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About the Festival

Porthleven Food Festival is an annual, award-winning, three-day food festival held in the town of Porthleven in Cornwall.

Presented in partnership with acclaimed chef Jude Kereama, this free foodie event is a must in the culinary calendar. Deliberately designed to celebrate Cornwall’s leading food and drink producers, stimulate the local economy, and raise awareness of key issues relating to the environment, food culture and sustainable food production.

Thousands flock to Porthleven to tuck into celebrations, with the heart of the daytime activity held around the harbourside. The festival offers an exceptional foodie experience, for residents and visitors alike, offering a full weekend of entertainment including brilliant chef demos, live music, family-friendly activities, evening sessions and much more – in a whole town takeover.

Cornwall’s leading event production company Mission Code deliver the festival, which is overseen by a small committee of enthusiastic and committed volunteers from the local community. Anyone can join the committee – look out for the AGM each September to get involved.

The objectives of Porthleven Food Festival are:

  • Promoting, stimulating, and supporting the local economy.
  • Keeping Porthleven on the foodie map of Cornwall and beyond.
  • Encouraging community involvement and celebrating diversity.
  • Raising awareness of nutrition, and of the origins and production of different food to support everyone’s eating choices.
  • Keeping it fun, relevant, and safe. Keeping it “Porthleven”!

If you’d like to get in touch, please see our contact page.

If you need to get in touch please see our contact page.

Porthleven History:

Did you know that there has been a settlement here for thousands of years? Whether they grew up here or moved here to live, Porthleven’rs are proud of their history.

The Porthleven Community Interest Company secured funds to develop a Town Trail providing much information about the history of the place. Find it here: Porthleven Town Trail

Porthleven 26-28 April 2024

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