(Key contact: If you have questions or problems with your application please contact Elliot – traders@arclive.co.uk or call 01326 573037.)

Trader applications for 2018 are now open.

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Last year’s festival was the most successful to date and saw visitor numbers of over 30,000 across two days. All stall bookings for 2018 will be for three days. With regret we won’t be able to take single day bookings. We are in the process of making some changes to the layout of the event which will hopefully make the festival better for both stallholders and visitors.

Due to the unpredictable April weather and exposed nature of the port we are moving some stall positions for this year. Changes for 2018 so far:

  • Return of the ‘Lime Kiln’ Stage, and additional Harbour Head pub with busker stage.
  • Full ‘Fringe’ festival’ with added participation from Porthleven’s great local businesses.
  • Extended entertainment and trading hours for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • A spread of musical and performance entertainment across all areas over three days (rather than specific static stages) to improve footfall in all areas.
  • Many more stalls and activities located in ‘The Moors Playing Field’, Increased focus on the ‘Food’ programming element of the festival and Improved electrical distribution to all areas with 24hr security.
  • Harbour Head Market moved to the Green Zone, and is now called ‘The South West Market’: the perfect spot for retailers of cold food, snacks, treats and produce.
  • The stalls around the harbour will stop outside the Salt Cellar (at the start of the bridge) and will not run further down towards the clock tower to improve guest participation.Working site map available at the bottom of this page.
  • In keeping with this year’s theme we will be enforcing a non-negotiable green trader bond policy. Further details regarding the policy will be provided upon acceptance of your application.

Please read carefully before you book. To make booking easier please refer to the map attached via URL below to see the different zones and please book according to the nature of your business. Stalls will be allocated on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis for both previous and new exhibitors. Due to high demand spaces are offered to Cornwall producers as priority. We retain the right to maintain a fair balance of participation. Please do state on the form below your second choice place to ensure you don’t miss out if your first choice had sold out. In the circumstance that both your chosen areas have sold out we will contact you to offer you any other available spaces.

All first offers of places will be required to make a 30% deposit within 7 days of offer.


  • All companies must provide a copy of their Public Liabilities insurance certificate. Please return this to us before the Festival – preferably with your booking form. Food Producers must provide a copy of their food hygiene certificate or rating. Please read the Health & Safety, Food Hygiene & outdoor catering checklist forms.
  • Producers who require electric will need to send in their complete event power requirements by 01/03/2018.
  • A Food Hygiene inspector will be present on the day to ensure exhibitors comply with Food Hygiene regulations. Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own hand wash facilities and if required chilled cabinets, hobs, freezers, cleaning products and kitchenware. Exhibitors must take their own rubbish home with them at the end of trading as per our new Green Trader bond scheme. Please leave your pitch exactly how you found it.

Important Information:

  • Porthleven is extremely exposed to the elements. All stalls apart from The Harbour Head, Purple Zone, Red Zone, and the Cornish Market are outdoor spaces only. You will need to bring your own strong wet and windy weather cover, which can be firmly fastened down. e.g. – gazebo with weights and ropes. In case of extremely poor weather we will do our best to accommodate you in other areas but if you are unable to set up we unfortunately will not be able to offer you a refund. You must strictly not exceed your booked space. Stewards will not permit extra space, under any circumstances. Extra space can be purchased if you are an over sized stall or vehicle.
  • Your Booking Fee includes a listing on www.porthlevenfoodfestival.com
  • You are applying for 3 days of trading. That is Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2017.
  • Trade, parking and load in details will vary depending on pitch location and price. These details will be confirmed with you personally.To View the most up to date site map please click HERE
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