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Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week 2018

Type:Festival

Various venues around Fowey, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AT

Tel: +44 01726 833573

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week 2018

About

The Fowey Regatta is a must visit for anyone in Cornwall during August – visitors come from around the world to enjoy all there is to see and do. And this year we’re delighted to welcome back the world-famous RAF Red Arrows to the town, for their much-loved displays.

There’s always a packed calendar of events – in 2018 from 19-25 August.

Everyone loves the spectacle of Wednesday’s Carnival procession (sets off from Squires Field at 7.15pm) through town, featuring locals and visitors in a weird and wonderful array of costumes – with prizes for the best dressed. Throughout Carnival Day, the town’s traders also deck out their shops and cafes and dress up according to a theme. Expect some truly amazing outfits!

Little ones love the Giant Pasty ceremony, in which the iconic pasty arrives by boat from Polruan – as well as magicians, the crab catching contest and a visit from Newquay Zoo. For the more active there’s a fun run, harbour swimming races, gig racing and raft race. And the town’s Flora Dance sees everyone dressed in white and bedecked with flowers, dancing though the town accompanied by a band (part of an ancient fertility ritual).

The Regatta is also one of the UK’s best known sailing events. There’s a full programme of races, including the famous Troys, a class of sailing boat built only in Fowey. With live music daily and nightly on the Town Quay to suit every taste, fireworks both on Monday night and a spectacular display to mark the end of Regatta on Saturday, it’s one week you’ll want to come back to again and again.

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

Find out more about the Red Arrows display here.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultFree

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

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

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Opening Times

2018 (19 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018)