When it comes to festivals The Great Estate Festival is definitely up their as one of our favourites, think of the craziest garden tea party cross with a circus theme and you are getting an idea of the treat you are in for if attending the great estate festival.
The festival is held in the beautiful grounds of Scorrier House and this year had the biggest amount of attendees to date. Over the three days of the festival, the great estate saw more than 19000 attendees.
Now we are most definitely our happiest dancing barefoot in a field with a pint of cider, prep for us starts weeks before with the planning of our outfits and festival eco glitter pintreast boards.
Arriving we looked for the perfect place to park the van, accomadation at the festival varies from camping, campervans or even having your very own glamping pod. After setting up home for the weekend we couldn’t wait to get in amongst the other festival goers.
This years proved even bigger and better than the previous years, with fairy lights and decorations in every nook and cranny it had a real fantasy feel. The atmosphere was fantastic with everyone in an excited happy mood wearing their best festival and glittery outfits, enjoying the warm weather.
The set up was slighty different this year but still boasted all the bits we love from previous years, with the vast vintage fair, the many fab food stalls including vegan food all the way to the meat lovers dream. The main stages strategiacally scattered around the grounds and overlooking the impressive manor known as scorrier house. We enjoyed seeing the variety of entertainment from the exhilliarting wresting to bmx and skateboard demonstrations.
By day whilst walking around you will stumble across intriguing sections of the festival such as the secret gin garden or the retreats areas which host Kernow Springs hot tubs and yoga classes, through the whispering woods you could find a log to perch on and hear about Cornish tales and poetry. A really gentle chilled vibes perfect for families to enjoy.
We were lucky enough to be invited to attend the wild wine club during the early evening of the second day, a real must for anyone who enjoys the finer side of wine and food.
Our chef was none other than Adam Banks head chef from Jamie Olivers Fifteen whist desserts were prepared from Newquay’s finest café owner the lovely Jess from the Jam Jar.We were asked to meet our fellow diners by the very impressive scorrier manor and was greet by the very friendly Debbie.Walking through the garden of the manor we had our first taster of what to come when we were greeted outside the beautiful flower filled greenhouse where we enjoyed our first handpicked wine and canapes.
The theme of our evening was a taste of Portugal, we were taken through to be seated in the main hall.
With every yummy course we were given another glass of selected wine to accompany our food and a brief of where the wine came from why works for that particular course.We even got to go behind the scenes and meet Adam and see Jess prepare our desserts. What an amazing opportunity to experience some fine wine and food in such a wonderful setting, we would highly recommend you booking yourself a seat.
By night the great estate really comes alive as its gets darker you can witness the amazing light show which illuminates the scorrier house itself.The headline acts for great estate for this year were James and Craig Charles. With many other incredible performers such as Our Atlantic Roots.After watching the live bands perform we decided to end out night in the woodland silent disco, what an experience with the trees all lit up and the twinkling lights from the disco balls we danced the night away under the moonlight just soaking up the atmosphere.
Thank you to all the team at The Great Estate Festival for yet again pulling it out go the bag, and for making us feel so welcome. can’t wait to see you all agin next year.
*We were given complimentary weekend tickets and camping for the purpose of a review, but as always all thoughts and opinions are our own.