Now in its fourth year, St Ives Food and Drink Festival is growing yet again with some exciting developments.
Last year’s festival saw over 8,000 people visit the food and drink producers event on West Pier over the 2 days that it was held.
This year – having been in discussion with the nationally acclaimed Porthminster Beach Café, we plan to place the focus of the weekend festival on the beach itself, with a number of marquees, events, and activities taking place there on the 18th and 19th May.
We are not a ticketed event but there will be a small charge of £1 to access the marquee which also enters each visitor into a prize draw to win a super Festival food hamper.
We believe this spectacular new venue will give our exhibitors more space, enable more exhibitors to take part, ensure we have larger marquees with more visitor space and a better tasting and buying experience, creating the environment for a truly memorable event.
This year's festival will see a wider range of events running from the beach across Saturday and Sunday including cooking demonstrations, food foraging walks with nationally acclaimed forager, Carolyn Davey of Fat Hen, around 30 of Cornwall’s finest food and drink producers exhibiting and selling their produce, Rory Macphee, forager of edible seaweed, tastings and talks, pasty making classes for children, face painting, sand castle competitionm, an Oyster and Champagne event and live music.
To find out more about St Ives Food and Drink Festival, click on the Producers Market page to see who is taking part or go to the events page to find out what's happening throughout the Festival and how to book your place on one of the various events.
Unfortunately Porthminster Beach has a seasonal dog ban from Easter through to October.