• DEMONSTRATIONS FROM LOCAL, NATIONAL & CELEBRITY CHEFS • LIVE MUSIC • EVENING MUSIC SESSIONS • ENTERTAINMENT • ARTISAN MARKET • STREET FOOD • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE •
A full line up of entertainment will take place alongside the festival plus evening music sessions on Friday & Saturday
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Thank you to everyone who took part, volunteered, sponsored & contributed to the 2017 St Ives Food & Drink Festival
Over 12,000 food lovers poured onto Porthminster Beach over the weekend to enjoy the annual St Ives Food and Drink festival – twice as many as at last year’s event. Festival goers on both Saturday and Sunday were spoilt for choice with the food on offer, which varied from crab nachos and gourmet mac and cheese to delightfully chocolatey churros. They were also treated to cooking masterclasses on the Chef Stage throughout the weekend, and there wasn’t a spare seat in the house for all of the celebrity chef demos.
“St Ives is the most beautiful setting for a food festival, you just can’t beat it. Walking along the stalls I saw there’s fresh shellfish for sale, and the produce is so inspiring.
I get all my fish sent to me from Cornwall because of the quality. It’s so important to support local food and ingredients and it’s been great being here this weekend for the festival.”
“It has been an amazing weekend for the festival with thousands of people soaking up the best Cornish food and fantastic atmosphere on the beach. This year was bigger and better than ever, and despite some showers on Saturday, we had more than double the amount of people at the festival than last year.”
We care about our environment
St Ives Food & Drink Festival is committed to our town and our beach site and we seek to manage and mitigate the negative impacts on our environment. We commit to ensuring recycling provision across the site, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, developing sustainable travel options, collaborating with like minded people and suppliers, and working with Cornish suppliers, businesses and producers. We seek to maximise the opportunities to create positive impact in the town and for our communities including involvement from local food & drink producers and suppliers, partnerships with local chefs and restaurants, promotion of the town as a whole, skills development opportunities for young people and performance opportunities for community groups.