We have tried to make the Porthleven Food Festival properly accessible to visitors with disabilities, although in some cases we are limited by the natural landscape of Porthleven Town.
If you have any concerns or queries regarding accessibility, or would like to discuss your requirements and the suitability of our event with us, please contact customer support prior to booking a ticket and we will be happy to help however we can.
We have made provisions to make your visit as straightforward as possible.
Forward car parking spaces are provided in the center of town for Blue Badge holders and are free of charge (location TBC). On entering the car parks, please ensure that the car parking staff are aware that you hold a Blue Badge and you will be directed to the appropriate area. Our Blue Badge carparking area is on hard standing with pavement access to the center of the festival.
Part of our festival takes place within the Moors Field which is on grass, but is accessible at both ends via hardstanding so the distance travelled on grass will be minimal, but could be difficult to access in the event of bad weather.
Please note that the temporary bridge and the top floor of the Net Loft are inaccessible by wheelchair and may be unsuitable for those with restricted mobility.
Space to Change Toilets & Medical Facility
We will have accessible portable toilets available in each of our toilet blocks, with another reserved exclusively for Blue Badge holders which is located with our medical facilities in the Shipyard and will be kept clean at all times.
We will have a friendly and fully staffed team of nurses, paramedics and responders on site at all times during the event who are also trained in safeguarding. If you have any concerns about yourself, anybody else, or just need a quiet place for some time out, please give them a visit or ask any security / steward who can reach them instantly by radio.
Porthleven’s permanent toilets will also be open over the weekend and have disabled facilities.
Carer / Assistant Tickets
During the day our festival is free to attend for all so no Carer or Personal Assistant tickets will be required.
If you require carer / assistant tickets for our ticketed content we will be happy to provide these, please contact customer support.
Guide dogs are welcome in all areas of the festival.
Porthleven Food Festival strives to be an open, accessible and safe environment for everybody to enjoy, that is friendly and welcoming to all.
We have made our festival free to attend in the hopes that those who would not otherwise be able to afford it can come, especially given the recent financial climate.
Everybody is welcome, and Porthleven Food Festival stands firmly against violence or discrimination of any kind. Our security, staff & stewards are briefed to address these issues respectfully, if you encounter discriminative behavior of any kind at the festival against yourself or another, please alert one of our stewards.