Community (Your Parish)

After many years 2008 saw the reintroduction of the annual Callington Carnival. With the Rotary Club of Callington at the helm and tremendous help from Callington Town Council & local organisations the Carnival is a great community event.
The Callington Community Arts Venue – popularly known as “CAVe” – is a much appreciated venue for a wide range or cultural and artistic activities. It has become established as a highly valued part of Callington’s life.
On the third Saturday of each month family films are shown in the Town Hall. The films, which are invariably the latest releases, provide an opportunity for all the generations to come together and enjoy an afternoon out.

Callington Festival Week was introduced in 2009 and met with such success that it is now a firm fixture in Callington’s social calendar. Thanks to the support of sponsors and the generosity of the people of Callington the Festival raises much needed funds for worthy causes.

Callington Honey Fair is one of the largest street fairs in Cornwall, with hundreds of people visiting the Town to enjoy the one day event. The modern-day fair is held annually on the first Wednesday in October and each year has a unique theme.

Entertainment on the streets of Callington include Music, Dance, Fun and Laughter for all the family along with the annual “Callington Furry Dance” and a specially choreographed accompanying dance routine.

The annual “Tansys Golowan” or St John’s Eve Bonfire is held on Kit Hill every 23rd June.  The event, in both Cornish and English, is run by the Callington Old Cornwall Society and celebrates the middle of summer.

Although Father Christmas was unable to visit his Grotto at the Christmas Fair in 2020, we look forward to seeing him in 2021.

Callington has a long history stretching back many hundreds of years.  It was once suggested as one of the possible locations of the ancient site of Celliwig, associated with King Arthur.