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10 fun things to do in Cornwall in September

The crowds have gone home, the beaches have cleared, the kids have gone back to school and the sun is still shining – it must be September.

If you’re looking for things to do in Cornwall in September, here’s our round-up of some of the best events and activities to enjoy.

10 fun things to do in Cornwall in September

The Festival of Food, Eden Project, St Austell – Friday 9 to Sunday 11 September

Eden festival of food September 2016

Cornwall has developed a reputation as a foodies’ paradise, with Michelin-starred chefs flocking to the county to take advantage of its local produce.

This event celebrates everything great about good quality food, with celebrity chefs, cookery demonstrations and plenty of opportunities to taste the wares for yourself.

Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Interiors Show, Lemon Quay, Truro – Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September

Cornwall Homeshow September 2016

Put away the credit card for this one…. because you’ll find it hard to resist the whole host of amazing interior furnishings on display, many handcrafted and produced by local businesses.

Lanlivery Vintage Rally and Country Fair – Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September

Lanlivery Vintage Rally & Country Fair

As well as a host of traditional and classic vehicles, this event also offers a dog show, horse show and plenty of stalls and displays to enjoy.

Trewithen Classic Car & Country Show, Probus – Sunday 11 September

Trewithen Classic Car & Country Show

This is a chance to get up close and personal with a whole host of classic cars, in the setting of the beautiful historic 18th Century Trewithen House and Gardens.

In addition to the car show there are also food stalls and fantastic live music throughout the day.

Newquay Fish Festival, Newquay – Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September

Newquay Fish Festival 2016

Another of the season’s food festivals, this one showcases the region’s delicious seafood against the nautical backdrop of Newquay Harbour.

Watch the skilled chefs as they prepare and bake locally-caught fish, and have a taste yourself if you’re lucky…

Cornwall Design Fair, Trereife House, Penzance – Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September

Cornwall Design Fair 2016

Set in the gardens and courtyards of the historic Trereife House, this event celebrates all things design, from contemporary modern interiors to more traditional antiques.

You will also find traditional food stalls, live music, entertainment, live workshops and demonstrations on offer throughout the event.

Looe Music Festival, Looe – Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September

Looe Music Festival 2016

Foot-stomping tunes and spine-tingling voices will fill the air at this annual late Summer festival.

This year, stars including Seth Lakeman, Bryan Ferry and Fun Lovin’ Criminals take to the spectacular beach stage to wow the crowds.

The Great Cornish Food Festival, Truro – Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September

Great Cornish Food Festival 2016

Another opportunity to excite the senses with a colourful display of Cornish food and produce.

Featuring demos from celebrity chefs, masterclasses to inspire you to try the techniques yourself, and local producers offering samples and high quality products, you’ll love this annual celebration of great food and drink.

Grandparents’ weekend at Lappa Valley Railway, Newquay – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Lappa Valley Railway Grandparents' weekend

All aboard the steam train for a fun-filled weekend of thrills, fun and adventure.

Lappa Valley Railway is a great day out all year-round, with its many steam trains, nature trails, play areas and rides, but this weekend is extra good because grandparents go free! Grannies on Saturday and Grandads on Sunday.

Thundercat Racing National Championships, Watergate Bay – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Thundercat Racing Newquay 2016

You don’t have to be part of the action to experience the thrill and adrenaline of Thundercat racing.

The annual championships come to Newquay this September with the final two rounds of the season promising a weekend of excitement and entertainment.

Check out the latest availability and book your break to Cornwall this September today.

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