Things to do in Cornwall this Autumn

Whether you are enjoying your Family Holiday or are on a Short Break in Cornwall there is plenty for you do see and do this Autumn. Cornwall offers a range of fantastic events and festivals to make sure you don’t get bored. Whether you are on holiday with children or without, for food lovers, sport fanatics or those who like music, there is something for everyone.

At Sands we find that most of our guest spend half of their time at Sands Resort and the other half of their family holidays exploring Cornwall and we want to make sure you are having a great time!

Here are some exciting Autumn events for your holiday in Cornwall:

St Ives September Festival
08/09/12 – 22/09/12

2 weeks of exciting events in St. Ives including exhibitions, concerts, poetry, walks, talks, workshops, comedy, theatre, plays, stories and film from various performers and artists. More information can be found on

Looe Music Festival
21 September – 23 September 

See the The Stranglers, Levellers and The Skints play on the spectacular Adrenalin Quarry Stage looking out to the sea. More than 60 bands and music artists will perform all weekend in pubs and on the Harbour Stage in Looe. For more information visit

Cornish Pasty Festival
21 September – 23 September 

Join in with the street theatre on Friday – which re-tells the true story of a man from Redruth who is forced to sell his wife to fund emigration to foreign countries where mining was booming. On Saturday – Pasty Day – visit the Cornish food and drink market in the town centre. There will also be a “make your own pasty” activity for kids.

Fistral Beach Zapcat Grand Prix
28 September – 29 September

White-knuckle thrills and spills at Fistral Beach as 20 boats

race through the surf, turning on the spot and accelerating at eye watering speeds of up to 50 mph. Racing takes place to decide the Winner of the Championship 2012. Viewing will be free and a range of entertainment, food and drink will be available for spectators. More info can be found here.

Cornwall Food & Drink Festival
Truro 28/09/12 – 30/09/12

Sample the best of what Cornwall has to offer in terms of food and drink at the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival. Visitors will be able to watch their favourite chefs in the demonstration theatre, relax in the Croust Bar and taste, sample and scoff their way around over 60 Cornish food and drink producers. For more information visit

If you are looking for family days out in Cornwall please also have a look at our blog entries. See you soon at Sands!

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