Cornwall Food and Drink Festival 2011
Cornwall Food and Drink Festival

Cornwall Food and Drink Festival 2012

...foodie feast in Truro

Entering its ninth year and now established as one of the country’s premier foodie events, the Cornwall Food and Drink Festival brings together the cream of Cornish chefs and suppliers on Truro’s Lemon Quay.

Cornwall is now one of the UK’s true foodie hotspots – a county reinvigorated and reinvented as the heart of culinary Britain – and the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival is a three day microcosm of its new-found status.

Whether enjoying your holidays in Cornwall or live locally, the festival remains a must. Entry to the festival is free, and local artisan producers, exhibitors and suppliers will be on hand showcase Cornish food and drink. Everything on sale and display is sourced and produced in Cornwall – a true celebration of local nosh. 

Watch Cornwall's top chefs in action as they rustle up a feast using the finest Cornish ingredients. Cookery demos run throughout the festival and you'll have the chance to buy from Cornish suppliers to recreate the dishes at home.

With over 40,000 visitors and over 60 exhibitors, a packed timetable of chef demos, foodie talks, fun for kids in the Funky Food Zone and lots more, there's something for everyone over three action-packed days.  

Not so long ago Cornwall was best known – in food and drink terms – for its pasties and clotted cleam. Now, thanks largely to Rick Stein – the catalyst for the revolution – it’s renowned for its delicious fresh seafood (naturally), cheeses (only six years ago Cornwall produced only six cheeses – now it churns out over 60, almost 10% of the nation’s output) and other quirky delicacies.

With good food invariably comes good drink, and a range of award winning ales will be served at St Austell Brewery’s licensed bar, along with acclaimed Cornish wines from Camel Valley, local ciders and Cornish-produced soft drinks. With Tregothnan teas and Origin’s locally roasted coffees, even the hot drinks have a distinctly Cornish flavour. 

The next generation of foodies will be well catered for at the Funky Food Zone, where kids can have a go at milking a cow, churning butter and making milkshakes.

Meet the brains behind the reputations and the recipes, learn some new tricks and pick up some new products, as award-winning food and drink producers and chefs share some of their secrets. The festival runs this year from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September - 9am-5.30 for the first two days, and from 10am-4pm on the Sunday.


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015