Mark your calendars and get ready for a week of excitement and entertainment as the Gunnislake Festival returns. From July 14th to July 22nd, 2023, this annual event promises to offer a plethora of activities that cater to all age groups and interests.

One of the highlights of the festival will be the Wild West Karaoke Party, taking place at the renowned Cornish Inn. Dust off your cowboy boots and channel your inner superstar as you sing your favorite tunes in a lively Wild West-themed karaoke extravaganza. This event guarantees an evening of laughter, music, and unforgettable performances.

For history enthusiasts, a captivating presentation titled “The Romans in Calstock” by Dr. Chris Smart will be held at the village hall. Discover the intriguing history of the Romans in the nearby area of Calstock as Dr. Smart delves into fascinating tales and archaeological discoveries. This educational and engaging talk will transport you back in time to an era of conquest and cultural exchange.

If you enjoy testing your knowledge and competing with friends and family, be sure to join the Festival Quiz hosted by Paul Pridham. Get your thinking caps on as you participate in a lively and entertaining quiz night filled with brain teasers, trivia, and friendly competition. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your knowledge while enjoying a night of camaraderie and laughter.

Art enthusiasts will be delighted to explore the Open Art Exhibition held at St. Anne’s Church. Immerse yourself in the world of creativity as local artists showcase their talent and display a wide range of artistic expressions. From paintings to sculptures, this exhibition is a celebration of artistic diversity and a chance to appreciate the rich creativity within the community.

Take a leisurely stroll and join the Community Walk, an event designed to bring the neighbourhood together. Enjoy the picturesque scenery of Gunnislake as you interact with fellow community members, engage in conversations, and foster a sense of togetherness. This is an excellent opportunity to discover hidden gems within the village while building connections with your neighbours.

Satisfy your taste buds and groove to the rhythm of live music at the BBQ event hosted at The Rising Sun. Indulge in mouth-watering barbecue delights while being serenaded by the talented musical group, Fixer. This combination of delicious food and toe-tapping tunes will create an unforgettable evening of culinary and musical delights.

Throughout the festival, keep your eyes peeled for the superhero scarecrows scattered around the village. These imaginative and eye-catching creations add an element of fun and whimsy to the event, making for a delightful scavenger hunt-like experience for visitors of all ages.

Gunnislake Festival 2023: A Week of Fun for the Whole Family