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Kernewek Lowender 2015

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The largest Cornish Festival in the World
Kernewek Lowender, or more easily pronounced as the Copper Coast Cornish Fesitival, comes to Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta again this May. With over 37,000 attendees at the last biennial festival in 2013, this is easily the largest festival of its kind on the Peninsula, and the largest Cornish festival in the world.

Kernewek Lowender, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Henry on George, Cornish Festival, Swanky, Cornish Pasty, Cosi, South Aussie with Cosi, Moonta Heritage Trail, Tourist Drive 38
Kernewek Lowender - Steve Hudson


This multi-award winning festival will be held over 10 fantastic days from the 15th May with more than 60 events and activities staged in the three major towns as a celebration of the region's significant Cornish heritage.

Kernewek Lowender, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Henry on George, Cornish Festival, Swanky, Cornish Pasty, Cosi, South Aussie with Cosi, Moonta Heritage Trail, Tourist Drive 38
Street Procession


The 10 day long festival starts with a Cornish cuisine dinner experience with Cornwall-born Chef Sophie Budd at the Patio Restaurant in Moonta Bay on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th. Booking are essential for this must-attend dining extravaganza from a Chef who has cooked with Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein in London, as well as on board numerous private yachts floating in the Mediterranean.

Kernewek Lowender, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Henry on George, Cornish Festival, Swanky, Cornish Pasty, Cosi, South Aussie with Cosi, Moonta Heritage Trail, Tourist Drive 38
Cornish Pasties


From Sunday 17th until Thursday 21st there are a number of pre-event activities throughout the Copper Coast including the official Art Exhibition, Moonta Cemetery Tours, Dressing the Graves, Cornish Pasty Making Courses, Golf Day, Kernow King Comedy Night, Dinner Dances, Band Concert, various themed concerts at most of the Churches and a major quilting exhibition.



Kicking off the major free activities on Friday 22nd May is the Moonta Parade featuring the grand procession, maypole and furry dancing, the giant pasty bake-off and the official welcome in Queen Square.

Kernewek Lowender, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Henry on George, Cornish Festival, Swanky, Cornish Pasty, Cosi, South Aussie with Cosi, Moonta Heritage Trail, Tourist Drive 38
Maypole Dancing


The free activities continue on Saturday 23rd May in Kadina with the big Village Green Fair in Victoria Square. Here there will be a gigantic market with over 100 stalls, rotunda entertainment, the Cousin Jack and Jenny competition, maypole and furry dancing, and a wonderland of kids activities in the Piskey Hollow Hall.

Kernewek Lowender, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Henry on George, Cornish Festival, Swanky, Cornish Pasty, Cosi, South Aussie with Cosi, Moonta Heritage Trail, Tourist Drive 38
Cavalcade


On Sunday the Classic Cavalcade of Cars and Motorcycles departs the Wallaroo Marshalling Yards at 10am and heads through town and on to Moonta and Kadina before finishing at Kadina Oval. From 1130am the Cavalcade Fun Fair commences with a Show'n Shine, entertainment from The Legends of Rock'n Roll Club, food and fun.

Kernewek Lowender, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Henry on George, Cornish Festival, Swanky, Cornish Pasty, Cosi, South Aussie with Cosi, Moonta Heritage Trail, Tourist Drive 38
Pasty Bakeoff


Kernewek Lowender, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Henry on George, Cornish Festival, Swanky, Cornish Pasty, Cosi, South Aussie with Cosi, Moonta Heritage Trail, Tourist Drive 38
South Aussie with Cosi


Kadina born, and South Australia's own Cosi, returns to his home town to host the events over the weekend from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th. Activities in addition to the ones mentioned earlier include the big Cornish Pasty bake-off which is a huge favourite amongst the crowds as the competition hots up to determine the best crimper. Other activities include guided tours of the heritage areas, local author's book launch, a country music concert, the Strongman Spectacle, the gathering of the bards, the Bonanza Variety Concert and numerous breakfast and lunch events.

Kernewek Lowender, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Henry on George, Cornish Festival, Swanky, Cornish Pasty, Cosi, South Aussie with Cosi, Moonta Heritage Trail, Tourist Drive 38
Green Fair


While in the Copper Coast it is almost compulsory to engage with a bottle of Swanky, the traditional beer of the Cornishmen. Swanky will be sold throughout the whole festival with a special label for collectors produced to mark the 21st festival in 2015. Another great tradition is the Cornish Pasty, of which there will be numerous outlets making and selling these over the festival.

Kernewek Lowender, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Henry on George, Cornish Festival, Swanky, Cornish Pasty, Cosi, South Aussie with Cosi, Moonta Heritage Trail, Tourist Drive 38
Swanky Label


And the activities at the Copper Coast don't just end there, with many other tourist activities to do in each of the three big towns including scenic drives, tourist trains, heritage walks and indulging in some of the best coffee and icecream that exists on the Peninsula.

Kernewek Lowender, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Henry on George, Cornish Festival, Swanky, Cornish Pasty, Cosi, South Aussie with Cosi, Moonta Heritage Trail, Tourist Drive 38
Kernewek Lowender 2015 Program


The Copper Coast Triangle is around 90 minutes from Adelaide, and is suitable for day trips or for extended stays in any of the many local accommodation options. For further details on the Kernewek Lowender, download the free program here, or view the Kernewek Lowender website or their facebook page.
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Why? Cornish pasties are to die for
When: 17-24 May 2015
Phone: 8821 4500
Where: Copper Triangle, South Australia
Cost: Varies upwards from free
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There is something special about a real Cornish pasty
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