With the popularity of festivals of all types on the up throughout the South West, particularly during the summer months, what better place to take a trip in a VW camper van this summer. We have pulled together a few that we think are worth a Cornish trip. Head South and West (from most places) pick up a VW camper and head into Cornwall for a few days away from it all – take your pick of which to try!
Porthleven Food Festival – 16th – 17th April 2016
Established only 7 years ago Porthleven Food Festival has firmly established itself as a “must go” for foodies. Attracting internationally renowned chefs, still to be announced for 2016 – previous stars included Anthony Worrall Thompson and Rick Stein, amongst many Michelin start chefs. The festival organised by local volunteers attracts over 20,000 visitors. The organisers focus their efforts on stimulating the local economy by involving the whole community and promoting the awareness of the extent and quality of locally produced food.
Tropical Pressure Festival – 15th – 17th July 2015
The festival in a stunning Cornish location based on spacious, green organic farm above Porthtowan. Headline bands are still to be announced but, the festival has lots for everyone including a popular kids zone to keep the family interested all weekend. The campsite has space for campervans but these go pretty quickly, also for 2016 there will be a dedicated family area with a noise restriction from 10pm.
Perhaps, more uniquely – Tropical Pressure is a 100% vegetarian festival – bringing together top vegetarian chefs and street food stall – which offer food for all the family to enjoy. There will also be a World Food Market in the Roots Arena.
Cornwall Folk Festival – 26th – 29th August 2016
The Annual Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge, Cornwall – is literally a bank holiday weekend of music and dance. If you want to do it in a camper van then they recommend the Little Bodieve Holiday Park locally. For 3 days, just take everything in your stride enjoying great music and company. The festival spills into the town centre and the local area. There will also be Cornish Young Folk Musician of the Year.
Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival – 9th-11th September 2016
In just its fourth year The Little Orchard Cider and Music festival has become affirm favourite with festival goers. With a raft of things going on; live big bands, silent discos, hot tubs, cider tasting, hot tubs and tractor rides, really something for everyone! Coming for 2016 is The Little Orchard Feast Village – an all-day stop-off for something you fancy. With camping and campervans on site – you really can pull up, unpack and relax for the weekend.
Looe Music Festival – 23rd – 25th September 2016
The Looe Music Festival features three days of live music located “everywhere” in the area. From the main venues, through to music on every street corner there is something for everyone, all wrapped up with a friendly, get along attitude to make things go with a swing. The festival attracts some big names, in 2015 including, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Bad Manners to name but a few. The picture above doesn’t represent much about the festival but we can’t resist a VW camper!
With all the fantastic events coming up, and them only being a couple of hours from our Devon base, now is the time to get your campervan booked ready to hit the Cornish trail this summer. See more of campervans on our campervan hire page