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06th January 2020

Cornwall’s Diary Dates for 2020

Welcome to 2020! Fill your new year diaries with all the unmissable events happening throughout Cornwall this year.

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23RD - 29TH FEBRUARY: CORNISH PASTY WEEK 2020

Where: all throughout Cornwall

The Cornish pasty is a traditional delicacy in our county, and we enjoy these delicious crimped bakes all year long. However, in February the pasty takes centre stage, as locals across the county will pay homage to the iconic pastry at Cornish Pasty Week 2020. On the 23rd February a week of fun activities surrounding the pasty will commence, ending with the 'Oggy Oscars', the ninth-annual World Pasty Championships hosted at The Eden Project. Crimpers and bakers across the county will be battling it out in the kitchen to take home the crown at one of the tastiest events in Cornwall for 2020.

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5TH MARCH: ST PIRAN'S DAY

Where: all throughout Cornwall

The 5th March is a very important day in the Cornish calendar. St Piran's Day is a day to wave the Cornish flag loud and proud as the whole county celebrates Cornwall's rich heritage and history. Named after the patron saint of Cornwall and tin miners, St Piran's Day is another excuse to munch on a Cornish pasty or sink a few Cornish brews. Head to The Alverton for a night of quintessentially Cornish entertainment at the inaugural Cornish Folk Concert, where Cornish folk singer-songwriter and member of the popular group The Oggymen, Will Keating will be gathering some extra-special guests for an inspiring and uplifting ensemble of talented musicians all joining together to embrace the Kernow spirit. Click here to read more.

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21ST MARCH: CORNISH GIN AND DRINKS FESTIVAL, THE ALVERTON, TRURO

Where: in our Great Hall

Need a fun festival to look forward to? We've got just the thing to get your gin fix. Join us at The Alverton for our annual Cornish Gin and Drinks Festival on Saturday 21st March. From midday until late, expect to meet the makers and sample the very best in Cornish drinks. Whilst gin is the star of the show, we'll also be joined by our other favourite Cornish drinks suppliers, including rum, beer, craft spirits and more! Discover your new favourite tipples with free samples, exclusive drinks masterclasses and seminars, and take home a branded gin glass as a keepsake. And what's a festival without some tunes and a dancefloor? We'll be joined by local talents, including singer songwriters such as Rue, Mog Jones and Ash Harding, as well as a band playing until late. Tickets are now on sale here

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4TH - 5TH APRIL: CORNWALL SPRING FLOWER SHOW, THE ROYAL CORNWALL SHOWGROUND, WADEBRIDGE

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

The Cornwall Spring Flower Show celebrates all things bright and beautiful in the world of gardening. Head to the Royal Cornwall Showground in April for a dazzling display of colourful blooms, from daffodils to magnolias and rhododendrons to camellias. Expect competitive classes, floral art exhibits, over 130 specialist nurseries and horticultural traders to discuss all things plantlife, as well as an eclectic array of arts and crafts and a delicious Cornish food marquee. Make a day of it, and soak up all the beauty that nature brings this spring.

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1ST MAY: PADSTOW MAY DAY, PADSTOW

Where: 40 minute drive from The Alverton

May Day is celebrated in this old Cornish fishing town with the Padstow Obby Oss, an ancient festival celebrated annually. A tradition that has taken place for centuries, the winding streets of Padstow are greeted with tens of thousands of visitors and locals every year. The 'Old Oss' and 'Blue Ribbon Oss', both hobby horses, are let loose to roam the streets, and the crowds all gather to try and catch a glimpse of the infamous creature. In true Cornish spirit, this day is a community tradition, and a fantastic way to experience Padstow's fascinating history and beautiful town.

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8TH - 16TH MAY: FOWEY FESTIVAL OF ART AND LITERATURE, FOWEY

Where: 45 minute drive from The Alverton

For lovers of art and liteterature, Fowey's festival in May is a must-attend event for 2020. Get involved with writing competitions, attend inspiring talks and discussion groups from local artists and authors, and get involved with creative workshops. 

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22ND - 31ST MAY: THE GREENBANK FAL RIVER FESTIVAL, FALMOUTH

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

The Fal River Festival, sponsored by our sister hotel, The Greeenbank, is a 10-day event that emcompasses music, drama, gig racing, swimming, walking and art. The whole town gets involved and events are hosted at various locations and venues. The Greenbank will be part of the Fal River Beer Fleet, a chance to hop aboard a boat and enjoy the beauty of the River Fal whilst munching on pasties and sipping on local tipples. The Working Boat will also be hosting their annual Mini Beer Festival from 22nd - 23rd May, a brilliant way to start the bank holiday weekend sinking lots of local brews by the riverside.

