What’s on in South Cornwall this September
Sun, sea, surf… it’s what self-catering holidays in South Cornwall are all about. And although the summer’s drawing to a close, there’s still so much going on out on the waves, including the British Stand Up Paddle Surfing National Championships in Newquay and the Great Cornish Food Festival in Truro. There is so much fun to be had with a visit to Clowance, and don’t just take our word for it, take a look at our recent guest’s holiday pictures here.
September’s here and the surf’s up!
Stand up paddle surfing is one of the fastest-growing watersports in the UK and is often described as a cross between surfing and canoeing. Riders stand on a large surfboard and use a single-bladed paddle to skilfully manoeuvre themselves through the waves.
The British Stand Up Paddle Surfing National Championships take place over two days in Newquay. The best stand up paddle surfers from all over the country will compete for the winner-takes-all title across four divisions: Open Men, Open Women, U16 Boys and U16 Girls. And with Cornwall’s notorious autumn swells already firing, everything looks set for good waves over the weekend!
Come and see the paddle surfers compete in a five-mile race and a performance surfing round, where they’ll have the chance to show off the skills for the judges and waiting crowd. Competitors are judged on their style and how they ride the waves just like a surfing competition, but with the judges also taking into account the use of the paddle. We hope to see you there.
Where: Watergate Bay, Newquay (TR8 4AA)
When: September 23rd – 24th
Great Cornish Food & Drink Festival
Join in the culinary delights this month at the annual Great Cornish Food & Drink Festival, taking place on 22-24 September in Lemon Quay, Truro. Now in its 14th year, the festival focuses on the best local produce that Cornwall offers. Taking place over three days, with over 60 stalls to browse, you can enjoy the very best that the South West has to offer by sampling, learning and discovering new food and drink products.
Michelin starred chef Nathan Outlaw will be opening the festival on 22nd September and cooking up a storm with a live demo on the main stage, this always attracts a large crowd, so arrive early to avoid disappointment! The weekend continues with an action packed programme of free to attend cookery demonstrations and masterclasses, tastings and tutorials and live cooking challenges.
There will be an outdoor street market to explore where you can stop by and have a tipple at the Croust bar, featuring Cornish drinks, meals and snacks. As an added bonus, If visiting on 23rd September, you’ll be able to buy local from Truro’s weekly farmers market where you can buy the freshest produce to take back to cook at your lodge, including freshly baked breads, smoked fish, mouth-watering cakes and even blue duck eggs.
Where: Lemon Quay, Truro
When: September 22nd – 24th
We look forward to welcoming you soon.