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What's on in Cornwall

Cornwall is thriving all year round with events and festivals.  From dog shows to food shows, surf competitions to music festivals; Cornwall's calendar of events is bursting. 

Aside from the beaches, villages, coves and forests, Cornwall's award-winning gardens and attractions also offer all visitors young and old experiences to savour.

See here a highlighted list of events and festivals happening over the coming months in Cornwall.

LOSTFEST IN LOSTWITHIEL – 14th May

With nonstop live music from 10.00 am onwards, dozens of local arts & crafts stalls, a food village, re-enactments & children’s entertainment Lostfest offers something for all the family

OPEN STUDIOS CORNWALL – 26th May – 4th June

Now in its thirteenth year, Open Studios Cornwall 2017 will be the largest ever with 293 artists, craftsmen & designers opening their studios & workshops to the public from Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June. Grab a guide, create your very own art trail, follow the orange Os & explore the landscape as well as creative Cornwall from Coverack to Crackington Haven, Penzance to Port Isaac & Lamorna to Lanreath. 

ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW – 8th – 10th June

For three days each year the dedicated showground at Wadebridge is transformed into a living town, bustling with life, energy, agriculture, entertainment & trade. It is a significant event on the Cornish calendar with around 130,000 people attending.

ST MERRYN STEAM & VINTAGE RALLY – 24th & 25th June

A local rally featuring many rural exhibits including vintage tractors, steam engines & classic cars. There’s also a variety of trade stands & a car boot sale, along with authentic Cornish wrestling, entertainment from local majorette bands.

PADSTOW VINTAGE RALLY & COUNTRY FAIR – 30th June – 2nd July

The rally takes place on the outskirts of Padstow & features live entertainment on both Friday & Saturday night in the beer tent with entertainment around the site on all 3 days. There is also the Entertainment provided in our main ring which is surrounded by a selection of food & trade stands.

ROCK OYSTER FESTIVAL – 7th - July  – 8th - July

A midsummer celebration of food, music and art, visitors to the festival eat their way through thousands of Cornish oysters in highlighting the county’s rich seafood traditions.

‚ÄčBOARDMASTERS SURF AND MUSIC FESTIVAL – 9th August – 13 August

Boardmasters Festival is an annual event held in Newquay over four days in mid-August. The event is a combination of live music and surfing/skateboarding competitions in and around the town and at Watergate Bay. The festival has a heritage that goes back to 1981.