What’s On Guide – North Cornwall, Summer Holidays 2018

Summer has most definitely arrived!  As usual, local attractions will all be putting on special events throughout the school holidays to keep you and your family amused.  However, we’ve collected a few events in the North Cornwall / Devon areathat might otherwise escape your attention.  Have we missed anything?  Let us know in the comments below!

Bude Jazz – photo from VisitBude

WishFest 2018
Land near Trewinnick PL34 0HW
Charity/Not-for-profit event

Friday 20th July, 2018 12:00pm
Saturday 21st July, 2018, 12:00pm to 11:59pm
Sunday 22nd July, 2018, 12:00pm to 11:59pm

Wish Fest-Fundraising for children with C.P. A music and performance festival in North Cornwall, overlooking the beautiful Tintagel coast. 2 days and nights there of live music, DJs, dancing, performing, gourmet food, camping. Genres of music madness ranging from Dance, reggae, ska, hiphop, drum ‘n’ bass, dub and more!  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wishfest

Cornish Summertime and Steam
Bodmin General Station,PL31 1AQ
20 Jul 2018 to 31 Aug 2018

For the 31st August event we welcome Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen who will be bringing along friends from Sharp’s Brewery, Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard and Tarquin’s Cornish Gin.
They will be offering a ‘totally Cornish’ four course menu including canapes, starter, main course (with a vegetarian alternative) and dessert.  Tickets are £49.50 per person including food, entertainment, steam train travel and the chance to sample a selection of drinks. There will also be a bar available.

Cowslip Summer Fair
Cowslip Workshops, Newhouse Farm, St Stephens, Launceston
Saturday July 21st, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lots of new stalls with a large variety of exciting textiles, home, garden, plants and vintage treats!  This years charity donations include Cancer Research UK and Sierra Leone.

Tavistock Carnival Day
Tavistock Town Centre, PL19 8BB
Saturday 21st July, 2018 10:00am to 8:30pm

In aid of The Lions Club of Tavistock (registered charity 1128788) Carnival Day with an all day fair in the town centre and the final chance to buy Carnival draw tickets. The procession through the town centre starts at 6.30pm with this year’s theme being Countries of the World.

Beetroot Pie | The Trench Bodmin
The Attic at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, PL31 1EG

Saturday 21st July, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday 22nd July, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Monday 23rd July, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Short play by Dominic Power, directed by Michael Tonkin-Jones. Through the eyes of the cook, Eliza Treggy, ‘Beetroot Pie’ tells the stories of the servants in Lanhydrock House during the Great War, and the saddened, grand family dependent on them. Tickets £5.  Part of The Trench Bodmin: www.thetrenchbodmin.co.uk or CRBO

Launceston Show 2018
Kennards House – Launceston
July 26th, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A popular traditional agricultural fair, complete with livestock, entertainment, refreshments, displays, stalls and even a dog-show.  

Week st. Mary, EX22 6UX
27 Jul 2018 to 29 Jul 2018

Leopallooza brings international chart-topping stars to the rolling green hills of North Cornwall in July 2018. Proudly hosting the US music sensation, Kelis will be joined at The Wyldes site near Bude by a string of established musicians, up-and coming artists and side-splitting comedians.  Roni Size, A.Skillz, The Nextmen, Monki and Marshall Jefferson will join the incredible 2018 Leopallooza line-up alongside Kelis, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Ratboy and The Go! Team, Tom Grennan and Idles. Dominating the two main dance areas, The Treeline and The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club, the newly confirmed acts will bring thumping bass and electric beats to the rolling green hills of The Wyldes site on Friday 27th July – Sunday 29th July 2018. Tickets for Leopallooza 2018 are on sale now via the website.

A Summer evening Barbecue
The Rustic Tea Garden, Northcott Mouth
Friday 27th July from 7pm

A friendly family barbecue in aid of Bude Town Band.  Beautiful location, tasty food, great cause!

Beaumont Court Summer Fete
Beaumont Court, Launceston PL15 8LR
 Saturday 28th July, 2018 2:30pm

We are holding a summer fete at our dementia home in Launceston to help raise funds for the residents dementia garden and activities. There will be cream teas, cake stall, ferret racing, craft stalls, live music, face painting, lots of games and more. A fun day for all the family.

Bude-Stratton Heritage Festival Weekend
Bude Castle
July 28 – July 29

Come to The Castle, Bude for our popular annual Bude-Stratton Heritage Festival, taking place between 11am to 4pm. This free community event celebrates the people, places, inventions and achievements influencing the past, present and future cultural heritage of the Town and wider area. All attractions and activities are centred around The Castle, its grounds, The Bark House Lawn on the Bude Canal Wharf and the Parkhouse Centre. Firmly established favourites will exhibit or perform alongside exciting new additions, with a programme of talks and tours designed to engage event visitors of all ages. An array of cultural heritage and community stalls sited on the Bark House Lawn and in the Parkhouse Centre are there to explore, whilst a large marquee on The Castle lawn will be home to a heritage exhibition and local craft-based businesses.

