When: 7th – 9th September 2018
Where: Redruth, Cornwall
What is it?
Redruth International Mining & Pasty Festival will take place in Cornwall from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th 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 the Friday with a free screening of 2015 film Tin, at St Andrew’s church.
On the Saturday, Pasty Day, a giant Redruth Pasty will be created in Fore Street. There will also be Cornish food, drink, and craft stalls on Fore Street, Market Strand and Market Hall. Children will be able to make their own pasties in the marquee, as well as enjoy games in St Rumon’s Gardens and take part in activities at the Cornish Studies Library.
Saturday will also feature a pasty ‘Crimp off’, the Great Redruth Pasty Pursuit, and a chance to find out the science behind the pasty.
Adults can head inside the Tick Tock Bus at Alma Place, where visitors can take a citizenship test upstairs in the ‘Cornish Embassy’ and enjoy a beer in the bus’ downstairs tavern. There will also be eclectic live music at the Tinner’s Hounds, including Mexican, 1940s, afro-Cuban, brass and traditional Irish music.
The highlight on Sunday will be the Redruth Fun Day in Victoria Park, with children’s entertainment, stalls, refreshments, ice cream, a dog show 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.