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27th August 2019

Things To Do In Cornwall This September

See in the autumn the Cornish way with our top diary dates for September 2019.

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1ST SEPTEMBER: IT'S A KNOCKOUT, TRURO CRICKET CLUB, TRURO

Where: 10 minute drive from The Alverton

Inspired by the 1960s TV game show, It's a Knockout is making a comeback in Truro at the beginning of September. Described as 'school sports day for grown ups', gather your team mates for a day of ridiculous and hilarious physical challenges. What's even better is this event raises money for Cornwall Hospice Care. To take part, it costs £50 per team to register, and you must raise a minimum of £300 for the charity to get involved. Are you up for the challenge?

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4TH - 8TH SEPTEMBER: CIRCUS FUNTASIA, THE BIG CIRCUS TOP, TRURO

Where: 10 minute drive from The Alverton

Be wowed and amazed at Circus Funtasia, which will be in Truro for four days. Expect adrenaline rushes as you witness marvelous gymnasts and jugglers, crazy motorbike shows, the nail biting Wheel of Death acrobats and fierce fire-eaters. Shows are performed twice daily, so make sure you snap up your tickets and enjoy the spectacle up close!

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6TH AND 20TH SEPTEMBER: SUMMER GARDEN SESSIONS, THE ALVERTON HOTEL, TRURO

Where: on our terrace

Great news! We've been having so much fun in the sun at our Summer Garden Sessions that we've added two new dates to the line-up. On the 6th and 20th of September from 5:30pm, hang out with us on the sunny terrace and listen to live music from a local musician, dine al fresco with our Summer Sessions menu, and drink two for £10 cocktails all night long. 

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7TH SEPTEMBER: VINTAGE AND CONTEMPORARY FAIR, LOSTWITHIEL COMMUNITY CENTRE

Where: 45 minute drive from The Alverton

At Lostwithiel Community Centre, there will be a showcase of talented artists and creators from in and around the south west at their Vintage and Contemporary Fair. Chat to vintage dealers, get hands on with pottery and terrarium classes, and sip on Pimm's, served in Sam's Cafe.

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7TH SEPTEMBER: REDRUTH INTERNATIONAL MINING AND PASTY FESTIVAL, REDRUTH

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

This year, Redruth will host the 8th annual International Mining and Pasty Festival. Endorsed by The Cornish Pasty Association, this festival embraces mining and pasties, two things that are integral to Cornish identity and history.  A day of family entertainment and fun awaits, including market stalls, ‘make your own pasty’ challenge, as well as street music to tap your toes to.

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13TH - 15TH SEPTEMBER: THE LITTLE ORCHARD CIDER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, HEALEY'S CYDER FARM, PENHALLOW

Where: 25 minute drive from The Alverton

Cider drinkers, listen up! The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival is back, and is a fabulously fun farm party you don't want to miss. Head to Healey's Cyder Farm in Penhallow, where you can either camp or glamp over the weekend festival. Attend this feel-good event, with live music, a silent disco, secret cider walks and lots of cider tasting.

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13TH - 15TH SEPTEMBER: NEWQUAY FISH FESTIVAL, NEWQUAY

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

Cornwall wouldn't be Cornwall without the fishing trade and seaside. Newquay is throwing this fishy festival to celebrate all things seafood. Chef demos, delicious fish dishes, live music and lots of fascinating tales from the ocean and Cornwall's fishing heritage will be happening.

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14TH - 15TH AND 21ST - 22ND SEPTEMBER: EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL, EDEN PROJECT, ST AUSTELL 

Where: 40 minute drive from The Alverton

Be inspired at Eden Arts Festival at the Eden Project. With two weekends to choose from in September, the 14th - 15th will be an arty weekend, with a host of workshops, including creative writing, watercolour painting and felt making. The 21st - 22nd will be dedicated to the art of music. Featuring the Ochestra for the Earth, join in the music-making and take part in a percussion instrument workshop. 

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20TH - 22ND SEPTEMBER: LOOE LIVE!, LOOE

Where: 1 hour drive from The Alverton

Over 100 performances are set to take place on stages around Looe. Dance on the seafront, fill up on scrummy Cornish food and drink, and embrace music from all genres, including jazz, funk, rock, blues and country. With a full programme of activities and workshops across the town, you won't be short of things to see and do at this year's Looe Live!

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21ST SEPTEMBER: 5KM HARBOUR TO HARBOUR SEA SWIM 2019, POLKERRIS BEACH, PAR

Where: 45 minute drive from The Alverton

Challenge your sporty side the 5km harbour to harbour sea swim, starting at Charlestown and ending in Polkerris. Get your wetsuit at the ready and embrace the Cornish ocean as you swim across the St Austell Bay. Each competitor will receive a coloured swim hat and a special commemorative medal for taking part.

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27TH - 29TH SEPTEMBER: TRURO FOOD FESTIVAL, TRURO

Where: 10 minute drive from The Alverton

Foodies, are you ready for the ultimate Cornish cuisine experience? From 27th - 29th September, the streets of Truro will fill with scrumptious smells and delectable dishes from all corners of the county. Watch local chefs whip up tasty treats during demonstrations (including our Executive Chef Nick Hodges), take a wander down the gourmet street food stalls and party into the night with live music and lots of Cornish tipples to keep you up on your feet. We're excited to be an official sponsor of the event, and our Head Chef, Simon George, will be causing a stir in the town with his legendary seafood jambalaya. Make sure you pop by The Alverton stall and say hello!

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SEPTEMBER IN THE CITY?

With so much going on in September, let us do all the hard work so you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. Take advantage of our Stay and Save Summer offer and enjoy a relaxing break at The Alverton. The perfect base to explore Cornwall's capital city and further afield. 

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