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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 - 4 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.
 
5 August Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park
Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ
The annual Classic Car Show and Country Fayre will take place 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.
8 - 9 August 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/
11 - 19 August
10am - 6pm
Upton Cross - Annual Arts and Craft Exhibition
Upton Cross Parish Hall, PL14 5AN
Upton Cross’s Annual Arts and Craft Exhibition at Upton Cross New Parish Hall and School. Many thousands of items on sale.  Free Parking. Disabled access. Outdoor stalls, raffle, homemade refreshments, new park and children’s play area
15 August
Doors open at 7pm. Film starts at 7.30 prompt
Adults: £5.50. Members, Students and under 18s: £3.
 
Looe Cinema by the SeaLiskerrett Community Cinema – The Post (12A)
Liskerrett Community Centre, Varley Lane, Liskeard, PL14 4AP
Director: Steven Spielberg. Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson.
Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper - The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents.113 minutes.
The Community Hall Looe Children's Centre Trewint Crescent, Barbican, LOOE, PL13 1ET. All films are shown using High Definition projection.
More information Phone: 0845 868 1021, Website
cinemabythesea.org.uk
 
18 August
noon
Liskeard Ploughman's Festival
A celebration of beer, food and music – The Parade and Westbourne Gardens, Liskeard. FREE ENTRY – BE THERE!
Beginning on The Parade, in Liskeard town centre, the event kicks off at 10am with a colourful street market of local foods including, cheeses, chutneys, pickles, breads and much much more including entertainment.

At 12 noon Liskeard’s hidden park – Westbourne Gardens – opens the gates for a fantastic feast of live music featuring bands and artists from all over South East Cornwall, the music plays until 7pm.

There will be a beer & cider tent, children’s workshops and local food stalls, including of course Ploughman’s lunches!
Seating is on the grass or on hay bales dotted around the park. Bring a blanket, chairs and picnic and ENJOY!
19 - 25 August 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/ 
25 - 27 August Morval Vintage Steam RallyGreat Trethew Vintage Rally
We are planning to build on the success of last year’s rally by providing an on site tractor taxi and a free bus service from Liskeard Station and Looe Fire Station, to the rally. We are also planning to provide a larger selection of attractions for children, more traders stalls and a selection of demonstrations both in and outside of the main ring. Of course there will be:

Commercial, Steam and Military Vehicles
Vintage Tractors, Cars and Motorbikes
Steam Engines
Horticultural equipment and Stationary Engines
A Fun Dog Show on each day
Dog Flyball demonstrations
Craft and Country Demonstrations
Music, Live Bands and Entertainment
Children’s Entertainment
Graffiti Artist
Ferret Racing
On the working plots at the top of the Rally field we shall have working horses, demonstrations of horse shoeing, an old saw mill, working tractors and demonstrations of old horticultural equipment.

The team from Luke Furse Earthmoving will again be providing Tractor Pulling with their heavily modified machinery ranging from stock tractors to ones powered by tank and aeroplane engines. For all the latest details see www.trethewrally.uk

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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.
1 September
Doors open at 7pm. Film starts at 7.30 prompt
Adults: £5.50. Members, Students and under 18s: £3.

Licensed bar.
 

Looe Cinema by the SeaLiskerrett Community Cinema – Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri (15)
Liskerrett Community Centre, Varley Lane, Liskeard, PL14 4AP
Directed by Martin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell.
Running time 115 minutes
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon – an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence – becomes involved, the battle gets worse.
The Community Hall Looe Children's Centre Trewint Crescent Barbican, LOOE, PL13 1ET. All films are shown using High Definition projection.
More information Phone: 0845 868 1021, Website
cinemabythesea.org.uk
tbc 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
8 & 9 Sept Lanlivery Vintage Rally & Country Fair
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
tbc 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. 
tbc South East Cornwall Walking Festival
T
he 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.

 
tbc 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!
21 - 23 Sept Looe Music Festival  - see you on the beach!
90 bands /5 stages / 3 days.
www.looemusic.co.uk
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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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tbc 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
tbc 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….
 
tbc 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.
10 Oct 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
11 - 14 Oct Falmouth Oyster Festival
Falmouth’s Events Square will again play host to one of Cornwall’s biggest and best loved specialist food festivals. 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.
 
tbc Ice skating @ The Eden Project - October Half-Term - Spring 2019
The magical ice rink returns just in time for half-term. The ice rink stays open through winter up until spring 2019. 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.
14 Oct Eden Project Fun Run Marathon and Half Marathon

Eden Project Marathon and Half Marathon
Cornwall’s biggest running event, the Eden Marathon and Half Marathon returns with a multi-terrain route through spectacular countryside.
Technical t-shirt, pasty and a beer 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.
Chip timing, and free online analysis of your race via RunPix

Book your place online at www.edenproject.com

tbc

Halloween at The Eden Project
 www.edenproject.com

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November

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tbc Ice skating @ The Eden Project
The ice rink stays open through winter up until February 2019
 
tbc  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.

