A weekend of Festival fun in Cornwall
Cornish festivals are rich and plentiful, but the highlight of May has to be the weekend of 13th – 14th May 2017!
No matter what your cup of tea (or tipple!), there is something for everyone from music to arts and crafts, fine cuisine to culture.
Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2017, just half an hour from Tregolls Farm and in the beautiful town of Fowey (see Fowey Blog 2016), is coming to its end after a week full of literary talks and cultural music. This festival was originally known as the Daphne Du Maurier Festival in honour of the famous local author, who set many of her books in the area. As you might therefore expect, there are many well-loved author featuring including Lulu Taylor, Veronica Henry and Amanda Craig, as well as a talk by Martin Bell, known since 1964 as a roving BBC reporter. There is also music from Gypfunk and a troubadour group, The Story Republicans. We recommend you book in advance for all Fowey Festival events, which cost c £10-£12.
If your interest is more culinary, take a day trip to St Ives for the renowned St Ives Food and Drink Festival, which attracts celebrity chefs from around the country to show off their skills. This year’s music includes The Grenaways amongst many other bands featured. All this with the backdrop of stunning Porthminster Beach! There are foody activities for the youngsters, as well as stalls for every conceivable palette, with artisan breads to craft beers, chocolate to cheese, fruits, vegetables, curries, and gin! All this for just £3 children and £5 adults.
Take a quick drive to Bodmin Parkway and sit back for a scenic train journey to picture-perfect St Ives travelling round the coast via Carbis Bay to your destination – a line hailed by many to be the most stunning in the country. Spend a day at the festival sampling the best of Cornish produce, meeting the celebrity chefs, and learning their top culinary tips before a relaxing train journey home – nothing could be finer!
After a busy Day at St Ives on Saturday, a short drive to Lostwithiel for the annual Lostfest on 14th May will be a delight, with a host of things to see and do (see LostFest Blog 2015).
Phew! We’re exhausted just thinking about it all!
After an action- packed weekend of Cornish music, food, literature and entertainment, you will need the rest of the week to chill, read a good book, enjoy those foods you couldn’t resist at St Ives, and take in the beauty of Cornwall before the “Summer Rush”!