Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival 2012

...biggest one day event in Cornwall

Said to be the biggest one-day event in Cornwall, the Newlyn Fish Festival pulls in crowds of over 20,000 people year on year.

The fishy festivities will take place in 2012 on August Bank Holiday Monday (27th) , in the Newlyn’s pretty harbour area, and the day promises to be a vibrant, exciting day out.

The festival celebrates Cornwall's long-standing fishing culture and heritage and was started in 1991 by Len Scott, who sought to promote and protect the local fishing industry. The festival’s proceed are donated to the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fisherman, which provides care and support to working, retired and disabled fishermen and their families.

As ever a fleet of luggers will be on show in the old harbour on the Saturday and Sunday, supplemented by food, drink and live, traditional music, before the Festival gets underway on Bank Holiday Monday.

A smorgasbord of seafood stands selling hot and cold seafood will be on offer in addition to fish auctions, open vessels, demonstrations from the RNLI, fishing boat competitions, kids’ workshops, a variety of music from folk to jazz, Cornish food produces and local artists.

The music can be found on two stages, packed full of live bands showcasing numerous genres, while The Trifle Gathering will be performing their oddball gymnastics.

The fish market is one of the main features, a pulsating hive of fishy activity, including a fish auction, a lobster workshop demonstrating how to prepare and cook lobsters, plus a dazzling array of fish to sample, buy or just admire.

A host of other events, including chef’s fish-filleting contests, fishy trails for kids with prizes at the end and much more will all be crammed into one spectacular day.


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015