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Roseland Festival celebrates Cornwall’s talent and natural beauty

If you're looking for an autumn festival which takes place in an area of outstanding natural beauty, you can't go far wrong by taking a further look at the Roseland Festival which is held in the wonderful Cornish fishing villages of St Mawes and Portscatho.
If you’re looking for an autumn festival which takes place in an area of outstanding natural beauty, you can’t go far wrong by taking a look at the Roseland Festival. It is held over 15 days during the last week in September and the first week in October in the wonderful Cornish fishing villages of St Mawes and Portscatho.

The organisers of the Roseland Festival always put on an exceptional programme of events, some of which require tickets so if you are thinking of attending, best get your holiday cottage booked and tickets organised early!

The beautiful villages of St Mawes and Portscatho are at the centre of the festivities. The original idea behind the festival was to promote the good work of the local community and to offer a further reason for people to visit the area after the traditional holiday season has finished.

Appreciate beautiful Cornwall with the Roseland Festival

There is no getting away from the fact that Cornwall in the autumn is nothing short of breathtaking and countless locals will happily tell you that this is the best time of the year to visit. There is a freshness about the place that really does make you feel happy to be alive.

The Roseland Festival seems to have hit just the right note, being a superb celebration of everything that these Cornish villages have to offer. Events include drama, talks, films, music and literature as well as a heritage exhibition, craft fair and guided walks of the area. I consider the Roseland Festival to be in appreciation of the beauty and talent tucked away on the beautiful Roseland peninsula.

Roseland Festival has something for everyone

The dates for the Roseland Festival are not set in stone but if you are in the area during late September or early October it will be a safe bet that you will be able to enjoy the festivities. Even though it has only been going for a few years, the Roseland Festival is building up quite a reputation.

Typical activities include a Festival Family quiz, and all the answers are in the Roseland area so locals have a heads-up on this one. Concerts are held in the lovely setting of St Just Church while Treanton Chapel has been used in the past for comedy drama. Brass bands and Gospel choirs from all over the county put on some stirring concerts and modern bands and lyricists perform in Portscatho and St Mawes. It all adds up to a great fortnight of entertainment.

Fancy a stroll?

The routes for these walks usually change each year but anyone who has explored the Roseland Peninsula will readily admit to the area being stunning. This is at its very best and of course the experienced local guides leading these walks know the Peninsula like the back of their hands. These guided walks will cover some of the area’s hidden gems as well as some better-known scenic trails.

Separate tickets are available for all of the events during the festival and are all very reasonably priced with £6 being the average,. If value for money and experiencing Cornwall in the autumn are what you are looking for, then the Roseland Festival might just be what you are looking for.

Are you aware of any other festivals that are similar to this one in Cornwall but in other parts of the country? Do they have stunning scenery that can match the Roseland Peninsula or are they able to offer something else that makes them stand out from the crowd?

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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