Events in or around Chapel Porth


Annual Events in Chapel Porth

Bolster Festival
Every May on the first May Bank Holiday Weekend

Festival in St Agnes celebrating its folklore and the Giant Bolster. This event celebrates the folk story of Bolster and the Celtic Saint Agnes with a lantern procession, weekend of events, pageant and re-enactment of the story in St Agnes and Chapel Porth. It starts with a lantern and torch procession through the village to the top of the St Agnes Beacon and a large bonfire and barbecue.

Lantern Procession. Meet at Churchtown Square

Bonfire and BBQ on St Agnes beacon.

Bolster Procession around the village

Bolster Pageant on the hillside at Chapel Porth.

Free admission.

10:00 - Building the bonfire, all welcome up the top to help us build the bonfire for lighting on Saturday evening

20:15 - The lantern Procession leaves Churchtown square up to the Beacon, bring your lanterns and walk to the top for a BBQ and relaxation by the fire.

Sunday -
9:30 - Dressing the Bolster at the sports club come and help out

9:30 - Dressing the Cliffs at Chapel porth, come along and help out

12:00 - Drummers meet it the Library car park for the street theatre

12:30-13:30 Street theatre around the village

15:45 - Drummers meet at the top car park at Chapel Porth

16:30- Pageant

17:15 - Music in the bottom car park after the pageant

St Agnes Bolster Festival website



Chapel Porth, near St Agnes
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