Local events in and around Lerryn
Lerryn River Yacht Squadron
The Lerryn River Yacht Squadron organise two events during the year.
A fun event in December or early January (depending on the tides) is the Seagull Race, a boat race in fancy dress. A Seagull is a small outboard engine and all crafts taking part must have at least one. The course is from Lerryn to the end of the creek and back, with all sorts of prizes. It's a chaotic, lively race with crafts of all sorts of shapes and sizes taking part - some more seaworthy than others!
In June the Summer Solstice is another fun event, usually in themed fancy dress, involving a trip (not a race) from Lerryn to a local waterside destination for a picnic with quiz and clues along the way.
Fowey Festival of Words and Music
Inspired by author Daphne du Maurier who spent a large part of her life in and around Fowey, the Fowey Festival of Words and Music has du Maurier themed events as well as talks, debates and performances by internationally renowned writers, performers and entertainers. Held annually in May http://www.foweyfestival.com/
Fowey Classic Boat Rally
Fowey Classics is a classic boat rally which has become and is a very friendly annual gathering of a fleet of vintage and modern classic sailing boats ranging typically from 12 feet to 12 tons (or more), representing a vibrant diversity of designers stretching back to 1886. Anything up to a 100 boats attend from as far afield as America but largely consisting of visitors from along the south coast and the Brittany coast. http://www.foweyclassics.com/
Fowey Regatta Week
Held annually in August, the Regatta is regarded by many as one of the best local regattas in country. There’s a full programme of races, including the famous Troys, a class of sailing boat built only in Fowey. There is 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. A week long family event and part of Fowey Carnival, there are daily events on Town Quay: Firework Displays, processions, Red Arrows and children's Crab Catching competition. Little ones love the Giant Pasty ceremony, in which the iconic pasty arrives by boat from Polruan – as well as magicians, 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). For more information visit: www.foweyroyalregatta.co.uk
A free, one day quirky festival held in Lostwithiel during May featuring an eclectic mix of street buskers, dancing, arts and crafts stalls, medieval battle re-enactment plus plenty of festival food and drink. http://www.lostfest.co.uk/
Boconnoc Spring Flower Show
Off A390, 6 miles East of Lostwithiel. A showcase for the best in Cornish horticulture, this show organised by Cornwall Garden Society is one of the earliest in the gardening calendar. At the heart of the show will be the exuberant display of the competitive classes, with the camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons and ornamental shrubs and trees guaranteeing a brilliantly colourful spectacle of the highest quality. With over 100 trade stands, show gardens and gardening experts on hand there is plenty for visitors to see, do and buy. Entry includes admission to Boconnoc Gardens http://www.boconnoc.com/spring-flower-show/