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Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week 2017

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week

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Type: Festival

For one week each August the usually tranquil town of Fowey attracts thousands of visitors who flock there for the Fowey Royal Regatta, one of Britain’s premier sailing events. It is also a fun-filled week for all the family – sailors and landlubbers alike.

Main events include the Carnival with a colourful parade of floats, walkers in fancy dress and marching bands, a fantastic firework displays over the river, live music on the Town Quay, and of course racing on the water every day – not only the serious stuff, but raft and gig racing as well.

Over the many years the Regatta has been running, the regatta has attracted many visitors, including Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II and is recommended as a must see event by Debrett’s, the authority on all matters of taste. Fowey’s location, perched above a magnificent harbour, provides a natural arena to watch the sailing from and in the town’s winding old streets you’ll find plenty of activities to entertain. There’s the traditional crowning of the carnival queen followed by the floral dance, you can compete in the crab catching and swimming competitions, experience the giant pasty ceremony, get caught up in the exuberance of the carnival, watch the magical torch light dinghy procession on the water and spend the evenings on the harbour listening to performances ranging from The Last Night of the Proms to rock.

Did you know?

Fowey’s famous eight foot long giant pasty ceremoniously makes its way over the harbour from Polruan to the town quay in Fowey by boat, accompanied by the Fowey Town Band, a ramshackle bunch of less than musical musicians. The magnificent culinary offering is then cut and distributed to all the children present.

Find out more at www.foweyroyalregatta.co.uk.

Contact Details

Various venues around Fowey
Fowey
Cornwall
PL23 1AT

Tel: +44 01726 833573

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

13 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017

Facilities

Event Facilities

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Event
  • Repeatable Event

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Park & Ride
  • Parking (charge)
  • Road Closure in places

Road Directions

Fowey is 9 miles from St Austell and 19 miles from Liskeard. Approach from east or west on the A390.