Dates for your Diary 2020
Updated: Oct 18, 2021
There's so much going on in Cornwall this year but we've put together a concise summary of the main events taking place near Glebe Hall so you can plan your stay, starting with...
1 April - The pool opens at Glebe Hall!
6-17 April - School's out for Easter holidays
10-13 April - Easter Weekend, so two bank holidays
12 April - The charity duck race at Poldhu Beach Cafe, great fun for kids and all for a good cause. Poldhu Beach is only 15 minutes in the car from Glebe Hall.
17 - 19 April - The Porthleven Food Festival, a weekend of the yummiest delights in a stunning location. You can park at the fairground car park in Helston for free and catch the bus into Porthleven for the Food Festival. A really great day out, we highly recommend. For more information and to purchase tickets for the ticketed events take a look at their website: http://www.porthlevenfoodfestival.com/
8 May - Flora Day! Read our dedicated journal post for more information but this is small Helston town's biggest day of the year! Locals spend weeks planning outfits, practising dances and decorating for this historic day of parades. The fun fair comes to town and on the day the pubs open at 8am, with music and dancing throughout the streets all day long Helston Flora Day is fun for all the family. For more information take a look at their website: http://www.helstonfloraday.org.uk/
23 - 31 May - Open Studios. From Saturday 23 May to Sunday 31 May , sculptors, textile artists and botanical illustrators; printmakers, potters and painters will throw open their studio doors and invite you in as part of this Cornish art trail. Lots of artists in Glebe Hall's village of Mawgan and the surrounding areas take part. It's a great way to explore Cornwall’s hidden corners, creeks and coves, and celebrate the county’s creative community. This years' participants haven't been announced yet but a guide listing everyone taking part should be available soon at www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk
12 - 14 June - Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival. A fantastic day of sea shanties performed by various different groups throughout the town of Falmouth. It seems every venue has someone performing, and then there's all the lovely food and drink to sample.We'd recommend getting there early to get a parking space but falmouth is only 30 minutes from Glebe Hall so you'll still have a lie in! For more information on days out in Falmouth read our journal post, and for the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival visit: https://www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk/friday-12th-sunday-14th-june-2020
13 July - Stithians Show. Your classic country show on a gigantic scale! So many animals to see and lots of local produce to sample, only a 25 minute drive from Glebe Hall. Find out more from their website: https://stithians.show/
8 - 11 October - Falmouth Oyster Festival. Not just oysters, although these are so fresh and delicious there is no better way to sample them, but a whole feast of local foodie delights. There's so much to do in Falmouth already (take a look at our Falmouth journal post for the Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle and nore), you could spend a whole day here and stop off at the oyster festival for lunch! For more information: http://falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk/
November & December 2020
5 November - Coverack Firework Display
TBC - Helston Christmas light switch on
TBC - Flambards Christmas Fayre
25 December - Cadgwith Christmas Day Swim
26 December - Poldhu Boxing Day Swim