What’s Coming To Cornwall In 2022?Twice As Nice Chalets
As we enter another year of this seemingly never-ending pandemic, staycations are more popular than ever, and if you’re thinking about visiting our sunny coast this year, then you should continue reading to discover what Cornwall has to offer you throughout the 2022 season. Whether you’re a foodie or music lover, there is something for everyone happening in 2022 in the idyllic location of Cornwall.
World Pasty Championships
Where: The Eden Project
When: 5th of March (St Pirans Day)
There isn’t a more Cornish way to start the 2022 season than the World Pasty Championships. However the day isn’t all about your typical cornish pasty, you can also expect unique combinations of any savoury pasty. One of the great things about the day is that anyone can have a go! There are four different categories, company, professional, amateur, and junior. This year marks its 10th anniversary so come check it out and enjoy some sensational pasties, as well as comedy and music performances to keep you entertained throughout the day.
CGS Spring Flower Show
When: 2nd – 3rd April
Where: Royal Cornwall Showground
Everyone knows about the famous Chelsea Flower Show and this cornish event has come to be known as the “Chelsea of the West.” This is a ticketed event where you can see what is truly the best of Cornish horticulture, and if you are a member of the CGS then you can even attend an exclusive preview event on the 1st of April. The event is making its comeback after having to take two years off due to coronavirus restrictions, but this year it is coming back with a bang with plenty of garden inspirations as well as some stunning displays.
Porthleven Food Festival
When: 22nd – 24th April
Here’s one for all you foodies! Although with music sessions and gourmet events, the food festival is a great day out for any families, friends, or just about anyone will be able to find something to enjoy at this event! Throughout this event you will have the chance to taste masses of different cuisines and foods lovingly handmade but some excellent chefs. For those of you who are wanting to learn more about the art of cooking, then you can purchase tickets to the “Chefs Theatre”, where some of Cornwall’s greatest chefs will be showing you how to create yummy dishes at home.
Padstow May Day
When: 1st of May
This is one of the more traditional events that takes place throughout the season, but it is also one of the most celebrated days in Padstow’s Calendar. To mark the changing of the seasons, a group of huge parades takes place which are known as the Pagen “obby oss” Parades. There are giant puppets as well as dancers, so it is very entertaining, not only for little ones, but also for people who have never experienced anything like these parades before. The streets are decorated with flags and flowers, and the event is very popular with thousands of people attending every year.
Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature
When: 6- 14th May
If you like to get lost in your imagination, whether that be through poetry, or books, or music, you will definitely enjoy this festival. Enjoy insightful readings by the sea, or spend some time writing your latest piece and enter one of the competitions. Throughout the event, there are various competitions to enter, and for all age groups. This will help you to get the brain juices flowing as well as to relax in the ocean air and take some time to yourself.
Royal Cornwall Show
When: 9th – 11th June
If you’re an animal lover then you will have an amazing time at the Royal Cornwall Show. This event is very traditional and great fun for all the family, hundreds of visitors travel from all around the country to visit this exquisite event and the well renowned Wadebridge showground. There are many different animals for you to see, such as sheeps, cows, pigs and much more. One of the most exciting parts of the day is the judging portion where you get to see which animals will go home with the star prizes. Don’t forget that there are also shopping stands where you can purchase fresh local products.
When: 10th – 14th August
A festival on the beach, what more can I say? You can dance and sing along to amazing artists whilst drinking cocktails and soaking up the sun and sea air. This year’s lineup is better than ever with headliners including George Ezra, Bastille, Disclosure, and Kings Of Leon. The location of the festival also happens to be a great spot where many surfing competitions take place and you can watch the wave rider whilst listening to the excellent music.