KERNEWEK LOWENDER Copper Coast Cornish Festival
Planning for the 21st Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival - to be held from May 18-24 2015 – is well underway! This unique major cultural festival for South Australia has been held biennially in the three Copper Coast towns of Moonta, Wallaroo and Kadina since 1973, routinely attracting more than 40,000 people who gather to celebrate the region’s significant Cornish heritage.
The secret of longevity for this Cornish festival (dubbed the World’s largest!) is its unique authentic week-long program of fun and feasting. Hundreds dress as Cornish Jacks and Jennies, thousands of Cornish pasties are consumed, Swanky beer is swilled, and crowds fill town squares for the spectacle that is the maypole and furry dancing.
Necks crane to view the Procession and Cavalcade of Cars & Motorcycles, and people travel thousands of miles to experience the Gathering of the Bards and the Dressing of the Graves.
Next Kernewek Lowender will be May 18-24 2015.
The 2015 program will be released on 1 November 2014.
Tickets will go on sale on 1 November 2014.
See NOTICEBOARD for news from festival conveners and for a copy of the Kernewek Chronicle, and for associated registration and entry forms.
See ABOUT US for historical information about the region and the Cornish festival, and for important sponsor information.
See FESTIVAL EVENTS for event descriptions and details (regularly updated as events draw nearer so stay tuned!).
See BOOKINGS to purchase tickets, programs and souvenirs.
Kernewek Lowender is proudly supported by South Australian Tourism Commission and the District Council of the Copper Coast.