About the Festival

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

The Festival is a non-profit community organisation run by talented, committed and enthusiastic volunteers from the local community. The objectives of the food festival are to:

  • Protect and stimulate the local economy.
  • Ensure the involvement and pleasure of the whole community.
  • Stimulate the growth of awareness of the environment, food culture and production, and nutrition
  • Promote awareness of the extent and quality of locally produced food
  • Aspire to a wider audience and a growing cultural remit

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’ers 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

Festival News

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Porthleven Food Festival cancelled again for 2021

We're devastated to announce that Porthleven Food Festival must be cancelled for the second year…
2021 Dates 2-4 July
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Porthleven Food Festival 2021 is on the move with a change of dates to July

Owing to the ongoing situation regarding coronavirus in the UK and worldwide, the Porthleven Food…
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Festival to benefit from Cultural Recovery Fund

ILOW; the operating company that produces Porthleven Food Festival, St Ives Food and Drink Festival,…