Redruth is the venue for the first ever Cornish Pasty Festival this weekend.
The pasty has been the staple diet of working men across Cornwall and beyond since the 18th Century, and now the iconic self-contained, portable meal and its international ties will be celebrated.
The festival will also highlight Cornwall's international links with Mexico dating back to when migrating Cornish miners took their expertise and traditions, including the Cornish pasty, to new mining regions around the world.
The three-day event starts with Miners' Day on Friday. Pasty Day on Saturday will see pasty producers and Cornish produce suppliers turn the town centre into a lively street market.
On Sunday, former miners will be remembered at Basset Stamp House and St Euny church. The day commemorates thousands of Cornish men, women and children who laboured hard underground to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world.
The South Devon Crab Festival ends today (Sunday), with a street party in Dartmouth featuring leading seafood chefs Mitch Tonks and Nathan Outlaw.
Meanwhile Dunster near Minehead sees the start of its three-day Beach Summer Festival, including an emergency services day, archery and a camera obscura.
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The Duchess of Cornwall has been in Exeter today, visiting a Flower Festival at the city's cathedral. More than 300 flower arrangers have created thousands of displays celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Duchess met dignitaries and local school children on her whistle-stop tour, as Kathy Wardle reports.
The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Exeter Cathedral today to see the flower festival. It's being held to mark the Queen's Jubilee and to raise funds to restore the Cathedral's organ and the library.
The first flower festival in 13 years starts this morning at Exeter Cathedral. It marks the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the culmination of an appeal to raise funds for restoration projects. The event which runs until Sunday will showcase the work of the Cathedral's 65 flower arrangers.
Tens of thousands of people descended on Weston-Super-Mare today for the town's annual "T4 on the beach" party.Read the full story ›
Our reporter, Rebecca Broxton, is on her way to get the latest from today's T4 on the Beach.
Heavy traffic on M5 heading towards T4 on the Beach
Tens of thousands of music fans will pack on to Weston-super-Mare's beach later today (Sun) for the annual T4 on the Beach concert.Read the full story ›