Friday, 22 August 2014

Top things to do this bank holiday weekend in Cornwall

The summer bank holiday in Cornwall is a time to be grateful that you are in Cornwall and enjoy the long weekend as much as possible and squeeze in as much fun as you can into one weekend. We all hope that there will be an Indian summer and we will get a hot and sunny September but the reality is that this might not happen, so for the last bank holiday until Christmas it’s truly time to leave the day job behind, put away the paperwork and get ready to enjoy the weekend. Whether you live in Cornwall or are simply visiting for the bank holiday weekend there’s loads going on and below is my pick of some of my favourites.

Friday
Cornwall VW Jamboree.
VW Cornwall Jamboree
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For those with a love of classic Volkswagens then this is a three day fun packed festival for you not to miss. With car enthusiasts from all across the country the county show ground at Stithians becomes home to fields crammed pull of people camping with their pride and joy vehicles. With live music each night, a licenced bar, trade stalls open all day, entertainment for the kids and a show and shine on the Sunday were owners put their pride and joy into the show hoping to win a trophy for being the best car their.
If you want to go to the show for a day then tickets are only £5 per person with under 5’s getting in for free. To camp for the whole weekend tickets start at £25.00.
For more information visit their website here 

Waynestock Free Festival.
If classic cars aren’t your thing but camping at a festival and live music is up your street then the FREE music festival at Gwinear at the Royal Standard could be for you. With three days of live music, beer and Food then this is a great line up. There’s some of the west countries most popular artists playing and if you want to camp over then pitches are available for just £10 a night. With bands like Moriaty and The Sum Of this is a festival not to miss. You can find out more about the festival by visiting their facebook page here.

Waynestock Festival
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Seth Lakeman at Princess Pavillions Falmouth
Another favourite of mine is the wonderfully talented Seth lakeman who is a demon with his stringed instruments. With folky yet rocky numbers Seth Lakeman is an artist that I highly recommend that you go and see live and tonight in Falmouth could be your lucky night, listening to his music on CD is one thing but his live shows add a whole heap more energy to his music and is really worth going to if you can. 
You follow Seth Lakeman on Facebook here for more information about his upcoming gigs and music.

Saturday
Car Boot Sales
If you've been hard at work all week or partying hard at one of the weekend festivals there's nothing better than having a lay on on a Saturday morning but don't lay in bed too long and get yourself over to one of Cornwalls car boot sales and grab a summer Holiday bargain. Whether you fancy a lunch time bargain hunt in Mitchell at 1.30pm or an afternoon browse at the Wadebridge county show ground at 3pm. Whether you are selling or buying the bank holiday weekend is a great time for both at one of Cornwalls car boot sales. For more information on times and locations and further details for sellers visit the car boots sales in Cornwall website for all the information you need. 

Roller Skating
If you didn't know that Newquay has it's very own roller disco's then you really are missing out. Based at the bubble dome at Newquays Treviglas College between 3pm and 5pm every Saturday you can get your skates on and have some fun. Whether you’re an adult reminiscing when you used to own your own quad skates or a family with children then this is an ideal activity to burn off some energy. With the bubble dome being indoors you can be sure to keep entertained even if the weather turns slightly sour this bank holiday. Join the Skooters Roller Disco Facebook page to keep up to date with all the roller skating activities and times, costs and skate hire. 
Skooters Roller Disco Newquay
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Reef at the Wateringhole
If all the festivals over the bank holiday weekend are a bit to much then maybe just going to a single gig will be enough for you and what better gig than seeing old skool rock band REEF play at the Wateringhole in Perranporth. What could be better than seeing a great band at a bar on the beach. Tickets are £26.00 each and can be bought here
Reef at the wateringhole
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Sunday
SkyBar Sunday Session
If you haven’t heard of the SkyBar then that’s probably because it’s a pop up venue and is only around for eight days. With a whole host of events from Music to Comedy it’s one definitely not to miss this weekend. If you wanting a cliff top gig with beautiful Cornish views with cocktails and sunsets then this is the place to be on Sunday. Dubbed the Sunday Session the night see’s musicians Alphabeatsoup performing at the Skybar think of an eclectic mix of live jazz and rock music mixed by some very talented DJ’s and your set for a great party on the rugged cliffs of Cornwall. 
If you want to learn more about the Skybar then you’ll need to be quick before it’s gone so check out their website here 
Sky Bar St Agnes
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Bowgie Ale & Music Festival
This is probably where you'll find me this weekend supporting the amazingly talented Josh Curnow. Who is playing this beer festival at mid day. I recently wrote about the young but hugely talented Josh Curnow on my blog  and when i found out that he was playing at the Bowgie Ale Festival it felt quite possibly rude not to go and she him my support. 
Bowgie Ale Festival
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For anyone that doesn't know the giant pink pub perched on the Cornish coast line it over looks the stunning Crantock beach and is definitely worth a visit and with live music and ale thrown into the mix it's one that can not be missed. 

Monday
Cornwall Folk Festival
If you haven't guessed by my weekend suggestions, I love live music and rounding up the end of the bank holiday festival can be done in Wadebridge at the Cornwall Folk Festival. With pockets of entertainment set up all over the town from the town hall to local pubs everywhere will have a folk vibe to the weekend. 
To find out where to get tickets and who is playing where then pop over to their website here for more information. 
Cornwall Folk Festival
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Bude LifeBoat Day
Lastly to round up the bank Holiday finish the long weekend at the Bude Lifeboat day where not only can you get entertainment for the whole family but your support and donations help keep a vital charity going not just in Cornwall but across the UK. From rowing races to cream teas, live music to food stalls there is something for the whole family and what better way to end the bank holiday weekend then with a fireworks display at 9.30pm.

What ever your doing in Cornwall this weekend have a great time, enjoy the weather, the music and time with friends and family.