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What’s on in Cornwall this October

From book festivals to food markets and musicals to marathons, discover our top things to do in Cornwall this October.

Truro Food Festival


1st-3rd October


Lemon Quay, Truro

5 minute drive from The Alverton

Our favourite foodie festival of the year will be kicking off the colder season in style.

With a range of talented chefs taking to the stage with demonstrations of their best dishes and samples galore, we can hardly wait for this mouth-watering event! Our very own Executive Chef, Nick Hodges, will be sharing his amazing fillet of Nanteague farm beef recipe on Sunday at 3pm. Don’t miss Nick introducing local up and coming talent at 4pm on the Friday and Saturday at Truro Food Festival too.

📷: Truro Food Festival

Taste of Truro


1st October


The Alverton, Truro

On our doorstep!

To celebrate Truro Food Festival, join us at The Alverton to indulge in a five course tasting menu.

This divine menu has heavy influences of traditional Cornish recipes with a modern Alverton twist. Savour the flavour of local land and sea with seared scallops and pickled samphire. Then taste native mussels and oysters with saffron, followed by seared fillet of Nanteague farm beef. Finish on a sweet note with end of season blackberries, cider brandy anglaise, and a plate of carefully selected Cornish cheeses from The Greet Cheese Co. We’ll also be joined by Annie from My Fish Kitchen for a lemon sole filleting demo.

Fancy the sound of it? You can discover the menu and book your tickets here.

📷: The Alverton

Redruth Town Market


2nd October


Buttermarket, Redruth

25 minute drive from The Alverton

Revel in Redruth’s mixture of amazing produce.

This vibrant monthly market is held on the first Saturday of each month and has a wide variety of delicious produce, talented local craftspeople and entertainment. Head on down to the market to take in the intoxicating smells of freshly cooked street food and enjoy wandering past the stalls. Entry is free and the market begins at 10am.

📷: The Guardian

Medusa by Fundamental Arts


2nd October


St Day Old Church, Redruth

25 minute drive from The Alverton

Greek mythology enthusiast? This retelling of a classic Greek myth will leave you mesmerised.

Incorporating soundscapes, animation and live streaming, this solo-storytelling performance is a unique event you won’t want to miss. Gary Cordingley has been telling stories, producing theatre and running various workshops in Cornwall for over twenty five years. Gary’s story-telling skills are sure to encapsulate any room and we’d highly recommend going along to this performance. Discover more and purchase your tickets, here.

📷: St Day Old Church

Moonlight Memory Walk


2nd October



The perfect opportunity to walk in memory and celebration of loved ones, this memory walk raises vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West for their 30th anniversary.

This memory walk is welcome to all, and you’re able to take part wherever you are. You can either join the community in Kimberly Park in Falmouth for a special memory ceremony and then onwards to a five mile memory walk, or you are welcome to take part virtually and walk your own route. At 10pm, walkers will set off along the paths of the beautiful Kimberley Park and complete a guided stroll, returning to a hot drink, pasty and goody bag. You can register to take part today, here.


Eden Marathon and Half Marathon


10th October


The Eden Project

35 minute drive from The Alverton

A unique sporting experience for runners nationwide and a fantastic way to enjoy the incredible landscapes of Cornwall. Why not take part in The Eden marathon or half marathon this October?

These marathons offer hilly multi-terrain courses around this popular site, following a challenging route through the areas of mining heritage and stunning countryside landscapes. Complete the course and take away a medal and a pasty – what more could you ask for? You can find out how to enter, here.

📷: Eden Project

Fisherman's Friends: The Musical


13th-30th October


Hall for Cornwall, Truro

5 minute drive from The Alverton

Shanty the night away with Fisherman’s Friends.

This brand-new musical based on the true story of Cornwall’s superstar shanty singers, Fisherman’s Friends, will be gracing the stage at the newly renovated Hall for Cornwall this month. Enjoy the story of a group of Cornish fishermen who love to sing shanties and end up on the Pyramid stage of Glastonbury Festival. The feel-good adaptation will have all the family laughing and singing along! Book your tickets here.

📷: The Working Boat

Falmouth Book Festival


14th-17th October



30 minutes drive from The Alverton

An exciting new festival to get on your books.

Falmouth Book Festival launches runs from 14th until 17th October. This year’s festival features a line up of authors, poets and storytellers and will take place through various settings in Falmouth town. This is the perfect event to attend if you’re mad about books, poetry and sharing ideas. Take part in various workshops, such as creative writing or illustration. Prefer to take a seat? You can sit back and watch talks from both nationally renowned authors and local authors alike. Discover more here.

📷: The Greenbank 

CAMRA Real Ale Trail


11th-24th October


The Working Boat, Falmouth

30 minute drive from The Alverton

Taste the freshest ales and ciders in town.

With twenty four local venues taking part, CAMRA Kernow have created various routes around Falmouth. The trails mostly radiate out from ‘The Moor’ and encompass central, well known pubs, those in the main street and those in the quieter back streets which may be less familiar to visitors to the town.

The Working Boat will have a variety of delicious new brews to try. Celebrate all the brand new flavours and take in the stunning scenery and harbour views. Entry is free and all are welcome during this two week event.

📷: The Working Boat

Horrible Histories


24th-28th October


The Minack Theatre

1 hour drive from The Alverton

Delve into history and meet its most hilariously horrible characters.

The Minack Theatre brings you Horrible Histories – brilliantly grisly theatrics that will leave the whole family laughing. During this performance you will get to meet the gorgeous Georgians as well as the vile Victorians and discover their historic pasts. With tickets at £10 (and half price for children) this fantastic performance is one you won’t want to miss.

📷: The Minack Theatre

Private: ‘Taste of Truro’ evening at The Alverton: 1st October

For this year's Truro Food Festival, Executive Chef Nick and Head Chef Erkki will be hosting an intimate tasting evening in The Library.

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The Great Christmas Market: 5th December 2021

This merry day will be hosted in our historic Great Hall. We'll also have craft workshops, carol singing, and the mulled wine will be flowing!

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