There are some fantastic events happening in Cornwall this year, with a rich offering of cultural experiences just waiting to be discovered, and plenty of them are conveniently located very close to Fowey. We have rounded up our favourite summer occasions that must not be missed, with music, theatre, food and more drawing visitors from far and wide. If you’re attending an event and need somewhere to stay, call us on 01726 833302 and book a room.
If you want to immerse yourself in a little Cornish culture on your next holiday in Fowey, then May is the perfect time. Whether through literature, art, food and drink or gardens, there’s no better opportunity than at some of the events listed here: Read more
There is nothing quite like a good old Christmas market to get you in the festive spirit. With lots of local produce, crafts and drinks suppliers in Cornwall, there is plenty on offer all over the county. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite markets and fairs in or around Fowey for you to enjoy over the Christmas break.
1. Macmillan Christmas Fair, Eden Project, 17 November
Hosted in the sparkling Eden Project Kitchen, the Macmillan Christmas Fair will be kicking off the festive season in the biomes. Tickets will be available in the Eden Visitors Centre on the day from 10am at a price of £10, not including lunch. The fair will feature an abundance of stalls with plenty of gifts and home accessories, clothing and jewellery, and the finest produce in the county. Eden’s ice rink has now reappeared and will be available to enjoy until the 19 February.
2. The Cornish Winter Fair, Wadebridge, 19 November
For a slightly different take on a classic Christmas festival, head over to Wadebridge for their annual Cornish Winter Fair. The free event is hosted by the Royal Cornwall Events Centre and over the weekend families can experience Cornish farm life and learn about local agriculture. There are opportunities to milk a (mock) cow and groom a pony, as well as plenty of Cornish food and drink producers on hand to help you with any Christmas shopping and selling gifts from around the county.
3. Padstow Christmas Festival, 1 – 4 December
Cornwall’s largest food festival is going into its ninth year and is set to be better than ever with famous chefs visiting from all over the country to demo in the seaside town. Padstow will be hosting a traditional Christmas market throughout the weekend, as well as a a Santa fun run, lantern parade and impressive fireworks display. With big names like Tom Kerridge, Nathan Outlaw and Fern Britton making their way to Padstow this year, as well as our sister hotel’s head chef Tim Pile, from the Rosevine, it’s definitely not a weekend to be missed. Entrance is free and donations to local charities welcome. Find out how to make Tom’s chilli beef and flat bread crisps here, which he will demonstrating at the festival on Sunday 4 at 12.45pm.
5. Fowey Christmas Festival, 9 – 11 December
The second weekend of December is when Fowey becomes host to festive entertainment, food and drink and lots of stalls with unique Christmas gifts. The various festive activities can be found throughout the town and in Fowey Sports Hub, with a bus running between the two. From 5 ’til 8.30 on Friday 9 December there will be festive entertainment, including Santa himself sailing into town, along with a lantern parade.
6. The Lost Gardens Christmas fair, Heligan, 10 – 11 December
For an extra magical Christmas fair, soak up the festive atmosphere at the Lost Gardens of Heligan on Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 December, between 10am and 4pm for their annual fair. Heligan’s ethos for supporting and showcasing local businesses is strongly felt at their Christmas Festival, with over 70 stalls offering food, drink, crafts, jewellery and more. Plenty of mulled wine will be available for tired shoppers and you can even order your Christmas turkey for the big day. Entry for local pass holders is £1 and £2 for everyone else, including entrance to their gardens.
The Cornish coast is home to some of the finest golf courses in the UK. Whilst usually teamed with a beautiful backdrop of the coast, the county has become home to a wide range of golfing destinations. These are some of our favourites, get your clubs at the ready… Read more
With the summer months coming to a close and the manic tourist season slowly dying down, it is an ideal time for visitors to explore their surrounding area. Whilst in Fowey, there is plenty of galleries to wander around and cultural heritage points to find. Whatever the weather you will discover something interesting to do and of course, the views are breath taking from various locations around the village. Read more
Fowey is surrounded by a beautifully rugged coastline and stretches of rural bliss, perfect for a seaside walk to soak up the views and sights that the area boasts. Whether you’d like a gentle stroll through the town, or a challenging coastal hike, we’ve rounded up our favourite walks to keep you busy and active during your stay with us. Read more
We have been working with Kieron Cockley on the recent refurbishment of the hotel. Kieron and his partner own the interiors shop Brocante in Fowey, and they have a second shop in nearby Mevagissey. Kieron takes some time out of his day to chat to us about his approach to refreshing the rooms at The Old Quay House. Read more
The following events bring together some of our favourite things about the festive season: great food, traditional Christmas markets and atmospheric settings. Read on for our top picks. Read more
Winter can be a great time to visit Cornwall and there are some lovely things going on in the run up to Christmas. Here are just a few suggestions. Read more
We have had great weather so far this summer, even if Hurricane Bertha was a minor blip, and there are still plenty of events to enjoy before the summer holidays end and autumn arrives. Read more
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One of the highlights of the year, the annual Fowey Royal Regatta festival runs from Sunday 13th to Sunday the 19th August. The event calendar is bustling with a carnival, contests and firework displays, accompanying one of Britain’s top sailing events which guests can enjoy for free. The Regatta has a history of attracting rather […]