This one is the golden ticket! May Day (or 'Obby 'Oss Day as it is known) is the biggest day in Padstow's calendar. It is not unusual to see 30,000 people crammed into this little town. The “osses”, swirling and dancing proceed through Padstow's decorated streets taunted by a Teazer. As the procession moves around the town, dancers perform a traditional dance to the sound of musicians and drummers. Last, but not least, are the followers who join the procession every year singing of the traditional May Song. A brilliant day, but get there early and use the Park and Ride.
11am - 5pm
Incunables is a term that refers to early books printed in Europe before 1501. Lanhydrock has 28 of this type of book, unusually high for a private collection. This exhibition in the historic Gallery will draw on the library collection in order to show some of our early printed works. This will be the first time that our incunabula will be shown in a single exhibition.
Art8 Festival, Various locations around Newquay
Art8 is Newquay's Arts and Culture Festival - four days bursting at the seams with events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature and more. It's a community festival with something for everyone - young and old, residents and visitors alike - with all activities free or low-cost.
11am - 4pm
Discover more about Drogo as you follow the spotter sheet around the garden and grounds. There's lots of fun and games to be had on the croquet lawn where you can try your hand at tennis. Normal admission applies.
Craft and food marquees, grand raffle, BBQ, hot drinks, stalls and activities for all ages. Maypole dancing and May-Maid Parade. Archer Arms open all day with with live music in the evening.
10am - 5pm
A bit of a drive, we admit, but this award winning food and drink festival is an established favourite for all foodies. The festival attracts an international audience with visitors attending from far and wide to buy delicious goodies, watch top chefs in the live Festival Cookery Theatre and get involved in workshops and demonstrations.
10am - 4pm
A small, friendly village festival that includes art exhibitions, craft stalls, lots of live music and various workshops you can join in with. In the evening the Bradworthy Inn will be open for food and live music. Mobile food units include wood fired pizzas and Kirsty’s kitchen.
Coastal-yarns Kaffe Fassett Exhibition, Heritage Centre, Bude Castle, Bude
10am - 5pm
This little exhibition focuses on the work of Bude knitters CoastalYarn, following the designs of the famous Kaffe Fassett. If you like wooly jumpers and retro patterns, this is worth a look. While you're here, check out the Bude Castle museum (for free) which charts the history of Bude, and the galleries upstairs.
10am - 4pm
A rare opportunity to see inside this tiny artists' retreat which has been left largely untouched since the 1970's. Meet the current writers in residence, and learn how this group of local authors have been inspired by the landscape of North Devon.