Finals - Plymouth Hoe
The British Firework Championships will take place in Plymouth in August. Once again, six of the best UK firework display companies will compete in the hope of becoming the British Firework Champions for 2018. The best place to view the displays is from Plymouth Hoe where a fairground, catering units and live music will also be available.  For further information please visit the British Firework Championships website. www.britishfireworks.co.uk/
  Upton Cross’s 18th Annual Arts and Craft Exhibition
Upton Cross Parish Hall, PL14 5AN
Upton Cross’s Annual Arts and Craft Exhibition will be held on Sat 12th- Sunday 20th August daily from 10 am- 6 pm at Upton Cross New Parish Hall and School. Many thousands of items on sale. Brand new Parish Hall. Free Parking. Disable acces Outdoor stalls, raffle, homeade refreshments, new park and children’s play area
  Fowey Royal Regatta & Carnival WeekFowey Royal Regatta & Carnival Week
The Fowey Royal Regatta is hailed by many as one of the best local regattas in the country and is usually held over the third full week of August. Along with daily sailing races there are a number of other themed events mixed into the week including a midweek Carnival and ending with a spectacular Firework display over the harbour. If you have any queries regarding the sailing events of the Regatta please contact the Royal Fowey Yacht Club by calling (01726) 832245 or see: http://www.foweyroyalregatta.co.uk/ 
  Morval Vintage Steam RallyGreat Trethew Vintage Rally
After 40 years, and having raised thousands of pounds for local charities, the last  Morval Vintage Steam Rally took place in 2016.
In 2017, a new Rally is being organised, close to the original site, midway between Liskeard and Looe. For all the latest details see www.trethewrally.uk
  Looe Lifeboats Open Day
With your support we save lives at sea and now you can see just how a lifeboat station works.
• Take a tour round our RNLI boathouse
• Talk to crew members about their work saving lives
• Find out more about how we help prevent incidents on or around water
• Or learn about opportunities for volunteering with Looe Lifeboats.
The Boat Hall, Albatross Lifeboat Station, East Looe Seafront

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Sept

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every Sunday end Sept

Looe Lions Car Boot Sale @ West Wayland
The Looe Lions Car Boot Sale takes place every Sunday morning (subject to weather conditions) throughout the summer months (June to September) mid way between Looe & Polperro at West Wayland next to the camping and caravaning holiday camp. The official open hours are 08:00 to 12:00 although many regular sellers arrive from 06:30. The location is rural with extensive sea views adding to the enjoyment of the occasion.  More info: http://www.looelions.co.uk/carboot/

Open Sundays

Gribbin Daymark Open Days
Visible from land and sea, Gribbin Head is Fowey's sentinel. It is a striking landmark due to its red and white daymark tower. The daymark has sat upon the Gribbin since 1832, providing a navigational aid to mariners. Walk out to the Gribbin Headland, take a picnic or stop off at Polridmouth Beach perhaps. National Trust volunteers will have the Daymark open so you can climb up the steps to the top. The fantastic views from the top are ample reward for the climb! Open Sundays from 7 July to 15 September (11am - 5pm) £1 adults; NT members and children free.
  Drawn to the Valley - Open Studios
The Drawn to the Valley group was formed in 2003 by the artists themselves, mainly as a support network but also in order to promote the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and to contribute to the regeneration of the local economy through selling exhibitions and Open Studios. We now have over 160 members, ranging from painters and printmakers to ceramicists, sculptors, calligraphers, jewellers and textile artists.  Open studio details at www.drawntothevalley.co.uk
  Looe Island Guided Walks
Join the island’s wardens for a fascinating walk around the nature reserve.
 
  Lanlivery Vintage Rally
Please come along and help to raise funds for local worthy causes

An Annual Vintage Rally and Country Fair held second weekend in September in spectacular countryside.
Held the second weekend of September each year and raising money for local charities

Organised by a committee of volunteers the event has run for over 30 years going from strength to strength and has become a well supported and famous part of the autumn calendar
www.lanliveryvintagerally.co.uk
  Duloe Ale and Cider Festival
Charity Ale and cider festival featuring four great local bands, 18 real ales, local cider from Cornish orchards. Family friendly- well behaved dogs welcome too. £5 on the door which includes festival pint glass and first drink. 
  South East Cornwall Walking Festival
Now in its 17th year, the South East Cornwall Walking Festival celebrates the wonderful countryside in and around south east Cornwall. Join local guides who know the area inside out, who will lead you to hidden viewpoints, deserted beaches and picturesque villages.

