Join a celebration of the humble pasty in Cornwall this weekend, as Redruth hosts its annual International Mining & Pasty Festival.
The family-friendly event is held within the Cornish Mining World Heritage site, celebrating the history and community of Redruth.
The festival will begin with the making of a gigantic pasty at the Miner’s Statue in Fore Street, which will be cut up and handed out to festival visitors in the afternoon.
The rest of Saturday’s pasty-themed entertainment will include a free children’s Make Your Own Pasty activity, and the Fastest Pasty Scoffer In The South West contest. The fastest scoffer competition is open to all adults and visitors can sign up on the day to take part. It costs just £1 to enter with money raised going towards the skate park.
Other entertainment during the day will include Cornish food, drink and craft stalls, fun and games in St Rumon’s Gardens, free steam rides at Alma Place, a book sale at St Andrew’s Church, and a family fun day at the Moseley Toy and Train Museum.
There will also be live music, the chance to have your photo taken with a pasty-loving dragon, an interactive mosaic wall, live painting from artists, and Cornish dance performances.
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, Kresen Kernow, and Moseley Toy & Train Museum.
On the Sunday, Redruth Fun Day will be held in Victoria Park, with children’s entertainment, stalls, refreshments, ice cream, a dog show and go karts.
When: 7th & 8th September 2019, from 10am
Where: Redruth town centre, Cornwall