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What’s on in Cornwall this October 2022

There’s lots to do in Cornwall this October…

Although the weather is getting cooler and the nights are starting to draw in, there’s still lots of things to do in Cornwall this October to keep you busy. From foodie festival to spook-tacular fun and page-turning workshops, we’ve put together our top events for you to enjoy in our latest What’s On.

Inspire maker workshop falmouth cornwall

: Inspire Makers

ThroughOUT October: Inspire Makers Workshop

Where: 10 minute walk from The Greenbank

Unleash your creativity and learn a new skill in one of Inspire Makers October workshops. Based in Falmouth they offer a variety of crafty classes from jewellery making to bookbinding. Ranging from half day to full day classes, the aim of these classes are to give you the confidence to continue making at home.

As well as learning a new skill, you’ll also finish your project over the course of the day which means you’ll be able to take your creation home to show off to friends and family.

Discover all the workshops and book your spot here.

fishermens mission charity Dinner

: The Alverton

13th October Fishermen’s Mission Charity Dinner

Where: The Alverton, Truro, 30 minutes drive from The Greenbank

Help raise money for an incredibly important cause. Our Sister hotel, The Alverton and The Fishermen’s Mission will be co-hosting a celebratory evening of Cornish food and drink that will both will not only shine a light on the important work The Fishermen’s Mission does, but also help them raise vital funds so they can continue to deliver their mission across Cornwall.

In a true celebration of all our coastal region has to offer, some of Cornwall’s top chefs will be taking over The Alverton’s kitchen for the evening to highlight the very best seafood, grass-fed meats and harvest available across The Duchy, including St. Enodoc’s Guy Owen, Kota’s Jude Kereama, The Rick Stein Group’s Stephane Delourme and our very own Nick Hodges and Darryl Collins.

A very special charity auction will also be taking place throughout the evening with some incredible prizes including a signed rugby shirt by the British & Irish Lions Squad, a signed racing helmet from Olympian Sir Ben Ainsley, an original oil painting by local artist Alice Hole, a stay and dining experience at The Greenbank and The Alverton hotels and much more.

Discover more about the charity and book tickets here.

oyster festival falmouth cornwall

: Falmouth Oyster Festival

13th – 16th October: Falmouth Oyster Festival

Where: Falmouth Town, a 15 minute walk from The Greenbank

Celebrate the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood with four days of feasting and festivities. As one of Cornwall’s largest and most loved food events they’ll be cookery demonstrations, live music, food stalls, an arts and crafts marquee, real ale, and wine and Champagne bars, plus plenty of oysters!

There’s also lots of entertainment planned such as a Working Boat Race, shucking competition and a parade. For those that like to let their hair down they’ll be live music and evening events.

Daytime entry is free. Friday night and Community Night are free. Thursday and Saturday night are ticketed. Find out more and get your tickets here.


falmouth book festival
: Falmouth Book Festival

17th to 23rd October: Falmouth Book Festival

Where: Selected locations across Falmouth

After the success of last year’s inaugural festival event, this literary delight returns this autumn for a full week of fun in Falmouth.

From Monday 17th through to Sunday 23rd October, Falmouth will become a bookworms dream. Event spaces such as Princess Pavilion, The Poly, Falmouth Library and The Cornish Bank will play host to renowned authors in conversation, high energy poetry readings and interactive workshops. Local schools will also be running child friendly events so even little ones can take part too.

This year’s festival is supported by the Falmouth Bookseller, Falmouth University, the Falmouth BID and Falmouth Council.

Discover the full line up of events here.

falmouth maritime museum
: The Maritime Museum

24th – 28th October: Silhouettes & Shadows at The National Maritime Museum

Where: at The Maritime Museum, a 30 minute walk from The Greenbank

Looking after the little ones this half term? We love the Maritime Museum for a fun and educational day out. In celebration of spooky season the Museum’s Main Hall will host a ghostly puppet show from the guys at Star Box Shadows, ARTiculate Collective and Wilderness Music.

They’ll also be a make and take workshop where you’ll be able to create your own shadow puppets, not to mention a museum trail. You’ll be on the hunt for hidden shadows. Find as many as you can to claim your prize.

The usual museum exhibitions will be on display, including 15 galleries over four floors, a 100-foot Lookout Tower, boat-building, as well as the underwater Tidal Zone and the chance to sail miniature boats on the waterfront boat pool.

The Silhouettes & Shadows half term activities are free as part of the Museum’s annual admission fee. Pay once and get in free for a year. Discover more. 

falmouth cocktail the greenbank

28th of October: The Greenbank- Sundowners Session

Where:  The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

Make the last Friday of the month count with our Sundowner Sessions. Featuring live music from local musicians and a range of delicious tipples, including two for £12 cocktails. Set in our award winning Water’s Edge Bar clock off for the weekend in style. Fancy joining us for nibbles as well? Reserve a table by calling our team on 01326 312440.

The sessions are free to attend but do fill up fast so we recommend you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Cheers to that! Find out more.

kids stay free this October half-term!

Fancy discovering all the things to do in Cornwall with your little ones this October half-term? Our team at The Greenbank can’t wait to welcome you! Check availability here with our children stay free half-term offer and book direct for the best rates, guaranteed.

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