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

 
tbc Polperro Fireworks Display
Polperro Fireworks Display will take place on

Come and watch the annual spectacular display at Peak Rock
tbc Cotehele Winter Craft Fair
Cotehele Winter Craft Fair will take place on
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.

 

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Bonfire Night, Plymouth Hoe
Event: Bonfire Night – Plymouth Hoe  5th November
Plymouth will be hosting a bonfire and fireworks display 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.
tbc Liskeard and Looe Round Table Fireworks at Liskeard
Adult £4, child £1, family £10 (2 adults, 3 children)
Liskeard and Looe Round Table proudly Fireworks at Liskeard Rugby Training Ground on

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
I
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.
tbc 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
tbc 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!
tbc 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.
tbc 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

 
tbc 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

 
tbc Monkey Sanctuary Christmas Open Day
 on   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 2018. 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

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December

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tbc 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.

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/

 
tbc 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
tbc SANTA’S ARRIVAL In Looe
tbc 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
tbc Padstow Christmas Festival
tbc Christmas Fair at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
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.
 
tbc Mount Edgcumbe’s Christmas Fair
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.
tbc 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 16 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!
 
tbc Mousehole Harbour Lights Switch On
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 18th 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 2018 at Pencarrow House

The Pencarrow Snowdrop Sundays Entrance by donation, 10am - 4pm. The Peacock Cafe will be open for refreshments and dogs are welcome in the gardens.

The 11th is in aid of the dog charity Last Chance Hotel and the 18th is for Blood Bikes, who carry vital supplies of blood where it's needed

www.pencarrow.co.uk


10am Start
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...
  The 2018 World Pasty Championships - Eden Project
Our seventh World Pasty Championships in 2018 will be the culmination of Cornish Pasty Week, run by the Cornish Pasty Association. Register and bring your best pasty along to be in with chance of winning the coveted title, or simply come along for a great day of eating and entertainment, headlined by Britpop legends Dodgy with support from 3 Daft Monkeys and Hedluv + Passman!

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

Trelawny '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’.
  Daffodil Weekend at Cothele (NT)
Come and see the wonderful collection of daffodils grown on Cotehele Estate. Local garden enthusiasts will make and display fresh daffodil sculptures, there will be a display of historic and new varieties of daffodils plus a guided tour of daffodils in the garden.

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April

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  Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Cotehele (NT)
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Cotehele, March 24th- April 8th between 10 am- 4 pm Admission Charges apply. £2 per trail Bunny has made a puzzle for you around the garden. Pick up a map and follow the clues to point you in the right direction of the chocolate treat that’s waiting for you at the end.
  Easter at Eden
Easter at Eden will take place 24th March- 15th April Have you got the Eggs Factor? come along to our Easter Eggstravaganza to find out! There are dozens of activities for the whole family to have a crack at this Easter in our new three week programme. Eggsplore Eden on one of our egg hunts, scramble your way through our assault course and tackle other Easter inspired games. Plus there will be lots of special prizes and treats to enjoy.
  Easter Egg Hunt & Giant Easter Egg Raffle
Venue: East Looe Beach
www.looelions.co.uk

 
  Looe Craft Market
11:00am - 4:00pmLocal people selling hand made crafts and gifts.
looe.harbour@btconnect.com www.looeharbour.com
April Cornwall Spring Flower Show 2018 - Boconnoc House nr 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.
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11 April
11am
Spring Garden Tour- Mount Edgcumbe
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ
Take a tour of our Grade I listed gardens and historic buildings while they are surrounded by beautiful spring blooms. Tickets £5.00 p.p. Meet at Cremyll Gate. Booking is essential as minimum numbers are required for this event to go ahead.
13 April Looe Island Guided Walk
Take a boat ride to Looe Island Nature Reserve where you join the warden for an escorted walk. Spot the wildlife, learn about the Trust's work & island life. Walks must be pr-booked via the Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org

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May

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1 May
 
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...
  West Looe May Fayre
Quayside Centre & West Looe Quayside, West Looe
 
  Liskeard Food and Craft Market
Come and enjoy Liskeard Food & Craft Market in the Public Hall, Liskeard. We have over 20 stalls of locally produced foods including vegetables, bread, cakes, cider and dairy products, and a wide variety of handmade crafts such as cards, art work, jewellery, lamp shades, photography and knitwear…there’s something lovely for everyone!

