What’s on in September: Cornwall’s Diary
Summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s still plenty of things to see and do in Cornwall this September. With everything from tea and theatre, to foodie festivals and garden goings-on – we’ve rounded up our favourite events in Falmouth and further afield.
2ND SEPTEMBER: UP THE CREEK WITH ENTERPRISE BOATS, FAL RIVER
Where: 15 minute walk from The Greenbank
Enjoy a cruise to hidden areas of the Fal River that other boat trips do not reach. The adventure departs from Ponsharden Park and Float at 5.30pm and the price is £13, inclusive of a pasty, free parking and a live commentary.
2ND – 3RD SEPTEMBER: MIRACLE THEATRE, TREBAH GARDEN
Where: 15 minute drive from The Greenbank
Trebah’s unique amphitheatre will host award-winning Miracle’s show ‘The Magnificent Three’ for the last time in Cornwall this summer season. Discover the sub-tropical coastal garden in the day, dip your toes in the sea at Trebah’s private beach, then settle down in the evening for this yeehaw humour dotted with sweet songs and hoe-down dancing.
9TH – 11TH SEPTEMBER: EDEN’S FESTIVAL OF FOOD, NEAR ST AUSTELL
Where: 50 minute drive from us
The iconic Eden Project’s foodie festival returns for one big weekend this year, to celebrate the best on offer in Cornish food and drink. The line-up includes demos by famous chefs, wine tastings, book signings, foodie treats and family fun.
16TH – 18TH SEPTEMBER: CORNWALL DESIGN FAIR, TREREIFE HOUSE, PENZANCE
Where: 50 minute drive from Falmouth
Head to Trereife House to find the cream of the crop of contemporary designers from Cornwall and beyond. Expect everything from furniture, textiles and ceramics to jewellery, glass, fashion and lighting. Enjoy live entertainment, workshops, an exhibition in the historic house, and cream teas in the Courtyard Café. Trereife also boasts beautiful walled gardens and yew-lined pathways to explore.
16TH- 18TH SEPTEMBER: NEWQUAY FISH FESTIVAL, NEWQUAY
Where: 45 minute drive from us
Showcasing Cornwall’s local produce, this fishy festival attracts thousands of visitors tucking into delicious fresh dishes, watching local chefs rustle up some treats, and enjoying the entertainment. Now in its fourteenth year, the event has grown to become one of the South West’s top food festivals.
18 SEPTEMBER: GYLLYNGDUNE TEA FESTIVAL, PRINCESS PAVILLION, FALMOUTH
Where: 20 minute walk from The Greenbank
A celebration of all things tea and in homage to the heritage of Gyllyngdune Gardens. Enjoy an eclectic mix of pop-up theatre performances, circus tricks, tea tasting, dances, live music – and plenty of afternoon teas to tuck into at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
20TH — 25 SEPTEMBER: FRUITS, TREES AND COLOURFUL LEAVES, GLENDURGAN GARDENS
Where: 15 minute drive from the hotel
“Which is the tallest or oldest tree in the garden? Where in the world do they come from? Are any of the strange autumn fruits edible?” Find out the answers to these questions and more at Glendurgan this autumn. Located on the beautiful Helford River, we thoroughly recommend a day trip to this garden, where you can stroll down through the peaceful and exotic valley to a sheltered beach at the bottom.
23RD – 25TH SEPTEMBER: GREAT CORNISH FOOD FESTIVAL, TRURO
Where: 25 minute drive from The Greenbank
Be wowed by this three day gastro extravaganza, where over 100 different food experts and chefs gather to celebrate our county’s beautiful bounty. As always, the festival has rounded up some of Cornwall’s hottest culinary talent to bring you a tantalising timetable of demos and masterclasses. If you’re heading to the festival, be sure to check out our Executive Chef Nick on the Deck Stage at 1pm on Saturday.
25TH SEPTEMBER: FAL RIVER WALK, TRELISSICK GARDEN
Where: 20 minute drive from us
This iconic charity walk provides a once-a-year opportunity to complete a 15 mile circuit of the Fal Estuary on foot, starting and finishing at Trelissick. An area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), the Fal River encompasses the unspoilt splendour of the Roseland Peninsula. Specially arranged ferries and “a serious cream tea” are included for participants. And if your feet are flagging, there’s also a five mile alternative.