 
  The Great Cornish Food Festival, Lemon Quay, Truro
The biggest event of the year for lovers of Cornish food and drink! There’s something for everyone with lots to see and do and the finest selection of food and drink to try and buy.
ENTRY IS FREE

More info...  http://www.greatcornishfood.co.uk/festival/
  Looe Music Festival Warm Up Party!
  Looe Music Festival  - see you on the beach!
90 bands /5 stages / 3 days.
www.looemusic.co.uk
 

Eden Beer Festival
Join our annual celebration featuring a huge range of craft ales, speciality ciders and artisan gins from Cornwall and beyond.
Ticketed event, over 18s only
Price: £12.50 (no Eden admission ticket needed)
6pm-12pm (last orders 11.30pm) www.edenproject.com

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October

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Foodie places to visit plus Farmers & Country Markets - .. Click for details of Shops, Food Producers, Farmers & Country Markets

21 -23 Sept

Looe Music Festival  - see you on the beach!
90 bands /5 stages / 3 days.
www.looemusic.co.uk

  Eden Project - Beer Festival
Join us for an evening of beery fun with St Austell Brewery, featuring around 100 speciality beers. Between 6pm and 11.30pm there'll be live music, fantastic food and a wider selection of beers and ciders to try. www.edenproject.com
  St Matthew’s Fair Day – Liskeard
Richard, Earl Of Cornwall granted a charter to Liskeard in 1266 which allowed the town to hold a fair on the feast of Matthew every year. The origins of the fair have been lost over the passage of time but in 1976 The Lions Club revived the fair and have carried on the tradition to this day…..Today there’ll be market stalls, music, town crier competition, Sealed Knot re-enactment group visiting Stuart House and children’s entertainment….
 
  Looe Island Guided Walks
Join the island’s wardens for a fascinating walk around the nature reserve. These unique, pre-bookable trips are available on:
• Saturday 8th and Sunday 23rd April
• Monday 8th May
• Wednesday 7th June
• Friday 7th and Saturday 22nd July
• Monday 4th September
• Tuesday 3rd October

In addition we also have two speciality guided walks :
• Wednesday 24th May: Birds of Looe Island Guided Walk with Derek Spooner
• Monday 18th September: History of Looe Island Guided Walk with Mark Camp

Each visit starts with the fun of a boat trip from Looe’s bustling fishing harbour. Once landed on the island you will have 3 hours to be introduced to the fascinating nature and history of Looe Island. You will find out how the Atkins sisters bequeathed the island to Cornwall Wildlife Trust and discover how work continues to keep the island special. After the escorted tour you will have time to independently explore the island or join your guide for a slide show in Jetty Cottage.
Places cost £25. Times and online booking (sorry, we aren’t able to offer telephone/postal bookings) are available at:
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/islandwalks

  Callington Honey Fair
A traditional street fair filled with a variety of stalls, it has become one of the biggest fairs in Cornwall with hundreds of people visiting the town every year. In the Town Hall there is a display from the local bee keepers and outside there is a fun fair and street entertainers.
  Tavistock Goosey Fair
Tavistock plays host to an annual fair dating back to the 12th Century. Farmers brought their geese for sale, and drove them through the streets to the Market. Although this practice has virtually stopped, it is still possible to obtain goose lunches at the various restaurants and cafes in the town on that day. The fair attracts market traders and showmen from all over the Country. Stalls and side-shows are set up in the centre of the Town, and the adjacent roads are filed with over 200 traders. Information: 01822 617232
  Falmouth Oyster Festival
Falmouth’s Events Square will again play host to one of Cornwall’s biggest and best loved specialist food festivals, Falmouth Oyster Festival, from Thursday October 12 – Sunday October 12. The annual festivities celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls.
 
  Ice skating @ The Eden Project - October Half-Term - Spring 2018
The magical ice rink returns just in time for half-term. The ice rink stays open through winter up until spring 2018. For more information, or to book lessons, parent and toddler or chilly penguin sessions, please contact our Box Office on 01726 811972, or book online.
  Eden Project Fun Run Marathon and Half Marathon

Eden Project Marathon
Cornwall’s biggest running event, the Eden Marathon and Half Marathon returns on 15 October 2017, with a multi-terrain route through spectacular countryside.

