Join us for a great day out

Saturday 27 April 2024

Trevithick's Puffing Devil

Come along and join us for a day out in Camborne

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 .

What's happening

Join us for a day of music, entertainment, lots of steam and all the fun of the fair!

Ride on the vintage buses

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. 

Join in the dances

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. 


Come and see the engines

Steam up! 

Steam engines from all over the country line up in Basset Street 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.  

Street Entertainment

Entertainment for all ages

Buskers, 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!!

Indoor Exhibitions

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.


Stalls and Fairground

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!

The Story of Richard Trevithick

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. 

The Story of Richard Trevithick

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?

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