Past Events

   21st June 1848                                  


 Teetotal Festival

A Teetotal parade through the streets of St Austell culminating in the Market House where an ancient tea was provided. A further Teetotal tea took place in early 1858 but was thinly attended.


25th-27th September 1894

The Grand Indian Palace Bazaar

A fancy fair and exhibition of electric light. The bazaar was perhaps the greatest novelty yet produced in St Austell. Organised to raise funds for the building of a St Austell Young Mens’ Christian Association in Vicarage Place. The Great Western Train line even put on special train fares for fares from all stations across Cornwall from Penzance to Plymouth.                                                    



1908, 1909& 1910


Flower Show

In July 1908, 1909 and 1910 the Annual St Austell Cottage Garden Show took place.


Fatstock Shows

The first fatstock show was held in 1908. A silver cup awarded by the Hon T C Agar Robarts was awarded to the owner of the champion beast. The root crop show was held in the town hall and the was a butter making competition.

Every Friday  

Market Day

Friday was traditionally the market day, the ground floor was home to many butchers, upstairs was a butter market which during the Summer was covered with cabbage leaves to keep it cool!