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Kernewek Lowender 2013

Event Information

  • 21 May 2013 9:00am - 26 May 2013 6:00pm
  • Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo region
  • South Australia
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This very popular occasion is one of the largest Cornish festivals in the world, in recognition of the significant proportion of South Australia's
population that is descended from the pioneering Cornish miners who arrived here from the early 1840s onwards.

Among the festival attractions are many of general interst and, of course, there are plenty of events that are relevant to people with Cornish

Some interesting programming will see the Furry Dance, Maypole Dance, Official Opening and the Gathering of Bards being held in Moonta. The Village Green Fair will also take place in Queen Square with any sideshows being set up possibly in Verran Terrace.

The Cavalcade of Cars and Motor Cycles will leave Wallaroo and wind its way through Port Hughes, Moonta Bay and the town of Moonta before circling the Victoria Square of Kadina and onto the Kadina oval. This will provide a perfect viewing area for the crowd. It is envisaged that an ecumenical church service could be conducted in Victoria Square with refreshment and food stalls. The displays and exhibitions would then benefit from this extended period for patrons. We are hoping that a Cavalcade of Seafood and Wine will be held in the evening prior, possibly in the Wallaroo Community Sports Club. The Cavalcade Fun Fair at the Kadina Oval is a successful event and adds a special twist to our many heritage events.

The Grand Procession will be held through the streets of Wallaroo and end up at the Lions Park adjacent to the Wallaroo Oval where the Fer Kernewek will be held.

Many events are free but some require tickets, which will be available from the beginning of February on the www.kernewek.org website or by 
telephoning the Kernerwek Lowender office. Book early as most events sell out.

To see the program of events click the link http://www.kernewek.org/documents/Forms%202013/Final%20program%202013.pdf or go to the website.