Autumn Festivals in Cornwall

As summer ends, the festivals in Cornwall keep on coming - there's lots to do across the county in September and October:


Redruth International Mining and Pasty Festival

September 7-9

A celebration of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Redruth. Highlights include Cornish food, crafts, live music, street entertainment, a guided classic coach tour and even the chance to make your own pasty!

Looe Music Festival

September 21-23

3 days of superb live music on the beaches, through the streets and in the harbour of Looe fishing port.

Old Albion Folk Cider and Beer Festival

September 21-23

A weekend of music sessions in the Old Albion Inn in Crantock, with numerous local bands and musicians, accompanied by real ales, ciders and local food.

North Cornwall Book Festival

October 4-7

Some of the UK's leading writers offer talks, readings and workshops in the beautiful initimate setting of St Endellion. In  between the writers sessions you can enjoy concerts, exhibitions and local food. 

Fun Palaces Cornwall

October 6-7

Culture for everyone with an annual weekend of arts and science fiction. 

Falmouth Oyster Festival

October 11-14

Celebrating the start of the oyster season and the quality of Cornish seafood, the festival includes cookery demos, wines and local ale, live music, a town parade, boat races and marquees brimming with Cornish produce 

Kehelland Apple Day

October 13


A celebration of apples orchards and community with an exhibition of over 100 regional and heriutage apples, juice and cider tatsing, advice, fabulous food, games, singing and a samba-led procession to bless the orchards.


October 13

Celebrating the Cornish Ordinalia mystery plays and Penryn's ancient heritage, with a street procession, band stages, big top and Cornish dance, arts, crafts and good food. 

Information provided by Visit Cornwall