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March madness in Cornwall includes painting the town yellow!

Whatever you enjoy, the Falmouth Spring Festival probably includes it as part of their fun program. Think Games on the Moor, cider tasting, town history tours, music, flowers, Nordic walking and even the chance to paint the town yellow!
March is a great month to get out and about in Cornwall especially this year, after some of the worst storms in history. There’s the World Pasty Championships to join in, a re-enactment of 8th century history on St Piran’s Day and we suggest a great place to take Mum on Mother’s Day.

Celebrate Spring with the Daffodil Show at Trelissick or join in some of the outdoor events at the Falmouth Spring Festival. There’s nowhere better to be than Cornwall in March!

Eden Project hosts the World Pasty Championships

The Eden Projects gets March off to a great start by hosting the Eden World Pasty Championships on 1st March 2014. This annual festival has quite a cult following from keen “oggie” connoisseurs, so don’t miss out on this Cornish cultural highlight!

See dozens of tasty entries before sampling some of the finest pasties in the county. If you hang around there’s even an Oggie Oscars Party in the evening!

Watch the re-enactment on St Piran’s Day at Perranporth

March 5th is traditionally St Piran’s Day and the National Day for Cornwall. The seaside resort of Perranporth celebrates St Piran’s Day on the nearest Sunday to the 5th, which falls on 2nd March this year (2014).

Watch the reenactment on the beach and join the parade of black, white and gold dressed walkers waving Cornish flags. The walk ends at the lovely 8th century St Piran’s Oratory which was buried beneath the sand dunes for centuries.

Enjoy a golden day out at the Daffodil Show at Trelissick

Trelissick’s Daffodil Show attracts some of the top growers in the country to compete and show off their prize-winning daffodil blooms on 22-23rd March 2014.

If you can’t make it to the actual Daffodil Show, enjoy the earlier “Daffodils at Trelissick” event which runs from 8th March 2014, finishing with the Daffodil Show three weeks later. It’s a golden opportunity to see spring at its best!

Fitness, flowers and music at the Falmouth Spring Festival

The Falmouth Spring Festival runs from 13-30 March 2014 and seems to be the perfect excuse to paint the town yellow! More springtime fun includes cider and folk music, guided walks around the area, a half marathon, Games on the Moor and the 104-year old Spring Flower Show.

Spoil mum on Mother’s Day with a Posy Making Workshop at Trerice

Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday 30th March 2014, so why not treat Mum to a day at Trerice? It’s a great place to enjoy a walk and a chat after a delicious lunch in the restaurant.

Take a tour of the 400-year-old Tudor mansion and make a posy for Mum at the special Mother’s Day Posy Making Workshop.

Showing Mum how much you appreciate her is traditionally done on Mother’s Day. We highlighted one of the many events taking place for Mother’s Day, but we’re sure there are many more fun events taking place. Feel free to share how you intend to spend Mother’s Day in Cornwall this year.

About Gillian Birch

Born in Cheshire, Gillian Birch moved to Cornwall at her earliest opportunity and never looked back. After 20 years, her ongoing discovery of popular attractions, quiet footpaths and local eateries has made her a fount of knowledge as she entertains readers with her informative articles on the hidden gems of Devon & Cornwall from a local point-of-view.

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