It was once a tradition that on the Saturday before the feast a group of Camborne residents would collect marrow bones from local traders and other people. Marrow is the soft tissue found inside bones and is often used to make soup or other kinds of meat dishes. The bone collectors were known as “the homage committee”. They would place the bones in large hampers before visiting the local pubs.
Camborne Feast was a time for great celebration in the community, with a great deal of games and sports played. These included shooting, sack races, wrestling and climbing poles covered in grease. A fiddle player was often hired as part of the proceedings and people danced late into the night. Today, Camborne Feast is celebrated with a feast concert and a special evening of entertainment hosted by the Camborne Old Cornwall Society.