Summer Fairs & Festivals

Callestock Blog

17 Jul
2017

Summer Fairs & Festivals

There's nothing quite like a country fair to bring your inner Kirsty Allsop or Nigella to life. Not only are the fresh cakes and biscuits to die for, but the handmade crafts, live music, homewares and vintage vehicles offer plenty of inspiration to take away with you.

So if you're ready to get back to basics with a trip to one of Cornwall's traditional country fairs this Summer, here's a round-up of some of our favourites:

Cornish Steam & Country Fair, Stithians

Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017

If steam engines are your thing, then this is a must-see fair. With over 100 engines on display, plus military vehicles, motorcycles, working horse demonstrations and dog agility, you'll find plenty to keep your petrol head happy.

Cornish steam country fair

There's also a marquee hosting hundreds of tiny miniature models, from cars to puppets, dolls and trains. The craft marquee showcases some of the county's finest goodies from local producers so take care if you have cash in your wallet... you may go home with an empty purse, but a new handmade cushion, some scented candles and a block of Cornish chocolate!

Travel time from Callestock Cottages: 30 minutes

Find out more about the Cornish Steam & Country Fair >>>

August holiday accommodation Cornwall

St Ewe Country Fair

Sunday 20 August 2017, 10am-5pm

A lovely traditional fair with attractions including Mr Punch, ferret racing and fairground rides, making the St Ewe Country Fair a big hit with local families as well as holiday-makers.

St Ewe Country Fair 2017

There is also the flower tent, a birds of prey display, vintage tractor show and the annual tug-of-war, so bring your muscles.

Travel time from Callestock Cottages: 30 minutes

Find out more about St Ewe Country Fair >>>

Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge

Thursday 24 to Monday 28 August 2017

This toe-tapping, hip-swinging, foot-stomping festival is held in the pretty town of Wadebridge every August Bank Holiday. It showcases some of the South West's rising stars in folk music as well as the more established musicians such as Jim Causley, Dougie Maclean and Cara Dillon.

Cornwall Folk Festival Wadebridge 2017

Expect live performances and music workshops at venues throughout the town, and there will also be the opportunity to join in the sing-alongs if you like to get involved.

Travel time from Callestock Cottages: 30 minutes

Find out more about the Cornwall Folk Festival >>>

Newlyn Fish Festival, near Penzance

Monday 28th August 2017

Get your culinary fix at one of the best celebrations of the sea and seafood in the UK - the Newlyn Fish Festival. Discover cooking secrets from some of the country's finest chefs at live cookery demonstrations, and tantalise your taste buds with freshly prepared seafood dishes.

Newlyn Fish Festival 2017

The Festival isn't just about the food - there's also trawler racing, gig-rowing, live music and lifeboat displays (but to be honest, it's mostly about the food - yum).

Travel time from Callestock Cottages: 50 minutes

Find out more about Newlyn Fish Festival >>>

If you're planning on heading to the Westcountry this Summer, there's limited availability at Callestock Courtyard and we'd love to have you. Click below for more information and to book.

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