10-28 MARCH 2016. Celebrating Falmouth’s open spaces, terrific coastline and gardens.
As profiled on the BBC’s Great British Garden Revival programme, this wonderful early season festival brings together the Falmouth community like no other. The festival brings an explosion of colour, life and activity to the town.
The exciting schedule is being finely tuned as we speak but the highlights to look out for are:
Thurs 10 Mar Paint The Town Yellow Day
The town becomes ablaze with yellow in preparation for the Festival as local schoolchildren and interior design students from the Falmouth University, brighten up nearly 100 shop windows with thousands of daffodils and decorations.
Fri 11 & Sat 12 Mar Falmouth Spring Clean Days
Beach cleaning, painting, gardening – you name it we’ll be doing it. This year we’ll be revamping a number of areas around the town so if you’d like to come along and get your hands dirty for a good cause then just shout! Venue: multi-sites across the town. Tel: 01326 313553.
Sun 13 Mar Run Falmouth
Take part in Falmouth’s half- marathon in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. Starting and finishing at the Falmouth Hotel, the scenic route take in Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth beaches before heading inland to Mawnan Smith and back again. Start: Falmouth Hotel. Time: 09.30am. Entry: 01726 66868 or via www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk.
Sat 19 Mar – Games on The Moor
A lovely free event for families. There will be a variety of games such as giant jenga, giant Connect 4, snakes and ladders, climbing wall, quiots, swing ball, badminton and hula hoops for you to try out. Venue: The Moor Time: 11am-4pm. Price: FREE
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Mar – Spring Flower Show
An institution in Falmouth for over 100 years, expect to see rare and exotic flora and fauna on display, specialists plants, a photography competition and more. Venue: Princess Pavilion. Price: Adults £3.00, children (under 16yrs) FREE.
Sat 26 to Mon 28 Mar – Folk & Cider Fayre
This proved to be extremely popular last year so we’ll be doing it again! A great range of bands throughout the three days, all washed down with 50 scrumptious ciders from across the West Country. Events Square will also host a marquee full of food and craft stalls. Check out www.falmouthfestivals.co.uk for the full schedule soon. Venue: Events Square
FESTIVAL GUIDED WALKS
Once again we’ll have a terrific variety of professional guided walks on a variety of themes such
as food foraging, history, gardens and wildlife. The full schedule of walks will appear here soon.
FESTIVAL EXHIBITIONS & WORKSHOPS
Then & Now, Cornwall’s Daffodil Families 3 -28 March
Photographic history of daffodil growers from the Isles of Scilly, Penzance and Falmouth areas. Daffodil floral arrangements and a display of gardening books in the Falmouth Library.
Venue: Foyer of Falmouth Town Hall, The Moor
Time: 10am to 5.30pm Price : Free admission
Contact: 01326 313658/01326 314055
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