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Guide to Bank Holiday Weekend in Cornwall

25 August 2016
Guide to Bank Holiday Weekend in Cornwall
For many, the August bank holiday weekend is the finale of the summer holidays. The last chance to blast up the BBQ, time to gather friends for one more languid beach weekend and the perfect time to make the most of our British summertime. One thing’s for certain, it’s the bank holiday where we all want to “do” something. So this August, make it count. We’ve found four fabulous things to do in the three corners of Cornwall that involves folk music, fairs, fables and fish!

1. Cornwall Folk Festival
26 - 29 August
North Cornwall, Wadebridge
This 44 year old festival of folk, roots and acoustic music, brings a magical sparkle to Cornish stage and streets this August bank holiday. Headline Ralph McTell weaves significant and poignant stories. 1974's "Streets of London" earned an Ivor Novello and in 2002 he won the BBC2 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Also world-class guitarist Martin Simpson's shows are said to be spellbinding and deeply moving. He's won BBC2 Musician of the Year twice and is an unpredictable musician of great subtlety.
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2. Cornish Country Fair
28 August
South Coast, Truro
A fun-filled family day out with country events plus food, crafts and marquee with local produce and trade stands. The day includes everything from gun dog, falconry and side saddle displays, sheep dog demonstrations, parade of beagles, heavy horse displays, companion dog show, clay pigeon shooting, rare breeds and small animals, Cornwall and Devon tug-of-war championship, digger challenge, a Punch and Judy show, Children's Treasure Trail, bouncy castle, games and challenges, shearing demonstrations, face painting and kids cookery. Phew, now that’s a line-up!
For event information go to: Cornish Country Fair

3. Newlyn Fish Festival
29 August
West Cornwall, Penzance
Celebrating all things fishy in one of the UK’s top fishing ports. The festival was launched in 1989 to raise funds for the benefit of those involved in this tough industry and this has been achieved through a wonderful day of celebration of the sea and fishing. At this festival, you can satisfy your appetite with the best seafood you’re likely to find anywhere and continue to help to raise money for the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.
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4. Tales from the Trees: Storytelling
29 August
West Cornwall, Penzance
The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, Penzance is holding a special outdoor performance especially for Bank Holiday Monday from 10.30am – 11.30am. It’s a brand new show from Squashbox Theatre for children aged 4+ and their families – storytelling at its finest. Adult: £4.50 / Over 60: £3.50 / Under 16: £2.50 / Under 12: 50p / Under 2: Free.
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Here at Charteroak we have four sites to choose from in the South West - Stonerush Lakes in Cornwall, Southern Halt in Cornwall, Indio Lake in Devon and Saxon Maybank in Dorset. Call us today and find out why so many people have chosen Charteroak for their holiday home experience.

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