What’s on in October: Cornwall’s Diary

We’re welcoming autumn with open arms, wellies and warm wooly hats. But before you contemplate hibernating – remember, as always, there’s oodles to see and do in Cornwall in October. For us, it’s the month of feasting and wholesomeness. Think foodie celebrations, art, culture, and plenty of local brews thrown in for good measure.

5th – 8th October: North Cornwall Book Festival, St Endellion

Where: 1 hour 20 minutes from The Greenbank Hotel

Set between the surfing mecca of Polzeath and Port Isaac home of Doc Martin, the North Cornwall Book Festival is fun for all the family. With big names this year including Michael Morpurgo, Matt Haig, Maggie O’Farrell and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, this is a festival you will not want to miss. From life-writing to storytelling, poetry to folksong – immerse yourself in workshops and concerts for all ages.

7th October: Fun Palace, Krowji, Redruth

Where: 25 minute drive from the hotel

Krowji will join 300+ Fun Palaces across the UK set to erupt with free activities, celebrating culture in our community. Krowji will host activities, workshops and demos based on the science of creativity and the art of science, led by the artists and makers based at Cornwall’s largest creative hub. Visitors will have the chance to interact with artists, learn techniques and try out hands-on activities.

7th – 8th October: Mid-Century & Vintage Festival, TRENANCE

Where: 1 hour from us

This fair has become so popular that it is now being turned into a Vintage Festival! Featuring vintage cars, retro furniture stalls, live music and dancing throughout the day, the event promises all the antiques, collectables and handmade vintage-inspired treats you could want. One that will keep you occupied for hours.

12th – 15th October: Falmouth Oyster Festival

Where: 20 minute walk from the hotel

It’s that time of year again when Falmouth celebrates the diversity and quality of our Cornish seafood. The programme includes music, arts, crafts, real ale and wine bars, and the Grand Oyster Parade. The four day event is packed with cookery demos by leading local chefs, inspiring visitors to try their hand at unusual and exciting seafood combinations. Don’t miss our Executive Chef Nick Hodges cooking up a storm at 2pm on Friday, and from 7pm when he competes in the infamous culinary battle with Arty Williams.

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14th – 15th October: Launch of the new Tate St Ives

Where: 1 hour drive from The Greenbank

Join Tate St Ives to celebrate the launch of their new gallery space and be the first to see the exciting changes which have doubled the size of the building. Over the weekend there will be family activities, pop-up tours, events and talks, and a firework display on Saturday evening – all free.

19th – 21st October: Falmouth Beer Festival, Princess Pavilion

Where: 5 minute drive from us

You can rest assured that all tastes will be catered for with 250 real ales and 60+ ciders and perries at this year’s Beer Festival. Enjoy sampling the finest real ales and brews from all over the UK and beyond, as you sit back and listen to a whole host of live music. And for any tender heads the next morning, our brunch menu is the perfect cure.

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21st – 29th October: Halloweden, The Eden Project, St Austell

Where: 1 hour from The Greenbank Hotel

It’s Halloweden…but not as you know it. This half-term, come and put yourself against Roald Dahl’s infamous villains, as you encounter themes from five of the best-selling books. It’s a spooktacular special that will delight children and grown-ups alike. Ice skating is also available and the Little Monsters’ Ball Halloween disco will be held on 28th October. Fang-tastic fun!

21st – 31st October: Dead of The Night Dance, Tehidy Woods

Where: 30 minute drive from us

Rogue Theatre’s latest show is a wicked and wonderful Halloween celebration with adventure, thrills, frights, delights and dancing.  Journey deep into the forest to the land of the rapturously dead, as the spooky spectacle mixes live music and storytelling that will tickle your ribs and chill your bones. Expect a wild blend of imagination, magic and macabre humour.


27th October: SAS Autumn Beach Clean, Greenbank Beach

Where: right on our doorstop!

We’re teaming up with SAS to host our very own beach clean on 27th October from 4pm – 6pm. With as many as 51 trillion microplastic particles – 500 times more than there are stars in our galaxy – polluting the world’s seas, the crisis facing our oceans is more real than ever. So The Greenbank team will be armed with bin bags and gloves to do our bit to help – and we’d love for you to join us to take action to create plastic free coastlines. Please email marketing@greenbank-hotel.co.uk if you’re interested (and we will reward you with a drink in The Working Boat if you lend a hand.)



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