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Local Events in Cornwall

Throughout the year our region is host to some great events, creating the perfect excuse for planning a weekend break in Cornwall. Our boutqiue hotel in Cornwall offers a variety of special breaks. Our picturesque location on the edge of the River Fowey makes us the perfect location for short getaways, romantic breaks or just a special treat. Visit our special offers page for our best rates.

Below are some forthcoming events you could tie in to a stay at The Cormorant Hotel & Restaurant.

 

FOWEY FESTIVAL OF WORDS AND MUSIC
May 9th - 16th   www.foweyfestival.com

The Fowey Festival of Words and Music, undoubtedly the county’s flagship literary festival, has announced its 18th annual event will be held between the 9th and 16th May 2015.

Organised by the du Maurier Festival Society, it is staged in the beautiful riverside town of Fowey, which was home to Daphne du Maurier and celebrated authors Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and Kenneth Grahame. 

This year’s programme includes an exciting schedule of events including talks and interviews with some of the world’s best selling authors plus creative and practical workshops, exhibitions, presentations, theatre, musical concerts, art and garden trails, guided walks and river cruises. There is also a family fun weekend being held at Trenython Manor, encouraging a younger audience and their families to learn together and be inspired by literature, the arts and nature. 

 

Royal Cornwall Show
4th - 6th June www.royalcornwallshow.org

For three days each year the dedicated showground at Wadebridge is transformed into a living town, bustling with life, energy, agriculture, entertainment and trade. It is a significant event on the Cornish calendar with around 130,000 people attending.

This has been Cornwall’s showcase since it was first held back in 1793 and as you’d expect from a county show, a fascinating glimpse into rural life in the county. Apart from the livestock judging, there is the famous flower tent decked out with wonderful displays from individuals and local nurseries. The main ring offers a full three days of entertainment featuring different headline acts each year, plus show jumping and a fast and furious inter-hunt relay. There is also a full programme of entertainment and demonstrations in the countryside area, alongside Cornish heritage and Cornish wrestling. You’ll find busy marquees dedicated to goats and rare breeds, cage birds and poultry, bees and rabbits, there’s a major dog show, a traditional steam fair, the Cornwall Festival of Dance, forestry and if that’s not enough then there’s the motor fair, agricultural machinery, crafts, health and beauty ... in fact, something for all the family.

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week
16th - 22nd August 

For one week each August the usually tranquil town of Fowey attracts thousands of visitors who flock there for the Fowey Royal Regatta, one of Britain’s premier sailing events. It is also a fun-filled week for all the family – sailors and landlubbers alike.

One of the highlights is always an amazing display over the harbour by the Red Arrows who have been making an annual appearance at the regatta for over 30 years. Other main events include the Carnival with a colourful parade of floats, walkers in fancy dress and marching bands, a fantastic firework displays over the river, live music on the Town Quay, and of course racing on the water every day – not only the serious stuff, but raft and gig racing as well.