Local Events

Events in and around Polperro

Royal Cornwall Show

Royal Cornwall Show 2018

There’s something for every member of the family at the Royal Cornwall Show, 7 – 9 June 2018.

It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is brim-full of exhibits and activities which offer so much in the way of entertainment, competition, information, shopping and all that’s best in food and farming.

It’s a time and place to meet old friends, conduct business, enjoy Cornwall in all its glory and to welcome thousands of visitors from outside our county.

This is our 223rd year and our aim is to keep raising the standard. It’s good for agriculture, good for tourism, good for the economy, the environment and good for the soul!

This is a top agricultural show which attracts increasing numbers of animals, entered into the hundreds of classes which are refined each year. And year on year people travel from further and further afield in the hope of coming away with an award.

Dog and goat sections; rare breed classes. A top flower show and thriving countryside area. Rabbits, cage birds, cavies – even bees get noticed here!

We support and promote Cornish-grown and Cornish-produced food both in the trade section and in our own cafes and restaurants.

Main ring entertainment is mounted on a grand scale and the traditional steam fair is a colourful extravaganza; there are stages and avenues alive with music, song and dance.

You can come to the Royal Cornwall Show with a single-minded ambition to buy a tractor or a car. Here is where you will see them all on display.

Interested in crafts? Planning a wedding? Want to shop in Wadebridge town centre? Is woodland your thing?

Whatever your interest, we aim to make you very welcome here.

For more information visit the official Royal Cornwall Show website – CLICK HERE

Polperro Festival

Polperro Annual Festival 2018

16th June – 24th June 2018

Polperro Festival was born out of a discussion back in 1995 between a group of like-minded folk considering how best to attract visitors to the village during a week that was known to be quiet.
Inspired by Jonathan Couch’s description of traditional festivities that had once taken place in Polperro as well as a visit to a similar event in France, they dreamed up ideas for the first Polperro Festival of Arts, Music and Drama which took place from Thursday 20th June to Sunday 30th June 1996.

For more information visit the official Polperro Festival website – CLICK HERE


Polperro Water Carnival 2018

We are very happy to announce that the Polperro water carnival will be making a return on Saturday the 7th July!

Keep up with the latest news by following the Polperro Water Festival Facebook page – CLICK HERE

Looe Festival

Looe Music Festival 2018

Looe Music Festival is three days of superb live music in a magical setting on the stunning Cornish coast. A ‘grown-up’ music festival where camping isn’t a prerequisite, where you can visit for the day or the weekend, stay in comfort and eat like a king.

For three days in September the little town of Looe in South East Cornwall gets hit with big music, manic entertainment and a smattering of culture for good measure. The festival pops up from nowhere to transform the beach and the streets, giving locals & visitors from all over the world a chance to mingle and enjoy the show. Everywhere is the venue, everybody’s welcome to the party. And every year, we try to push it one step further.

You won’t find lazy, Sunday summer grooves at Looe Music Festival. Expect an eclectic mix of high energy ‘keep you on the move’ music, delivered back-to-back from either end of the beach and around the harbour plus acts on every street corner, and in every bar and restaurant.

For more information visit the official Looe Music Festival website – CLICK HERE


Polperro Christmas Lights Switch On 2018

Polperro Christmas Lights Switch on. We have all the festive things that you all know and love…Mulled wine, Roasted Chestnuts, Homemade Christmas gifts and cute little donkeys 🙂 We hear that Santa may be also paying a visit. So come on down and join in the fun. Don’t miss it.

For more information follow the Polperro Christmas Lights Facebook page- CLICK HERE