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Food & Drink festivals in Cornwall

Enjoy all the fun of the Cornish foodie fayre

Think of Cornwall, think of pasties, Cornish cream teas and seafood. However, this is the county that also has it’s own tea, beer, wine, ice cream, sausages, turkeys and the list goes on! Blessed with fertile soil and surrounded by beautiful clear waters, with support and investment, artisan makers are producing a wide range of fresh, local products. The county has also become a magnet for top chefs and great restaurants, so there’s no surprise that there are a number of seasonal food and drink festivals in Cornwall each year; offering food, fun and entertainment for all.

Food and Drink Festivals

March

  • 4th March 2017 – World Pasty Championships, Eden Project, Eden, Bodelva, St Austell PL24 2SG. Eight categories for the best pasty plus live music and a DJ in the evening. Entrance costs apply. Tel: 01726 811911
  • 2017 date to be confirmed – Fifteen Cornwall’s Spring Farmers Market. Local foods and pop up chef demos in the car park at Watergate Bay.
  • 17 – 19 March 2017 – Beer and Mussel Festival, The Cornish Arms, Churchtown, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8ND. Marquee, mussel dishes and local and regional beers and ciders at Rick Stein’s pub. Tel: 01841 532700
  • 24th – 27th March 2017 – Oyster Gathering and Seafood Harvest, Flushing Quay, Falmouth TR11 5UF. Join local fishermen at the end of the oyster season and help raise awareness of the importance of the local fisheries. Fresh food, boat trips and a seafood market. Tel: 07807 290315

April

  • 14th – 17th April 2017 – Trereife Easter Food and Craft Fayre, Trereife House, Penzance TR20 8TJ. Entertainment, cookery and craft demonstrations. Tel: 01736 362750
  • 14th – 16th April 2017 – Portlevan Food and Music Festival with a theme ‘local food, global stage’ – the festival runs from 10am – 11pm. Tel: 01326 561341

May

  • 12th – 14th May 2017 – St Ives Food and Drink Festival

June

  • 2017 dates to be confirmed – Looe Festival of Food and Drink, The Millpool, Looe PL13 2AF. Showcasing local produce.

July

  • 15th – 16th July 2016 – Rock Oyster Festival, Dinham House, St Minver, Wadebridge PL27 6RH. An artisan midsummer food festival with entertainment and family fun, all celebrating the oyster. Entrance costs apply.

August

  • 29th August 2016 – Newlyn Fish Festival, Penzance TR18 5JB. Cookery demos, 3 music stages, arts and crafts and all things fishy in support of the Fishermen’s Mission. Tel: 07518 603955

September

  • 9th – 11th September 2016 – Eden’s Festival of Food
  • 16th – 18th September 2016 – Newquay Fish Festival, The Harbour, Newquay TR7 1BD 01637 854020 Food demos and sampling as well as arts, crafts and entertainment. Tel: 01637 854020
  • 17th – 18th September 2016 – Bude for Food
  • 23rd – 25th September 2016 – Great Cornish Food and Drink Festival, Lemon Quay, Truro TR1 2LW. A showcase of established and new food and drink talent from the area. Food tasting and cookery demos. Tel: 01326 231146

October

  • 5th October 2016 – Callington Honey Fayre, Callington Town Hall, New Road, Callington PL17 7BD. A honey themed street fayre with live music and a fun fair. Tel: 07875 075755
  • date tbc, usually October – Boscastle Food Festival, Boscastle PL35 0HD. Food, art and craft with entertainment and workshops. Tel: 01840 250010
  • 13th – 16th October 2016 – Falmouth Oyster Festival, Events Square, Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY. The start of the Cornish Oyster season is celebrated with marquees full of local produce and cookery demos, wine tasting and entertainment. Tel: 01326 312300

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