Annual Events in Newquay - Padstow Area
Hurling of the Silver Ball at St Columb Major
Every Shrove Tuesday
Annual Hurling Competition between the Town and Country teams at St Columb Major, Cornwall. First match takes place on Shrove Tuesday. A return match is held on the Saturday of the following week.
St Piran Parade and Community Play at Perranporth
St Piran Play, starting at Piran Point, Perran Sands, TR6 0AQ. Gather at 1.30pm for 2pm for procession across the dunes.
Processional play through Gear sand dunes to the sites of the oratory and mediaeval church. Grand procession to the Oratory where the audience will be invited to sing along with invited choirs.
The Grand Bard will greet you at the oratory with good news about its future.
After, please join us in Sand Bay bar/restaurant where The Two Bards will entertain with music and wit.
The Cornish Embassy will be present after the procession outside Surf Bay, Perran Sands to issue and stamp your Cornish passport. The sculptors of the Giant St Piran statue will be there to tell you about the 'Giant's Crossing'
Free parking near the start in Haven Holiday Park car park.
Held on the nearest Sunday to St Piran's Day, March 5th, the play produced by the St Piran Trust, takes place in Perranporth, where according to legend the revered saint was washed up on millstone from Ireland in the 5th century AD.
Crossing the dunes to St Piran's Cross, hundreds of people gather, generally dressed in black, white and gold, the colours of Cornwall, carrying the Cornish Flag.
Take part in this celebration of Cornwall’s distinct identity by joining the spectators who walk over the dunes and watch the play acted out in three parts.
Dozens of actors and musicians portray the stages of St Piran’s life from his birth in Ireland, his arrival in Cornwall, his miraculous discovery of tin and his Christian ministry in Kernow.
All welcome. Please wear black, white and gold if possible and bring with you a St Piran flag or any flag representing a Celtic nation.
Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech
Every late February/early March
The Wadebridge Festival encourages participation and confidence in spoken word and music performance. All ages are welcome to take part. Over 150 categories to enter.
Town Hall, The Platt, Wadebridge
Cornwall Spring Flower Show
Every year in late March or early April
With a new venue and a new look for 2019, the CGS Spring Flower Show is set to be the best yet.
Cornwall's answer to the Chelsea Flower Show. Famous and influential names from the world of horticulture will share their experience and knowledge at Cornwall Garden Society’s Spring Flower Show.
10am to 5pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
With an enviable reputation on the national gardening calendar it’s the perfect opportunity to get into the gardening mood for the season to come. So do join us to experience our spring oasis within the Royal Cornwall Showground.
Explore an array of horticultural delights with stunning displays of spring flowers and shrubs, plus beautiful floral art and photographic displays. And if you fancy indulging in a bit of garden-related retail therapy we have everything you could wish for with over 60 prestigious nurseries selling fabulous plants and bulbs and another 50 plus retailers selling garden-related goodies.
With a focus on families we look forward to welcoming lots of youngsters to the show and will be offering a range of activities designed to nurture an interest in gardening, wildlife and the natural world.
All that plus an Artisan Marquee, live music, and a food offering that will get your taste buds tingling.
The Royal Cornwall Showground
Legend of the Bay
A weekend of high adrenaline watersports
Stand-up Paddle boarding
Semi-finals and finals late afternoon.
Watergate Bay, near Newquay, Cornwall.
Perranporth Sea Songs and Shanty Festival
Eighteen groups from Devon and Cornwall and as far away as Bristol and Wales will be on song in pubs and restaurants around the town.
Lunchtime and evening sessions of original and traditional sea songs.
New to the festival this year ‘Capt Cat and the Sailors’ and the returning favourites ‘The Longest Johns’ will be heading up the Saturday night concert in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm
Venues include The Watering Hole, The Seiners, The Bolingey Inn.
Art8 Newquay Arts and Culture Festival
Art8 is 3 days of art in 8 disciplines, fine art, dance, design, photography, word, drama, music and craft.
English National Surf Championships
Every late April or early May
Padstow May Day
A magnificent annual festival to mark the coming of Summer. The town is decked with flags, greenery and flowers and the 'Obby Oss dances through the streets.
Padstow celebrates May Day every year on the 1st May (or the 2nd if the 1st is a Sunday). This colourful and exciting event sees the town decked with greenery and the rival 'obby osses' dancing through the streets, accompanied by the teaser and musicians, in a celebration of fertility and the coming of summer. See the Blue and Red 'osses dance through the town in this celebration, which has its origins in pagan times, of the defeat of Winter and the coming of Summer.
Tel: +44 (0)1841 533449
Newquay Surf 7s
Newquay Surf 7's is the biggest Rugby Sevens Event in the South West, which hosts over 100 of the best Rugby Sevens Teams from all over Europe each year.
Newquay Sports Centre
No charge for spectators.
