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Pasties, lobster and ice cream feature high in Cornwall in September

Cornwall's festivals in September seem to focus on what Cornwall does best – eating and drinking! From Tresco to Looe there's plenty to sample, learn, attend and enjoy in our "menu" of events this month. Add in Arts Festivals, a Walking Festival and the eclectic Looe Music Festival and you have 7 great reasons to visit Cornwall this autumn!
After the hustle and bustle of school holidays and summer visitors, Cornwall celebrates a return to a more normal way of life with some first-rate festivals and community events.

Why not join in a weekend of music, arts, poetry or walking and sample some great Cornish fare at one of the foodie events this month. As the Looe Music Festival says – See you on the beach!

Newquay Fish Festival celebrates the best of the Cornish fish industry

The Newquay Fish Festival showcases some of Cornwall’s best seafood, not to mention its top chefs, from 12-14 September 2014. Browse the stalls of fresh fish, learn the tricks of filleting fish easily, and sample delicious pilchards hot off the barbecue.

You’ll know a whole lot more about fish after attending this family-friendly event which ends with a sing-along at the harbour.

Sample Cornish Culture at the Redruth Mining and Pasty Festival

More great food might tempt you to the Redruth Mining and Pasty Festival, also held this year from 12-14 September 2014. Friday is Miners’ Day, Saturday is Pasty Day and Sunday is Miners’ Memorial Day, each with their own specific events.

Enjoy reading about this historical festival and find out the connection between miners and pasties in our topical article.

Brush up on the arts at the St Ives September Festival

Once the holidaymakers have left, St Ives gets back to what it does best – being a top artists’ colony hosting the St Ives September Festival. This amazing event packs in over 200 events between 13 and 27 September 2014.

Started in 1978, it now includes film nights, crafts, exhibitions, workshops and concerts. Find out who’ll be there in 2014.

Cross the sea to sample the Tresco and Bryher Food Festival

A visit to the Scilly Isles in September should definitely be timed to coincide with the Tresco and Bryher Food Festival on the 13 and 14 September 2014. Each island has its own specialty food, from crabs and seafood to wines and ice cream.

You’ll have to read the full article to find out more details, including the best way to reach the Scilly Isles from the Cornish mainland.

Put your best foot forward for the SE Cornwall Walking Festival

Get out and about by joining in some of the organized guided walks as part of the Southeast Cornwall Walking Festival. Whether you’re a lifelong Cornish resident or a first-time visitor you’ll find new walks and haunts you never knew existed.

We whet your appetite to join in the fun with this article about the many guided walks on offer around Duloe, Liskeard and Looe.

Summer lingers on with the Looe Music Festival

The small port town of Looe rocks to the sound of jazz, folk, choirs and solo musicians from all over the UK during the Looe Music Festival. You’ll find plenty of artists and bands you recognize on the impressive lineup for 2014 which runs from 19-21 September.

Find out what’s on, how to get to Looe and where the locals like to sit and listen to the music.

Falmouth Arts Festival celebrates with a SPLASH!

Falmouth Arts Festival promises a huge splash of colour with its vibrant SPLASH event which runs for 9 days from 20-28 September 2014. From pop-up art to the Poetry Postie there’s a whole lot to keep you entertained at this unique event.

Read on if you’re interested in books, artworks, literature, dance and drama then pay the Falmouth Arts Festival a visit.

What sort of festivals do you enjoy attending? We’d love to hear from you if you have attended any of these great events in the past – do share.

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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