Cheffy’s top 5 September events around Cornwall
Buongiorno friends! It's me Cheffy!
OK, so summer might be drawing to a close, but visitors on their family breaks UK will be pleased to hear this doesn't mean any slowing down of the Cornwall events calendar going in to autumn.
From fish and food festivals, to music and walking events, there is no shortage of diary fillers for your September UK holidays. I'll give you my top 5 around Cornwall...
Newquay Fish Festival | 12-14 September
Now in its 12th year, the festival is one of Cornwall's most popular events and displays Newquay's hidden gem of a harbour perfectly.
Look out for the live cookery demonstrations â a personal favourite of mine â along with the rock pool show, incredible lifeboat display and family fun sandcastle competition.
St Ives September Festival | 13-27 September
Having started all the way back in 1977 the festival now hosts more than 300 events over the two weeks, and you'll find something for every member of the family on your UK short breaks.
With live music, talks, walks, comedy, plays, films, poetry, workshops and lots more, the St Ives September Festival is an ideal way to immerse yourself in this beautiful town.
Looe Music Festival | 19-21 September
We're fortunate that the last of the summer music festivals takes place on the doorstep of Trelawne Manor Holiday Park.
For three days in September the stunning South East Cornwall fishing port of Looe is transformed in to a bustling music festival with beach and harbour-side main stages.
Looe Music Festival has a history of attracting big names and 2014 is no different! The Brand New Heavies kick things off on Friday, with Squeeze headlining the Saturday night slot. Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls bring a folk/punk sound to the beach stage, rounding off the festivities on Sunday evening.
Great South West Walks | 20-28 September
The Great South West Walks celebrates one of the world's top trails, the South West Coast Path.
The aim of the event is to raise money through sponsored walks, which will help improve the Coast Path and provide support for the Children's Hospice South West.
Headed by the charity, the South West Coast Path Association, there will be 40 sponsored walks around Cornwall. These will be suitable for all abilities and range in themes such as wildlife, history and family friendly.
If you haven't had the pleasure of exploring the Cornish coast on the South West Coast Path, this offers an excellent opportunity, raising money for local charities along the way.
Great Cornish Food Festival | 26-28 September
Did you really think I wouldn't find a spot for The Great Cornish Food Festival?
Previously the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival, The Great Cornish Food Festival launches a brand new look in to a second decade.
For all the foodies like me, this will be right up your street! The Lemon Quay, located in the heart of Truro, is transformed in to food and drink heaven, with some of the finest chefs in the area cooking up the very best producers have to offer.
The festival has entertainment for everyone, including interactive and hands-on shows to inspire the children.