August Bank Holiday Events around North Cornwall, 2016

Are you looking for something to do this August bank holiday?  Most local attractions have something lined up, but here is a selection of great events that you may miss.  Have we missed one?  Let us know in the comments!

© Philip Pemble, Cornwall Folk Festival

Main events

Launceston Beer Festival, Launceston
Friday 26th Aug 5pm – Saturday 27th Aug 11pm

A wide selection of guest ales and ciders will be served in the town square.  There will be live music, food stalls, pub games, and even a free comedy gig thrown in for good measure.  A great free event.

Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge
Friday 26th Aug 2016  – Monday 29th Aug 2016

Undoubtedly the biggest local event happening over the bank holiday weekend, the Cornwall Folk Festival offers 3 and a half days of fabulous live folk music in various venues around Wadebridge.  Well established after nearly half a century, this year the festival offers some big names from the folk scene including Ralph McTell and Martin Simpson.  There’s also a range of musicians from other countries, and up-and-coming folkies from the South-West too.  Add to the mix ceilidh dancing, workshops, a craft fair, street entertainment, and great local food and drink (sponsored this year by Healey’s Cider), you end up with a cracking weekend of fun!

Bude Lifeboat Week, Bude
Saturday 27th Aug 2016 – Sunday 4th September 2016

A big fundraising event for our local RNLI.  Spread over a week, there’s everything from table-top sales and craft fairs to concerts and discos.  Lifeboat day itself will be on the Bank Holiday Monday and promises dancing and fireworks!  See the website for a full itinerary.

Proms in the Park, Bodmin
Saturday 27th Aug 2016 7:00pm

A family evening with Bodmin Town Band taking place in Priory Park.  Bring chairs or picnic rugs and make yourselves comfy.  The evening ends with a firework finale.  A must for lovers of classical music!  Adults £6.  Discounts available for early booking.

Smaller events

Lanhydrock Parish Fete, Lanhydrock, nr Bodmin
Saturday 27th August, 2016 2:00pm

Lanhydrock Parish Fete in Lanhydrock War Memorial Hall. Grand draw, many other attractions. FREE parking, FREE entry. All welcome. Any details contact Kay 01208 872671.

Annual Fun Week Dog Show & Duck Race, Altarnun
Saturday 27th Aug 2016, 2pm-6pm

Altarnun Village Green hosts the annual Fun Week  Dog Show at 2pm and Duck Race at 4pm. Refreshments available.

Fun Day at Bettle and Chisel Pub, Delabole
Saturday 27th August, 2016 2:00pm

A fun day full of games, bouncy castle, doughnut stall, raffle, Tombola, train ride, bbq, hook a duck, bottle game, guess name of teddy plus many many more.  All proceeds will be split between Delabole primary, St.Pirans Pre-School and also Mini Minors .

Sunday Cider Social, Haywood farm, nr Wadebridge PL30 3BU
Sunday 29th August, 3pm
Live Music from an Irish folk band, bar and BBQ family and dog friendly 3:00pm – 6:30pm.  Entrance £5, children free.

Cornish food and drink mini festival, The Racehorse Pub, North Hill (PL15 7PG)
Monday 29th August, 2016

A brand new food and drink mini festival showcasing Cornish fare will be launched this summer.  10 Local Ales, childrens games and bouncy castle, gourmet BBQ, food stalls and live music.

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