Held on May Bank Holiday weekend (May 2-May 5), this festival in St Agnes centers around the traditional Bolster Pageant, telling the terrible tale of the giant Bolster. One of the fabled Cornish giants who spent their time devouring children and throwing rocks at each other, Bolster is finally brought his comeuppance by a fair village maiden. A lantern procession leaves Churchtown at the centre of the village on Saturday evening heading for The Beacon, the highest local point, where a bonfire is lit to fire clay houses that local children have made. The pageant itself starts at midday on Sunday, where the story of Bolster re-enacted with a number of special events. During the day there will be Cornish dance displays, drumming and life sized puppets. Hundreds onlookers will gather on the cliff side to watch Bolster make his appearance.