St Ives Food and Drink Festival

The festival returns this year but has been rescheduled for September.


During September the supply of fresh seasonal produce sourced from the ocean and countryside around St Ives is in abundance. So what better time to host a huge food and drink festival beside the golden sands of Porthminster Beach? Taste the saltwater lifestyle at the St Ives Food and Drink Festival, which sees a lip-smacking line-up of delectable food, celebrity chefs and beachside entertainment. Carbis Bay Holidays are the key sponsors behind this burgeoning event, and our luxury coastal cottages in St Ives and Carbis Bay are the perfect place to stay for this gastronomic weekend at the seaside. The festival takes place in early May each year; we can’t wait to see you there.


Relax, eat, drink and enjoy yourself at the St Ives Food and Drink Festival in May. Book a stylish self-catering cottage minutes from Porthminster Beach, where you’ll find a lip-smacking celebration led by the region’s culinary experts and artisan producers. Tuck into succulent seafood, fill your hamper with delectable produce plucked from the coast and countryside, and follow a food trail around some of the finest foodie haunts in town.

Cornwall’s top chefs will take the stage to whip up a weekend menu of gastronomic delights for you to sample, and a cluster of stalls will be offering the region’s freshest ingredients, cookery books and foodie treasures, so you can stock up with everything you need to create your own culinary masterpieces. Not only a haven for the gastronomes that flock from far and wide, the festival is a sanctuary for any food and beach lovers, and takes place beside the white sands and turquoise seas of the paradise Porthminster Beach.

St Ives is hot on the heels of Padstow as one of the county’s top foodie towns, with a mix of Michelin-starred restaurants, stylish cafés and cosy pubs serving the finest Cornish produce alongside locally-brewed beers and wines. For everything you need to know about the St Ives Food and Drink Festival checkout: For more information about the local foodie scene checkout our features on foodie holidays in Cornwall, family-friendly restaurants in St Ives, great places for Cornish cream teas and the best beach restaurants.

Enjoy the St Ives Food and Drink Festival from a stylish self-catering holiday cottage in St Ives or Carbis Bay. Our portfolio ranges from cosy couples’ boltholes to family-friendly villas – all within easy reach of the beaches, festival highlights and foodie attractions. Discover more summer events in St Ives here.

  • The Festival runs from the 17th – 19th September 2021.
  • Located on beautiful Porthminster Beach.
  • Look out for the Food Trail Guide listing St Ives Supper Clubs and discounts leading up to the Festival.
  • A demo stage showcasing local St Ives and Cornish celebrity chefs.


  • Kids activities from bouncy castles, face painting and cooking workshops.
  • St Ives Food and Drink producers market.
  • For more information about the festival see here


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