The St Ives Food & Drink Festival is a 2 day festival, which showcases artisan traders, tastings, chef demos, hot food, bar, wine tastings, cocktails and local tea, coffee and juices, taking place in the stunning setting of Porthminster Beach with St Ives as the back drop.

When you sponsor the festival you promote and drive awareness of your brand. You will become integrated into our marketing activity and get in front of thousands of potential new customers. You will be associated with a festival that is evolving into a top food festival within the UK.

Sell your products and services by having a retail presence at the festival to engage with a potentially new audience over the weekend and having access to new customers prior to the festival opening. Support your local community and be part of making this fantastic festival the talk of Cornwall. Want to get involved? To find our more click on the Sponsor button below to open our Sponsorship media pack.


A look Back at 2016

Footfall: Attracted an audience of up to 4000 people per day

Marketing activity included: Website, social media, bus stop advertising, radio advertising, partner promotions, e-marketing and PR

Social Media:

  • Facebook has 3.7k likes and our organic reach throughout May was 27.8k
  • Twitter account has almost 1k followers
  • Instagram account has 2k followers

PR: Editorial value topping £48.5k. Publications included the Bristol Evening Post, Cornwall Life magazine and the Sunday Mirror. 

Pirate FM: A heavy weight advertising campaign runs on Pirate FM over the week running up the Food Festival.

Roadside Advertising: Six sheet advertising in & around St Ives, the A30 through St Erth, Hayle, Penzance, Truro and Falmouth. Banners were placed along all main routes around the St Ives area

Print: As well as flyers and posters, 10k event guides were printed and distributed throughout the region as well as handed to every visitor

2017 promises an exciting line up

We want 2017 to be our biggest festival yet with plenty of activity and audience engagement.

The festival will include:

  • Fantastic Chef Demonstrations from Internationally Renowned Chefs to our own Local Superstars
  • The very best Artisan Traders with High Quality Food & Drink Producers
  • Music Performances by local & regional artists and will include a new Evening Session
  • Enhanced Marketing Plan with a focus on Social Media & Local Marketing
  • Food Trail in & around St Ives starting the week of the Festival
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Dog Friendly Zone
  • Water Sports Activities

Thank you so much to our sponsors.
We work with the very best local businesses to deliver the best food and drink festival every year.