Events Near Helston

Helston is a great base for a holiday, with easy access to both coasts and to destinations from Lands End to the Lizard up to Falmouth and beyond. And there's always lots to do - here are three top events in the area, from Jeremy and Jane Dunstan at Higher Carthew Farm 

Porthleven Food Festival
Fri 26 - Sun 28 April 2019

One of the top food events in the whole of Cornwall, with top chefs, demonstrations, talks, discussions and of course lots of amazing food to try and buy!

Plus so much more - music, childrens entertainment, and events of all kinds across three fantastic days.




Helston Flora Day
Wed 8 May 2019

A Spring festival to celebrate the end of winter and mark the arrival of the new vitality and fertility with the trees and flowers bursting into life. The houses and shops of the town are decorated with greenery and floral arrangements to express the spirit of renewal, and from early morning onwards there are a series of dances through the streets, entering selected houses and shops to drive out the darkness of winter and bring in the light of spring.

Don't miss the colourful Pageant, known as Hal an Tow, which tells the history of Helston with the participating characters singing about the challenge of the Spanish Armada, the English patron saint, St. George and the fight between St Michael and the devil.

Stithians Agricultural Show 
Mon 15 July 2019

Offering a traditional taste of rural life, Stithians Show has something for everybody; displays & demonstrations, animals, fairground, vintage vehicles, food & crafts and a great selection of shopping from our trade stands and local producers. The show will also be hosting a terrific line up of live music both on our Main Stage and at the Pop- Up Festival.


Higher Carthew Farm offers quality self catering barns near Helston, Cornwall. Perfectly suited for couples, their four spacious one bedroomed barns are set in a courtyard setting, tucked away at the end of a tree lined lane. Each conversion is to a high standard, yet retains lots of charm and original features.