October in Cornwall is full of pumpkins, windy Cornish walks and starting to prepare for the winter. We’re no longer sad about the end of summer, but ready to embrace the autumnal colours, cosy outfits and delicious comfort cooking.
Here we look at a few of the best things to be doing this October in Cornwall…
Oktoberfest Truro, 6th – 7th
Even bigger than last years event, Oktoberfest is hosted on Truro’s Lemon Quay over the whole weekend. With lots of German beer, live music and everything you would expect from a German-themed beer festival.
Get your tickets here!
On the Rocks, 6th – 7th
The Minack Theatre is turning into an outdoor cinema for the special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Jamaica Inn’. What better setting than this dramatic cliffside location overlooking the turquoise waters of Porthcurno. Get there early to really take in the views!
Get your tickets via their website.
Apple Day at Trevaskis Farm, 8th
Originally scheduled for the 1st, but made a week later Apple Day is One of Trevaskis Farms annual events. It promises to be a great family day out with a pumpkin trail, childrens activities and a bouncy castle, not forgetting the delicious local hog roast that draws in the crowds. It’s a great way to spend your Sunday in Cornwall.
Find out more about Trevaskis Farm.
Falmouth Oyster Festival, 12th – 15th
October in Cornwall means one thing, the Falmouth Oyster Festival. Celebrating over 20 years this has to be one of the must visit events in the Cornish calendar. Held in Events Square there’s so much more than just a few oysters to eat, although that’s a good enough reason to visit and celebrate this Cornish seafood legacy. There will be live music, chef demonstrations, food and craft stalls to tempt you along.
For more information head to the Falmouth Oyster Festival website.
Walk Scilly, 12th – 15th
With walks across 5 of the islands, this walking festival really showcases the Isles of Scilly. With amazing landscapes, sunsets and wildlife on these unique Cornish islands the Walk Scilly weekend promises to be like no other walking event. There’s expert guides, foraging walks and bat detecting to keep you entertained.
Find out more on their website.
Neon Colour Fun Run, 14th
A colour run with a difference. This night time charity run for Cornwall Hospice Care promises lots of neon and glow sticks as well as the usual paint. The 4km course around Flambards is achievable for most people, it’s £20 for adults and £15 for children to help this amazing local charity. What are you waiting for… Sign up here.
Tate re-opening, 14th – 15th
Tate St Ives is reopening after a major expansion effort over the past four years. They are celebrating all the extra space with a free entry weekend to show off the history of St Ives’ wonderful art heritage. Expect to see Barbara Hepworth, Rebecca Warren and Patrick Heron along with others on show.
Falmouth Beer Festival, 19th – 21st
The CAMRA Falmouth Beer Festival at Princess Pavillions has over 240 different ales and 70 ciders to choose from! There’s food and live music and entertainment you will be spoilt for choice at this festival. It’s £10 entry, which includes your souvenir glass and drink tokens, also worth noting if you’re the designated driver you get free drinks!
Fal River Autumn Festival, 19th – 29th
For 10 days there is a mix of walks happening around the Fal River from long challenging walks to family strolls. You can set off on your own self-guided stroll or turn up to one of the organised guided walks.
Discover more via the Fal River website.
Let us know of any other great events in your October diary!
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