June is a fantastic month for taking advantage of all the fantastic events throughout the county. There is literally something every weekend, and an event for every taste, here are a few of our favourite events in Cornwall this June.
Royal Cornwall Show
4 June – 6 June 2015
A significant event in Cornwall’s calendar, the Royal Cornwall Show attracts around 130,000 spectators who visit the dedicated showground in Wadebridge. There’s literally something for every member of the family at the Royal Cornwall Show including exhibits and activities which offer so much in the way of entertainment, competition, information, shopping and all that’s best in food and farming.
One of the UK’s top agricultural shows, the Royal Cornwall Show offers a fascinating glimpse into rural life in Cornwall. There’s hundreds of classes to be judged, from Dog and Goat sections, to Rabbits, Birds and even Bees, there’s also the famous flower tent with wonderful displays from individuals and local nurseries. The main ring offers a full three days of entertainment featuring different headline acts each year, plus show jumping and a fast and furious inter-hunt relay. There is also a full programme of entertainment and demonstrations in the countryside area, alongside Cornish heritage and Cornish wrestling. There’s also a major dog show, a traditional steam fair, the Cornwall Festival of Dance, motor fair, wedding tent, agricultural machinery, crafts, health and beauty! Visit http://royalcornwallshow.org/ for more information.
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
12 – 14 June 2015
2014’s Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival saw the biggest crowds yet with over 25,000 visitors throughout the town during the weekend! Over the weekend, the town will play host to hundreds of hours of free to attend shanty performances, with only their special Gala Concert ticketed, with all proceeds going to the RNLI. Falmouth will be filled with music, singing and infused with a great community spirit.
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is held at multiple venues throughout the town with main stages being Seasalt Stage on Custom House Quay, Skinners Stage on Events Square (Discovery Quay) and Seven Stars Stage on The Moor. The Shanty Festival now takes place at the same time as the Falmouth Classics Regatta, which produces an event which provides an ideal opportunity to bring the Town and the Sailing scene closer together. For more information about Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, visit www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
GWR Polo On The Beach
26 – 28 June 2015
One of Watergate Bay’s flagship events, the award-winning GWR Polo on the Beach is an exciting spectacle aimed at all the family. The event is free to attend and there’s lots of other exciting events in the build-up to our main event. Polo demonstrations, beach activities, the Devil’s Horseman display team(last seen here in 2013), activities for the children, a public dog show from St Francis Home for Animals and Watergate Bay Surf Lifesaving club will keep the crowds entertained throughout the day. Polo matches will be played at 6pm on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 with other arena and beach entertainment taking place throughout the day. Sunday 28 June will be a more family orientated day including horse and dog displays.
A selection of street food vendors will serving delicious food from midday through into the evening, as well as the Champagne garden and beach bar. For more information, visit www.watergatebay.co.uk/polo
Newquay Surf 7s – Rugby Tournament
27 – 28 June 2015
The biggest Rugby Sevens Event in the South West, Newquay Surf 7s hosts over 100 of the best Rugby 7s teams from all over Europe. The event is held in Newquay Sport’s Centre and there’s no charge for spectators, giving everyone the opportunity to watch sevens rugby at its very best.
Looe Food Festival
27 – 28 June 2015
South East Cornwall’s 4th annual major food festival showcases local produce and local suppliers, allowing visitors to the area to enjoy and sample a true taste of Cornwall and introducing diverse suppliers and produce to the locals. It is a wonderful backdrop for any visitors to consider visiting the beautiful coastal town of Looe and neighbouring towns and villages.
There’s a large pavilion with nearly 40 food and drink stalls showcasing Cornish wines, fresh fish and seafood, locally made jams, Cornish teas and much more. There will also be chef’s demonstrations and food vendors tempting you with local produce.
Mevagissey Feast Week
28 June – 4 July
The longest running food event in Cornwall, Mevagissey has celebrated the ‘Feast of St Peter’ since 1754, and it has evolved year after year into a wonderful community event. Welcoming locals and visitors, Mevagissey Feast Week hosts a full week of activities and entertainment for everyone to take part in, including the Carnival procession, live music, flora dances, children’s entertainment, parades, boat races, a fete and huge firework display. For more information, visit http://www.mevagisseyfeastweek.org.uk/