Would you believe that it’s nearly the end of August already? We can’t either. If you’re lucky enough to have some time off this Bank Holiday weekend, but aren’t sure what to do, here are our recommendations for getting out and about to make the most of the last of the summer sunshine. There’s plenty to do in Cornwall!
Mullion Scarecrow Spectacular – Friday 22nd until Tuesday 26th August
Every year, the Cornish village of Mullion hosts its annual ‘Scarecrow Spectacular’ weekend. For 2014 the theme is ‘proper job’ and each scarecrow will represent a different trade or profession. You can enter a competition to see if you can guess all 68 of the scarecrow jobs correctly!
Jubilee Pool Food Festival, Penzance – Saturday 23rd August from 10am – 5pm
If you’re a fantastic foodie, pop along to the Jubilee Pool Food Festival in Penzance on Saturday. Your entry ticket includes a draw to win a lovely Cornish hamper stuffed with goodies, and you can sample some amazing food from local producers as well as a barbeque and live music. All proceeds go to ‘Save our Lido’ fund, in order to restore the much loved pool which was destroyed by the floods earlier in the year.
Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge – Friday 22nd – Monday 25th August
It’s a packed programme this year at the festival, with lots of different artists playing in many venues across Wadebridge. Get your dancing shoes on!
Newlyn Fish Festival – Monday 25th August
Newlyn’s annual celebration of fishing and seafood is back: there’s a fish kitchen with live demonstrations, harbour demonstrations as well as music and activities for the kids.
If you’d like a slightly more relaxed weekend:
Go for a walk on the South West coastal path
There are many miles to choose from – stroll leisurely around the Lizard, or take in the dramatic scenery of Cornwall’s north coast.
Go fruit picking
Blackberry picking season has just started, and once you’ve finished your foraging, why not give our apple and blackberry crumble recipe a go?