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Cornwall is full of an array of festivals and events throughout the year, that often entertain tourists in the area whilst giving them a taste of what it means to be Cornish. The county is rich in history and culture which is reflected in the diverse range of celebrations and traditions that are honoured far and wide. In fact, in Cornwall you don't really need an excuse for a get together, and good times are all but guaranteed. Here's a few of our favourite events that could be of interest for your stay at our hotel in Fowey.

Check out the fantastic festivals and celebrations to look out for in 2017 near our hotel in Fowey.

World Pasty Championships, 4th March, Eden Project

The Cornish pasty can be enjoyed far and wide, and is legendary in the Cornish culinary scene, so it seems quite fitting to have a competition to find the best one in the world is held in the county where it all began. Attracting the pasty elite from across the globe, there are categories for both amateurs and professionals alike. A great time to come down to test some tasters and celebrate one of the nation's favourite mid-morning snacks.

Cornwall Spring Flower Show, 1st-2nd April, Boconnoc

Despite the date, the beauty and elegance of this traditional flower show is no joke! A fragrant celebration of Cornwall's gardens and a fantastic way to see in spring, be sure to come and check out the incredible floral displays, competitions, gardeners' question time and live music.

Porthleven Food and Drink Festival, 21st - 23rd April

A weekend full of decent grub, tasty beer and fantastic local bands in the picturesque town of Porthleven. A great festival, where you can eat yourself silly, drink til your merry and dance the night away, probably in that order. Quayside marquees will be full of tasty treats as well as cooking demonstrations and be sure to keep an eye out for the celebrity chefs from across the region!

Helston Flora Day, 6th May

Bid farewell to the dark winter days and say hello to spring with this annual festival that celebrates everything about the season. Festivities begin as early as 7am and family dance, music and laughter is guaranteed from dawn til dusk.

Fowey Festival of Art and Literature, 6th-13th May

Celebrate Cornwall's rich literature scene with some of the nation's best-selling authors through interviews, talks, workshops and general festivities in Fowey, conveniently where our boutique hotel is located. The former home town of Daphne du Maurier, soak up the atmospheric vibes of the town and get some of your own creative juices flowing!

Royal Cornwall Show, 8th-10th June

An agricultural festival with so much more to offer, come and check out livestock judging, dog shows, arts and crafts, Cornish food and drink and spectacular live music and entertainment. A  fantastic three day festival with something for everyone that truly captures what it is to be Cornish.

Port Eliot Festival, 27th-30th July

Join the diverse combination of celebrities, foodies, book worms, art lovers and party animals for this celebration of literature come garden party in the beautiful surroundings of the Port Eliot stately home

Book a stay at our hotel for any of these dates and enjoy a truly Cornish experience unlike no other. These events prove to be hugely popular, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

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