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The Festival team are working hard behind the scenes to bring you another wonderful and varied Festival which will be held in Fowey from 10-18 May 2019.

We are excited to launch two events prior to the main festival line-up, Seth Lakeman and Show of Hands are now available to book, please use the links below.

Click here to become a Friend of the Fowey Festival and gain a discount for these two events, and other events at this years' festival, and a priority booking period for the full line-up of events coming soon.

We have now launched our annual adult short story competition and young writers and artists awards 2019. For details about how to enter please use the links below. We hope this year's themes inspire you to be creative and let your imagination run wild.


Seth Lakeman at Fowey Festival playing his guitar

Seth Lakeman in concert - early bird bookings.

10 May 2019 8-10pm, £23, St Fimbarrus Church, Fowey. BOOK TICKETS NOW

Show of Hands holding decorative guitar

Show of Hands in concert - early bird bookings.

16 May 2019 8-10pm,£23, St Fimbarrus Church, Fowey. BOOK TICKETS NOW

Black and white image of someone writing, coffee cups and mobile phone also visible

Enter the adult short story competition 2019, the theme for this year is 'Rule Britannia'.

Entry cost is £5, open to all over 16 years. Closing date 17 March 2019. FIND OUT MORE

Fowey Festival Children's Programme Logo, creative and colourful letter shapes

Enter the awards for young writers and artists 2019, the theme for this year is 'Last night I dreamt…'

Free entry, open to 4-16 year olds living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Closing date 8 March 2019. FIND OUT MORE

Keep up to date with the Fowey Festival by following us on Instagram @foweyliterature

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