What’s on: Thurs 25 – Weds 31 Aug
An insane week ahead for you – that’s what happens on a BH in this county eh?
More festivals, sailing, gig racing, eating, den-making, beach art and craft, loads of theatre too, check the muddy calendar of daily events (choc full calendar for the weeks ahead HERE) – search by category or by town.
Multiple day events are listed below (since they make my fabulous calendar messy), but I think you’ll want to know about them.There are no upcoming events at this time.
Knee Deep Festival Fri 26 and Sat 27 Aug
The festival season is still under full shwing – here’s an intimate little one my spies told me about: Knee Deep. So intimate, the location (approx on a farm just off the A38 on the outskirts of Liskeard) is only known to ticket holders. 100% indie, – no branding or sponsorship, no extortionate pricing, no insane queues – just a simple, not for profit celebration of musics and arts. Confirmed line up of diverse acts: Flamingods, Iglooghost, Slugabed, Ross from Friends, Crows, Bizarre Rituals and lots more.
£40 for a weekend ticket (inc camping) From 3pm Friday Knee Deep, Liskeard
Lusty Glaze Beach Rugby Weekend, Lusty Glaze, Newquay Fri 26 – Sun 28 Aug
So its not quite the five nations, but it is sixty teams competing in the largest open-age-tag-rugby-on-the-beach tournament in the country. This is an event for the whole fam – bring Nana – she can be fly half! There’s a one day tournament on Friday followed by a two day tournament Saturday and Sunday. Following the finals on Sunday evening there will be a trophy presentation, music from Cyderfex and Firework display – ooh ahh.
£60 per team 10am Friday onwards Lusty Glaze Beach, Lusty Glaze Road, Newquay, TR7 3AE
Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge Fri 26 – Mon 29 Aug
Three and a half hedonistic days of folk, acoustic blues hippiness. Ralph McTell (Let me take you by the hand and take you through the streets of London – yeah that guy) headlines on sat with blues ledge Wizz Jones (honorary troubadour patron), Mannie & Pete McClelland, Rory McLeod and loads of others. This is a family friendly festival, with camping available at little Bodieve Holiday Park. Get your tasselled suede gillet on and head on down.
4pm Friday onwards Cornwall Folk Festival, c/o Hobgoblin Music Shop, Polmorla Walk, Wadebridge, PL27 7NS
Isles of Scilly Regatta Fri 26 – Mon 29 Aug
On Friday a small fleet of 25 classic and traditional boats will sail into St. Mary’s harbour from Falmouth, launching a weekend-long celebration of the Isles of Scilly’s unique maritime history, a Round the Island race and the Red Arrows will top the bill on the final day.
For the nippers, a swashbuckling pirate cruise from St. Mary’s to St. Martin’s on Saturday afternoon, with storytelling, colourful nautical characters and an island treasure hunt at Karma St. Martin’s Hotel. Pop-up performances of poems, stories and theatre will surprise and entertain outdoors, in shops and on boats. And Scilly’s much-loved annual RNLI Water Carnival takes place on the Sunday, with favourites such as a raft race, slippery pole and ‘Dunk the Hunk’.
Visiting the Islands’ Regatta for the day is easy (take my word for it). Sail to St. Mary’s on the Scillonian III from Penzance. Enjoy an afternoon at the regatta before returning by ship at the end of a memorable day. If you fancy staying a bit longer, stay at
The New Inn on Tresco – I checked just this week and they had some availability, but you’ll have to be quick.
Good to know: Anyone sailing or flying to Scilly for the event can take advantage of a special 10% discount on travel, valid from 24 to 31 August. Quote MTM when making your booking through Isles of Scilly Travel
If you’re part of the TR massive, take advantage of 30% off for locals’ on day trip sailings on Sundays in August and September.
Dinosaur Uprising, Eden Project Bodelva, until September
Possibly the biggest prehistoric invasion since jurrasic times yet! If your mudlet is dinocrazy, a visit to the Eden Project this summer is a must. The whole park is taken over by incredible creatures from land, sea and air. Get ready to uncover fascinating facts about land-roaming giants, monsters from the deep and ancient creatures of the skies. There will be some relaxed sessions for children with autism spectrum condition, sensory and communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience – check the website for details.
Eden Project, Bodelva, PL24 2SG