Category Archives: Events

Padstow Christmas Festival 2018 dates: 6th to 9th December

When is Padstow Christmas Festival 2018? Over the last 10 years Padstow Christmas Festival, with its Christmas Market, has grown to become a major attraction for the Cornish town and it now helps generate around £5m for the local economy. Padstow Christmas Festival 2018 will be the 11thevent, from 6th to 9thDecember. In its early days, […]

Padstow Lifeboat Open Weekend features launch of the RNLI lifeboat and search and rescue helicopter

The first ever Padstow Lifeboat Open Weekend was on 11thand 12thAugust 2018. It took place at the amazing Padstow Lifeboat Station which clings to the cliffs at Trevose Head overlooking Mother Ivey’s Bay. The station is a fascinating piece of engineering and architecture, perched high above the sea. The highlight on each day was the […]

Padstow Obby Oss May Day festival, 1st May 2018

Crowds enjoying the Padstow Obby Oss May Day festival

The Padstow Obby Oss festival is a folk custom unique to Padstow and now one of Britain’s most famous folk customs, attracting many visitors.  It is Padstow’s most famous and popular event with as many as 30,000 people visiting the town for the day. Watching the processions and festivities is free and of course the […]

The Cornish Winter Fair – Wadebridge – 18 November 2017

The Cornish Winter Fair is a free to enter family event featuring farming, food, drink and crafts. The event takes place at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre in Wadebridge on 18 November 2017 from 10am to 5pm and everyone is welcome. Local food and drink producers from around Cornwall will offer you tasters, explain how […]

Padstow Christmas Festival 7th to 10th December 2017

When is Padstow Christmas Festival 2017? This year it’s from 7th to 10th December. The growing Christmas Festival is renowned as a special experience attracting more visitors to Padstow each year for the winter weekend. There’s lots to do over the 4 days: See demonstrations from over 30 chefs including celebrity locals Rick Stein, Nathan […]

The Great Estate festival – exuberance amongst the Camellia – Redruth, Cornwall – 2 to 4 June 2017

Claiming to be ‘The Most Rambunctious Garden Fete’, the inaugural Great Estate event dates are 2 to 4 June 2017, at Scorrier House, Cornwall, near Redruth. It sounds like the peace and quiet of Scorrier House and its gardens, famed for exotic plants and amazing Camellia walks, is about to be shattered. This is clearly […]

Dates announced for Padstow Harbour Day 2017 – 4 June, 18 July and 2 September

Padstow Harbour day is organised to raise money for the RNLI Padstow Lifeboat. On three days in 2017 the lifeboat will motor round from the Padstow Lifeboat station at Mother Ivey’s Bay, Trevose Head to moor up at South Quay Padstow (subject to call outs). There you’ll get a chance to see the lifeboat up […]