Autumn in Cornwall: brooks rushing through woods carpeted with fallen leaves; legs brushing against orange ferns on coastal walks; empty beaches decorated with solitary footprints…Mother Nature delivers romance and beauty everywhere you look.
But Cornwall also has a number of festivals and fairs to enliven your time in Britain’s most popular county.
Take a look at our choice of autumnal events in Cornwall, all around an hour or less drive from CLC Trenython Manor.
Falmouth Oyster Festival
11th–14th October 2018
One of Cornwall’s biggest and most-loved food festivals, Falmouth celebrates the oyster fishing tradition and embraces the community spirit.
Ancient laws were put in place to protect the ecology of the riverbeds and oyster stocks; to this day, sail power and hand-pulled dredges must be used.
Cookery demonstrations, a champagne and oyster cruise, live music including the Falmouth Marine Band, and Betty Stogs, Queen of Cornish Ales provide memorable entertainment throughout the weekend.
Mid-Century & Vintage Fair, Mawgan Porth
13th & 14th October 2018
At the Bedruthan Hotel in Mawgan Porth, more than 50 stalls of mid-century homewares, furniture, collectables and vintage bric-a-brac, will be tempting you.
There will also be a classic car display, face-painting and art gallery; something for everyone with a passion for vintage.
Entry is £1.50; opening times 10am-4pm.
Halloweden, Eden Project, St. Austell
20th October–4th November 2018
A perennial favourite, the Eden Project has spooky trails, roaming creatures, a beastly bazaar, secret lairs and trails during its 2-week Halloween themed event.
A Halloween party extravaganza on Saturday 27th October (6-9pm) will be great fun for all those little monsters who like to dress up!
The full programme can be found here.
‘Beneath our Feet’, Carnglaze Caverns, Bodmin Moor
26th & 27th October 2018
Dance has always been a great way for humans to express themselves; we’ve also been going underground for thousands of years to shelter, create or escape. Combine the two and you have The Dancing in Caves project.
This rather unique experience will use dance and live music to tell the story of underground.
Performances are held daily at 5, 6.15 and 7.30pm and full details can be found here.
Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival, Bude
9th-11th November 2018
Penstowe Manor Resort is the venue for this year’s live music festival. With an international line-up including Wishbone Ash, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado and Focus, plus 15 other bands, this is a Cornish music festival not to be missed.
If you’re tempted by these events, then look no further than CLC Trenython Manor for fabulous accommodation in Cornwall. A manor house hotel with self-catering lodges, including dog-friendly ones, it is set in 24 acres of parkland with incredible views over St. Austell Bay. You can also enjoy some of Cornwall’s best eateries, including Trenython’s very own restaurant.