Now in it’s 11th year the Porthleven Food Festival is being held from Friday 26th April to Sunday 28th April 2019.
Porthleven Food Festival includes: National and International Chefs theatre, numerous food stalls and street food, music and entertainment for all the family. The festival takes place in the harbour town of Porthleven, near Helston in West Cornwall. It is all about the food with plenty of local chefs taking the stage in the chefs theatre. This year Anthony Worrall Thompson is back to open the festival. He is followed by local celebrity chef Jude Kereama from Kota & Kota Kai in Porthleven. There will also be demonstrations by chefs from local restaurants such as Bens’ Cornish Kitchen, Fifteen Cornwall, Porthminister Beach Cafe and Rick Steins in Padstow.
Food and Drink
Eat and drink your way around the town, trying out all the yummy food and drink outlets! Stop for a break and listen to a range of music performed at various stages round the town. Join in a masterclass or two, this year these include: creating the perfect G&T, a cocktail masterclass or Beer tasting via St Austell brewery. Or sketch your way round joining the festival sketchbook workshop.
The Porthleven Food Festival is a family friendly event with a dedicated family field. Activities this year will include circus skills, crafting tent and of course a bouncy castle. There is a literary tent, food stalls and the odd bar or two in the family field to keep the adults entertained!
The fun continues in the evenings with The Shipyard Sessions (tickets required). There is plenty to eat and drink and a fireworks display at 9pm on Saturday night.
Things to know
Entry to the main event is free but tickets are required for the Shipyard evening music sessions and masterclasses.
Trading hours are 10am to 7pm
There is a festival campsite, tickets are from £18 for the weekend (Friday to Monday), booking advisable
Find all the information you need on: https://www.porthlevenfoodfestival.com/
If camping is not your thing, we have two lovely properties nearby. Tivoli One is a beautiful Cornish Cottage which sleeps up to 5 people. It is available from Friday 26th April to Monday 29th April at the special festival rate of £400. https://www.stylishcornishcottages.co.uk/accommodation/tivoli-one-cornish-cottage/
Alternatively The Artists Studio is available from Saturday 27th April, suitable for 2 people and priced at £60 per night, minimum 3 night stay. https://www.stylishcornishcottages.co.uk/accommodation/the-artists-studio-praa-sands/