The first week in October has been a busy one for Falmouth. The 350 celebrations were in full swing with a battle re-enactment by the town’s school children during the day and a formal dinner in the evening. These wonderful celebrations brought the town together and everyone was involved in organising events including the Museum which has two temporary exhibitions, On the Waterfront and Falmouth in the Days of Sail going on display soon.
Tim Light of Cornwall Ferries did a sponsored cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise funds for the Pearl of Africa children’s choir. The choir is now in Cornwall and will be performing at different venues across the county including on the King Harry Ferry and at the Oyster Festival.
This year is the 15th Falmouth Oyster Festival. There is a full programme of events on Events Square from 13 – 16 October and the organisers are hoping to beat previous years’ visitor numbers. The proceeds from the Evening with Johnny Cowling on 13 October will go to Children’s Hospice South West.
The Fal River Autumn Walking Festival takes place from 21 October to 6 November and there is the option of taking part in guided walks, or for those who want to do a walk in their own time, self-guided walks. As this festival takes place over half term, it is a great opportunity for families to get out and enjoy the Fal estuary while the children are on holiday.
Work is now well underway for the Christmas events programme so watch this space …