Fowey Royal Regatta 2017: Sunday 13th to Saturday 19th August
It’s one of the most beloved carnival and regatta weeks in Cornwall, bringing together people in their droves, all gathered to enjoy six days of high jinks and family-fun on both land and water.
There’ll be plenty of pomp and ceremony on the famous Town Quay as it prepares to play host to a number of events including the “hotly contested” children’s crab catching competition (sure to get the youngsters hooked), harbour swimming races, raft racing and plenty more.
The town will be adorned with bunting ready for the carnival processions, the night skies will be lit up by firework displays and the streets will echo the sounds of live music.
Fowey welcomes back the world-famous Red Arrows aerobatic display team, who’ll wow the crowds with their concorde bends, spitfire rolls and goose passes all guaranteed to take your breath away.
The Fowey Royal Regatta Week is steeped in tradition, from its annual giant pasty ceremony (arriving by boat from neighbouring Polruan) to the town’s floral dance with its links to an ancient Cornish fertility ritual.
The Regatta is regarded as one of the UK’s best-known sailing events, and includes the famous Troy class of sailing boat (built only in Fowey) amongst its packed racing programme.
Discover the beautiful and historic harbour town of Fowey, South Cornwall, when you book a holiday with Toad Hall Cottages…
Fowey is one of South Cornwall’s most beautiful coastal towns and is the setting for a number of Toad Hall’s luxurious holiday cottages. This small parish follows the boundaries of the River Fowey and is adored for its spectacular scenery, beaches and coastal walks. The area is the ‘rumoured setting’ for The Wind in the Willows tales – which explains why Toad Hall Cottages carries a soft spot for this particular corner of the West Country. Holiday homes such as Topsides place you right in the heart of this breathtaking peninsula; sleeping six making it the perfect cottage for large families or groups, it’s also featured amongst our many dog-friendly holiday cottages. This is what some of our recent guests had to say:
“This is a lovely three-bedroomed house, with a lovely 360 degree garden and amazing views over Fowey estuary. Everything about the property is top class, both the space and decor and all of the little extras and our host Kate was very helpful at all times. This may be the best holiday rental we have ever experienced”⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We enjoyed our stay, very clean and comfortable, wine and goodies appreciated very much after our long journey. Have recommended to all our friends” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