Festive events next week

Winter in Cornwall is a great time for getting out and about with the family and pets on the coast. Brighten up those dark wintry days over the next few weeks with these activities. (The featured image shows Padstow harbour at festival time by James Ram.)

Fifteen Winter Fayre
Saturday 28 November, 09.30 to 15.30
Extreme Academy car park at Watergate Bay. Free entry.
This annual food extravaganza features include chef demos, 20 food producer stalls and children’s entertainment. Meet some of Cornwall’s fantastic suppliers and producers, and to stock up on ingredients and foodie gifts for Christmas.

There’s seafood from Matthew Stevens, meat products from Primrose Herd, Cornish Duck Company and Deli Farm Charcuterie, and breads from Da Bara Bakery. The Eden Project will also be showcasing a selection of gifts suitable for Christmas too. Demos start at 10.30am and the line up includes:

  • Elsie Pinniger of Gilmore’s Newquay with sommelier Debbie Warner.
  • Rick Toogood and Rob Brinham from Prawn on the Lawn, Padstow.
  • Jack Bristow from Fifteen Cornwall with Ross Geach of Padstow Kitchen Garden.
  • Elly Owen, sommelier from Fifteen Cornwall, with Trevibban Mill Vineyard & Orchards talking wine.

Verdi Requiem Concert
Saturday 28 November, Three Spires Singers, Truro Cathedral, 19.30. Tickets £10-£18.
Truro Cathedral is beautiful inside and out. Hall for Cornwall organises tickets for this concert via its website.

Padstow Christmas Festival
Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December
Park at Padstow Park & Ride at the top of town. Free entry.
Padstow Christmas Festival has become one of the biggest food events in Cornwall, with 45,000 visitors expected across four days.
The programme of demos, masterclasses and forums extends across two stages – Sharp’s Chefs Theatre and the Festival Kitchen.
The main marquee hosts the traditional Christmas market where more than 100 arts, crafts, food and drink producers from across Cornwall and the south west will be showcasing their products.
Other highlights of the weekend include a lantern parade, Santa’s arrival on a horse drawn Victorian bus, and a fireworks display on Friday evening. The Santa vs Rudolph Fun Run and Cycle on Saturday is raising money for Cornwall Hospice Care.

Children enjoy decorations at Padstow Christmas Festival.
Children enjoy decorations at Padstow Christmas Festival.



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