Hands up who’s excited for summer? I, for one, am impatient for it to arrive, especially after what seems like the most drawn-out winter. Of. All. Time. Finally, we can look forward to some much-needed sun (fingers crossed), to dusting off our barbecues and making full use of pub beer gardens once again, not to mention saying goodbye to our woolly hats and outrageous heating bills.
What gets me the most excited about the warmer months though, is festival season. Oh yes, the time is almost upon us to don our sunglasses, grab our picnic blankets and head out to a field or beach somewhere to enjoy entertainment, lots of lovely food, and the obligatory cider or two.
The Cornish Fal Fish Festival is one event in particular that we have our eagle eyes on. Part of the Truro and Penwith College Fal River Festival, it promises to be packed with live cooking demos, seafood stalls, and of course, copious amounts of us fish fans. The festival pays homage to the beautiful Cornish coastline, renowned for its superb offering of seafood. The finest culinary treasures to be found beneath the local waves will be showcased here in all their scaly splendour. It’s no surprise then that the festival is set to reel in schools of seafood supporters as well as those who wish to broaden their horizons when it comes to marine-themed meals, and learn a thing or two about preparing first-rate fish.
The Fal River Festival is kicking off its eighth year in style, with an impressive beer fleet opening ceremony on Friday 24th May, with celebrations lasting well into the night. The following nine days will see over 150 events take place, from music and drama to swimming and gig racing. Visit www.falriver.co.uk to find out more.