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What’s on in Cornwall this Autumn?

As the lockdown restrictions continue to ease and we all continue to get back to ‘normal life’ we are thrilled to see so many of our favourite local events announcing their dates for autumn 2021. If you were wondering what’s on in Cornwall this autumn, allow us to provide you with some of our favourite events taking place across the county. What’s on during your autumn break?

Please note: Events and festival dates are subject to change and may require re-booking. Please visit the event website for further details.

St Austell food festival – September 4th – 5th

If you love fresh seafood, you’ve come to the right place. Introducing the very first St Austell Seafood Festival hosted by Harvester Seafood at the Britannia Inn. Head on over to St Austell this September and explore the seafood pop up stalls, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, comedy acts and so much more!

St Ives food and drink festival – September 11th – 19th

A firm favourite amongst the county and a real highlight in the region’s culinary calendar. For the first year ever, the festival is tied with the St Ives September festival so you can bag 2 festivals in 1! Taking place on Porthminster beach, the St Ives Food and Drink Festival offers a fantastic range of music, entertainment, culinary experts and a wide variety of local produce to explore.

Great Cornish Food Festival

St Ives September festival – September 17th – 19th

Set to make a big return, St Ives September Festival is set to come back with a bang after their unavoidable cancellation in 2020. The annual 15 day extravaganza of music and arts is set to impress audiences with music, theatre, films, open studios, workshops and so much more. Come along to St Ives this autumn and unleash your creative side.

Falmouth Oyster festival – October 7th – 10th

Falmouth will once again play host to one of Cornwall’s most loved food events. Annual festivities celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood. Explore four days of feasting, cooking demonstrations, live music and craft stalls.

Falmouth National Marine Museum

Mevagissey shanty festival – October 15th – 18th

Taking place in the magical harbourside village, the Shanty Festival returns to Mevagissey with a variety of shanty and accapella groups. Kicking off the festival on Friday 15th October, performances will continue across the weekend at a range of venues across the village.

If you hate the crowds and the queues, an Autumn break in Cornwall could be right up your street. Cornwall is the place for year-round holidays, with plenty to see and do throughout the seasons. If you were wondering what’s on in Cornwall this autumn, we hope that our guide has helped you to plan your stay to make sure you see all the best the region has to offer at a wonderful time of year.

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