Camborne Trevithick-Day is an annual celebration celebrating Cornish heritage and Cornish mining heritage, with the focus on Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam-power.
Camborne Trevithick-Day was established in 1983 and has quickly become an important part of the Cornish calendar, attracting some 25,000 to 30,000 visitors. All the main street are closed to traffic for the day, and the major components of the annual Trevithick-Day are as follows-
Bal Maidens & Miners Dance – leaves Basset Street at 10.15am.
led by miniature steam engines and Camborne Town Band, involving an average of eight schools and 240 children (maximum practical number for management) dressed in traditional costumes of miners and bal-maidens
Trevithick’s Dance – leaves Basset Street at 2:30pm.
Adults processional dance, led by Camborne Town Band. Dancers dressed in gold and black, Cornish colours.
The Annual Steam parade – leaves Basset Road at 3:15pm.
Engines steam up for a parade along Camborne Streets to arrive back in Basset Road.