Technical t-shirt, pasty and pint for all race runners – where else but Cornwall?
Themed medal for all race finishers
Cash prizes for race winners and prizes for category winners.
Free entry to Eden for runners and accompanying family members and supporters on the day.
Water stations every three miles and isotonic drinks every seven miles
Free post-race massage available from onsite physiotherapists
Chip timing, and free online analysis of your race via RunPix
Book your place online at www.edenproject.co.ukwww.edenproject.com

 

Halloweden at The Eden Project
It’s Halloweden at the Eden Project between 21-29 October… but not as you know it. This half-term, discover if you’re brave enough to take on Roald Dahl’s most terrible villains, as you encounter themes from five of the best-selling books. It’s a spooktacular special that will delight children and grown-ups alike.
Price: Most activities included within Eden admission ticketgs - on. www.edenproject.com
 

November

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  Ice skating @ The Eden Project
The ice rink stays open through winter up until February 2019
 
  Reading the Hurlers- The Project's Results
The project’s results will take place at St Martin’s Church Hall Liskeard on 3rd November between 8- 9.30 pm with Emma Stockley and Calum Beeson

Geological project co-ordinator of Reading the Hurlers, Calum Beeson, will explain the project’s conclusions and what they mean for the archaeology of the area around The Hurlers on Bodmin Moor.
  Lanreath Firework Night
 With DJ Paul, organised by Rally Social Club
   Looe Liskeard and Looe Round Table - Fireworks at Looe
 @ 7:00 pm | Adult £4, child £1, family £10 (2 adults, 3 children)
Liskeard and Looe Round Table proudly present Fireworks at Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe on the 4th November at 7pm.

Display starts at 7.30 pm
Adults: £4/Children £1/ families £10 (2 Adults, 3 children)
Burgers, Hot and Cold Drinks Bar

 
  Polperro Fireworks Display
Polperro Fireworks Display will take place on Saturday 4th November between 6.30- 8.30 pm.

Come and watch the annual spectacular display at Peak Rock
  Cotehele Winter Craft Fair
Cotehele Winter Craft Fair will take place on November 4th between 11am- 4pm
Join us for this annual winter craft fair and enjoy early shopping for Christmas.The fair features contemporary art and craft makers exhibiting and selling a selection of handmade and affordable gifts
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

 

 

Bonfire Night, Plymouth Hoe
Event: Bonfire Night – Plymouth Hoe  5th November
Plymouth will be hosting a bonfire and fireworks display on Sunday 5 November on The Hoe for Bonfire Night.
There’ll be fairground rides, catering stands and a whole host of entertainment.
As the night draws in and the temperature drops, this event is sure to warm up when the bonfire is lit and the fireworks display is set off from the citadel.
  Liskeard and Looe Round Table Fireworks at Liskeard
November 5 @ 7:00 pm | Adult £4, child £1, family £10 (2 adults, 3 children)
Liskeard and Looe Round Table proudly Fireworks at Liskeard Rugby Training Ground on the 5th November 2017 – gates open at 7pm, display starts at 7.30pm
Burgers, Hot and Cold Drinks will be available
11 November
11am
Armistice Day remembrances around the region
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ncluding at Herodsfoot - a 'fortunate village' where none have been lost and the village war memorial commemorates all those who served and returned safely to the village. Short service of remembrance at 11am on the village green.
  Looe Literary Festival
A celebration of intellectual minds, thought, debate, literature, creativity and creatives. Cornish hospitality and a breath of fresh Cornish sea air. Looe has invited world renowned authors, poets and creative thinkers to give talks in our lovely town
  Pencarrow Christmas Craft Fair
Come along and to our annual Christmas Craft Fair at Pencarrow House. Sample some of the delicious foods in our
special food marquee and take away that perfect gift!
  City of Lights, Truro,
Giant lanterns made from withy and tissue are paraded through Truro's streets, creating a magical festive atmosphere. Music, food and fun!
www.trurocityoflights.co.uk 01872 261770.
  Fowey Christmas Market
Fowey Christmas Market is one of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events with a rich history of providing 10,000 visitors with quality locally produced food and drink and festive gifts.We carefully hand pick all our traders, so you can look forward to finding an extensive collection of handmade, locally produced gifts, arts and craft as well as some of the regions finest locally produced food and beverages.

Not only that but there is a host of fantastic boutique shops selling a wide range of high quality jewellery, clothes, gifts and unique items. Furthermore, there is a wealth of outstanding coffee shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants laden with festivities to enjoy.

Opening Times

 
  Meet Father Christmas at The Eden Project
Every year Father Christmas and his elves set up camp here at the Eden Project, from late November right up until Christmas Eve. Book your family a special moment with the man in red.
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Details: www.edenproject.com

 
  Monkey Sanctuary Christmas Open Day
Sunday 26th November between 11 am- 3 pm at The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

Come along to our Christmas Open Day giving you the last chance to visit the Sanctuary in 2017. There will be mince pies, mulled wine, tombola, Christmas shopping ideas from our ethical and fair trade gift shop. There’s a lot to do for the whole family who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert keepers. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful wildlife gardens and check out the sea view and kids will love the wild play area.

Entry £2 per person