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Thank you to everyone who took part, volunteered, sponsored and 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.” 

Jane Devonshire, MasterChef Winner

“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.” 

Carl Lamb, Business Improvement District manager, St Ives BID

Get Involved

Taking place on the iconic Porthminster Beach, next year promises even more culinary experts, attractions and a wide variety of local beverages and food over 3 days.
There will be a fantastic range of activities, music and entertainment which promises fun for all the family. To get involved please contact our marketing team.


We work with the very best local businesses to deliver the best food and drink festival every year.
If you want to be one of our 2018 sponsors please get in touch.