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St Neot Village Festival
August 25, 2017 - August 28, 2017
The fantastic St Neot village festival is to be held over the August bank holiday weekend 25th – 28th August. Renowned for always coming up with something special, the whole village comes together to entertain visitors with a wide variety of events for all.
The Rhythm of Life is the vibrant overall theme of the weekend, with floral displays based on Musical Memories. A concert by Loveny Choir will open the proceedings on Thursday.
The magnificent Grade 1 listed Church, with world renowned stain glass windows, will host showpieces of floral art created by individuals and groups, including a central carpet of flowers which could grace any grand cathedral, complimented by original artworks for sale.
Live music will feature in the Church, in the attractive Community Garden and in the village, including a Jazz Café hosted in a lovely garden. A Floral Dance through the village brings band music too.
Original crafts exhibited for sale in the Chapel and playing field pavilion, a market with plants, books, cakes and other exciting stalls will tempt browsers, plus a special exhibition of a local archaeological dig taking place this year.
Something new in the form of a Land Art Trail will take visitors to some of the special places in the village, and there will be added surprises along the way.
A Duck Race along the River Loveny and a Grand Festival Draw will offer a range of great prizes. Fun sports and the World Smite Championship also feature during the weekend.
No event in Cornwall would be complete without great food and drink, and the Village Hall will host locally-made refreshments from 10am to 5pm daily
Calor awarded the nationwide Village of the Year title to St Neot; known for its community spirit, everyone will be offered a warm welcome to its Festival, which is to raise funds for capital improvements to St Neot Church and St Neot Chapel.