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Autumn Events in Cornwall | Things to Do…

After another great summer here on the South Coast, people are always asking ‘what is there to do during Autumn in Cornwall?’. Well, the answer is – plenty!

The truth is, Cornwall is one of the best places to spend the Autumn. Whilst we can’t promise there won’t be some rain, we can almost guarantee wonderful views, landscapes and activities (though you might have to bundle up a bit!).

Here’s our top 5 activities going on in Cornwall this Autumn.

Fal River Autumn Walking Festival

Now in it’s third year, the Fal River Autumn Walking Festival runs from Friday 17 October to Sunday 2 November.

Taking in all the very best the Fal River region has to offer, the most walks are being organised by professional groups, the National Trust and event sponsors and organisers, making sure there’s a walk for every ability.

Walkers during the festival are encouraged to pick up a Fal Mussel Card, this innovative travel pass gives unlimited travel around the river and easy, car free access to most of the great walks that people can take part in during the festival.

Halloweden @ The Eden Project

The perfect Halloween outing for little ones, this year’s Halloweden @ The Eden Project runs for one week from the 25th of October to November 2nd.

The theme this year is based on Julia Donaldson’s ‘Room on the Broom’, with all sorts of witchy goings-on amongst the usual Eden Project goodness.

Kids can take part in wand-making, a treasure hunt and special screenings of the ‘Room on the Broom’ animated feature you might have seen on the BBC last Christmas.

Falmouth Beer Festival

A two day celebration of all things ale, the Falmouth Beer Festival runs from 23 October – 25 October in the largest event of it’s kind in the county.

Over 200 Camra-approved Real Ales can be found in the Princess Pavillion, Falmouth, whilst traditional Cornish ciders are housed in their own marquee, alongside perry’s and alcoholic ginger beer.

Cornwall Film Festival

Running successively at four quintessentially Cornish cinemas (Regal Cinema in Redruth; Phoenix in Falmouth; Royal in St Ives and Savoy in Penzance.) the Cornwall Film Festival will be running from Halloween and then all through the month of November.

This year’s events are part of the new festival director Louise Fox’s ongoing work to champion the best international and British-based filmmaking talent and inspire new audiences. Highlights this year include Jake Gyllenhaal’s modern noir Nightcrawler and Norwegian thriller In Order of Disappearance, and a full rundown of what’s on, where, and when can be found on the Visit Cornwall website.

Ice Skating at Eden

Whilst decidedly a winter activity, Eden open their popular ice-skating rink from October 18th every year. Whilst certainly Christmas themed towards the end of the year, October and November have some particular highlights, too.

Throughout it’s tenure, the Eden Project Ice Rink will play host ice discos on selected Friday nights, rinkside food and activities in the biomes – in addition to the obvious ice skating!