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What’s on Today in Cornwall – Autumn

Here’s a quick run down of ‘what’s on in Cornwall today’ for September, October and November, the Autumn edition! It’s crazy that the Summer went so quickly, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Cornwall in Autumn.

I will be adding to this as the month goes on, as many places haven’t announced their events for later in the year yet, so do come back for another look.

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Here are the events that I can find so far, and feel free to contact me with any more events or comment below.


Friday 11th til Sunday 13th September:

Newquay Fish Festival at Newquay Harbour. There will be some top local chefs there including Nathan Outlaw, for more information check out the Newquay Fish Festival website.

Saturday 12th to Friday 18th September:

There is a Made in Cornwall craft fayre at Lobb’s Farm Shop next to Heligan near St Austell.

Sunday 13th September:

Now Cancelled due to the forecasted weather: It’s Truro Day at Boscawen Park Truro, with dancing, live music, a fire engine, baking championship, refreshments, bouncy castle, face painting and more.

Saturday 19th September:

Family Prize Bingo night at Mount Charles Social club St Austell for Children’s Hospice Southwest. Eyes down at 7pm!

Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September:

Bude Food Festival will be at Bude Castle with the warm up evening being on the Friday and the actual festival on the Saturday (10am til 11pm) and Sunday (10am til 4pm). You can see some top local chefs in action, including the 2008 Masterchef winner James Nathan who now works at Retallack Resort. For more information and up to date events and times check out the Bude for Food website.

Sunday 20th September:

Cornwall’s Morris Minor Rally will be at Dairyland Farm World near Newquay.


Friday 2nd October:

Charity quiz night at St Austell Football Club, £2 a person and four people allowed in a team. This starts at 8pm with a raffle as well and proceeds go to Little Harbour Children’s Hospice, a very deserving local charity.

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2pm til 4pm there will be a beach clean at Chapel Porth beach. If you fancy giving something back, there are gloves, bags and litter pickers provided, plus you will get a free drink at the Chapel Porth Cafe.

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October:

Mid Century and Vintage Fair at the Bedruthan Hotel and Spa (you can book free tickets through this link) at Mawgan Porth.

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October:

The British stand up paddle surfing national championships are being held at Watergate Bay.

Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October:

Falmouth Beer Festival is on at the Princess Pavillions. 8pm til 11pm on the Thursday, 11am til 11pm the other two days. There will be entertainment, Rugby on the big screen and lots of real ales. The entry is £10 which includes 2 pints, a festival glass and programme.

Saturday 24th til Saturday 31st October:

Crealy near Wadebridge have some spooky goings on, with a Witch in a grotto with a treat for the children, magic shows, and more including pumpkin carving. On the 31st there will also be two Moshi Monsters appearing.

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The Tintagel Post Office 11am til 3pm has an ultra violet light trail and a treat to take home for children for Halloween.

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Springfields Fun Park & Pony Centre near St Columb Major have Halloween events on all week including, face painting, fancy dress competition, a pumpkin treasure trail, colouring competition (download from the Springfields website and bring your entry with you) and wand making. They are also now open at weekends during the winter!

Saturday 24th October til Sunday 1st November:

It’s Heligan Halloween time near St Austell – I can’t wait to visit this myself! There aren’t many details about this so far, but if you pop to the Heligan Halloween part of their website, there’s a video from a previous year to give you an idea of what to expect.

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10am til 5pm at Godolphin near Helston (National Trust) have storytellers, face painting, crafts and trails.

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Lanhydrock near Bodmin has a spooky trail around the gardens for children to enjoy.

Monday 26th til Saturday 31st October:

Helston Museum (TR13 8TH) has some spooky fun with a free half term activity, ‘Spooky Schoolroom’ is a clue for you.

Tuesday 27th October til Thursday 29th October:

The National Trust’s Antony House in Torpoint has a Halloween trail and creepy crafts from 12pm til 3pm every day.

Wednesday 28th October:

Flambards in Helston will have their annual Halloween fireworks display and entertainment in the evening. During the day there will also be a spooky pumpkin trail and the usual rides and attractions.

