A popular seasonal celebration returns to Lemon Quay this month, with food and homeware stalls, a pumpkin carving competition, and various workshops and demonstrations. 

The BIG Autumn Market – a collaboration between Truro Farmers Market and Cornwall Shop Small billed as “a bite-sized festival” with around 60 stalls offering autumnal food, drink, arts, crafts and vintage wares – will take place over two days on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 from 9am to 4pm.  

The market is pitched as the perfect opportunity to find cosy lifestyle inspiration for the seasonal shift. Visitors can expect to find sustainable slow fashion and accessories, vintage treasures, beautiful prints and ceramics, cosy textiles, and eye-catching jewellery courtesy of local creators and curators. 

Sarah Curley of Cornwall Shop Small said: “The BIG Autumn Market conjures up that lovely Scandinavian sense of ‘hygge’, as we all seek to make your homes, wardrobes, and self-care rituals ultra-cosy again.” 

Meanwhile, the food and drink traders of Truro Farmers’ Market will be out in force, fresh from a busy harvest time and with a bounty of autumnal produce to offer marketgoers - from mushrooms to root veg, damson gin to apple pies. 

“Our farmers and market gardeners will be laden with seasonal abundance,” said market coordinator Stewart Girvan, “while the artisan food producers are ready to inspire home cooks with everything from alpine-style cheeses to nourishing kimchi - everything you need to take your autumn cooking repertoire up a notch or two.”     

To enter a pumpkin in the carving competition on the Saturday 28, bring your completed effort labelled with your name and contact details. 

This is the last seasonal celebration of the year before The BIG Festive Market on November 24 and 25, which coincides with the Christmas lights switch-on, and the month-long BIG Christmas Market from November 29.