Your browser is no longer supported. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

What’s on this October in Cornwall

Discover what’s on this October in Cornwall, from the famous Falmouth Oyster Festival hosted on our doorstep, to spooky half-term Halloween events, and a Moulin Rouge themed murder mystery night. There’s plenty to keep you on your toes this month!


What's on this October in Cornwall ocean films

📷 : Dive Magazine


3rd October 2023: Ocean Film Festival – Hall for Cornwall

Where: Truro

Dive into the world’s most breath-taking ocean films at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. The Ocean Film Festival features a selection of short films, showcasing the best storytelling, cinematography, and documentaries surrounding the deep blue. 

From underwater films studying marine-life, to surfing, boating and seafaring adventures, where better to celebrate these watery tales than the Cornish capital?


What's on this October in Cornwall wheatus

📷 : Cambridge Independent 


8th October 2023: Wheatus – Princess Pavilion

Where: Falmouth

This October, American rock band Wheatus will be taking to the Princess Pavilion stage in Falmouth. Most famous for their huge hit Teenage Dirtbag in the noughties, strap on your dancing shoes for an evening to remember.


📷 : Falmouth Oyster Festival


12th – 15th October 2023: Falmouth Oyster Festival

Where: Falmouth 

A weekend paying tribute to the nation’s favourite mollusc, get ready for a shucking good time down at Falmouth’s Events Square, opposite the National Maritime Museum. As oyster dredging season begins, this is the perfect event to sample a native Fal oyster from seafood experts and award-winning chefs. 

Alongside oysters galore, tuck into more delicious seafood, watch live as chefs perform cooking demos, and party by the ocean with live music and entertainment.


📷 : Society of Young Publishers


16th – 22nd October 2023: Falmouth Book Festival

Where: Falmouth

Fans of great literature wondering what’s on this October in Cornwall will want to bookmark this week. An exciting line-up of famous authors will be heading to Falmouth Book Festival this month, including 2013 Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton, marine conservationist Charles Clover, and famous historian James Holland. Attend writing workshops, talks and performances, and discover your next page turner. 


What's on this October in Cornwall inspire makers

📷 : Inspire Makers


21st October 2023: Painting with Water Soluble Oils – Inspire Makers Workshop

Where: Falmouth

Unleash your inner artist with a creative workshop in the heart of Falmouth. On 21st October, Inspire Makers will be hosting a painting class with artist Maggie Cochran, introducing the best ways to work with water soluble oils to create coastal studies. All abilities are welcome, and all materials, as well as tea, coffee, and soft drinks are included. 


What's on this October in Cornwall inspire makers

📷 : Wikipedia


21st – 29th October 2023: Halloween Half Term, Pendennis Castle

Where: Falmouth

Discover what’s on this October in Cornwall over Halloween, at Pendennis Castle. Perched on the headland, the 16th-century artillery fort will be the setting for a spooktacular October half term. With haunted storytelling and a bewitching Halloween quest to solve, the castle is a great day out for the whole family. 


What's on this October in Cornwall moulin rouge the alverton


28th October 2023: Moulin Rouge Murder Mystery – The Alverton Hotel

Where: Truro

This October, prepare to be transported from the Cornish capital, to 1900s Paris for the most famous cabaret with a tragic twist. The Alverton Hotel are hosting one of their much-loved murder mystery nights, and it’s set to be a night full of glamour, suspense, and drama. 

Pay close attention as the night unfolds, quiz the suspects, and crack the case of the Moulin Rouge murder, whilst you tuck into three-courses of French-inspired cuisine. Tickets are now on sale here


📷 : Cornish Vybes


29th October 2023: Great Cornish Market – Royal Cornwall Showground

Where: Wadebridge

The ultimate Cornish market for discovering local makers, artisan products, and creatives in Cornwall is back! Head to the Royal Cornwall Showground on 29th October and browse through heaps of stalls, from hand-crafted gifts and homewares, to delicious food and drink. The Great Cornish Market is the perfect spot for squeezing in some early Christmas shopping, or simply whiling away a Sunday afternoon.


Don't be a stranger

Sign up to our e‑newsletter

From the moment you walk through our doors, to the day you sail away, we want to keep in touch. Get access to special perks, exclusive discounts and the latest news from Falmouth when you join our community. We’ll offer you a 15% off discount code, to use on our best available room rates. Plus, you’ll be entered into our monthly draw, where one lucky subscriber will receive an overnight stay on us!