The First Festival of the Cornish Year! Porthleven Food & Music Festival
will be held on
Saturday 9th April, 2011
Food Resourcefulness and re-skilling children and adults in the kitchen are themes for Porthleven Food and Music Festival 2011, as well as providing even more action-packed all-day, all-evening music and entertainment for everyone.
This year we have the very best local food producers (Cornish and only Cornish this year) with over 80 stalls. We're planning bands, buskers, dancers, performing artists, art auctions, fancy-dress, a skate jam, a roller derby, a circus Big Top on the playing fields with tuition in circus skills, a Hog Roast, a Beef Barbecue, local history exhibitions, and it's all a fantastic, free, family day out!
Chefs invited to provide Cooking demonstrations in the Main Marquee have been asked to make delicious dishes, using the more economical cuts of meat, and to demonstrate how to get the very best out of them. This includes our celebrity patron, Antony Worrall Thompson who is once again gracing us with his presence. “Porthleven Festival is so much fun” he says.
In the Young Persons Big Top, Freeman of the City of London and Fishmonger of the Year, Porthleven's very own John Strike will be illustrating the skills involved in filleting and preparing line-caught fish and we have the ever-popular Let's Get Cooking involvement with local schools.
And on Sunday we're inviting everyone to a "Leftover Lunch" in the main marquee. Bring a plate of food and a knife and fork and sit down at our long, long table for a gigantic Picnic.
Altogether we're hoping to launch a war against food wastefulness and rediscover a world of eating whose pleasures we've forgotten. Keep your eye on us for updates and details!
(Stallholder Booking begins on November 1st 2010)
Click here for a video of the last Festival in 2010
with thanks to all who took part.
We had over 10,000 visitors to this year's Food and Music Festival.
Many stalls sold out.
The music on the Lime Kiln Stage, Commercial Road and in the Young Person's Festival was excellent and enthusiastic people joined in with the singing and dancing.
For more pictures, why not check out the link to previous Festivals.
The Young Person's Festival was Lottery Funded