That quiet lull between the busy months of Summer and the rush of Christmas is the ideal time to get away to recharge your batteries.
There are loads of things to do in Cornwall in October, whether you're a foodie, a budding author or just love the outdoors.
Check out our full list of things to do in Cornwall in October
North Cornwall Book Festival, St Endellion
Channel your creativity and work that story-telling muscle at this interactive festival. There are workshops for children and teenagers, run by novelists and poets, plus plenty of opportunity for you to learn the secrets of writing. Participate in life-writing workshops, drawing tuition and hear personal stories that will inspire you long after you go home.
Mid-Century & Vintage Festival, Mawgan Porth
You might want to leave the credit card at home for this one... unless you can control yourself in a room full of beautiful antiques, vintage furnishings, collectables, clothing and accessories.
Pick up an original vinyl record, add a beautiful set of pearls to your jewellery collection, or simply browse the vintage cars. There's live music, cupcakes, tea served in pots - what's not to love?
Falmouth Oyster Festival
See some of the region's top chefs create mouth-watering dishes at this annual celebration of Cornish seafood. You'll have plenty of opportunity to taste fresh oysters, but there is also live music, fresh Cornish produce, arts & craft stalls and the annual boat race.
Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur, Hall for Cornwall in Truro
A live stage show, portraying the myths and legends of Camelot as Merlin, King Arthur and Lancelot search for the Holy Grail. This is a fast-moving performance, with fantastic puppetry and clever story-telling that will have you gripped from beginning to end. Choose a morning, afternoon or evening showing and dine out in one of the many lovely restaurants in Truro before or after the production.
Fal River Autumn Festival, Falmouth
Autumn is a spectacular time of year - the madness of Summer is over and the gardens, hedgerows and woodlands come to life with bright colourful hues. This event celebrates the new season with guided walks, cookery and bread-making lessons, Autumn foraging courses and open water swimming. Everything is held in the seaside port of Falmouth, known for its quirky shops, beautiful beaches and working harbour.
Tempted to get away? Why not treat yourself - tap below to browse accommodation for your Autumn get away, and look forward to all those exciting things to do in Cornwall in October...