St Agnes Bolster Festival
May 8 - May 9
A celebration of Cornish music and art featuring life size puppets, a drum band and a 28ft giant effigy re-enacting the famous Cornish legend of the giant called Bolster. A great day out for all the family.
Long ago Cornwall was apparently full of marauding giants and one of them, Bolster, terrorized the good folk on the north coast regularly eating their children. To celebrate Bolster’s eventual demise, the villagers of St Agnes hold a pageant every year starting with a lantern procession, bonfire and barbeque. The following day the Knight Sir Constantine and the bolster drummers parade the streets of the village in search of Bolster (a giant effigy) ending in a dramatic confrontation on the cliffs above the stunning Chapel Porth Beach.