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24th September 2019

Things To Do In Cornwall This October

Experience an unforgettable October full of festivals, fashion and frights galore!

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4TH OCTOBER: THE BIG 90S FESTIVAL, TRURO MARKET, TRURO

Where: 5 minute drive from The Alverton

Dust off your disco dancing shoes as Truro hosts a throwback festival to celebrate all things 90s. Get ready to bust out some vintage dance moves, bop along to a funky line-up of performers, and get involved with fancy dress fun at the festival tent located in Truro Market.

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5TH - 12TH OCTOBER: TRURO TREND 2019, TRURO

Where: 5 minute drive from The Alverton

Strike a pose! Truro Trend 2019 is hitting the streets of our Cornish city. This week-long event celebrates fashion, beauty and hair with in-store special events and a glamorous fashion show hosted annually at Truro Cathedral. Bag your tickets to the cathedral catwalk event on the 9th October and get some wardrobe inspiration for the season ahead.

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5TH - 13TH OCTOBER: HELIGAN HARVEST, THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN, ST AUSTELL

Where: 35 minute drive from The Alverton

Celebrate the 500 heritage varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs that are cultivated at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell. Head to Heligan Harvest for inspiring talks, displays and demonstrations from the talented team of green-fingered gardeners. Sample the flavours of Cornish produce and horticultural heritage at the unmissable feast nights and get hands on with craft workshops. 

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9TH - 13TH OCTOBER: FALMOUTH OYSTER FESTIVAL, EVENTS SQUARE, FALMOUTH

Where: 35 minute drive from The Alverton

Oggy oggy oggy, oi oi oysters! Falmouth kicks off the oyster dredging season every year with four days full of feasts, cooking demos, food and craft stalls and live music at the Events Square marquee. Keep an eye out for Nick Hodges, Executive Chef at our sister hotel The Greenbank, as he will be showing off his culinary skills and talking all things oyster at the event. 

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10TH - 13TH OCTOBER: NORTH CORNWALL BOOK FESTIVAL, ST ENDELLION

Where: 50 minute drive from The Alverton

The North Cornwall Book Festival is back for the seventh year running. The perfect event for book worms and literary-lovers, get involved in writing workshops, engage in talks with authors and poets, and purchase your next page-turner. 

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11TH - 31ST OCTOBER: TRURO SCHOOL COOKERY COURSES, TRURO

Where: 10 minute drive from The Alverton

Ready, steady, cook! Truro School Cookery are running some sizzling cookery classes throughout October. Rustle up delicious dishes from various cuisines, from Indian-inspired meals to classic Cornish recipes. Take home the fruits of your labour and tuck in with friends and family. Fancy making a weekend of it? Check out our Cornish foodie getaway offer here.

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12TH OCTOBER: THE ALVERTON'S BEER AND CORNISH DRINKS FESTIVAL, TRURO

Where: in our Great Hall

Calling all beer buffs and spirit connoisseurs, we are inviting a whole host of Kernow's best breweries and distilleries to our Great Hall for lots of festival fun. Jubel, Keltek, Healeys Cyder, St Ives Gin and The Cornish Distilling Co. will be just some of the suppliers representing the county. Sink some drinks, feast on our rustic buffet and party the night away with live music from the likes of Mog Jones, The Roosters and Off The Lights. Swot up on the Cornish drinks scene, try samples and discover all the insider knowledge from the industry experts at masterclasses and talks. We'll see you there to raise a glass (or three)!

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19TH OCTOBER: MURDER ON THE DANCE FLOOR, THE ALVERTON HOTEL, TRURO

Where: in our Great Hall

Join in an immersive dining experience in our Great Hall on the 19th October. The former judges of popular talent show, Strict Lee Come Dancing, are enjoying a VIP three-course dinner and you are all invited along. However, the famous faces have a few hidden secrets, and when the night takes a dramatic twist, it is your job to crack the case of the murder on the dance floor! Dress to impress, dine on delicious food and rack your brains to solve the whodunit puzzle.

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19TH - 27TH OCTOBER: HALLOWEEN HORRORS AT NEWQUAY ZOO, NEWQUAY

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

Creepy crawlies, a bewitching bat hunt trail and fancy dress fun begins in October half term at Newquay Zoo. Can you brave the beasts and spooky spectacles that await? 

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19TH - 3RD OCTOBER: HALLOWEDEN, THE EDEN PROJECT, ST AUSTELL

Where: 40 minute drive from The Alverton

The Eden Project are celebrating Halloweden and all things eerie this October half term. Explore the forbidden forest, learn all about owls with Screech Owl Sanctuary, carve the perfect pumpkin and brew mystical potions using only the best botanicals. Don't miss the Little Monsters' Ball on Saturday 26th, where only the spookiest of fancy dress is allowed at the Medittaranean Biome disco and chilling ice-rink. 

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31ST OCTOBER: GHOST TOUR AT CHARLESTOWN HARBOUR AND SHIPWRECK MUSEUM, ST AUSTELL

Where: 40 minute drive from The Alverton

This one is for the grown-ups who love a bit of nail-biting horror. This Halloween, test your nerve with a supernatural ghost tour at the Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum. Named 'Dead Men Do Tell Tales', this tour of the museum is an adult only event that will encompass the museum's 8,000 artefact collection. Be enthralled with tales of shipwrecks, curses, supernatural occurances and ghosts and gouls on your spine-chilling tour!

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KIDS STAY FREE DURING OCTOBER HALF TERM

With so many of our diary dates happening during the half term, we want your little ones to have the best time in Cornwall! That's why kids stay for FREE at The Alverton, from 19th - 27th October. 

T&Cs apply, head to our offers page for more details, or call 01872 276633 to book. 

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