5 Summer Food Festivals around North Cornwall, 2016

Cornwall is blessed with some of the finest local produce of any region in the UK, and what better way to celebrate it than at one of our great food festivals?  Many of events include some great edibles, but here are 5 festivals still to come this Summer that focus on food!  If we missed your favourite, add it to the comments below.


Looe Food Festival
Saturday 27th June – Sunday 28th June 2016

Nip down to the South coast where you can enjoy Looe’s 4th food festival.  It offers 40 stalls of local produce including fresh seafood, Cornish wines, teas, coffee, jams, chutneys and more.  Celebrities and local food chefs will be on hand to demonstrate their skills, and a wide range of hot food vendors will be selling everything from Thai to Italian, hog roasts to paella. Free entry!


Rock Oyster Festival
Friday 15th July – Saturday 16th July 2016

Based at the beautiful 17th Century Dinham House, overlooking the Camel Estuary near Wadebridge, Rock Oyster Festival is a midsummer celebration of local artisan food, art, and music.  Thousands of Cornish oysters are served alongside delicious alternatives such as steak and Cornish meats, and live music and circus displays entertainment the visitors. 


Lanson Grill Fest
Saturday 23rd July 2016

The charming market town of Launceston has its own mini food-festival.  Head to the square where you can enjoy a BBQ with local produce, food vendors, craft beer stands, live music and a bar.  There will be grilling demonstrations and circus skills, and best of all, it’s free entry!


Clovelly Lobster and Crab Feast
Sunday 4th September 2016

We know it’s in Devon, but if you’re a fan of the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly’s, the annual lobster and crab feast is well worth the trip.  Seafood dishes are served on the quay while live folk music entertains the foodies.  There is beer tasting and cookery demos, while younger visitors are enthralled by walking magic shows, street theatre and more.  There’s even the chance to meet some baby lobsters before their release into Clovelly Bay.


Bude for Food
-CANCELLED-  Sadly the 2016 festival has been cancelled. Stay tuned for details of the 2017 festival.
Saturday 17th September – Sunday 18th September 2016

This growing food festival is a highlight of the local foodie calendar coming at the very end of Summer.  Including an artisan food market with over 50 exhibitors, chef demos, and fresh street food from barbecued meats to Thai.  Quench your thirst with local craft beers and cider.  Workshops for younger visitors and live music will ensure everyone is entertained as well as being fed.


© 2016 Bude for Food.