Over the two days there are competitions to suit all levels including -
Mens Open Event, featuring the best Mens Sevens Teams.
Womens Open, featuring International teams from all over Europe. Last year England, Sweden and Holland all attended.
Royal Cornwall Show
Cornwall's Annual Country Agricultural Show. Many exhibition stands and stalls with a huge programme of events.
A glimpse into rural life. Livestock judging, the famous flower tent, show jumping, a fast and furious inter-hunt relay and much more. 3 day Event.
Royal Cornwall Showground
Royal Cornwall Show website
Contact: Mr C Riddle Tel: +44 (0)1208 812183
Fax: 01208 812713
Shrimper Week for the Peter Keeling Trophy
Races over the week with the prizegiving supper held on Wednesday 1st July in the evening. Organised by Rock Sailing Club.
Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club
For more information: Tel: 01208 862709
St Merryn Steam and Vintage Rally
Rally with vintage tractors, steam engines and classic cars with trade stands and a car boot sale
For more information: S. Powell Tel: +44 (0)1841 540484
Towan, St Merryn, near Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8SG.
St Merryn Steam and Vintage Rally website
The Grand Day Out
Celebrate the start of Summer!
On Sunday 29th June 2014, ‘The Grand Day Out’ Family Fun Day will return to the Royal Cornwall Showground for its fourth year, with a special guest appearance from children's favourite Mike the Knight.
The day will offer a variety of events and attractions including children's TV character 'Mike the Knight' making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day, Cornwall Sports Partnership 'Sports Active Zone', craft & produce fayre, car boot, fun fair, dog and car shows, refreshments, licenced bar and live music.
Something for all the family to enjoy, supporting Cornwall Hospice Care, providing specialist adult care to the Cornish community.
To apply for a craft or produce stall or for more information about this event please contact the fundraising office on 01726 66868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk
Royal Cornwall Showground Whitecross, Wadebridge Cornwall PL27 7JE
Ultra Trail South West
Watergate Bay hosts the finish of this off-road footrace billed as the toughest in Britain. The Ultra Trail South West is a non-stop point to point race which follows the South West Coast Path from Porthleven to Watergate Bay covering a total of 100 miles. Participants are expected to arrive at Watergate Bay from around 3pm onwards on Sunday 23rd June.
Padstow Vintage Rally & Country Fayre
Every July for 3 days
The Padstow Vintage Rally has been successfully running for many years, each year growing bigger and bigger with more and more taking place.
An amazing line up of exhibitors and entertainment, including an air display, falconry show, music festival and children's entertainers.
The rally takes place on the outskirts of Padstow and features live entertainment on both Friday & Saturday night in the beer tent with entertainment around the site on all 3 days. There is also the Entertainment provided in our main ring which is surrounded by a selection of food and trade stands.
The Padstow Vintage Rally & Country Fair strives on being one step ahead and you will find not only a number of traditional exhibits from tractors, cars, stationary engines, steam engines and bikes, but a country side corner including a selection of rare breeds, horses, and a pet’s corner, plus re-enactments and displays from all aspects of the bygone years.
You will be able to choose from a number of Food & Drink Stalls to suit your requirements located around the field serving Day & Night. There is also an onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & Full evening meals next to the beer tent which offers a great selection of drinks for all tastes and includes our own beer festival offering local real ales from across the region.
If you would be interested in joining us for all three days the camping field adjoins the main field and has water, toilets and an Elson point for your use. Camping will cost the minimal amount of £15.00 per tent/caravan per night, and what’s more you will also benefit from a reduced entrance fee for the event. I hope you will be able to join us and continue making Padstow Vintage Rally and Country Fair one of the most successful Rallies in Cornwall.
Situated Just off the A389 towards Padstow
For more information
Perranporth Carnival Procession
Perranporth's annual carnival.
Many shop owners in fancy dress throughout the day.
Duck races in the Clock Garden - £1 per duck.
Rock Oyster Festival
Every June or July
The Rock Oyster Festival is a one day celebration of oysters, local food, music, art, crafts and alternative performing arts with independent stall holders and much more overlooking the Camel Estuary near Wadebridge.
We have ample camping facilities and even a 'pirate' mooring for the adventurous, (at your own risk and the prevailing tides)
Please come and celebrate the festival and the summer, Rock with us!
Rock Oyster Festival website
Late July or early August
Annual carnival in Wadebridge.
Family fun from 2pm with carnival procession at 7pm and firework display at 9.45pm
For full details visit Wadebridge Carnival Facebook
Sailing races organised by Rock Sailing Club.
Christian Music Festival and Bible Week. Free admission. Simply turn up.
If you want to camp, Creation Fest offers onsite camping, with pitches available for you to bring tents and/or caravans. Online booking via PayPal will be available.
