Falmouth Spring Festival, Part Two

Nadja Kaukiainen

Photography: Nadja Kaukiainen

After the first week’s run through, the Spring Festival starts closing down little by little, but not completely. With some new events and happenings still going on, the variety is a bit more diverse. Less walks and more Festival like actions will take place all over Falmouth all the way until March 28th.

On Saturday the 19th, The Moor will host “Games & Fitness”. Designed to be a family friendly event, it has many free activities, but there will be a possibility to test out traditional fairground for £1. From 11am, the Ships & Castles team will be arranging gym sessions, and from 2.30 those interested may enjoy team games led by Princess Belle. Amongst other, she will host a magic show and teach various circus skills.

Meanwhile down at the Penryn Campus, “Campus Critters Walk” will take place. It is focussed on presenting biodiversity on our very own campus, paying attention to birds, mammals, insects and plants possible to find. Guided by experts, there will be a chance to see live animal capturing (weather bound). However, it will be happening at the crack of dawn: meeting is at 7.30am at Reception. Bring a reusable mug for a complementary beverage!

During the same weekend Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion will be having a Spring Flower Show, spanning both Saturday and Sunday. On display you will be able to see exotic and rare plants, beautiful flower arrangements and there will be a photography competition to top it all. £3 for adults.

As the week before, Saturday will also offer walks “Explore Mawnan’s Coast” and “Poldark’s Falmouth”. On Sunday, there will be a chance to get familiar with “Helford and Gillan Creek”, and Rachel Lambert will teach about edible spring plants on “Spring Foraging Course with Tasters”. With recipe suggestions, up to 10 wild foods will be covered. £25 for students.

Away from the weekend, the town quiets down in expectant of the next one. Never completely, though – “Through Falmouth Town”, and “Poldark’s Falmouth” will be happening, the latter on two different occasions.

On Friday 26th, however, the Spring Festival’s main event begins. Arranged for fourth time in a row, Folk & Cider Fayre lasts until late Sunday, and is packed with programme and exiting things to try. The main attraction will, of course, be the cider – with over 50 varieties to try and buy. Surrounding it will also be various food stalls and arts/crafts market. Taking to the stage, the Fold & Cider Fayre has 16 artists planned to entertain, with Friday’s Late Ceilidh/Barn Dance special. Saturday and Sunday will see Folk music playing as both days stretch from 11am to the very night. The Fayre is stationed at the Events Square, with students getting 50% off the ticket price – only £2.50 for a day pass! Seeing last year’s success, and this year’s bigger and better programme, this event is not one to miss. Book your ticket online at http://www.southwestbarsandevents.co.uk/the-4th-annual-folk-cider-fayre/

IMG_0502So happy Spring Festival, and may you enjoy our pretty little town!