There are plenty of reasons to visit Mawnan Smith at the end of this month, as the village plays host to two separate craft exhibitions, which open on the same day.

The Mawnan Craft Centre will hold its second annual open day on Saturday, July 29, which is also the opening day of the annual Mawnan Cornish Craft Market taking place at Mawnan Memorial Hall.

The Craft Centre (just up the road from the Red Lion pub) is home to a traditional blacksmith, a sign-writer, a silversmith and a bespoke furniture maker. Not only will you be able you see the craft workers in action and chat to them but there will also be other attractions such as refreshments, a raffle and bric-a-brac stall - there will he bunting will be up outside so you won't be able to miss it.

The Cornish Craft Market is now in its 41st year and is possibly one of the longest running craft markets in Cornwall. Entirely run by volunteers, it provides a warm and welcoming showcase for art and craft talent from around the county.

There will be over 65 stalls which will include paintings, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and plants. Hundreds of people visit each year to buy unique gifts for family, friends, home and garden and to enjoy lunches, cream teas and homemade cakes in the tearoom. The market is Mawnan Memorial Hall's major fundraising event of the year and all profits go to the maintenance of this well-loved and well-used hall.

The market, in the hall in Sampys Hill, opens on the 29th and runs until Saturday, August 12. It is open daily between 10am and 6pm and admission is free.