Thursday 29th October:

Helston Museum (TR13 8TH) has some free Halloween craft activity fun for children to come and enjoy from 10am til 12pm for more information call 01326 564027.

Friday 30th October:

Family charity Halloween disco with optional fancy dress at Mount Charles Social club, St Austell. It starts at 7pm goes on until late and a family (4 people) ticket is only £7. You can pre-book tickets by ringing 07514476708. There will be kids games, the option of buying a pasty supper and the charity is Children’s Hospice Southwest.

Saturday 31st October:

The Little Monsters’ Ball Halloween disco from 6pm til 9pm at the Eden Project near St Austell. If you click the link to the Eden project, more information will be added closer to the time by them on that page. The ice rink will also be open though.

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There will also be a Halloween disco at Paradise Park, Helston on the same day from 3pm til 6pm. Check the Paradise Park website closer to the time for more information and prices.

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Kidzworld near Par has a Monster Ball Halloween party from 7pm til 9pm. Booking is essential on 01726 815553. Adults are £2 each and children £5 each.

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Fright Night in Cotehele near Saltash. From 5.30pm til 7.30pm you can explore this National Trust house and enjoy a spooky evening. They say to bring a torch and prepare to be very scared!

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There’s a zombie walk in St Austell, starting off with halloween fun at the Market House from 6pm, then the parade through the town. This will include a flash dance in White River place. Tickets are £! for adults, and 50p for children. There’s a Facebook page with more information.


If you are looking for Fireworks displays, please check out my Fireworks in Cornwall post.

Thursday 5th November:

The Falmouth Community fire brigade will have their annual fireworks display at Falmouth Cricket Club. It opens at 5.45pm with the fireworks at 7pm – if you decide to go to this one, arrive early as when we went last year it was very busy, Pirate FM were there last year and it was a really good display.

Friday 13th November:

There is a charity auction for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) a cause very close to my heart at the Bosun’s Diner in Charlestown, the doors open at 7pm and the auction starts at 8pm. The tickets are £5 each, include a pasty supper, and need to be bought from Myra who you can contact at rormol@talktalk.net .

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There’s an auction, prize draw and music later on from a Cornish folk band. Some of the auction lots include whole lamb, xmas turkey, 2x skywire trip at Eden, Jo Downs glass, sail on a tall ship, pair of Levi jeans (any size & colour), St Austell brewery tour, plus lots more.

Saturday 14th November:

St Austell‘s Torchlight carnival will be on. With free entertainment, charity and trade stalls during the day, and a torchlit procession in the evening including a lot of local primary schools. Some of the lanterns are usually very impressive and their is a St Austell Torchlight Carnival website to keep up to date and get more information.

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At The Falcon Hotel in Bude there’s a 1940’s afternoon victory tea dance from 4pm (doors opening at 3.30pm). All profits form this go to the Royal British Legion and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. You can get tickets in advance from the hotel and by calling 01288 352005.

Wednesday 18th November:

Truro City of Lights festival and parade, which includes the Christmas lights switch on and a parade of lanterns. Some of the lanterns are made and carried by local school children, and some are large professional ones that are usually very impressive. For more information about the route and timings there is a Truro City of Lights’ website.

Friday 20th November:

The Nutcracker ballet is on at The Hall For Cornwall in Truro, a great way to get in to the Christmas spirit.

Saturday 21st November and Sunday 22nd November:

10am til 4pm a Christmas food fair is being held at The National Trust’s Cotehele property near Saltash. £2 per adult and free for under 16’s.

Saturday 28th November:

Jimmy Carr is appearing at The Hall For Cornwall in Truro with his show ‘Funny Business’. Pop to the Hall For Cornwall’s website asap though, as the tickets are likely to sell out quickly.

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Trelissick near Truro has a craft fair on from 10.30am til 4pm with lots of handmade Christmas gifts to choose from.

Let me know if you have more I can add!

Stevie x