We are pleased to announce that Luke Powell will open this year’s festival.  Luke, with over thirty years of sailing and rebuilding traditional sailing vessels, as well as designing and building new pilot cutters, has a deep understanding and love of traditional wooden boats.  He has built eight cutters to date, including Agnes on which he and his wife take take people sailing on Adventure Sailing Holidays, and will be bringing Agnes to the festival.


This year we will be housing many of our stalls under open-sided marquees along the South Quay. As people wander along the quay looking at the classic wooden boats they will be able to browse the stalls there.


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We have always been very proud of the variety and quality of the music on offer at the Festival. Bands confirmed as joining us this year are:

Food and Drink

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Beginning with our delicious freshly cooked Tattyella Supper on Friday night we have some superb food and drink for you to enjoy during your visit to the Festival

We can tempt you with

  • Delicious Barbecues
  • Fresh cakes and sandwiches
  • Cookery demonstrations from local chefs
  • Hog Roast
  • Teas, coffees and soft drinks

I’m bringing several kilograms of fresh oysters from Ireland for the festival. We’ll start shucking them at the crew supper and see where it takes us. Come and try a few. They’re delicious with a tipple, lemon and tabasco or pure
Tristen Hugh-Jones, oyster farmer, sailor
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Of course you can also enjoy a little something stronger....

The Kiddlywink Bar sells wines, beers, lagers and ciders

The bar is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Other things going on

Made with Cork, feathers and slate, the kids will put the Corkers together, brand them with colour and race them in the harbour. It will be a great laugh and an incredibly memorable experience for the next generation. We hope many Corkers end up on your mantelpiece for years to come
Dan Hills, committee member, sailor
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We also have a wide variety of other attractions for visitors to see including

  • Spider Crab Picking demonstrations
  • Old Mousehole Photographic Exhibition
  • Stalls selling gifts and crafts
  • Events just for children
  • The Kipperman will also be with us telling stories and selling his delicious freshly smoked kippers!
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Wild Art Cornwall is located just outside Newlyn, in a tranquil setting, surrounded by sculptures, trees and a wild meadow. The operation was set up by Patrick McWilliams, who was born in Africa and studied at Somerset College of Art. Following college, he embarked on a career extending over twenty years in the British Military. Pat then retrained as a special needs teacher, while exploring his love of sculpture. His focus is on wood, though more recently stone. On site, there are two ‘workmen huts’ lined with tools of every type. Filled with enthusiasm and encouragement, Pat is passionate to the core. Everything is about providing a stimulating, creative environment for people to engage in sculpture. His personal experience and concern for war veterans suffering from PTSD, prompted him to set up Wild Art. He now runs tailored sculpture sessions for men and women struggling to cope with the aftermath of combat. He also works with young people who have learning difficulties. Wild Art is also planning on the rehabilitation of a two classic wooden vessels, as another outlet to help sculpture creativity. Contact: Tel: 07845 909471. Email: patrick2@btinternet.com. Web site: www.wildartcornwall.com