fbpx Skip to main content

Location & Date

Harbour Head, Porthleven,
Nr Helston,
TR13 9JA

Friday 21 – Sunday 23 April 2023

2022 Site map

Do I need a ticket?

We want to keep the Festival free for anyone who can’t afford it.

But it costs £150,000 to run the festival in its current format – that’s for all the infrastructure, staffing and events. And we have a gap in funding.

So we’re asking that if you enjoy the Festival this year, or have enjoyed it in the past, that you help to secure its future.

Please support your Festival and donate now at
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/porthlevenfoodfestival or look for the donation points at the Festival.

Opening Times?

10am – 11pm – Friday 21st April 2023
10am – 11pm – Saturday 22rd April 2023
10am – 11pm – Sunday 23rd April 2023

Certain areas of the festival and some stalls will be operating later than others. Please contact hello@porthlevenfoodfestival.com for further details on trading and hours or reach out on social media.

Want to trade in 2023? Applications coming soon

Travel & Parking – 2023 info

Festival parking is being provided by our partners at Porthleven Football Club, Porthleven Cricket Club and Methleigh Farm for the price of £5 per day. All money will go to the partners to run the service and for their amazing work in the community. Please bring cash to pay for the car parks to prevent delays.

A shuttle bus will run from Methleigh Bottoms Bridge to Methleigh Farm car park on a loop Fri, Sat and Sun 10am – 6pm. £1 each way.

The Festival organisers and the police ask that you do not park on the roads in and around Porthleven as this causes major traffic problems. Parking restrictions, road closures and enforcement will be in operation over the Festival weekend.

There are a limited number of disabled spaces available for blue badge holders – please speak to a steward if you need to use these.

If you can leave the car at home for Food Festival it’s a good idea. Why not consider one of these alternative ways to reach us:

Catch the Bus

To find out details of the standard services serving Porthleven, please visit the First Bus website.


You can park your bike at Origin Roastery on Treysa Place, just a ten minute walk from the festival and with lots going on there too. Find out more here.


Make a day of it and start with a relaxing and beautiful 40-minute stroll through the Penrose Estate from the free Helston Car Park, opposite Coronation boating lake.

Helston Park & Ride

A shuttle bus service operates from 10am to 6pm from Helston on a loop. You can leave your car for free in the car park opposite Coronation Boating Lake in Helston and hop on the shuttle bus service. £2 each way

Buy your ticket when you board and you’ll be dropped off just a two-minute walk from all the action around the harbour.

Festival Info


There are a limited number of disabled spaces available for blue badge holders – please speak to a steward if you need to use these.


Here you can ask questions and find lost property. You’ll find the Info stall outside the Chef’s Theatre on the Harbour Head.


An ambulance with a team of trained paramedics will be located in the Shipyard.


Dogs are welcome at the festival, however bear in mind that it does get very busy so they need to be ok with crowds. There are no fireworks this year.