Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, 2017
Cornish Festival Event Schedule
The 25th Annual Cornish Festival and Celtic Celebration was launched in 1991 with the purpose of preserving our Cornish heritage and identifying and strengthening our ties to Cornwall. We serve as an educational resource as we help Cornish Americans and others to understand Cornish heritage in Cornwall and around the world. The Cornish Festival in Mineral Point is our major project to further that understanding. Explore our website to learn more or to join the Society.
The plans for the 2017 Quarter-Century Celebration are being drawn by our Volunteers.
So far, here's what we can offer visitors to Mineral Point in September:
MUSICAL THEATER "Sights, Sounds and Stories of Cornwall" A rollicking evening of traditional Cornish entertainment!
BOOK LAUNCH Prize-winning author Kathleen Ernst introduces the new entry in her Chloe Ellefson Mystery Series, set at Mineral Point's Pendarvis Historic Site
FOOD: Pull up a seat for a Pancake Breakfast, the luncheon called Taste of Mineral Point in Library Park, a Pasty Supper at the 1836 Walker House. Or, stroll through the city and visit one of our charming restaurants.
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: Local businesses supply the prizes, as kids enjoy games and learning activities featuring Cornwall's famous Piskies and Tommyknockers.
PUB NIGHT AT PENDARVIS: The launch for the CornishFest weekend is Pub Night, staged in the authentic row house with live Celtic music, traditional pub games, and a cash bar serving beer, wine and old-fashioned sodas.
EXPERIENCE CROWDY CRAWN: The name signifies a mixed bag of learning, lore and laughter. Take part in traditional craft demonstrations and workshops, and taste Cornish story-telling, too!
MUSEUMS: Visit one of the city's treasured sites -- Orchard Lawn, the Odd Fellows/Rebekah Museum, or do your own research at the Historic Archives in the Library.
Our Volunteers are working to add more events to this schedule.
We want to make your CornishFest Weekend delightful!