What’s On Guide – Bonfire & Fireworks Night, 2016, around North Cornwall

If you’re lucky enough to be staying in North Cornwall in early November, you’ll have a good choice of bonfires or firework displays to choose from.  Here’s our round-up of bonfire events – if we have missed one, let us know in the comments below or on social media.  Don’t forget to keep your dogs safe (Read our separate blog post here).


Fireworks & Bonfire Night, Rilla Mill (Nr Callington), PL17 7NT
Saturday 29th October, 2016 – Open 6:00pm, fireworks 7.30pm

Everyone welcome.  An early traditional bonfire evening, complete with Guy competition (submit your entry before 6.30), barbecue, chips, hot drinks and cake.  A big display for a little village!  Bonfire 6.45pm – Display 7.30pm. Adults £4, children £1.

PumpkinFest, Lifton Farm Shop , PL16 0DE
Monday 31st October 2016 (and the week beforehand) – fireworks 7.30pm

OK so this isn’t strictly speaking a bonfire night (or even in Cornwall), but the week-long celebrations end with a firework display on Halloween night itself.  Throughout half-term there will be pumpkin carving, free daily magic shows and tractor rides, balloon modelling, face painting and fancy dress competitions, story telling, and a special themed menu.   In aid of BBC Children in Need.  Fireworks night tickets, adults £5, children £4 – cheaper in advance.

Launceston Firework Display, Coronation Park, Launceston PL15
Friday 4th November 2016, Beacon Lighting at 7pm, firework display at 7.15pm.

Launceston’s annual firework celebration in the local park, with proceeds going to improve the amenities.  Gate price Adults £5 Children £2.50.  Advance Booking Family Ticket £12.50 (2 Adults+3 Children) available in advance from Launceston Tourist Information Centre Tel..01566 772321
(family tickets not available at the gate).

Bude Bonfire & Firework Display, Bude Rugby Club, Bencoolen Meadows, Bude, EX23 8QG
Friday 4th November – Best Guy Fawkes 6pm, Bonfire lighting 6.30pm, Fireworks 7pm

This is a brilliant evening down the rugby club, with the newly refurbished club house the Bar will be open, and a BBQ serving the finest burgers and hot dogs in town.. A great event that needs the support of everyone!  Adults £5, Children £3, Under 3s Free.

The Mill House Festival of Fireworks, Trebarwith, near Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HD
Friday 4th November – 6pm

Annual fireworks night in this friendly pub outside Trebarwith. Hog roast, BBQ and live music.  Entrance fee Adults £2 Children £1.

Wadebridge YFC Charity Bonfire & Fireworks, Pengelly Farm, Burlawn Wadebridge PL27 7LA
Friday 4th November, Open at 6.30pm, fireworks at 7pm.

A great evening all in aid of charity.  Donations on the gate.  Food and drinks will be available.

Ginsters Fireworks Spectacular, Callington Community College, Launceston Rd, Callington PL17 7DR
Saturday 5th November 2016 – Open at 5.30, fireworks at 8pm.

Remember, remember the fifth of November…be dazzled this Guy Fawkes Night by Cornwall’s most fantastic free display, the Ginsters Fireworks Spectacular!  There will be entertainment such as live music and Pirate FM, along with plenty to eat including hot pasties and a Hog Roast.

Bodmin Firework Display, Priory Park, Bodmin
Saturday 5th November 2016 – Open 6pm, fireworks 7.30pm

Enjoy this year’s fabulous display which will be accompanied by music and this year’s theme is John Williams. You can watch beautiful fireworks  accompanied by songs such as the Star Wars Theme, Harry Potter, Jaws and more! It is the biggest display in North Cornwall and it is not to be missed. As well as the display there are also fairground rides, stalls food and sweet concessions to enjoy.  Tickets bought in advance will cost £3.50 for Adults while Children’s tickets cost £2.

Tintagel Bonfire and Firework Display, Memorial Playing Fields, Bossinney Rd, Tintagel, PL34 0AT
Saturday 5th of November – 6pm

Friendly village bonfire and professional fireworks display in aid of the Tintagel playing fields association, with food from the barbecue.  All in aid of improving sports facilities in Tintagel and surrounding area.  All welcome.

Port Gaverne Beach Bonfire & Fireworks, Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, PL29 3SQ
Saturday 5th November 2016 – 12pm – 10pm

The only beach bonfire on this year’s list.  A big bonfire, fireworks, hog roast from 6pm onwards and toffee apples. Please call the pub on 01208 880244 for the exact time of the display, because it depends on the tides.

Wadebridge Town Firework Display & Christmas Weekend
Saturday 10th December 2016 – 8.15pm

If you miss all the others, you still have a chance of seeing a late firework display.  This one is part of Wadebridge Christmas Weekend.  Spectacular firework display at around 8.15pm – the bridge will be the best view.  Other events over the 9th and 10th December include late night shopping on the Friday from 4pm, town hall markets and free car parking in the co-op car park from 4pm. Entertainment including choirs, a samba band, town brass band, and musicians playing along Molesworth St, Eddystone Road and Polmorla Walk.  The Folk Festival is also organising a dance in the town hall on the Saturday evening.  Santa arrives at his grotto in Polmorla Walk at 6pm on a steam engine. There are rides at the piazza and Eddystone Road.  There is a craft fair in the town hall throughout Friday and Saturday, with some great Cornish homemade gifts.

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