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Wadebridge is a centrally located town has much to offer visitors of all ages and interests all year round.

One of the earliest recorded mentions of the town of Wadebridge, was in 1313 when a market and two fairs were granted to Wade, within the manor of Pawton.

At this time the town was in two parishes, Egloshayle and St Breock, either side of the river Camel. Travellers gave thanks at both sides after a safe crossing. From this time the town became known as Wadebridge.

Wadebridge town also offers some of the best arts and crafts galleries and shops. Seek out some of North Cornwall's artists and craftspeople and see vibrant landscapes, beautiful furniture and pottery.

Upcoming Events

Cornwall Folk Festival - Thursday 22 August 2019 to Monday 26 August 2019

47th Cornwall Folk Festival

In 2019 we have confirmed so far:

* The Unthanks
* Steve Knightley
* Midnight Skyracer
* Flats and Sharps
* Noble Jacks
* Wizz Jones at 80 Celebration
* Mick Ryan's folk opera 'Here At * The Fair'
* Granny's Attic
* Krelys

There’s plenty going on throughout the town. The renamed FAR Stage behind Wadebridge Wines showcases back-to-back talent from the South West, and proves again and again to be the place to hang out, with non-stop music throughout the day. Pub sessions and street music and dance in abundance make for one of Britain’s finest small festivals, perfect for the Bank Holiday’s last blast of summer. And for those wanting to attend workshops to improve their music and dance skills there are at least 9 workshops for instrumentalists, singers and dancers.

There is camping near the centre of the town in the Bodieve campsite, and a local mini bus will ferry people back and forth to the festival!

Now in its fourth decade, the former Wadebridge, now titled the Cornwall Folk Festival runs over three days in early August mixing local talent with acts from further afield to produce a varied programme of events to suit all tastes. The event draws musicians and fans alike from all over the UK to experience unique Cornish and Celtic musical heritage and dance culture. 

What happens?

The festival takes place at various venues in Wadebridge and the whole town is alive to the sound of music. Not only is there an international line up of folk from Cornwall and  Brittany and the USA but you’ll also find singers and instrument workshops, street entertainment, tune sharing sessions and children’s games and face painting.

How can you take part?

Get in the groove and join in the fun at concerts, ceilidhs, sessions and workshops. Cornwall benefits from some of the best weather in the UK but the Folk Festival differs from all others in that there’s the added advantage of all venues being undercover and in the warm. So if it's raining outside there's no problem as you can kick back and listen to some great folk music whilst sampling local Cornish food and enjoying a wide choice of Cornish real ales and ciders.

To see a list of artists visit the web site HERE

01637 880604

Cornwall Folk Festival
Town Hall and other venues
PL27 7AG



Antique Fair - Saturday 24 August 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019

Antique Fairs Cornwall - Royal Cornwall Showground

Antique, salvage & decorative faire plus classic vehicle rally and auction.

100s Of Stands Inside Two Exhibition Halls + Outside Stalls

Whatever the weather rain or shine we have it covered

Great artisan food In & Out all with seating plus the Gin & Prosecco Bar

And for the kids Helter Skelter, Basket Ball, Slush and Candy Floss

We have for the first time in 10 years made changes to Admission times and Charges.

1st day 9am - 5pm £4 early bird 7am - 9am £8
{was 8am - 9am £4} twice the price twice the time

2nd day 9am - 4.30pm £4

​Outside Stalls £60 two days booked 

Casual £35 a day

Security on site 24 hours

Royal Cornwall Showgraound
PL27 7JE

01208 368182
07887 753956