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Top Ten Things to do in Cornwall this October

Credit Oktoberfest Cornwall1. Oktober Fest, Truro, 6th – 7th of October

There’s no need to go to Germany as the famous beer festival comes to us this October. In celebration of all things German, with a Cornish twist of course, expect bratwurst and lots of beer. There will be German music, games, and more food and beer. Tickets can be booked in advance.

2. Mid-Century Vintage Fair, Bedruthan Steps Hotel, 7th – 8th of October

Enjoy all things vintage including cars, retro furniture, live music and dancing, with music from Company B, a swing band (tickets sold separately).
There’s over 50 stalls, a pop up tea room, and on-site restaurant. There is a £1.50 charge for tickets. The fair is on from 10am – 4pm.

3. Halloween Fun, Newquay Zoo, half-term

Enjoy this lovely zoo, with a great range of animals, including red pandas, lions, fishing cat, and meerkats. There are play areas and a café with spooky Halloween specials. There are also Halloween crafts.

4. Falmouth Oyster Festival, 12th – 15th of October Credit Falmouth Oyster Festival

The Oyster Festival celebrates its 21st year in 2017. Falmouth’s Events Square plays host to this fun festival to celebrate the start of oyster dredging season. This festival is not just about oysters, as it also celebrates other local produce, along with craft stalls, music and cooking demos.

5. The Night of Neon Colour Fun Run, at Flambards, 14th of October

Cornwall Hospice Care is hosting this event with Falmbards theme park, to raise money for the hospice, and to have a great time too. This fun run brings a twist of neon for a 4km run around the park, while you get covered in paint! It costs £20 per adult and £15 per child, which includes your charity t-shirt.

6. DairyLand Halloween fun, October half-term

DairyLand Farm is all weather fun for children, with farm animals, parks and a huge indoor play area. This Halloween you can carve a pumpkin, and Halloween themed crafts. It is sure to be spooktacular!

7. Falmouth Beer Festival, Princess Pavilion, 19th – 21st of October

We hope you aren’t being sober for October else you will miss Cornwall’s biggest beer festival. There are more than 200 mouth-watering real ales, ciders and perries for you, pub grub, live entertainment and free soft drinks for designated drivers. It is £10 to enter which includes a souvenir glass, programme, plus tokens for two pints.

Zombie Crawl Newquay, BID Newquay8. Newquay Zombie Crawl, 28th of October

Newquay’s zombie crawl is coming through the town for Halloween, with lots of ghoulish characters. This is a family event and there is a fantastic atmosphere, with Titan the robot beforehand at the piazza, and a family disco at Cribbar with face painting, followed by a Zombie Crawl and more party time at the Hotel Victoria.

9. Halloween at Eden, October half-term

One of Cornwall’s top attractions always has lots going on at Halloween, or Halloweden. This half-term Halloweden has a Roald Dahl twist with his most terrible villains taking centre stage, as you encounter themes from five of the best-selling books. Children and adults will love this event.
Also, there is the Little Monsters’ Ball Hall, with a disco, fire dancing, and ice rink.

10. Hamlet National Theatre Encore Screening, Lighthouse Cinema, 5th of October

The National Theatre comes to Cornwall’s big screen with Benedict Cumberbatch taking on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

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