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29TH - 31ST MAY: GREAT ESTATE FESTIVAL, SCORRIER HOUSE, REDRUTH

Where: 20 minute drive from The Alverton

Referred to as 'the most rambunctious garden fête', Great Estate Festival takes place within the stunning grounds of Scorrier Estate. Ticket holders can expect music from major international headliners, stand-up comedy, theatre and artistic workshops. Look out for the vintage fairground, enchanted woodland silent disco and the secret gin garden, as well as fabulous burlesque sessions, glamping, hot tubs and more! Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out. 

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4TH - 6TH JUNE: THE ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW, WADEBRIDGE

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

The Royal Cornwall Show is the county’s biggest annual agricultural show. Expect oodles of animals from poultry and cattle to birds, bees and dogs, lots of local food and entertainment. This is the perfect event for the whole family to enjoy, and tickets are now on sale for this unmissable date in Cornwall’s calendar.

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5TH JUNE - 28TH AUGUST: SUMMER GARDEN SESSIONS, THE ALVERTON, TRURO

Where: on our terrace

After a successful launch in 2019, our Summer Garden Sessions will be returning this summer. Bask in the sun and relax on our outdoor terrace overlooking our manicured private gardens, dine al fresco style with our tasty dishes hot from the grill and listen to fantastic live music with a summer cocktail in hand. Watch this space for more details on the local musicians and bands we'll be inviting to perform on the terrace.

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12TH - 14TH JUNE: FALMOUTH INTERNATIONAL SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL, FALMOUTH

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

Every June, Falmouth hosts the International Sea Shanty Festival, where the entire town gets together to celebrate the songs of the sea. The maritime town welcomes singers and groups from all over the globe to perform shanties galore! Our sister hotel The Greenbank is an official venue for the festival, and will be hosting lots of performances and other events against the backdrop of the picturesque harbour on their private quay. 

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17TH JUNE - 15TH JULY: EDEN SESSIONS, THE EDEN PROJECT, ST AUSTELL

Where: 35 minute drive from The Alverton

Eden Sessions are returning this summer, and tickets are already on sale. So far The Script and Lionel Richie have been confirmed to be taking to the Cornish stage in 2020, with lots more fantastic live bands and musicians to follow. Previous acts to perform on the Eden Project stage include Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow, Jack Johnson, Tom Jones, Foals, Jess Glynne and many more fantastic, global performers.

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5TH - 9TH AUGUST: BOARDMASTERS, NEWQUAY

Where: 25 minute drive The Alverton

This UK festival is the perfect event for surfers, with professional surf competitions and surfing lessons for beginners. Festival events in Cornwall for 2020 don’t get much better than this epic party on the cliffs of Newquay’s gorgeous coastline. Attracting huge crowds and big names in the music and surfing industry, tickets are now on sale for 2020 here.

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11TH - 13TH SEPTEMBER: THE LITTLE ORCHARD CIDER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, HEALEY'S CIDER FARM, PENHALLOW

Where: 20 minute drive The Alverton

Bringing the festival to the farm, Healey's Cider Farm will be hosting The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival once again. Head to Penhallow in September for a charming Cornish party, including music from live bands, a silent disco, cider tasting, camping, glamping and more. Embrace the Cornish countryside, sink lots of local cider and dance the night away to great music.

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17TH OCTOBER: MOULIN ROUGE MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT, THE ALVERTON

Where: in our Great Hall

Head down to old Moulin Rouge, as our Great Hall has been transformed into the notoriously wild French club. Can-cans, cabaret and a cunning crime will unfold at this flamboyant night of immersive dining and drama. Arrive in your best Moulin Rouge inspired outfits and see if you can crack the mystery and bring the murderer to justice. Keep an eye on more updates to follow.

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18TH NOVEMBER: TRURO CITY OF LIGHTS, TRURO

Where: 10 minute walk from The Alverton

The famous Truro City of Lights parade will be returning to the streets of the Cornish capital again this November. A true community spirited event, intricate hand-crafted lanterns glide through the city aglow as Truro welcomes the festive period. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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