Events St Austell - Fowey Area


Annual Events in St Austell - Fowey Area

Cornish Pasty Week and World Pasty Championships
Every late February to early March

The second year of the Cornish Pasty Week will be celebrated throughout Cornwall and across the UK.

A whole week of activity, culminating in the ‘Oggy Oscars’ – the seventh-annual World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project on the 2nd March.

Registration is open until midday on 28th February 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 prices can be viewed on the Eden Project website. Please see the page below for link.

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

Buy tickets in advance

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


Eden Project, near St Austell, Cornwall.
Tel: 01726 811911


Annual Lostwithiel Charity Beer Festival
Every March

Annual Lostwithiel Charity Beer Festival

Lostwithiel Community Centre
Liddicoat Road

Entry £3 including glass.

Wide range of beers all at £3 per pint.

Rugby in the afternoon and live music in the evening.

Organised by The Rotary Club of Lostwithiel with all profits going to Rotary charities.

Rotary website


Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature
Every May

Event inspired by the life and works of Daphne Du Maurier. Fowey, Cornwall.
For bookings Tel: +44 (0)1726 879500



Every May

Lostwithiel’s annual festival of arts, crafts and music takes place through the town during May.

With non stop live music from 10.00 am onwards, dozens of local arts and crafts stalls, a food village, reenactments and children’s entertainment Lostfest offers something for all the family.

Sponsored by Duchy Nurseries and Skinners, LostFest is now in it’s 12th year, with all profits from the event going to local charity FLEET.

The event is without doubt Lostwithiel’s biggest and busiest day of the year. Extra trains are laid on, as well as a park and ride scheme. Admission to the event is free though visitors are asked to give generously to FLEET.

Lostfest 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 10am

Contest to commence at 11am

Adjudicator - Glyn Williams

Molinnis Park, Bugle, Cornwall

Adult £10
Children (6-16) £5
Children (under 6) Free
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £25
Car Parking (subject to availabilty) £3

West of England Bandsmen's Festival website


Boconnoc Steam Fair
Every July for 3 days

The Boconnoc Steam Fair presented by the Liskeard Steam & Vintage Club Ltd

3 day Event Over 1,000 vintage exhibits and attractions.
Boconnoc Country Estate, off the A390, Middle Taphouse, near Liskeard Cornwall
Tel: +44 (0)1579 344126


Traction engines demonstrating heavy haulage and providing rides around the estate.
Miniature steam engines.
Classic, vintage and veteran cars, vintage commercials and uses, vintage tractors, stationary engines and vintage motorcycles, 30+ full size steam engines.
Craft and model tents.
Trade stands.
Vintage fairground.
Dogs welcome on a lead.


Charlestown Regatta Week
Usually held every July/August

A week of events including water sports, games and entertainment, raising to benefit the residents of and visitors to the village of Charlestown, including the provision and maintenance of the children's equipment in the Regatta Playing Field, a Christmas lunch for the over-sixties, donations to local charities and good causes as well as the annual Carols evening.

Harbour and Regatta Field
St Austell
PL25 3NX


Charlestown Regatta website


Lostwithiel Carnival Week
Every July

Annual carnival celebrations with events throughout the week in Lostwithiel, Cornwall.



Tywardreath Trotter
Every July

7 mile multi-terrain running race (6.45pm) and fun run (5.30pm) on behalf of the Tywardreath fete committee. To raise money for village charities. Enter or come to watch.

For more information and how to apply, visit the website: Tywardreath Trotter.


Fowey Royal Regatta and Carnival Week
Every August

Watersports and entertainment. Events over 7 days including Carnival, Gig Racing and Firework Displays.


Fowey, Cornwall.


Porthpean Family Fun Day and Fun Dog Show
Every August

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is excited to announce that its annual Porthpean family fun day and fun dog show is back this summer.

The event will take place on Sunday 5th August 10.30am – 4pm at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre just across the road from CHSW’s Little Harbour children’s hospice and will have something for everyone to enjoy.

* Ice cream
* Cakes
* Bouncy castle
* Toddler playzone
* Go karts
* Wipe out
* Indoor climbing wall
* Winston the waste truck will also be making an appearance with the Biffa team.

The fun dog show will commence at 1pm with lots of great classes to enter your four-legged friends in to with prizes up for grabs too.

The day is free to come along to and CHSW hopes to see lots of families coming to enjoy all that has been planned for the day while supporting St Austell’s children’s hospice.


Fowey Valley Music Festival
Every September

The South West of England’s new classical music festival now in its fourth year.

St. Fimbarrus Church, Fowey, Cornwall

Festival Website


Lanlivery Vintage Rally
Every September

Well behaved dogs welcome - to be on leads at all times

Entry prices: Adults £6 Children under 16 £2 Under 5s Free entry

Gates open at 10 am each Rally day

Directions: Entrance located on B3269 1/2 mile south of Sweetshouse.
N.B. If using Sat Nav put in PL30 5AW which will take you to Sweetshouse - then follow the signs.