Royal Cornwall Showground Events Centre
Tel: 0844 8794 703
Creation Fest website
Junior Camel Week
Every late July or early August
Sailing event for juniors. Daily races. Organised by Rock Sailing Club.
Newquay RNLI Lifeboat Day
Barbeque, fundraising stalls, raffle, refreshments and much more.
St Columb Major Carnival Week
The Carnival Procession takes place on Saturday 11th August and ends with a Firework Finale.
For full details about the weeklong events visit Website
Men's County Gig Championships
A series of races over two days.
Saturday Coxwains meeting
South Quay The Harbour
Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1HR
Tel: 01637 876810
Newquay Fish Festival
Newquay Ladies Gig Championships
Crews from all over Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly at Newquay Harbour to battle it out for the honour of being crowned Ladies County Gig Champions.
Series of races on both days which leads to the quarters, semis and final on the Sunday. Races take place from Newquay Harbour, and they are free to watch.
For more information: Tel: 01637 876810
St Mawgan Steam and Vintage Rally
Annual vehicle, tractor and steam rally.
St Mawgan Rally Field, Trevenna Cross, St Mawgan, Newquay. TR8 4HA.
Grid Reference SW 88117 65713
For more information and tickets: stmawganrally.org.uk/
The Cornish Championship Bale Push
The Big Bale Push takes place on the second Friday in September every year. Roll the hay bale around the centre of Crantock village! Entry levels to suit all.
For more information:
Big Bale Push Website
Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb
The new Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb, Cornwall’s only motorsport event on a closed public road.
Competitors will tackle the course one at a time to try to record the fastest time along a section of the B3276, the coast road linking Padstow and Newquay. The stretch of road will be temporarily closed to normal road traffic for the duration of the event.
The start of the course will be at Watergate Bay. On each day of the event, a maximum of 90 cars will be allowed to participate.
Competitors will race in the direction of Newquay, with the breathtakingly beautiful North Cornwall coastline to their right, and cross the finish line 720 metres further up the hill.
All profits from the inaugural running of the event will be donated to the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Cornwall Food Foundation, which includes Jamie Oliver’s apprentice training scheme at Watergate Bay’s Fifteen restaurant.
For more information visit
Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb
BUCS Student Nationals
Every October (Exact dates vary)
Surfing. Newquay Fistral,Cornwall UK
Jesus Longboard Classic
Every October (Exact date varies)
National Surfing event over 2 days. Polzeath in partnership with Tubestation. (North Cornwall), Cornwall.
9th Jesus Longboard Classic - men's open, women's open, Masters (over 35) and juniors (under 18's)
For more information: Phil Williams email@example.com
Organised by Christian Surfers UK
for more details see http://www.christiansurfers.co.uk
Every late October to early November
Festival of the Celts in Kernow.
Concerts, Ceilis, Dance Displays, Workshops, Pipers, Celtic Craft Market, Street Dancing, Costumed Pageant, Theatre, Story Telling, Dialect, Cornish Language.
Annual festival, Newquay, Cornwall.
Daytime entry from £1
Evening (from 6pm) from £8
Hotel Bristol, Newquay
For more information: Lowender Peran
Newquay Zombie Crawl
Annual event hosted by Newquay BID includes a spooky zombie procession, dancing, face-painting and eerie entertainers.
Children, adults and grandparents can join the Zombie Crawl.
The crawlers will parade through Newquay in this spectacular extravaganza.
All children taking part in the Zombie Crawl must be accompanied by an adult.
BRITISH NATIONAL SURF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Every November (Exact dates vary)
Surfing Event. Fistral Beach, Headland Road, Newquay, Cornwall. BSA For more information: www.surfinggb.com
The 2013 season finale where the champs will be crowned
The Cornish Winter Fair
Come and celebrate all that's great about Cornish farming and food at The Cornish Winter Fair on Saturday 17 November 2018.
It's a free event, held entirely under cover here within the Exhibition Halls at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge. There's plenty of free parking on site. The event runs from 10am until 5pm.
There will be plenty of farm animals that you can get up close to, a food and farming educational discovery zone where you can learn more about local agriculture and food production. There will be opportunity to 'Have a Go' at things like milking a (mock!) cow and grooming a pony. It'll be great fun for all of the family.
It'll be a great place to kick off your Christmas shopping. With an array of Cornish food and drink producers on hand to show you how they create their quality products, with chance to try and buy their delicacies. There will also be craft stalls selling fantastic locally created gifts. There'll be pop-up cafe selling food and drink as well.
Wadebridge Prime Stock Show
The event incorporates the Wadebridge Prime Stock Show, which has been running for 139 years. It's all about competitions. The packed prize schedule includes cattle and sheep showing, produce, craft and cookery classes. There are competitive classes for children, local schools, WI and Young Farmers' Clubs.
