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Things to do in Cornwall, Autumn 2014

Autumn Events and Festivals in Cornwall

Autumn is traditionally harvest time and with such a great array of tasty local produce and top chefs, Cornwall’s autumnal food basket is plentiful. With lots of things to do in Cornwall, Autumn 2014 looks to be shaping up to be a great time for food lovers. Coinciding with the start of the oyster gathering season, there’s a strong focus on seasonal produce and Cornwall’s culinary and celtic heritage. Combined with enjoyable walks, Autumn in Cornwall is all about an appreciation of the Cornish natural landscape and its gifts.   

13 – 27 September 

St Ives September Festival
A celebration of music, art, literature and poetry at different locations around St Ives. 

20 – 28 September Porthpean by Adam Gibbard courtesy of Visit Cornwall

Great South West Walks
A focus on the South West Coast Path with guided and sponsored walks around the Cornish coast. 

20 – 28 September

Get creative or be a spectator in Falmouth’s festival of film, poetry, art, music and the sea. 

20 September – 4 October

Roseland Festival
Fish suppers, heritage, walks, music, crafts and much more. St Mawes.

26 – 18 September

Great Cornish Food Festival 
A focus on foodie Cornwall with eating, shopping, drinking and entertainment. Lemon Quay, Truro.

29 September – 5 October

Harvest Food Festival
Beer, wine and cider week at the Eden Project with a Beer Festival on 4 October including live music, food and a great beer selection – tickets from £10, available online.

1 October

Callington Honey Fair
A sweet street fair with all things honey-themed.

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Jet Day
Classic Air Force will be firing on all cylinders with the world’s oldest flyable jet, the Meteor T7 accompanied by the Jet Provosts and Vampire T55 taking to the sky. St Mawgan, Newquay.

4 – 5 October 

The Sixth British Stand Up Paddle Association National Championships
Watergate Bay.

4 – 5 October

Weekend of Sport
Take part in the Marazion Triathlon and Lands End 100.

4 – 5 October

Boscastle Food Festival
10 years on from the tragic flood in the village, 3 Michelin starred chefs join forces to celebrate putting Boscastle back on the positive map with a food, art and craft focus.

9 – 12 OctoberMaritime scene

Falmouth Oyster Festival
Celebrating the start of the oyster dredging season, food, sea shanties, a parade, boat race and oyster-related events.

15 – 19 October

Lowender Peran Festival
A celebration of Cornwall’s celtic links with music, storytelling, song and dance. Perranporth. 

17 October – 2 November

Fal River Autumn Walking Festival
Over 60 guided and self-guided walks centred around the beautiful Fal River.

18 October 

Autumn Fayre
The best of Autumn Produce showcased by Fifteen Cornwall and the Cornwall Food Foundation. Watergate Bay.

18 October 2014 – 1 March 2015

Ice Skating at Eden
The rink opens for this year for the Eden Project’s winter season.

24 – 25 October

Falmouth Beer Festival
Organised by CAMRA Kernow: over 200 real real ales plus cider, perries, beer and alcoholic ginger beer. Free soft drinks for designated drivers.Pumpkins and Autumn flowers

25 October – 2 November

Half term fun at Eden with a spooky trail and magical crafts and activities. Eden Project.

7 November – 9 November

Cornwall Film Festival
Four screens for a range of genres of film over four days with workshops and talks. Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay.

Thinking of taking an October half term break with the family? Check out our October half term ideas for things to do with the kids, plus our half term availability and three night break offer.

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