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Join in with the Redruth International Mining & Pasty Festival

There will be plenty of ways for the community to get involved in the Redruth International Mining & Pasty Festival this year, which is taking place on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September.

The Festival is returning for the first time in three years and a full weekend of festivities has been planned to take place across the town.

On Friday 8th September, the community can join in with the Miners’ Tribute Walk starting from The Miner Statue in the town centre at 4pm. The route departs from Fore Street and ends at Wheal Uny, accompanied by music, storytelling and memories of former miners. The finale will be the smoking of the chimney stacks at the end of the evening.

There’s a competitive element to the events on Saturday 9th September with the community being invited to enter their own pasty creations into the homemade pasty competitions. There are categories for Best Cornish Pasty, including a class for under 18s, most Creative Edible Pasty and Best Crafted Pasty. Then a new event for 2023 is the Redruth Pasty Relay Championships which will see teams of at least 10 pass a salt dough pasty up Fore Street as quickly as possible. Sponsors Rowe’s Bakers and the Cornish Pasty Association have generously provided prizes for the competitions.

Alice Lamming, Community Projects Manager at Redruth Town Council said: “We can’t wait to welcome the community of Redruth into town to join in with the Festival. As well as the competitions, we have live music, performances, a Diaspora Food Village, market stalls, Buttermarket hard-hat tours and craft workshops including crimping practice. There’ll be so much to keep the whole family entertained all day!”

On Sunday 10th September, the action moves to Victoria Park for the Fun Day and a chance for the four-legged members of the community to get involved by entering the Dog Show organised by K9 Crusaders. There’ll be 15 classes including Happiest Dog and Best Rescue. Redruth Town Band will perform in the Band Stand and there’ll be food, music, stalls and games.

A full festival guide has just been published which can be found here: or printed copies are available to pick up in various locations around town and in the Library and Information Centre.


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