St Ives Food Festival – May 2019

At the beginning of May one of the St Ives’ yearly calendar highlights is taking place, our annual celebration of all things food & drink!  Between Friday 10th and Sunday 12th May the St Ives Food and Drink Festival arrives upon the golden sands of Porthminster Beach.

The event which starts at 6pm on Friday evening, is a free event, but tickets are needed for the very popular music evening sessions which are on the Lighthouse stage.  The Festival organisers are describing the evening sessions as three amazing and energy-filled nights of quality music.  Tickets for the evening sessions are now on sale from the ticket office.  Culminating on Sunday night with a performance from the ever popular Cornish Queen tribute band “The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys” – get your tickets early to avoid missing this fun filled event!

The 2019 Festival promises even more culinary experts than ever before, more attractions and a wide variety of local beverages and food.  This year a large selection of “Home Grown” Cornish chefs will be will be taking to the stage with large crowds of spectators watching their every move, including the popular Ben Prior from Ben’s Cornish Kitchen in Marazion.  There are demonstrations from national and celebrity chefs too, including the very well known Ashley Palmer-Watts from Heston’s and Aine Carlin the author of many Vegan cook books.  The demonstrations will take place on both the stage and at the Asado Fire Pit area on the beach, where the chefs teach the art of cooking over fire.

Whilst at the Festival why not browse the many food and drink stalls.  And of course, sample the wares, why not buy some to take home for later too!   There is so much to choose from as there is a massive selection of delicious treats in the Artisan tent and possibly the best street food (ever) on offer, and some amazing refreshments to wash them down with.  There will be daytime musical entertainment on the stage in between the Chef demos too!  Remember the daytime sets are free of charge, what’s not to like!


For more information or to book a weekend break for you and your family to come and enjoy this amazing event to its fullest, give us a call on 01736-490640 or take a look at our late availability page on our website for the best rates,

Tim & The Girls

Cherished Cottages




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