Saturday 7 September 2013

#CountryKids Mintfest 2013 - part 2 Sunday

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Time to post about what we saw at the Sunday part of Mintfest having already blogged about the Saturday. It wasn't such a warm and sunny day and we were later setting off having had a car boot sale in the morning. However we still had an amazing day. First up we encountered a group of ladies sitting on sofas and armchairs knitting outside the library and my daughter just had to join in:

The group are trying to Knit the River Kent and were encouraging people to join in. My daughter would have stayed all day:

All good publicity for the new Kendal Wool Gathering in October and great to see all sorts of people having a go at knitting:

On wandering down the street we encountered A Fettle of Kitsch who did not approve of my children's day glo jackets!

It was a relief to come across these porta loos being cleaned by the brilliant Theater Pikante cleaning ladies from Germany:

We got marginally closer to the dance routine from Motionhouse, looked amazing so wish I'd seen it close up:

My son and I encountered the quite creep Busy Lizzy who freaked my boy out!

After this we saw a strange procession heading in a haphazard way to Elephant Yard so we just had to follow:

It turned out they were the Whalley Range All Stars mining for popcorn in an empty shop:

And they gave away free popcorn at the end! Then despite the weather a group of scantily clad Visitors strutting along Highgate:

Outside the town hall we were entertained by Ramshacklicious with their comedy music act: 

Down to Abbott Hall park for a quirky what is Contemporary dance routine by Emmie Coxey:

Then we saw our favourite act from Saturday Le Navet Bete:

After a quick play in the park we headed back to the Brewery for the evenings music. We just caught the end of Africa Entsha an a cappella group from Soweto:

The whole place was buzzing and it was hard to find a place to sit but luckily the steps made a good vantage point:

My son got a prime dancing spot for Delhi2Dublin from Canada who played a great mix of music from all over the world:

We missed the last track as we had to walk up to the castle to get into position for the firework finale. It was an amazing view across the town from the top:

There were plenty of pigs all ready to fly as part of the firework display:

It was all pretty spectacular when things finally got going:

The main display was from within the walls themselves and was very impressive indeed:

It was also very loud with the echo bouncing off the hills behind us!

Altogether a great way to end Mintfest:

Just a shame it took nearly an hour to walk home afterwards! Roll on Mintfest 2014.


  1. looks like a fun and exciting day :-)

  2. Coombe Mill (Fiona)8 September 2013 at 15:33

    What an absolutely brilliant weekend - full of amazing sights and acts, I am very jealous. The photos are fab and I can tell you all had a great time, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  3. Quite an array of strange characters to make it a very colourful weekend. Great firework pix too


  4. Sara (@mumturnedmom)12 September 2013 at 02:52

    Another great day - particularly love the knitting! Great fireworks too x


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