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International Mining and Pasty Festival

Event date: 8th September
Until: 10th September
Wheal Uny Miners Tribute
Pasty festival returns! Covering three days, this festival is jam packed celebrating Cornwall’s International links, Heritage and Innovation.

Friday 8th September – 4pm – 6pm

The festival kicks off with a celebration of all the miners who worked in mines at home and abroad, it’s set to be a great start to the festival. Working with local miners, storytellers and musicians; there will be a moving tribute to the heritage of Redruth.

This is an event dedicated to the men and women who worked the mines of past, present and future. Cobweb Tours will lead a storytelling walk departing the Miner statue in town at 4pm, along the route there will be some fascinating Redruth tales told with the Redruth Festival band playing tunes along the way. The walk ends at Wheal Uny Mines where the miners will gather and share their stories and tributes will be told through music and dance before the evening culminating with the engine houses being smoked once again. If you are a miner or know anyone that would like to be involved, please contact Alice at: ?

This event is free but space and parking is limited at the site. Wheal Uny is located at: Redruth TR16 6RP,
*Please note, the route and mining terrain isn’t level and unfortunately not accessible for all and we would recommend suitable footwear. All timings are approximate depending on numbers on the day and the event is weather dependent.
If you would like to view the stack smoking from a distance, there are many great viewing points around the area from Redruth, Carn Brea and Carn Marth.

Saturday 9th September – 10am – 3pm

The festival continues with a day filled with live music, street food, interactive stalls, pasty competitions, workshops and a fun new addition to the festival. Stalls will line Fore Street and there’ll be pockets of entertainment and interactive events across town; festival-goers will be invited to bake or craft a pasty for judging with some great prizes on offer for the winners.

New for 2023, there will be a ‘Diaspora food village’ and a new competition – a Pasty Relay Championship. There’ll be some great prizes for the winners, we’re looking for people to be team captains and gather a team, to find out about this contact Sam White at:

Sunday 10th September – 11am – 3pm

The Victoria Park Fun Day returns! There will be entertainment, food and drink stalls, charity stalls, a face painter, family games and a fun dog show.
Put the date in your diary and check back for further details to follow.

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