Events in or around St Austell


Annual Events in St Austell

World Pasty Championships
Every February or March

Celebrating the Cornish Pasty. Registrations are pouring in for the World Pasty Championships. Enter now or come along for a day filled with music, demonstrations, storytelling and tastings.

Entry price: £10 per category, or £5 for the junior categories (includes entry to Eden for competitor plus one guest)

The general public can visit the Championships and take part in the activities as part of the normal Eden admission price.

As the Eden Project is based in Cornwall, our World Pasty Championships will celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. From the Americas to Australia, pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people. We invite entries from around the world to our Championships.

There are eight categories in all, with the opportunity to enter a traditional Cornish pasty or an alternative savoury pasty:

Cornish Pasty – Professional
Cornish Pasty – Amateur
Cornish Pasty Junior (15 and under)
Open Savoury – Company
Open Savoury - Professional
Open Savoury – Amateur
Open Savoury - Junior (15 and under)
Cornish Pasty – Company


Eden Project, near St Austell, Cornwall.
Tel: 01726 811972 or click through to Eden website.


West of England Bandsmen's Festival
Every June

Silver bands, brass bands and youth bands descend on the village of Bugle in the heart of Cornwall’s clay mining area to compete for the festival’s prestigious awards.

March to commence at 9.30am

Contest to commence at 10am

Adjudicator- Phillip Harper

Molinnis Park, Bugle, Cornwall

West of England Bandsmen's Festival website


St Austell Torchlight Carnival
Every November in St Austell

St Austell comes alive for the celebrations with a whole day of entertainment throughout the town, with live bands, stalls, music and dance and as it gets darker, the tremendous spectacle of the Torchlight Carnival parades through the town.

Events during the day with procession in the evening from 6pm. Carnival entries assemble for judging from 4.30 pm at John Keay House and the procession moves off at 6pm, making its way down through the town to the One Stop Shop for presentation of prizes. The carnival attracts over 1000 people to join in the procession and continues to get be bigger, brighter and better every year. Spectacular lanterns, samba bands and colourful floats make this a day to remember.

The St. Austell Torchlight Carnival marks the beginning of winter, a one day celebration in the china clay capital of Cornwall.

Contact 01726 844238 or 07702452265. Email -

St Austell Torchlight Carnival



Farmers Markets in St Austell

St Austell Local Produce Market Aylmer Square, White River Place, St Austell PL25 5LX Every Friday From 9.30am to 3.30pm Every Saturday From 9.30am to 3.30pm Contact: Andy Ward 07900 817608


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