Redruth Town Council has announced some major sponsors who are on board to support the International Mining and Pasty Festival this year.  

The festival, set to run from Friday, September 8, to Sunday, September 10, will include a Miners’ Day on the Friday where past and present miners are remembered with storytelling, songs and smoking the stacks at Wheal Uny and a Fun Day on Sunday featuring a dog show, games, market stalls and live music.  

The Saturday is traditionally the day the Cornish Pasty is celebrated and Redruth Town Council say they are delighted that both Rowe’s Cornish Bakers and the Cornish Pasty Association have agreed to sponsor the event.  

Rowe’s will be providing a huge pasty-shaped cake for the winning team in the Pasty Relay Championship. This new event will see teams of up to 15 people line up on Fore Street and pass a pasty to each other in an attempt to be the fastest team. The course will start by the Welly Dogs at Tatey Court and finish at The Miner statue. Rowes will also be the main sponsor of the Pasty Trail competition.  

Jason Jobling, the chairman of the Cornish Pasty Association will be judging the pasty competitions on Saturday, September 9, and providing the pasty-themed prizes, as well as the runners-up prize for the Pasty Relay. 

The competition categories are Best Cornish Pasty (under and over-18s), Most Creative Edible Pasty and Best Crafted Pasty and all are welcome to bring their entries to the competition zone in Market Strand from 10.30am.  

Jason said: “We at the Cornish Pasty Association are delighted to be supporting the Redruth International Mining & Pasty Festival this year. It’s going to be a great weekend celebrating iconic Cornish food especially the great Cornish pasty.” 

Alice Lamming, community projects manager at Redruth Town Council said: “We are very grateful for the support from Rowe’s and the Cornish Pasty Association to help us put on a great festival; the first one in three years. 

“We hope teams will enter the Pasty Relay Championships or just come along on the day to join in the fun.”