The Great Cornish Food Festival

As many as 40,000 people flocked to Truro on the last weekend in September for the Great Cornish Food Festival, held on Lemon Quay. Now in its eleventh year, the Great Cornish Food Festival is the largest event anywhere dedicated to food and drink that’s been produced or grown in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.

Over 60 food and drink exhibitors took part in this year’s festival, and we welcomed more new faces to the exhibitor lineup than ever before. More than 40 chefs and food experts graced the two demonstration stages across the weekend, including Nathan Outlaw, Fifteen Cornwall’s Andy Appleton, The Seafood Restaurant’s Jack Stein and the Tolcarne Inn’s Ben Tunnicliffe, in a jam-packed timetable running across all three days. The Theatre stage was packed out for chef Paul Ripley’s demonstration on Friday afternoon, which featured menu tasters from the newly-Mariner’s pub in Rock, accompanied by food-matched beer samples from Sharp’s Brewery beer sommelier Ed Hughes.

The festival’s brand new Deck – a relaxed setting in the Croust Bar in which festival-goers could learn everything from Danish pastry-making to the finer points of gin-tasting – was a huge hit this year, and plans are already in motion to extend the timetable in time for next year’s festival.

Take a look at our gallery page for some images of the festival weekend (images by Toby Lowe Photography, copyrighted to Cornwall Food & Drink)

Have a look at everyone who helped make the festival such a huge success.

Get in touch on the email address below if you’d like to be a part of the festival next year.

Great Cornish Food Festival