About the Festival

Porthleven Food Festival is a well-established event on the festival calendar. The not-for-profit community event brings people and food together around the stunning harbour of Porthleven in Cornwall, with a chef’s theatre, food stalls, street food, music day and night and entertainment for all.

The Festival is run by talented, committed and enthusiastic volunteers from the local community, supported by event professionals. 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, Porthleveners 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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The Pontoon Experience from the Mussel Shoal

Friday 22/04/22 - Viet-cajun seafood boil 🦞 Depart slipway @ 7.30pm £75 per head For those that don’t know…
2022 Festival programme
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2022 Festival Programme available to download

The full  2022 Porthleven Food Festival programme is now available to download as a pdf…
Michael Caines
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Special guest chef: Michael Caines MBE

Porthleven Food Festival are delighted to announce that special guest chef Michael Caines MBE will…