Refreshments are available throughout the morning.
  Port Eliot Dog Festival
Port Eliot, St Germans, Saltash, PL12 5ND
Featuring the fabulous Roo’s Whippet Tea Party! Family dog show, fun agility and flyball. There will also be stalls, refreshments and entertainment raising money for Children’s Hospice South West. Port Eliot Estate, St Germans, 11am to 4.30pm. Entry £4, 11-18 years £2, under 11s free. All dog show classes £1
  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. FREE entry
  Kingsand / Cawsand and Millbrook annual Black Prince flower boat processionKingsand / Cawsand and Millbrook annual Black Prince flower boat procession
Venue: Millbrook, Kingsand & Cawsand

A traditional May Day festival to banish winter and welcome in the spring and summer – with hope for a fruitful harvest from land and sea.
8th 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 Arts and Literature (ex-Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts & Literature). Daphne du Maurier : Daphne du Maurier
Once again you can enjoy an entertaining programme of drama, music, talks, concerts, guided walks, events, free music.  something for everyone!
  Looe Craft Market
Local people selling hand made crafts and gifts.
looe.harbour@btconnect.com www.looeharbour.com
  Callington MayFest
Callington MayFest: giants, dance, choirs,music, craft stalls,food stall and more!
 
  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
  LostFest - Lostwithiel
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

For more details and a brochure see: https://www.bodminmoorpoetryfestival.com/
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross Top-class line-up in the Theatre on the Moor www.sterts.co.uk

  Charles Causley Festival
Launceston's Festival of Literature and The Arts. Our headline attraction this year will be the well-known and well-loved poet and broadcaster Roger McGough (accompanied by Little Machine, firm favourites in support of headline poets in previous Causley Festivals).
Full programme at:

www.charlescausleyfestival.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/
  Bodmin & Wenford Railway Steam & Real Ale Festival 2018
Steamer's Real Ale Bar (closes 6pm on Sunday) Saturday Evening Special Train - jazz band + fish & chip supper. For details & booking tel 01208 73555
  Looe Rowing Club Regatta
10:00am - 1:00pm
  Charles Causley Festival
Launceston's Festival of Literature and The Arts. Our headline attraction this year will be the well-known and well-loved poet and broadcaster Roger McGough (accompanied by Little Machine, firm favourites in support of headline poets in previous Causley Festivals).
Full programme at:

www.charlescausleyfestival.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
  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/
  Looe Raft Race
Orgainised by Looe Boat Owners Assoc in support of Looe RNLI. 4pm prizegiving at Looe Sailing Club. Entry fee £5 per adult £2.50 per child. Adult course start Looe Beach - finish RNLI slipway. Junior course start Little Beach - finish RNLI slipway. Registration at RNLI Looe Lifeboat Station. Dave Peat 07747 488488 or Vicky Peat 07747 488489
  Liskeard Food and Craft Market
Come and enjoy Liskeard Food & Craft Market in the Public Hall, Liskeard. We have over 20 stalls of locally produced foods including vegetables, bread, cakes, cider and dairy products, and a wide variety of handmade crafts such as cards, art work, jewellery, lamp shades, photography and knitwear…there’s something lovely for everyone! Refreshments are available throughout the morning.
  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.
  3 Wishes Faery Festival
Venue: Mount Edgcumbe Country Park
A celebration of of the magical time of midsummer. For further information or to book tickets visit www.faeryevents.com
  Liskeard Carnival Week

A week of fun events culminating in the Carnival procession on Saturday evening.
As ever this will include Pavement Artists on Tuesday, the Furry Dance on Wednesday and much more. Organised by Liskeard Lions.

 

  Trelawny Day - Pelynt Village Hall
Liskeard Old Cornwall Society will be celebrating Trelawny Day on Saturday 30th June at Pelynt at 5.30 pm.

 

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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/
  Polperro Water Carnival
Costume race in home made rafts around the harbour! Three legged race, children's treasure hunt on the beach. Supported by Looe RNLI,
  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/
  Looe River Fun Canoe Race
Registration at Millpool Car Park 6pm
Open to anything that floats without an engine. £3 per competitor (under 7 years free) Senior race: 9.5 km, Junior race: 4.5 km, Variety and fun boats: 4.5km. BBQ with quality local burgers and sausages for just £4
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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:
  Dobwalls Charity Beer Festival

This year’s Dobwalls Charity Beer and Ale Festival will take place on July 20th-21st at The Highwayman Carvery, Dobwalls between 5- 10 pm
The annual Beer Festival in Dobwalls, with real ale, cider and live music! Always an enjoyable weekend, all proceeds going to charity!

  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
  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.