Kernewek Lowender – Copper Coast Cornish Festival | 17-24 May 2015


The 2015 Kernewek Lowender is all set to again welcome over 35,000 visitors to more than 60 events and activities to be staged in the three South Australian towns of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo.  Held over 8 days, the Kernewek Lowender celebrates this region’s significant Cornish heritage.

New sponsoring partner Drakes Foodland will stage the Moonta Parade and Street Party on Friday, 22 May 2015 featuring the Procession, Maypole and Furry Dancing, the giant Pasty Bake-Off and the official welcome in Queen Square.


The big Village Green Fair is on again in Kadina on Saturday 23 May, hosted by the Northern Yorke Peninsula Rotary Club. Here you’ll find approximately 100 market stalls, rotunda entertainment, the Cousin Jack and Jenny competition, Maypole and Furry Dancing and new in 2015 a wonderland of children’s activities, “Piskey Hollow Hall”.

This is the 21st Cornish Festival and Richard Davis of The Patio Restaurant at Moonta Bay has produced a special 21st commemorative label for Swanky beer this year to mark the milestone.

Firsts in the 2015 program are a comedy show at the Ascot Theatre (featuring the infamous Kernow King from Cornwall, on his maiden voyage to Australia) and the Cornish Troyl Dinner Dance at Wallaroo Community Sports Club (featuring the award-winning The Borderers); and back again after sell out success in 2013 are the Country Music Concert at Kadina Town Hall (this time featuring Wayne Horsburgh, Graeme Hugo and Amber Joy Poulton) plus the fantastic Bonanza Concert showcase of local talent at the Wallaroo Town Hall.

There are new categories for the prestigious Newbery Chemist Art Prize Exhibition; four cemeteries are now staging Dressing of the Graves events (Kadina, Wallaroo, Moonta and Green Plains, (the latter a new inclusion) and all this with an even bigger tally of displays and activities staged by busy local community groups.

For more information, the full program and all enquiries please visit the Kernekek website.

What:  Kernewek Lowender – Copper Coast Cornish Festival

When:  17-24 May 2015

Where:  Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo

Who:  All Ages

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