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27 September 2012

Redruth Pasty Festival Hailed Great Success

Cornwall’s first pasty festival turned out to be a hit with visitors as hundreds flocked to Redruth for the celebrations.

This is the first festival in the UK to be totally based around the humble Cornish pasty and, as you would expect, the tasty dish featured heavily. Guests were treated to a range of great pasty fillings, live music and an expansive street market selling local produce.

The Redruth Mayor, Judy Davidson, commented on the festival, saying that it was a ‘dream come true’. She thought the bake-off in particular was a great success as local volunteers baked over 460 pasties. She also acknowledged that the festival had plenty of room for expansion and improvement.

If you missed out on the festival this year, you needn’t worry as it looks like it’ll become an annual fixture for the town. Why not book one of the many cottages in Cornwall next September to get in on the pasty fun?

Image credit: Duke Human Rights Center (flickr.com)

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