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

*2018 Figures

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Shipyard Sessions

By night the Shipyard Sessions bring bands from Cornwall and beyond on all three evenings…
Chef's Theatre with Antony Worrall Thompson at Porthleven Food Festival
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Chefs’ Theatre presented by St Austell Brewery

Porthleven attracts the best cheffing talent from the South West and beyond.
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Family Field

There's lots going on to keep the young and the young at heart entertained.
Institute of Stories
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The Fringe

Find food for thought in our literary tipis with talks, interviews and more.
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Lime Kiln Stage

Supported by BBC Music Introducing this fabulous free stage offers quality music throughout the weekend.
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Local Businesses

Don't forget to visit our brilliant local pubs, shops and restaurants when you're in town.
Dead Man's Fingers at Porthleven Food Festival
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Workshops & Cocktail Masterclasses

Shake or stir up your own creation and learn about cocktails at our specialist masterclasses.
Port and oyster bar
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Port & Oyster Pub

Our pop up pub is the perfect place spot to meet pals for a pint.
Camping at Porthleven Food Festival
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Camping and glamping

Stay over with camping from £18 for the weekend plus options for campers & glamping.

Come and stay for the weekend on our festival campsites

Fully equipped campsite 5 min walk from the event!

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Festival News

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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,…
Jane and Jude Kereama
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Remembering Jane

Just after Porthleven Food Festival last year we lost our beloved friend and longest-serving committee…
PFF Lockdown
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Porthleven Food Festival presents: #PFFlockdown

Porthleven Food Festival is inviting you all to try a tiny taste of our Festival…
Jude Kereama and Antony Worrall Thompson will appear at the 2020 Porthleven Food Festival
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Recipes to try at home
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Event cancellation – FAQs
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2020 Event Cancelled

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