The country’s most unique food and drink festival is back on the beach and thanks to huge demand we have extended this year’s event to include three days of culinary treats and top musical acts.
Our winning blend of mouthwatering entertainment includes top local, national & celebrity chefs and experts cooking up their unique brand of culinary magic in the demonstration kitchen, an artisan market with over 40 local producers and a menu of delicious food and drink to discover and enjoy. From wine, cider and beer producers, to chocolate and cheese makers, fruit and vegetable growers to meat, chutneys, curry and bread produced in Cornwall, the food producers market at the St Ives Food and Drink festival is sure to delight the taste buds.
A great day out for the family, the festival also includes everything from children’s cookery workshops to craft activities – perfect for youngsters to get stuck in, learn about food and sample some tasty treats. There will be a bouncy castle; sports games and ‘Ping’ table tennis provided by Cornwall Sports Partnership; buckets and spades, as well as cooking workshops. There will be a family area on the putting green.
A full line up of live music with over 20 acts will continue throughout the day and late into Friday and Saturday evenings which is a first for the festival. And with Sandy Acre 7, Roustabouts, The Correspondents and Electric Swing Circus all taking to the stage over the long weekend, we have a fantastic set list of bands ready to entertain the crowds.
Today’s highlights of the Chef Demo Stage are Tim Spedding, the Head Chef of Coombeshead Farm and Jeremy Pang, owner of the School of Wok.
Headlining the Music Stage Evening Session on Friday 11 May is The Sandy Acre 7 from 8.15pm. Soul, blues and swing to ska, reggae and dance, and from 1950s R&B to modern anthems and contemporary classics. Earlier from 6.45pm, check out support from The Roustabouts. www.stivesfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk/music/
Today’s highlights of the Chef Demo Stage are Jane Devonshire, Masterchef winner and Aine Carlin, best selling author and award winning local vegan chef.
Headlining the Music Stage Evening Session on Saturday 12 May are The Correspondents from 9.00pm. A journey through a multitude of genres from jazz and blues to the nether regions of electro and drum’n’bass. Earlier from 7.30pm, check out support from The Electric Swing Circus.
After the music at 10pm on Saturday night, Porthminster Beach Café are providing a fantastic firework display on the beach.
Today’s highlights of the Chef Demo Stage are Frances Quinn, the Great British Bake Off winner and Tom Brown of the Great British Menu and local chef.
The Music Stage will be buzzing throughout the final day of the festival with music from Bailey Thompson, the Phoenix Singers, James Dixon, Scenic Route and Captain’s Beard – to name a few.
Visit the St Ives Food and Drink Festival website for up to date information on travelling and parking in St Ives.
For more information
For up to date ticket and schedule information as well as in depth biographies on all our chefs, traders and music acts visit the St Ives Food and Drink Festival website.
See you on the beach!! Last one in is a giant purple aubergine!