The Cornish love a bit of a summer fete, flower show, carnival or even a sports day and The Season definitely starts in July!
The National Trust are having a Big Beach Picnic at Towan Beach on the 4th July and the following day Gerrans residents are opening their gardens for charity – always great for a good look around a “normal” garden and not to be compared to the vast delights of Heligan or Eden.
St Mawes has a fun fashion show for charity on the 5th July and their annual flower show – with hotly fought competitions – is held on the 18th July – again maybe not up to Chelsea standards, but you will see some amazing talent on display.
The first Dog and Hog (does what it says! a family dog show and a hog roast) at Philleigh is on the 22nd July and the first Philleigh Fayre of the summer is on the 29th July – a proper old fashioned affair where you can easily spend a couple of hours wandering around, before maybe popping into The Roseland Inn for supper.
Throughout July our friends at Philleigh Way Cookery School are holding evening Wood fired barbeques (9th July and 16th July) as well as their day courses on everything from Cornish/Italian cookery to Simple Suppers, check them out and book online at www.philleighway.co.uk
Finally, our very own St Just in Roseland Carnival and sports day is on the 24th July at the playing field in the village – see the Carnival Queen and her attendants, laugh out loud at the two teams competing for the fancy dress team prize – its always the W.I. vs the residents and in the lead up, who is going as what, is a closely kept secret!
You may have come to Cornwall for it’s stunning scenery, arts and museums and famous gardens but alongside all that are multi-generation local communities who still know how to get together and have a bit of fun.
Visitors are always made welcome and if you get chatting to one of the old ‘uns you will learn more from them about the history of Cornwall than you ever will from a book.
Our space for July is filling fast so get in quick if you want a break with a difference.