Irrespective of the season, there's always something going on in Cornwall.
We're so hoping that October's weather follows on from the wonderful September. Consistent, warm sunny weather, beautiful sun-rises and sunsets ..... As Autumn begins to take hold, our wonderful gardens are a sight to behold - the trees' canopies have a variety of hues and woodland walks are wonderful as more scenery is now peaking through as the leaves drop.
Falmouth hosts its 13th Annual Oyster Festival (15 - 18 October) to celebrate the start of the oyster season. The Fal is one of the last remaining oyster fisheries to dredge oysters under sail and oar. Food is a plenty, chefs host cookery demonstrations and there are sea shanty and oyster shucking competitions. The festival is only a short ferry ride away from St Mawes.
October also sees the Roseland Arts Festival on from 17 - 31 October. Over the two week period, there are a variety of music, drama, film and literary events at a variety of venues.
There's also a very useful publication called Inside Cornwall that provides much more information and can be purchased in almost all newsagents in the County. Two other good sources of information are King Harry's Cornwall and the Visit Cornwall websites.
1 October onwards - Orca Sea Safaris open for the autumn season. Take a 2 hour wildlife boat safari out to sea. Plenty of birdlife. If you're lucky, you'll also see Seals and Dolphins. Wet weather clothing provided. A different way to see our wonderful coastline. We've been on it and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great for young and old alike. Tickets also include entrance to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. Pre-booking essential (01872 861910). Alternatively, we have recently become a ticket retailer and guests can pre-buy their tickets at Roundhouse Barn Holidays. Trips depart from Events Square, Discovery Quay, Falmouth.
1 October onwards throughout autumn - Camel Valley Vineyard guided tours. Running every Wednesday through the month, a new guided tour takes in both the vineyard and the winery. See how the grapes are transformed into award wining wines and taste some of the wines at the end of your tour. 5.00pm Nanstallon, Bodmin. Tel 01726 852436. Tickets £7.50 per person including wine.
1 October onwards - Farwell to sails. An exhibition commemorating the 60th anniversary of the last voyage around Cape Horn by commercial square-rigged sailing ships. National Maritime Museum, Discovery Quay, Falmouth.
1 October - Seasonal Garden Walk. Join a member of the Glendurgan team on a leisurely walk around the gardens. 2pm, Glendurgan Gardens, Mawnan Smith.
3 - 4 October - Fruit Weekend. Celebrate the apple harvest at Trelissick Gardens with its annual apple weekend. Up to 300 varieties of apples will be on display. In the Cornish apple orchard, you can try pressing your own apples. Trelissick Garden, Feock from 10:30am.
7 October - DV8. A poetic and unflinching exploration of intolerance, religion and sexuality, incorporating dance, text, documentary, animation and film. Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro form 8pm.
8 October - NGS Autumn Open Day. Join a member of the Glendurgan team on a leisurely walk around the gardens. 10.15 am, Glendurgan Gardens, Mawnan Smith.
10 October - Fifteen Cornwall Farmers' Market. Browse through the stalls of Fifteen Cornwall's twice-yearly farmers' market, showcasing a range of vegetables, award-winning charcuterie and more.
15 - 18 October - Falmouth Oyster Festival. A four day festival celebrating the start of the new oyster dredging season. A wonderful day out.
16 October - Autumn Garden Walk. Join a member of the Trelissick Garden team on a walk of the estate. 2pm, Trelissick Gardens, Feock.
17 October - Eden's Big Harvest Festival. A seasonal foodie celebration with music from the Glitzy Bag Hags. Eden Project, Bodelva from 7.30pm.
17 - 31 October - Roseland Festival. A two-week arts festival at various locations on The Roseland. Features music, drama, film and literary events. Check website for details.
17 October - Trebah Talk. A talk on Trebah's creator, Charles Fox and the history of G C Fox & Co. Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith at 11:30am.
20 - 21 October - Insane in the Brain. A modern theatrical production of the iconic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro from 7.30pm.
23 - 31 October - Heligan Harvest Display. See Heligan's varied range of produce harvested and arranged in spectacular displays.
23 - 24 October - Falmouth Beer Festival. Try a selection of more than 120 ales, ciders and perries, many from of Cornwall's own breweries. Princess Pavilion, Melvill Road, Falmouth.
28 October - Ghost Ships and Bad Trips. Join Captain Pottengal Mukundan, the Director of the International Maritime Bureau as he examines the current global hot spots for piracy. National Maritime Museum, Discovery Quay, Falmouth from 6.30pm.