Where: Redruth, Cornwall
What is it?
The Redruth International Mining & Pasty Festival will take place in Cornwall from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September. The three-day family event is held within the Cornish Mining World Heritage site, celebrating the history and community of Redruth.
The festival will kick off on Friday with Miner’s Day. Events during the day will include tours of the former Redruth Brewery, an exhibition at the Cornish Studies Library, Tales from a Cornish Mine with storyteller Mark Harandon, street theatre retelling the story of a local miner, and a screening of the film Tin – The Movie.
On the Saturday, Pasty Day, a giant Redruth Pasty will be created in Fore Street. There will also be cookery demonstrations, food, drink, and craft stalls, an Oggy Treasure Trail, and games in St Rumon’s Gardens. One of the day’s highlights will be the pasty eating competition at 11.30am. The Stuff your Face, Win the Race competition will take place on Fore Street, and the winner will receive 10 pasties as a prize. Participants can register on the day.
Sunday is Memorial Day, and features a free family fun day at Victoria Park. The fun day promises children’s entertainment, stalls, refreshments, ice cream, and go karts.
The free heritage coach tours will be returning to this year’s festival. The tours allow visitors to explore some of the hidden treasures of the area, including the National Trust’s East Pool Mine, and Moseley Toy & Train Museum.