Cornwalls 2016 Food and Drink Festivals

Cornwall is known for
its spectacular coastline, and there is nothing we love more than facing out towards the
ocean whilst tucking into a famous Cornish cream tea (jam first of course!) Kelly’s of Cornwall’s clotted cream ice cream or a tasty much loved Cornish pasty, as you sip on some thirst quenching tasty Cornish cloudy cider Rattler

We are certainly food lovers here at Country View Cottages and absolutely love a day out to a food festival! Sample some delicious local products that include Seafood, Meats, Breads, delicious Chutney’s & Seasoning’s, Chocolate, Gin, Ale’s… the list goes on. 

Take a
look at our top 4 recommended Food and Drink festivals not to be missed in

Porthleven Food Festival


Set in the picturesque harbour town of Porthleven, enjoy a jam-packed weekend of Cornish food, beers and bands on the 16th & 17th April

From tasty barbecued fish to amazing Cornish sardines marquees on the quayside will be packed full of tasty treats to stuff yourself silly.


The Chef’s Theatre attracts some of the biggest names in food and this year is no exception. Join the likes of Ready, Steady, Cook’s much loved Antony Worral Thompson, Porthleven’s amazing Kota Resturant’s Jude Kereama and Jack Stein, just to name drop a few!

This year you will also find seven bars at the Food Festival, so there’s plenty of opportunity to whet your whistle.

Ives Food and Drink Festival


Returning to the spectacular and iconic Porthminster Beach for
its seventh year on the 15th & 16th May, The St Ives
food and drink festival promises a fantastic range of activities, entertainment, with even more culinary experts,
attractions and a wide variety of local beverages and food that are sure to tickle
your taste buds and keep your appetite stoked all day.


year’s celebrity chefs include TV favourites The Fabulous
Baker Brothers
, Masterchef Winner 2014 Ping Coombes and Great British Bake Off
2014 semi-finalist Chetna Makan

Royal Cornwall Show


The fantastic success
of this festival simply speaks for itself and the Royal Cornwall Show returns to Wadebridge for it’s 223rd year on the 9th, 10th and 11th of June. This is one of, if not the largest event in the county and there is much to be seen. With motorcycle
action for the thrill seekers, air shows from the RAF, livestock competitions, flower shows, dog shows, a play area for children and a vintage fair It really is full to the brim with events and activities. 


The Cornwall
Food and Farm pavilion
grabs our attention every year, sample and buy an
array of Cornish grown produce during the weekend and whatever you do be sure to enter hungry! with nearly 50 local producers all under one roof, you will need an appetite! 

Pick up your tickets
they won’t be around for long!

Newlyn Fish Festival


Kicking off

August Bank Holiday Monday, in and around the harbour in Newlyn, this festival is all about the
competitions! Ok, ok, and probably the best seafood your likely to find anywhere in Cornwall! 

Attend the Cornish Fishmonger Competition, a local tradition, and
see the best in local produce compete to gain points for hygiene, presentation,
whilst doing what they do best. There will also be demonstrations from some of
the best in the industry, showcasing the fish festival at its finest. Experience
the gig races and RNLI displays and watch the men be men during the Lugger
World Rowing Boat competition and help to raise money for the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.

Contact our friendly
team at Country View Cottages
to discuss your accommodation requirements; but be sure you don’t miss out on the fantastic
food festivals in 2016!