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May

We're in the process of updating this page, so for details about more events happening in Cornwall during your stay, take a look at Whats On Cornwall  and  Cornwall365  Websites.

 

May Day, Padstow

1st May 2019

May Day (or 'Obby 'Oss Day as it is known) is the biggest day in Padstow's calendar. It is not unusual to see 30,000 people crammed into this little town on the day when Padstonians from all over the world return to their roots. The origins of the Obby Oss are numerous. Some say the celebration has its roots in pagan times, others that it's a rain maker, a fertility symbol, a deterrent to a possible landing by the French some centuries ago or perhaps a welcome to the summer.

St Agnes Bolster Festival

4th - 6th May 2019

A celebration of Cornish music and art featuring life size puppets, a drum band and a 28ft giant effigy re-enacting the famous Cornish legend of the giant called Bolster. A great day out for all the family.

Helston Flora Day

8th May 2019

The famous Flora Day celebration is believed to be pre-Christian and at one time during the Victorian era was banned as being "a drunken revelry." Dancing begins at 7am. A great family day out.

The Big Sheep

Various Events happening this month at The Big Sheep at Abbotsham, visit their website direct for full details swell as discounted tickets ...

Pigstock 2019

18th - 19th May 2019

In 2019, Pigstock is back!  Kick start your summer of 2019 with North Devon’s friendliest family festival! We are back and bigger than ever with so much more than just music and cheaper than ever before! So what can you look forward to?

Eden Classic Cycle Ride event

12th May 2019

The Eden Classic is a spectacular mass-participation cycling event, offering riders the unique chance to pedal the length of Eden past the world-famous Rainforest & Mediterranean Biomes, and along a choice of distances through the surrounding area.

St Ives Food and Drink Festival

2019 dates tba

A celebration and gathering of some of the finest food & drink producers and chefs in Cornwall which will take place in St Ives on Porthminster Beach – believed to be the UK’s only beach food and drink festival.

Fowey Festival of Art & Literature

11th - 18th May 2019

Exciting programme includes talks, interviews, creative and practical workshops, exhibitions, presentations, theatre, musical concerts, an Art trail, guided walks and river cruises to enjoy, inform, challenge and inspire the imagination.  

Lostfest

19th May 2019

Lostwithiel's quirky one day festival sees an eclectic mix of events numbering more than 100 arts, crafts and food stalls and demonstrations throughout the town, non-stop street music, dance and performers, plus children's entertainment.

Open Studios Cornwall

25th May - 2nd June 2019

Now in its 15th year, Open Studios Cornwall 2018 will see artists, craftsmen and designers opening their studios and workshops to the public from Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June. Grab a guide, create your very own art trail, follow the orange Os and explore the landscape as well as creative Cornwall from Coverack to Crackington Haven, Penzance to Port Isaac and Lamorna to Lanreath. 

Bude & Stratton Folk Festival

24th - 27th May 2019

The Folk Festival is a friendly mix of folk concerts, workshops and themed events held annually on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. It features dance displays, music and song all based in and around the North Cornwall coastal town of Bude.

Fal River Festival

24th May - 2nd June 2019

Celebrating life on the River Fal this is a community festival encompassing over 150 events, including a fish festival, gig racing, swimming, wildlife walks and lots more.

 

We will add more events & details as and when we hear about them