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Local events in Cornwall

There is so much to see and do in Cornwall in 2019. The county’s diary is jam packed with great events, from music concerts and vintage rallies to agricultural shows and cultural festivals. Below is a helpful guide to many of the must-see events within close proximity of our Cornwall holiday park.

The list of events below are correct at time of publication. It is advisable to check with the event organisers in advance in case the event is cancelled, postponed or moved to an alternative venue. We cannot be held responsible for any date changes of cancellation of events.

Local events for May


Padstow Obby Oss Day (May 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.

Saltash May Fair

Come along for a family day of fun. There’s live music, loads of stalls of every kind, Punch and Judy, Hog Roast, A Town Crier Competition, inflatable’s and so much more. The day will kick off with the Parade of Youth Marching from Victoria Gardens down to the bottom of Fore Street. Presentations by the Mayor of Saltash. A day of fun and enjoyment for all. The annual event aims at celebrating the community, businesses and organisations of the town.

Helston 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.

Fowey Festival of Art & Literature

Exciting programme includes talks, interviews, creative and practical workshops, exhibitions, presentations, theatre, musical concerts, an Art trail, guided walks and river cruises to enjoy, inform, challenge and inspire the imagination.

St Ives Food and Drink Festival

A celebration and gathering of some of the finest food & drink producers and chefs in Cornwall which will take place in St Ives on Porthminster Beach – believed to be the UK’s only beach food and drink festival.

St Ives Literature Festival

Nine days of literary events featuring book launches, poetry readings, live music, comedy acts and creative writing workshops

Callington May Fest

Callington celebrates May with its 4th May Fest starting at 1pm with a procession featuring Morris and clog dancers, local schools, brass band, town criers and special guest the Lizard Stallions Coach Company offering FREE rides around the Town. Giants constructed by local groups will be invading the town.

Lost Fest

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 reenactment group, park and ride facilities and regular trains. Admission is FREE with all proceeds going to the charities. A brilliant family event in aid of a local charity

Falmouth River Festival

This fantastic 10-day festival is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events varying from music & drama, the arts & heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking & lots more. The festival was established in 2006 and will be running for its 111th year in 2016. It’s a chance to embrace the places, people, history, culture, sport & industry that are connected by this very Cornish river.