Cornwall LivingIssue #73
We look back over a successful weekend at this year’s Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show.
The weekend of May 5th and 6th saw over 3,000 visitors flock to Cornwall’s premier home and garden event. Neither record temperatures nor glorious sunshine could keep people away from this impressive event that has grown year on year, becoming the destination of choice for those looking for interior goods, garden and renewable services and self-build assistance. Sponsored by Duke Stone of Cornwall, and ourselves here at Cornwall Living, it was a proud moment to be exhibiting alongside over 130 of the region’s top makers, designers and suppliers. This year the event spilled out of the 4,000m2 indoor arena to allow for more space for exhibitors in the outdoor arena.
“There was such an amazing atmosphere in the venue, I was so pleased to see so many smiles from visitors and exhibitors.”
The ninth successive show since its inauguration in 2011, Home Show Director, Andrew Weaver said: “Each year the event has increased its awareness and popularity across the region. We take pride in offering visitors the chance to work with specialist local companies in the home and garden sectors. We continue to turn away big nationals so our local economy can grow and I am pleased our visitors are contributing in the same way by shopping locally. I would like to thank all that supported the event and we look forward to our next events coming up in September and October.”
The ever-popular Cornwall Food & Drink Market and Café, serving delicious artisan produce, was available for all to enjoy. Catching up with Exhibitor Liaison Manger, Jess Murray, we discover just how successful the event was: “There was such an amazing atmosphere in the venue, I was so pleased to see so many smiles from visitors and exhibitors. It was great to welcome new companies into the mix and I hope it proved just as beneficial to them as it did to the returning clients. Overall a fantastic turn out for the show with plenty of happy visitors.”
There are plenty more events coming up to enjoy, including the Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show Interiors Market from 7th to 9th September on Lemon Quay in Truro and the ever popular Cornwall Home Improvement and Self Build Show on 6th and 7th October at the showground in Wadebridge.
"There was such an amazing atmosphere in the venue, I was so pleased to see so many smiles from visitors and exhibitors."