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Porthleven Food Festival

Starts: 20th Apr 2018

From a wide range of street food to top chef demos and family entertainment, Porthleven Food Festival offers three days of fun around the beautiful harbour town of Porthleven in Cornwall. Most of the Festival remains FREE with only the evening After Dark Parties having a charge for tickets.


Start Date

20th Apr 2018

End Date

22nd Apr 2018


Porthleven, Cornwall



Porthleven Food & Music Festival is a well-established event on the festival calendar. From small beginnings, when a group of locals pulled together a chefs tent on the harbour head the Festival now welcomes around 30,000 people over 3 days in April and takes over the foodie hotspot of Porthleven.

Situated in and around the stunning harbour of Porthleven, the Festival has now spread out to include the boatyard and a dedicated family space on the playing fields.

Most of the Festival remains FREE with only the evening After Dark Parties having a charge for tickets.

Our patron, Antony Worrall Thomson cooks each year and is joined by some of the biggest chefs on the UK food scene, hosted by BBC Radio Cornwall’s Daphne Skinnard in the Chefs’ Theatre.

Airfish Circus, Sticky Fingers, Trifle Gathering and Squashbox Theatre are just some of the names who’ve entertained families free of charge and our food stalls now number over 100.

Entertainment includes:
• a national and international Chef’s Theatre
• over 100 food stalls,
• street food and street performers
• a full programme of music day and night across the whole weekend
• a children’s field featuring circus skills and theatre
• a Literary & Acoustic fringe tent
• After Dark parties organised by the team behind Cornwall’s Masked Ball.

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