It is with a heavy heart that organisers of the Mount Edgcumbe American and Classic Car Show and Summer Fair have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. Work will now begin on planning next year’s fair, which will be on Sunday 7th August 2022.

The very popular day-long event raises funds for the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and healthcare charity Cornwall Hospice Care. Working with the park’s management team, the event attracts around 12,000 people a year and as a result of Covid-19 restrictions was last held in 2019.

The picture below was taken at a previous event and illustrates how busy and popular the event has become over the years.

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Speaking on behalf of everyone involved, Jane Appleton said that the latest pause on the easing of government restrictions guided the decision process; “This wasn’t an easy decision to make, but the safety of our visitors, stall holders, staff and volunteers is paramount and with Covid-19 on the rise again in Cornwall, we felt we had no option but to cancel again this year. We know this will be disappointing to our exhibitors, stall holders and visitors, but we want people to have an enjoyable and safe day out.“

“This would have been the event’s 25th anniversary so we’ll now start working on the 2022 Fair which promises to be a grand and exciting day out and a celebration to look forward to. We hope everyone will put the date in their diaries and join us in the beautiful park at Mount Edgcumbe, the park that gave its name to Cornwall Hospice Care’s Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell.”

The search is now on for volunteers to help make the 2022 Fair a day to remember. People are needed to join the organising sub-committee on the run up to the event and to volunteer on the day itself helping with marshalling in our extensive car park, stewarding the Car Show and taking payments at the entry points into the event. “Our volunteers always have a super day helping out and we make sure everyone gets time off to wander round the Classic cars and the many stalls that set up in the park,” says Jane Appleton. “The 2022 Fair is going to be one to remember and for our volunteers, an opportunity to help support one of Cornwall’s most beautiful parks and local charity Cornwall Hospice Care.”

To find out more about volunteering for the event, please contact Jane Appleton on 01726 839558 or email her jappleton@cornwallhospice.co.uk