Porthleven Food Festival, now in its twelfth year, is a well-established community led event on the Cornish festival calendar. The Festival brings around 40,000* people together in and around the stunning harbour of Porthleven with a national and international chef's theatre, food stalls, street food, music by day and night and entertainment for all.

*2018 Figures

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Shipyard Sessions

By night the Shipyard Sessions bring bands from Cornwall and beyond on all three evenings…
Chef's Theatre with Antony Worrall Thompson at Porthleven Food Festival
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Chefs’ Theatre presented by St Austell Brewery

Porthleven attracts the best cheffing talent from the South West and beyond.
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Family Field

There's lots going on to keep the young and the young at heart entertained.
Institute of Stories
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The Fringe

Find food for thought in our literary tipis with talks, interviews and more.
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Lime Kiln Stage

Supported by BBC Music Introducing this fabulous free stage offers quality music throughout the weekend.
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Local Businesses

Don't forget to visit our brilliant local pubs, shops and restaurants when you're in town.
Dead Man's Fingers at Porthleven Food Festival
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Workshops & Cocktail Masterclasses

Shake or stir up your own creation and learn about cocktails at our specialist masterclasses.
Port and oyster bar
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Port & Oyster Pub

Our pop up pub is the perfect place spot to meet pals for a pint.
Camping at Porthleven Food Festival
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Camping and glamping

Stay over with camping from £18 for the weekend plus options for campers & glamping.

Come and stay for the weekend on our festival campsites

Fully equipped campsite 5 min walk from the event!

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Festival News


Event cancellation – FAQs

I have already purchased a ticket. Will I get a refund? Yes, all tickets will…

2020 Event Cancelled

It is with heavy hearts that the organisers of Porthleven Food Festival must announce that…
Sketchbook Walks

Taster Sketchbook Workshops

Porthleven is a fascinating place to explore and discover old buildings, interesting views, and especially…
2020 Reading List
Zen Kartel will play Saturday evening's Shipyard Session at Porthleven Food Festival
Daytoner to be replaced by Zen Kartel on Saturday evening
Porthleven Bowling Club bowling balls
Try out bowls

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