September in Cornwall has got to be one of the best months. With so much still going on, warm summer days, this month really is just an extra long ending to our summer months. Although sometimes we get the autumnal feeling as the evenings begin to draw in, there’s still lots of exciting summery events to make the most of!
Here’s some of the best events in Cornwall this September…
Taste of Scilly Food & Drink Festival, 1st – 30th
Taste of Scilly is a month long celebration of the islands best food, drink and produce. Celebrating low food miles and a variety of seafoods and island grown produce. If you’re on the Isles of Scilly in September then hunt down the festival for beach bbqs, workshops, pop-up eateries and lots opportunities to sample the food of the Scillies.
Find out more about Taste of Scilly here.
Newquay Fish Festival, 8th – 10th
This fishy day out showcases the very best of the South Wests fishing industry and our top Cornish chefs. There will be lots of seafood inspired produce, food and activities this festival really takes over Newquay with over 20,000 expected visitors. If you’re not a massive fish lover, don’t worry there’s arts and crafts on offer, as well as local choirs and even a sandcastle making competition.
Find out more here.
Redruth Pasty Fest, 8th – 10th
This free three day event is held in Redruth Town centre and celebrates the UNESCO World Heritage status of the area. There’s a Pasty Day, Miner’s Day and Memorial Day there’s lots of entertaining activities, from food demonstrations, fancy dress, live music and a fairground.
Find out more here.
Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival, 8th – 10th
This small festival at Healeys Cider Farm is growing into one of the must-attend events in Cornwall this September. There’s weekend camping on site, and with the farm being perfectly located in the heart of Cornwall it’s a great location to explore all that the county has to offer. With secret cider tasting, silent discos, hot tubs, feasts, cider tasting and live music from The Wurzels what else would you want to do on this weekend?
Get your tickets here.
St Ives September Festival, 9th – 23rd
The September Festival is a fortnight of arts, literature and music which takes over the whole of St. Ives. It’s not uncommon for accommodation, restaurants and tickets to be booked up weeks, if not months, in advance. With lots of different genres on offer there’s usually something for everyone, so head down into St. Ives and check out this hugely popular annual festival.
Find out more here.
Truro Day, 10th
Truro Day is a community event in Boscawen Park with live music, dancing, photography displays, baking championships and lots of childrens activities. Head along for lots of food, community spirit and fun.
Fowey Valley Music Festival, 15th & 16th
The Fowey Valley Music Festival is a celebration of classical music in Cornwall. They pride themselves is bringing this type to music to the wider public in a hope that everyone can enjoy the music on offer. Now in its third years there’s lots on offer in the wonderful setting of Fowey.
Visit their website for more information.
South East Cornwall Walking Festival, 16th – 23rd
After 17 years this walking festival is going from strength to strength. With so much on offer, discover new coves, villages and hidden paths along the way. Walk around the countryside of the South East corner of Cornwall including Looe, Lostwithiel, Bodmin Moor, Saltash and Polperro. Most of the walks are free, some covering up to 8 miles, some with historical talks and other with a requirement to forage for lunch.
Fal River Walk, 17th
Another walking opportunity to take in the beauty of Cornwall, this time around the banks of the River Fal. There’s a 6 mile or a 15 mile walk to partake in, with parking, ferries and a cream tea included in the price, if you’ve got active children then opt for a family ticket!
Find out more via their website.
Great Cornish Food Festival, 22nd – 24th
This three day foodie celebration takes over Truro’s Lemon Quay. With all the usual suspects from a foodie day out, demonstrations by top chefs, tasters and lots of great Cornish food and produce on offer. There’s lots of street food available so make sure you arrive with a hungry belly.
Find out more from our Great Cornish Food Festival Blog when we went along last year!
British SUP Surfing National Championships, 23rd & 24th
Watergate Bay once again welcomes the National SUP Championships with the Youth and Open competitions across the two days. The competitors will be judges on their style and ability to catch the Cornish waves as well as their distance speed. Visit Newquay’s Watergate Bay to see all the action.
Looe Music Festival, 29th – 1st October
The Looe Music Festival takes over the town, with once again a lineup that barely fits on the posters! This is one of the biggest music events in Cornwall meaning there’s pretty much something for everyone. Make sure you head along and join in with the festivities. Get your tickets here.
Moonlight Memory Walk, 30th
The Falmouth Moonlight Memory Walk starts at 10pm and takes a 5 mile circular route around the moonlit streets of Falmouth. Women of all ages take part, with anyone over 14 welcome. Join in to raise money for the families that use the local hospices.
Sign up here.
What other events are you going to in Cornwall this September, comment below to let us know…
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