Events in Cornwall, July 2016

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There are so many fantastic events in Cornwall throughout July, from vintage fairs to country shows, family-friendly festivals, picnics, and more. Here are our top choices:

Padstow Vintage Rally and Fair

1 – 3 July 2016

There’s plenty of family fun on offer at this vintage rally and fair, including extreme falconry, stunt show, chainsaw carving and a special appearance from Musical Ruth and The Amazing Magical Mobile Piano, who you may recognise from Britain’s Got Talent. Oh, and all the vintage tractors, cars, bikes and models on display, of course. Why not make the most of the three-day event by pitching a tent there and treating it like a mini festival?

Lafrowda Festival

1 – 16 July 2016

The theme of this year’s Lafrowda Festival is ‘Fast and Curious’, with highlights ranging from buggy racing to willow image making. Add in workshops, dancing and quizzes and there’s sure to be something for everyone during this fortnight of fun, which concludes on Lafrowda Day (16 July) with a processions of willow giants, bands, street theatre, stalls and lots more.

Bodmin Riding and Heritage Day

2 July 2016

Dating back to the 15th century Riding Weekend celebrations, Bodmin heritage day is the ultimate tribute to the famous moor and its unique traditions. The event kicks off when the Ragadaziow spy the fabled Beast and order the Helliers to give chase! For the rest of the day they visit pubs around the region performing ‘mummers plays’ showing the trial of the beast, and there are also food stalls, games, a craft fair and a local children’s parade to keep everyone entertained.

Rock Oyster Festival

15 – 16 July 2016

The Rock Oyster Festival is one of the biggest summer parties in Cornwall, with live acts ranging from Pete Isaac to GypFunk to inTune Choir. Away from the musical stages, you can enjoy everything from didgeridoo and circus workshops to Yoga Rocks classes and even a pop-up eco spa complete with wood fired hot tubs, a sauna yurt, hot and cold showers, and a cosy Bedouin chill out lounge. What’s not to love?!

Heartlands Jazz Picnic

16 July 2016

If you fancy something that will help you unwind after a long day of sightseeing, this soothing night of jazz by local group Sonic Jazz Project could be just the thing for you. Set in the gorgeous surroundings of Diaspora Gardens, it’s the perfect way to spend a relaxing evening with friends and family. Bring your own refreshments, grab a bite from the local Red River Grill or why not pre-order a take away picnic?

Race a Snail at Trelissick Garden

25 July 2016

If you need an excuse to visit the National Trust’s Trelissick Garden, why not come along on 25 July for the snail racing? It’s a great opportunity to tick of one of the things on the list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4, not to mention enjoy a family day out in beautiful surroundings. Entry to the race is free so grab the fastest looking snail and get moving!

RNAS Culdrose Air Day

28 July 2016

This is the one day a year that members of the public are able to experience the real sounds, sights and smells of a Royal Navy air station at RNAS Culdrose near Helston. As well as military jet displays, there will be a chance to meet the heroes who fly these planes on a daily basis, and even climb on board a state-of-the-art aircraft or take a ride in a helicopter!

Launceston Agricultural Show

28 July 2016

Launceston Agricultural Show celebrates the very best of rural Cornish life, with craft stalls, a local food and drink marquee, floral art displays and an adorable dog show. Don’t miss the ‘Our Creative Community’ marquee, where you’ll find demonstrations and classes for adults and children. And of course there are all the animals to see, including 167 horses, 142 cattle and 294 sheep from six counties, who will all be competing for best in show.

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