A look ahead to Mevagissey Jazz Festival
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
It's also a great time of year to see the sights as the Fowey estuary's wooded banks look spectacular as the yellow, red and orange hues of autumn begin to add a colourful tint to the leafy green surroundings.
So October is the perfect time to go for a walk along the banks of the Fowey, before the weather gets too cold, and head along to a fun and exciting event.
One of our favourite annual events is the Mevagissey Jazz Festival - which falls on the weekend of October 4th and 5th.
The festival clashes with another popular local festival which we've already blogged about - the Lostwithiel Cider Festival - but since this festival runs over two days it's possible to visit both in the course of one weekend.
The Jazz festival offers plenty, with performances taking place in several venues around the village - all of which are free to attend.
So we thought we'd break down the festival to make sure you know exactly what's going to be happening, where and when.
Saturday, October 4
Midday - 2pm
The Harbour Tavern gets the tournament under way when it hosts gypsy swing group Swingology.
2pm - 4pm
The Cellar Bar becomes the second venue in Mevagissey to take part in the festival at 2pm on the Saturday.
The bar will be the setting for a performance of jazz show A Jazz Affair, performed by Selena Rogers and Bob Holland.
4pm - 6pm
The third gig of the festival is at Cofro, where duo Jumping Out Jazz will play their New Orleans style Trad jazz.
7pm - 9.30pm
The first day of the festival ends where it started, with the Harbour Tavern hosting Amigos del Ritmo
This spectacular nine-piece brass and percussion band are not to be missed.
Sunday, October 5
12Midday - 2pm
Cofro is the venue for Zena Smith's semi-acoustic set on day two of the festival.
2pm - 4pm
S'Wonderful Jazz, aka jazz singer Nancy Finch, will be performing at The Ship Inn on Sunday afternoon, backed by guitar, saxophone and drums.
4.30pm - 7pm
The Mevagissey Jazz Festival will be closed out by Bradders Bluesinger and Friends at the Sharksfin on Sunday evening.
The acoustic blues group includes a harpist, guitar and several vocalists.