Visit Falmouth for two more great festivals
The seamless ease at which one festival ends and another begins in Falmouth should be held in awe.No sooner have we sifted through the snaps, keepsakes, new skills, books and memories accrued over the, ‘Splash’, festival than it is time to prepare our palettes for the Falmouth Oyster Festival 2013 and the Falmouth Beer Festival.
10th – 13th October – The Falmouth Oyster Festival not only celebrates one of the oldest but one of the most unchanged local industries.
The history of wild oyster farming in the town can be dated back to the Romans who would collect oysters from the muddy shores of the local Cornish coast.
Over dredging, pollution and disease threatened the industry during the nineteenth century. The once abundant oyster reefs were under threat. By-laws were passed to ensure that only sustainable methods of dredging could be used.
Today we celebrate the success and adherence to these laws, the continued use of traditional sail and punt oyster dredging methods and the international acclaim the wild Falmouth oyster enjoys.
Three days of food, craft, music, dance, cookery demonstrations, book signings and a chance to meet some of Cornwall’s most talented chefs and food producers. Events are focused on the towns Event Square but many local businesses celebrate with their own contributions. Come and help us celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season.
Here are a few pictures from last years festival. It started misty but was still a fantastic festival! >>Pics Here<<
25th – 26th October – Cornwall Beer Festival held in the beautiful grounds and function rooms of Princess Pavillion. Where else would you want to sample and enjoy 200 + real ales and ciders from across the UK?
Organised by CAMRA – Kernow (Campaign for Real Ale), the two day beer festival includes beer and cider, obviously, plus music, stalls and food.
Open 11am-11pm Fri & Sat. Admission is £4 to non CAMRA members. Members £2.50 including commemorative glass and programme. Free entry for children and non drinkers and designated drivers, (what a cool gesture huh?). PLUS designated drivers are offered free unlimited soft drinks + 1/2 pint token!
I’m there already!
Looking for somewhere to stay and enjoy one of our great festivals when you Visit Falmouth? www.visitfalmouth.com ready with all your accommodation needs. See you at the festivals!