St Piran's Day, World Pasty Championships and spring festivals; March is the month to celebrate Cornwall.
With January (the really long month) and February (the weirdly short month) behind us, March is a welcome treat. The year happily underway, we can finally look forward to longer days, milder temperatures and the start of spring. What’s more, there is another cracking line up of events to look forward to as well, from pasty champions to St Piran’s Day celebrations to floral festivities. Excited? We hope so. With your diaries at the ready, here is another list of unmissable events this March in Cornwall.
Cornwall has well and truly gained a huge focus on the UK’s gastronomical map, with foodies coming from all over Europe and the world to get a taste of the South West. With a thriving fishing industry and emphasis on local produce, Cornwall is all about delicious, fresh food. To whet your appetite, head over to the World Pasty Championships at Eden to enter into the time-old (sort of) Cornish debate: who does pasties best? Later in the month, the Cornish Gin and Drinks Festival in Truro is an irresistible proposition. Ice and slice, please.
World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project – 2nd Mar 2019
Cornish Gin and Drinks Festival – 23rd Mar 2019
The evenings are getting lighter, the temperature balmier and all across the county things are livening up. To celebrate March in Cornwall and the arrival of spring, head out into the great outdoors and watch as new life flourishes. As Hal Borland said, “no winter last forever; no spring skips its turn”. Spring, we are ready for you.
West Cornwall Spring Flower Show – 1st – 2nd March 2019
Exclusive Glendurgan Garden Tour – 5th Mar 2019
Daffodils at Cotehele – 9th – 24th Mar 2019
Falmouth Spring Festival – 14th– 24th Mar 2019
Falmouth Spring Flower Show – 23rd – 24th March 2019
Bedruthan Spring Fair – 23rd – 24th March 2019
A county rich in heritage and traditions, March in Cornwall brings an opportunity to come together and celebrate some of what makes Cornwall, Cornwall. Starting off with St Piran’s Day celebrations, towns and communities all over the county put on fantastic displays of unity and joy, performing parades and music throughout the streets. Also taking place on the 5th March, followed by Saturday 16th this year, St Columb Hurling is a must-see with competition taking place between the “townsmen” and “countrymen”.
St Piran’s Day – 5th Mar 2019
St Columb Hurling – 5th and 16th Mar 2019
Boasting lots of choice for family fun, March in Cornwall has lots of events for all generations to take part in. And, with a particularly important day of note this month, there’s all the more reason for celebration. With Mother’s Day in sight, why not treat your lovely mum to something special, like a flower-framed photo at Glendurgan or special garden trails.
Titanic Stories at the NMMC, Falmouth – Mar 2019 – Jan 2020
The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Eden – 16th – 17th Mar 2019
Mother’s Day Photograph Frames – 31st Mar 2019
Mother’s Day Garden Trail – 31st Mar 2019