Saturday 27th April 2024
Join us for a great day out
Saturday 27 April 2024
Trevithick Day is fully staffed by volunteers, and funded by grants & fund-raising.
If you are in a position to be able to financially support the day's festivities, we'd appreciate a donation, no matter how small, to allow us to continue honouring Richard Trevithick.
Steam engines and steam parade . Sound stages with local bands and choirs . Street entertainers . Stalls . Street food . Funfair . Exhibitions . Schools competition . Vintage vehicles . Stationary engines . Morning and afternoon dances led by Camborne Town Band . Park & Ride on vintage buses .
Join us for a day of music, entertainment, lots of steam and all the fun of the fair!
Ride here in style!
Cornwall Bus Preservation Society are providing some of their fantastic vintage buses from Cornwall College, Pool main entrance, Tolvaddon Road TR14 0EQ (just off the A30 Camborne/Pool junction)
Open from 8:30am to 5:30pm £5 per car and £10 per mini bus - please bring cash just in case our card reader isn't happy
Buses run approximately every 20 minutes and stop on Wesley Street (near Tesco), at the top of Trelowarren Street.
Trevithick’s Dance (adults)
Open to people aged 12 or over who live or work in Camborne.
Use our contact form if you want to join in.
Bal Maidens & Miners Dance (children)
The dance is taught to local schools who are encouraged to participate.
Steam engines from all over the country line up in Basset Road and then parade through the town at approximately 3.30pm.
It’s a magnificent sight, not to be missed.
We have fair organs and miniatures on display.
Don't forget the stationary engines behind the library too.
Entertainment for all ages
Entertainers, musicians, jugglers and theatre groups perform throughout the day. As well as our four stages for local bands and singing groups.
See the full list (subject to change) on our events page.
Don't forget to go and see the vintage cars on Union Street and tractors on Chapel Street too.
All for FREE!!
Lots of things indoors
Schools competition entries and art exhibition at the Masonic Hall, model exhibitions at Camborne Community Centre, the Centenary Chapel flower festival, and many more events to be added soon.
We also have choirs singing in the Wesley Chapel but don't forget the choir stage on Church Street where there are even more choirs singing.
Enjoy your day out!
There’s a carnival atmosphere in Camborne on Trevithick Day as its main streets are closed to traffic for the day and steam engines, street stalls, bands and entertainers take over the town.
Rosewarne car park is transformed into a funfair and many of Camborne’s buildings are home to displays or offer refreshments.
Come along and eat and drink as well as enjoy the entertainments!
If you want a stall, fill in the stalls form on our How to take part page and send it to the email address provided.
The Trevithick Monument is a Grade II Listed Building and was first listed on 4th October 2005.
The monument is believed to have been erected in the 1930’s by either the original Illogan Parish Council or Camborne & Redruth Urban District Council and was erected in appreciation of the great inventor and his gifts to the world.
The monument is situated on the site where the previous house stood in which Richard Trevithick was born on 13th April 1771.
Trevithick's 250th Birthday
To mark Richard Trevithick’s 250th Birthday we commissioned this animation all about Richard’s life and inventions, aimed at our younger audience.
Did you know he took steam engine parts over the Andes by donkey to help set up mines in Peru , went pearl fishing in Costa Rica and was chased by alligators in Ecuador?
Help keep Trevithick Day going by donating using the button below
Every penny or pound you give will help pay for an element of the day
The volunteers that organise this event do it for free and appreciate all donations
We'd like to thank the following sponsors for their support, without them, Trevithick Day couldn't go ahead!
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