Stithians

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Stithians is a typical Cornish village, with many granite cottages interspersed with more recent buildings. The surrounding countryside is farm and woodland, also ideally located between Truro, Falmouth, Redruth & Helston.

Nearby you will find Stithians Lake which offers water sports facilities, bird watching and walking. The area abounds with footpaths. The village has regular bus services.

The parish is mainly agricultural, lying south of the Gwennap mining area and north of the quarrying areas of Rame and Longdowns.

The River Kennall runs through the parish: in the 19th century, this river worked a flour mill and a number of gunpowder mills, machinery at a foundry, and a paper mill.

Upcoming Events

Agricultural Show - Monday 15 July 2019

Stithians Agricultural Show

It's Cornwall’s biggest one day agricultural show held annually since the early 1800s on the Feast Day of St. Stythians Church, the nearest Monday following July 10. The show originally started as a competition between local parishioners to see who could grow the best vegetables, raise the finest cattle and breed the greatest horses. Today the purpose built showground provides a full day out for the whole family.

What happens?

Thousands of people descend on the large showground between Truro and Helston to enjoy musical entertainment, food courts, craft stalls, shopping opportunities around the Showground, a fairground, animals of all sorts including rare breeds, a dog show and dog agility competitions and craft and cookery competitions in the Domestic Marquee. In the Horticultural Marquee, there are splendid flower arrangements and displays of a very high standard.

How can you take part?

This is a show with plenty to see and do. The Taste of Cornwall is the marquee to see and, more importantly, to sample and buy truly local food, drink and produce. Kids will love the fur and feather section full of cute rabbits and clucking chickens. Watch the boundless enthusiasm of the dogs in the agility competition as they literally bounce around the courses. In the Countryside Area you can see craftsmen such as blacksmiths, weavers and beekeepers using traditional skills. The ever popular Horse Section features approximately sixty classes catering for most equestrian enthusiasts and throughout the day there’s an assortment of entertainment, such as an accordion band, school jazz orchestra, local choirs and line dancing.

01209 861073

Stithians Agricultural Show
The Showground
Stithians
Cornwall
TR3 7DP

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Steam & Country Fair - Friday 16 August 2019 to Sunday 18 August 2019

Cornish Steam & Country Fair

What’s it all about?
This long established rally was known previously as the West of England Steam Rally. Expect almost one hundred full size and miniature steam engines from all over the country. There are stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines.

What happens?
For three days stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines descend on the showground. Lots of steam engine crews having fun driving around the site and showing what the engines were designed to do.

How can you take part?
There is something for all the family with trade stands, a model and craft marquee, vintage cars, tractors, commercial vehicles, steam cars, military vehicles, motorcycles, heavy horses and stationary engines. There is a working and rural section which shows how farm work used to be done in days gone by with a number of demonstrations including wood sawing and threshing,  mainly driven by steam. In the main ring you can watch working horse demonstrations, hawking displays and a dog agility show and you can even have a go in the sheaf pitching contest. Brass bands, choirs, Morris men and cloggers provide the music and there is also an old time fun fair along with entertainers around the site to keep the children happy.

Did you know?
The first rally, attended by just six steam engines, took place in 1955 when the nearest full scale rally at that time was over 200 miles away at Andover. Stithians Showground is a purpose built site that also hosts the local agricultural show, the VW Owners Club rally and the Young Farmers County fair.  

Visit the website for details of Camping facilities at Stithians Showground.

07729 816888

Cornish Steam & Country Fair
Stithians Show Ground
Stithians
Truro
Cornwall
TR3 7HL

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Cornwall Motorfest 2019 - Friday 30 August 2019 to Sunday 01 September 2019

Cornwall Motorfest 2019

Cornwall's biggest motoring event returns this summer, spread over three days offering a great day out for families and petrol heads. Set in 30 acres and over 3 days Cornwall MotorFest offers... Motor Dealers New & Second Hand, Live Music Across 2 Stages inc Top Tribute Acts & DJ's, Stunt Shows, Food And Refreshments, Classic Cars, The Saturday Soapbox Race Plus Much Much More...

Join us Saturday afternoon for Cornwall's biggest Soapbox race, This year with celebrity judge Vicki Butler- Henderson

Top tribute acts for this years show include ABBA Arrival and Badness On Friday night and it's all going 80's Saturday evening.

Sunday is the day to show off your car or just come along and browse around the amazing vehicles on display.

All types of Cars / Bikes / Trucks / Vehicles are welcome, all ages, makes, models and styles, Don’t miss out Register below to get the best seats in the house, so you’re at the right place at the right time. We’ve got some Amazing Trophies up for grabs, and extra prizes. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly, so be sure to arrive early.

Entry for all show vehicles includes all passengers and your entry into the show. (Camping Available HERE)

At Cornwall Motorfest we feel it's important to give back and every year invite great local charities along. 2019 is no exception as we welcome Cornwall Blood Bikes and The Cornwall Air Ambulance.

01872 211066

Stithians Show Ground
Stithians
Cornwall
TR3 7DP

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