What’s on in Cornwall; Autumn events guide.

Our hand-picked events to keep you busy during your visit to the Cornish coast this Autumn.


Taste of Scilly Food & Drink Festival 1st – 30th September 2019 The festival that has foodies flocking to the Isles of Scilly, a celebration of the very best in food, drink and produce from across the five inhabited islands.

Heritage Open Days 7th – 10th September 2019 Free access to historic properties not usually open to the public or which normally charge for admission.

World Bellyboard Championships 8th September 2019 The popular traditional surf event will see more than 200 people compete in a series of races, using wooden boards which hark from a by-gone era.

The Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival 13th – 15th September 2019 On the beautiful grounds of Healey’s Cyder Farm with The Zutons and Reef confirmed as headliners.

Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb 14th – 15th September 2019 The two-day closed road speed hillclimb will return in 2019, bigger and better than before.

Otobong Nkanga at Tate St Ives 20th September 2019 – 5th January 2020 Nigerian-born contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga will install new and existing works at Tate St Ives.

Truro Food Festival 27th – 29th September 2019 Truro’s Lemon Quay will transform into foodie heaven for three days of eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment.


Movies by Moonlight 4th & 5th October 2019 The Minack transforms into the ultimate outdoor cinema. Enjoy two cinematic classics, Hitchcock’s Rebecca on Friday and Spielberg’s Jaws on Saturday.

100 mouths to feed 4th – 6th October 2019 Nancarrow Farm will be feeding 1000 guests on the farm, with street food by day and evening feasts, all set in their barns and surroundings.

Falmouth Oyster Festival 10th – 13th October 2019 Celebrating the start of the oyster season, the Fal Oyster and Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls.


Festive Shopping Evening 3rd December 2019 Enjoy a welcome of hot mulled wine or mulled cider, and festive nibbles, before heading up to Fistral Spa where the new GAIA Skincare and ESPA Christmas gift sets will be on full display for purchase.

DJ & Sax Party Nights 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st December 2019 Let the sounds take centre stage and experience a night of epic music, festive food and flowing champagne. We’re all about the music and the festive season is no different.

Mousehole Christmas Lights From 14th December 2019 Villages all over Cornwall drape homes and streets in lights for Christmas but none does it better than Mousehole, west of Penzance, which attracts big crowds.

New Year’s Eve at Fistral 31st December 2019 Join us as we celebrate New Year’s Eve in an unforgettable way. Start early and grab a tipple in the Bay Bar before heading to Dune Restaurant to tuck into sharing platters and festive dishes. Then the party flows into the Bay Bar with popup performers and our DJ and Sax duo mixing some great tunes that will have you dancing into 2020 together with style.

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