Lamerton Terrier, Lurcher & Family Dog Show
Cowslip Workshops, Newhouse Farm, St Stephens, Launceston
July 29th, 2018
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A small and friendly event – fun dog agility, face painting and refreshments.

St Endellion Summer Music Festival
Collegiate Church of St Endelienta, Port Isaac, PL29 3TT
31 Jul 2018 to 10 Aug 2018

The beautiful church of St Endelienta becomes concert venue for some of the most prestigious soloist and musicians in the UK. Nowadays the internationally famous festival fields a symphony orchestra and a chorus of seventy-five who along with guest artistes present a program that encompasses the classics from Brahms to Stravinsky, music from Broadway and late night brass bands.

Open Gardens at Lewtrenchard Manor
Lewtrenchard Manor, Lewdown – Okehampton
August 1st, 2018
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the spring gardens. Several acres with streams, a sunken garden, shrubs, a huge dovecote, a recently restored walled vegetable garden and walks from the gardens on the banks of the river Lew and the woods beyond.  Admission £5. Parking. Wheelchair/Pushchair access limited to level areas.  Dogs welcome on leads. Refreshments in the hotel.  In aid of St. Luke’s Hospice. Plymouth

Brass on the Granite
Launceston town square
August 2nd, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Launceston Town Band for a free evening Summer Concert in the Town Square.

Oliver! the musical
August 2-4th  @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
£5 – £7

Bristol Youth Theatre Studio are to bring a production of “Oliver!” to the Parkhouse Centre running from August 2nd – 4th 2018. Evening show at 7.30pm Matinee on Friday 2.30 pm.

Pet Service
Lawhitton Church, Lawhitton – Launceston
August 5th, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

All pets and owners welcome.  Dogs on leads. Cats, rabbits, birds in cages/baskets please.

The Cornwall and Devon Countryman’s Fair 
Werrington Park, Launceston, PL15 8TR
Sunday 5th August, 2018 9:30am

The Countryman’s Fair held in the glorious setting of Werrington Park, Launceston, is an biannual traditional rural fair, raising money for local charities. This year’s main charity being The Merlin MS and SW MS Centres. We have an action packed main ring, featuring The Devil’s Horsemen, the engaging Chris Green Wild Fowler, a Falconry Display with Martin Whitely, and lots more. Come and Have a Go, with our Top Fishing Instructors, Family Dog Show, Gun Dog Working Test and Scurry – enjoy the wonderful line up of trade, food and craft stands. Whatever the weather, you are sure to have a fantastic day at the Countryman’s Fair – See You All There.   http://www.countrymansfair.co.uk

Hits from the Blitz
Pencarrow House, Bodmin, PL30 3AG
Friday 17th August, 2018 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Friday 17th August at 7pm, in the grounds of Pencarrow House. Featuring Company B and Andy Marshall. Please bring your own food and drink, Free parking. Tickets available from Pencarrow House, Gary Dutton, Bridge Sports and Lions members. Tickets are adults £12 (£15 on the gate) and children (u16) £5

Charity fun day
Launceston Town Hall, Western Road, Launceston, PL15 7AR
Saturday 18th August, 2018 10:00am
Town hall Launceston western road

Sponsored sky dive in aid of Cornwall air ambulance and Keep Me Close charity.  Featuring tabletop stalls, Cake stalls, Tea/coffee, Food, Glitter tattoos, Bouncy castle, Ball pool and more.

46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Various venues in Wadebridge
23 Aug 2018 to 27 Aug 2018

The 46th Cornwall Folk Festival takes place 23rd-27th August 2018 in Wadebridge, north Cornwall. This year the line up was already booked and tickets were on sale when an amazing opportunity to add, as additional gig to the 2018 Cornwall Folk Festival, Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member Gretchen Peters.  Named by the Telegraph as one of the best female singer-songwriters of all time, her 2016 album Blackbirds went in straight at Number One in the UK Country Charts.  Also featuring Eddie Reader, Boo Hewerdine, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, and many more.

Bude Jazz 2018
Various venues in Bude
28 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2018

2018 will be the 31st Year of Jazz in Bude! Focusing on Traditional and New Orleans Jazz whilst holding on to the most popular of other styles from years gone past… so book your tickets now. A single-day entrance ticket is priced at £22, a four day Stroller ticket is priced at £80, but early-bird Stroller tickets are just £75 when purchased before 31st March 2018.  Putting a swing in the step of the town each year, the lively four day Bude Jazz Festival features a great bill of both local and national jazz musicians and one of the finest jazz pianists in the UK, Craig Milverton. Various styles of jazz feature, but traditional and New Orleans styles are especially popular. Enjoy the best live jazz in Cornwall!

NGS Open Garden at Trebartha
Trebartha, North Hill – Launceston
September 2nd, 2018
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A rare opportunity to view these private historic landscape gardens featuring ponds, streams, rocks, woodlands, an ornamental walled garden.  Allow approx 1 hr for a circular walk. Stout footwear advised.  Home made teas available. Admission £5, children free.