Celebrate Cornish food this autumn

This autumn in Cornwall, it’s all about food; our unrivaled fresh seafood, fantastic producers, and world-class chefs. Over the next two months there’s lots happening for food lovers. Here’s our pick.

Newlyn Fish Festival

Monday 31 August (Bank Hoilday)
Where? Newlyn, near Penzance

Newlyn Fish Festival - credit Larry Hartwell
© Larry Hartwell

A fish festival in Cornwall’s fish capital, if not the UK. Celebrating 26 years of fun, food and fish, the bustling atmosphere always makes for a great day out. This year there’ll be fish displays, gig racing in the bay, a kiddie’s fish trail, two music stages, fish auction and cooking demonstrations.


Fish Supper Fridays at The Beach Hut

When? Various Fridays throughout September and October
Where? Watergate Bay


Throughout Autumn, The Beach Hut will be celebrating Cornwall’s rich coastline and the country’s favourite dish – fish – with three special fish supper nights. First up is a four-course lobster feast on Friday 25 September, followed by a fish pie spectacular on Friday 9 October, and fish curries inspired by executive chef Neil Haydock’s travels on Friday 20 November. Tickets must be bought in advance.

Find out more and book your tickets.

Newquay Fish Festival

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 September
Where? Newquay harbour

Newquay Fish Festival

Think you know what Newquay’s all about. Think again. Now in its 13th year, Newquay Fish Festival has grown to become one of Cornwall’s most popular food festivals. The family friendly food and craft show combines the traditional fishing history of Newquay harbour with modern day entertainment, displays and cookery demonstrations.


Great Cornish Food Festival

Friday 25 – Sunday 27 September
Where? Lemon Quay, Truro

The Great Cornish Food Festival is 100% all about great food and drink, hosted in Truro’s Lemon Quay. With a packed timetable of hands-on masterclasses, sampling and kids’ activities, get ready to enjoy three days of tastings, culinary titbits and food-loving fun for all ages – with two-Michelin-starred Nathan Outlaw confirmed to host the grand finale on Sunday afternoon.


The Festival of Food

Thursday 10 – Sunday 27 September
Where? The Eden Project, nr St Austell


A galaxy of star chefs, including Jean-Christophe Novelli, Ken Hom, Phil Vickery, Jack Stein and Great British Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle, are just some of the names confirmed for the Eden’s Project’s Festival of Food, each giving live cooking demonstrations. Don’t forget that Eden’s Beer Festival is also returning on Saturday October 3, organised in partnership with St Austell Brewery and featuring almost 100 speciality beers, plus tasty food and live music.

More information can be found online here.

Bude for Food

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September
Where? Bude, North Cornwall

Bude for Food

Venture up the Atlantic highway for the second annual Bude for Food festival, on Bude’s iconic Castle Grounds. In the Demonstration Kitchen, there’ll be chefs including Martin Dorey from BBC2’s ‘One Man and his Camper Van’ and expert forager Emma Gun, while local producers include cheese makers, bakers, charcuteries, and some of Watergate Bay Hotel’s favourite suppliers including Cornish Sea Salt, Cornish Seaweed Company and the Kernow Sausage Company. Entry Prices for the Artisan Food Marquee and Kitchen Theatre is just £1.50 per day.


Book your stay at Watergate Bay Hotel this autumn.

2 thoughts on “Celebrate Cornish food this autumn

  1. Paul Sousek

    You might like to also mention the Bude for Food Assembly, where local people buy local food direct from 30+ local farmers, growers and food producers, cutting out all intermediaries.
    See here for more details:

    Over 600 local members, 30+ local producers, 290+ local food items for sale.
    The Food Assembly is the ideal combination of the convenience of the supermarket and the sustainability of buying direct from each farm & producer!

    1. sarah Post author

      Hi Paul, That’s a great community idea. We visited Bude on Friday and loved Bude Farmers’ and Craft Market on the Green too. Thanks for sharing. Team WGB


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