For full details visit Lanlivery Vintage Rally website


Whitegold Festival
Every September

Celebrating St Austell and the China Clay Area

Craft stalls, workshops, performance, demonstrations and much more.

Visit the Whitegold Festival website for full details


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


Boxing Day Swim
Every Boxing Day

Charlestown Rowing Club Fundraising Boxing Day Swim at Charlestown Harbour.

Sponsorship Shared with chosen charity:- “CORE” funding research into digestive diseases

Entrants should not raise sponsorship for other charities at this event. Thank you.

Participants must be 11 years & over and raise a minimum of £10 sponsorship.using an official numbered sponsorship form.

(NB under 16s must be accompanied in the water by a participating adult)
Entry by official numbered sponsorship form available by email from

Fancy dress costumes encouraged
No wetsuits allowed.

Supporters & spectators welcome!

Charlestown Rowing Club


Fowey Christmas Market
Every December

Markets, lantern parade, entertainment, live music, hog roast, food, drink and Father Christmas

Friday 6th December 1730hrs – 2030hrs
Saturday 7th December 1000hrs – 1730hrs
Sunday 8th December 1000hrs – 1600hrs

PL23 1BD

Fowey Christmas Market


Lostwithiel Dickensian Evening
Every December on the second Thursday of the month

Lostwithiel's annual Dickensian Evening is the town biggest night of the year.

On the second Thursday in December, Lostwithiel lights up with its Annual Dickensian Evening. The ever popular festive event has been running for 17 years. The streets are filled with crowds who come to enjoy the old fashioned traditional Christmas experience with a Victorian Theme.

The evening officially starts at 6pm with a lantern parade down Fore St. This will meander through the town arriving back at the Church for a final song. Following on from 6.30pm we'll have Choirs and bands all evening in the Church. There will be further music, choirs and performances all over town throughout the evening keeping you entertained.

The evening features live music, festive food and drink, late night shopping, arts and crafts stalls, a vintage fair, children entertainment and, of course, a personal appearance by Santa himself.

With stallholders and shopkeepers dressed in traditional Dickensian costumes, Lostwithiel Dickensian Evening has something to get everyone into the festive spirit.

Fore Street, Lostwithiel will be alive to the sound of music and entertainment Shops in the town will remain open until 9pm.

When the festivities end at around 9pm, the evening continues with live music and entertainment in local pubs and clubs.

Why not join in the dressing up fun and kit yourself out Victorian style.

Shops in the town will be open late and shopkeepers dress up in Victorian garb, you'll also find Vintage, Antiques, Craft and gift stalls in the Church Rooms.

For children there's a swing carousel and stilt walkers in Parade Square and a traditional Santa's grotto is a must visit.

There are plenty of refreshments available, with restaurants and cafes open all evening, lots of street food including a hog roast and hot chestnuts from the local YFC, wood fired Pizzas named especially for Dickensian evening, hot pots and festive sausages. Of course there's lashings of mulled wine or mulled cider available too.

Arrive early to avoid the rush or why not come by train and forget the car, not only do you not need to worry about parking but you can also partake happily of all the festive drinks on offer.

The museum at the top of Fore St will also be open to the public.

Information about Lostwithiel Station available on this GWR website.



Car Boot Sales St Austell - Fowey Area, Charlestown

Car Boot Sale on Sundays 1 - 3pm, September to May. St Pauls Church Hall, Church Road, Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NS. Pitch fee £6, table included. Hot & cold refreshments and toilets available. An indoor sale with up to 40 tables. Sellers from 11:30. No bookings. Buyers from 1pm


Car Boot Sales St Austell - Fowey Area, Lostwithiel

Sundays Main Hall 10am - 2pm 17th June 16th September 21st October Community Centre, Lostwithiel. Tel: 01208 872207


Farmers Markets St Austell - Fowey Area, Lostwithiel

Farmers Market The Main Free Car Park, Pleyber Christ Way, Lostwithiel PL22 0HE Fourth Saturday of the month From 10am to 1pm Quality local produce including poultry, meat, eggs, sausages, ham, bacon, fish, vegetables, fruit, herbs, puddings, honey, apple juice, bread, cakes and more. Full and up-to-date details can be obtained from Helen James Email: Tel: 07886 839785.


Farmers Markets St Austell - Fowey Area, Lostwithiel

Lostwithiel Farmers Market Lostwithiel Community Centre Every other Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm Contact Georgina Vokes Tel: 07712 165812 Email: Quality local produce including poultry, meat, eggs, sausages, ham, bacon, vegetables, fruit, herbs, ice cream, cheese, mustards, chutneys, bread, cake and more. Refreshments available.


Farmers Markets St Austell - Fowey Area, 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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