Why not get involved and enter a class or two this year. Could you be crowned Cornwall's best baker or grow the biggest potato? You can take in the cattle and sheep judging. Who'll be taking home the silverware this year?
When is it?
The Cornish Winter Fair takes place on Saturday 16th November 2019 at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge (Sat Nav: PL27 7JE).
Opening times are: 10am - 5pm
How much is it to get in?
Entry is completely FREE of charge and we've got acres of free parking on site as well. The event is totally undercover - so it'll be great for all the family, no matter what the weather.
Further information and full class details, schedules and entry forms can be found at www.royalcornwallshow.org
or call 01208 814489
Walnut Walk 2017
Following the amazing outpouring of love for Walnut and his family in 2016, this walk is now to be an annual event.
Raise money for charity and remember your animal, loved one or anything you feel needs remembering.
Meet on the beach, have a walk with each other for an hour or so and help raise funds for 2 charities, 1 animal & 1 human charity....this years charities will be St. Francis Home for Animals and Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Car parking, to respect local residents. Parking is being allowed at Porth Beach Holiday Park.
As recommended by St. Francis Home for Animals:
"There will be lots of dogs there so as long as your dog doesn't pester others who may need to be on lead for their own reasons then that's your choice. Come prepared to put dogs on lead if it is as busy as we think it is. If that makes sense?"
Porth Beach, Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3NH
Christmas Day Swim
Every Christmas Day
Meet at 11am on Christmas Day.
More than four hundred people take part.
Wetsuits are forbidden.
Christmas Day Swim
Every Christmas Day
Watergate Bay, near Newquay.
Padstow Christmas Festival
Includes a Christmas Market with market stalls selling Cornish foods and gifts, cooking demonstrations, lots of delicious Cornish food, Santa and a lantern parade, Santa's grotto, Santa fun run, Hog Roast, Carol Service at St Petroc's Church, fireworks and live music.
And of course you can see Padstow's Christmas lights.
Padstow Christmas Festival
Padstow Christmas Festival
Chef Demonstrations, Christmas Market, Santa and Lantern Parade and Live Music over 4 days
Spectacular Firework Display over the harbour Friday 6th December @ 8.30pm
Padstow Christmas Festival
Wadebridge Christmas Weekend
Free parking at Co-op car park & lower levels
Egloshayle car park
Wadebridge library car park
From 4pm, Friday 14 December
All Day, Saturday 15 December
All Day, Sunday 16 December
Events at the Town Hall, Cricket Club and on Jubilee Field.
Late night shopping
Provisional activities include:-
Craft Stalls in the town Hall and Molesworth Street and Piazza
The Bungee Rope will be back again and possibly the carousel.
Free Santa's Grotto Face Painting
Car Boot Sales Newquay - Padstow Area, Newquay
Car boot sale every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon. Newquay Circus Fields. Opposite Morrisons Supermarket near Treloggan Road. Cars from £6.00. Market Traders £1.00 per foot frontage. Admission 50p Children free. Tel: 078 078 078 88
2017 season to be announced soon
Car Boot Sales Newquay - Padstow Area, Perranporth
Perranporth's Flash Fair runs every Thursday from April 17th -September 25th (2014 dates), at the Memorial Hall, Wheal Leisure.
Stalls are £12.50 singles and £22 for doubles, first timers £7.
Unloading is from 7.30am, trading 9.30am-4.30pm.
Parking and tea and coffee free.
For further details call Esther on 01872-223735.
Car Boot Sales Newquay - Padstow Area, St Columb Major
Indoor car boot sale located at The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre, Winnards Perch, St Columb TR9 6DH.
Second Sunday of every month (excluding December)
Sellers from 9am
Buyers from 10am-12noon.
£5 equates to a 20ft pitch
Car Boot Sales Newquay - Padstow Area, Wadebridge
Car Boot Saturdays at 3pm
Royal Cornwall Showground. Situated on the A39 and within easy reach from the A30.
Cars From £7.00
Market Traders £1.00 per foot frontage
New season 2015 11th April 3pm
Admission 50p - Children Free
Farmers Markets Newquay - Padstow Area, Perranporth
Memorial Hall, Perranporth
From 10am to 12 noon
Farmers Markets Newquay - Padstow Area, St Eval
St Eval Farmers' Market
St Eval Community Centre, Orion Drive, St Eval, Wadebridge PL27 7TU
Third Friday of every month
From 11am to 3pm
Contact: Ian Littlefield
Farmers Markets Newquay - Padstow Area, Wadebridge
Town Hall, The Platt, Wadebridge
From 8.45am to 12.30pm
Tel: 01208 832398
A selection of fresh pork, sausages, bacon, vegetables, plants, cut flowers, bird boxes, bird feeders, chutneys, jams, honey, cakes, pies, eggs, crafts, jewellery, knitted articles, cards.
All items are homemade, homegrown, or home produced.