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Things Happening In March 2023 In Cornwall

Are you travelling to Cornwall or living in the area in the current month which is March? If the answer is yes, then this article is the right place to gather details of the events happening across the county.

The List Of Events

In March of this year, from my research, I have pulled in a few things that may interest you for your time in Cornwall. These events are as follows:

  • St Piran’s Day
  • The Eden Project’s Free Entry Offers
  • Falmouth Spring Flower Show
  • Night On The Edge

St Piran’s Day

What Is It?

St Piran’s Day is a day all about Saint Piran, hence the name, who is the patron saint of tin miners based in the area of Cornwall and, according to a legend, discovered the metal in black Cornish rocks! This discovery of tin brings the black and white flag, which looks like a similar design to St George’s Cross, just to give you an idea of how to identify this special day.

Events In Helston

In the town of Helston, their council has arranged an event called ‘Helston Bakes’ and a parade with lanterns. This event called ‘Helston Bakes’ is a baking competition that will take place between 4 pm and 5 pm and will involve the contestants baking Cornish food such as their famous pasties, heavy cakes, and Cornish splits.

Events In Porthleven

On St Piran’s Day, Porthleven, a small town in West Cornwall, will be holding a ‘pasty hunt’ where the competitors will be searching for over 20 mini waterproof ‘pasties’ that are hidden across the area. These ‘pasties’ will hold a voucher for any local businesses such as having 10% off any beverage you purchase from Porthleven Beer Seller.

Events In Penzance

In Penzance, a town also located in the western parts of Cornwall, they will welcome back the St Piran Furry, which will involve hundreds of school children dancing in the streets of the Cornish town. The Furry will start at 10:15 am at the top of the Causeway head and will travel through places such as Market Place, Parade Street, and St Mary’s Terrace and will end at Morrab Gardens.

The Eden Project’s Free Entry Offers

Another pair of events that will be taking place in Cornwall is the Eden Project’s offer on having free entries if some requirements are met. The Eden Project is a tourist attraction based in Cornwall and simulates temperatures and environments that are found across the world, such as the rainforest biome or the Mediterranean biome, so if you want to experience the climate of places like the Amazon or Mediterranean countries such as Italy or Morocco but do not have a passport to visit the real thing, then this is the place for you.

If you have a ticket for the National Lottery between the 18th and 26th of March, then you will be able to enter the attraction for nothing at all, which helps if you are wanting to go to places but are short on money. Also, on the 19th of March, Mother’s Day, you will be able to visit the Eden Project for free, so if you want to treat your mum to something special, then you have the opportunity right here!

Falmouth Spring Flower Show

The next event we will discuss is the Falmouth Spring Flower Show, which will happen in the later stages of the month on the 25th and 26th of March. This will be held at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth, a town located on the coast of Cornwall and south of Truro, and will display the many flowers and plants found in spring like the many different orchids, bonsai trees, and any locally grown flowers.

Are you a fan of gardening? If so, come and join the event, this is perfect for you, especially if you do not want to visit major cities like London for these kinds of shows.

Night On The Edge

Nearing the border between Cornwall and Devon, Cremyll presents Night On The Edge, a running event that will take place at 6 pm under a full moon. Do not worry about the risks that you may think this will cause as you will be covered by professional first aid, parking, chip timing, and a marshalled course; you are in safe hands! This will last 3 hours and you and your fellow runners will travel on a scenic but challenging route through Cawsand and finish at Rame Head Chapel. If your children are willing, you can bring them along for the races that are designed for a younger age group, but you have to stay with them as required by the organisation that provides this event.

There are several different races to choose from, including a 10K marathon that costs 21 pounds per ticket, a half marathon that costs 28 pounds for a ticket, and the Kid’s 2K race which costs 8 pounds to participate in. There are discounted tickets for people who are in teams, however, which helps people who want to participate in a group.


In conclusion, I believe that there is something for everyone in the county of Cornwall, from people who are relaxed to active people and from being local to being from afar. Thank you for reading my article today!


How To Make The Perfect Cornish Pasty

The Cornish Pasty is an excellent example of England’s cultural heritage, being recognised as early as 1300 AD and being the signature food of Cornwall. The word comes from the Old French and Vulgar Latin words paste and pasta. Due to the meat filling that was popular in pasties of the time, these were foods reserved for the wealthy and even royalty. 

What Makes A Pasty A Cornish Pasty?

The iconic Cornish pasty came about due to the ingenuity of the Cornish tin miners’ wives. This is due to the design allowing this nutritious meal to be portable and dense, allowing it to be carried into the mines and keeping its warmth for hours. Due to it being primarily eaten by working-class families, meat was scarce and would only be eaten on certain occasions. Therefore, vegetables such as swede and potatoes comprised most Cornish Pasties.

The ‘D’ shape with crimped edges created sturdy handles that made them portable and robust, which was useful to miners. An unofficial - but very humorous - requirement of a Cornish pasty is for the pasty to be strong enough to withstand a drop down a mineshaft. To fit this bizarre requirement, barley flour is usually used to make a hard, dense pastry that can also retain heat.

How You Can Make A Cornish Pasty

The Filling:

  • 400g of beef skirt that has been cut into cubes.
  • 300g of peeled and diced potato (preferably Maris Peer).
  • 150g of yellow-fleshed swede that has been peeled and diced.
  • 150g of peeled and diced onion.

Homemade Shortcrust Pastry:

  • 500g of strong bread flour, like barley flour.
  • 120g of lard.
  • 125g of butter.
  • 175ml of cold water.
  • 1 tsp of salt.

The Method:

  1. Add salt to the bread flour in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Rub the lard and the butter together lightly into the bread flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  3. Add water and bring the mixture together. Knead until the pastry turns elastic. This will take longer than usual due to the strong bread flour.
  4. Cover and leave to rest in the fridge for 3 hours.
  5. When rested, roll out the pastry and cut it into circles roughly the size of a side plate, or approximately 20cm in diameter.
  6. Add the vegetables and meat on top of the pastry, making sure to add seasoning as you go
  7. Fold the pastry and crimp the edges together.
  8. Glaze with an egg and milk mixture.
  9. Bake for roughly 50 - 55 minutes at 165 degrees Celsius.