Cornwall’s population reportedly swells from around 500,000 to over 5 million in the peak Summer months so it’s not wonder the roads, restaurants, pubs and beaches can get somewhat busy.
So with September already upon us, now is the perfect time to avoid the high season bustle and make the most of the Autumn sunshine and the crowd-free beaches.
Top seven things to do in Cornwall this September:
1. Explore the Superworm trail with your little ones, open until 30th October
Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! There’s no other worm like SUPERWORM!
The fantastic Julia Donaldson’s Superworm comes to life in Cardinham Woods as you wiggle along the trail and complete the themed activities along the way – no need to book – just park and pick up your trail activity book from the Cardinham Woods Cafe (£3.50).
2. Newquay Fish Festival, 11-13th September 2015
Explore Newquay’s hidden harbour for a celebration of all things fish, from celebrity chef demos to food tastings and family activities.
As well as plenty of culinary delights you can also expect great music, local crafts, Cornish produce and a spectacular Last Night of the Proms performance by Mount Charles Band.
3. Looe Music Festival, 18-20 September 2015
You don’t have to come 500 miles to see the Proclaimers as they’re performing at this year’s Looe music Festival, along with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
See the full line-up and book tickets in advance to avoice missing your favourite act.
4. Cornwall’s Home & Interiors Market, 18-19 September 2015
This free event held in the centre of Truro will leave you overflowing with ideas to inject some fresh style into your home’s decor, from soft furnishings to contemporary art and design pieces.
5. Heligan harvest, 19 September-04 October 2015
Tickle your tastebuds and stimulate your senses at this annual Autumnal event held at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Featuring beautiful colourful harvest displays, educational talks on growing your own, and daily tastings, there is plenty for all the family to enjoy.
6. The Great Cornish food festival, 25-27 September 2015
Featuring three days of mouth-watering cooking, this is the largest event anywhere dedicated to Cornish produce.
Expect impressive cookery demos from some of the regions top chefs from Outlaw’s, Fifteen Cornwall and Stein’s Seafood restaurant, as well as plenty of locally produced crafts and foods.
7. Apple Day at Cotehele near Saltash, 20 September 2015
How is apple juice made? What happens to the pips when apples are crushed? How much pressure does it take to turn an apple press?
Get a fascinating insight into the world of the apple (no, not that apple – don’t expect any mention of Steve Jobs) with a demonstration of the Victorian cider press, a tour of the orchard and family activities.