Porthleven Food and Music Festival
Now in its ninth year, this packed and oh-so-popular festival is a must visit if in the west of Cornwall towards the end of April. Set in the lovely seaside town of Porthleven, the event takes place over three days with a host of stalls selling everything from locally-made gin to Caribbean street food, all accompanied by live bands.
Porthleven is a lovely harbour village whose reputation is growing as a foodie hotspot due to its wide selection of incredible restaurants such as Kota and The Square, as well as Rick Stein’s. This festival is an extension of this, and draws huge crowds wanting to sample local food and drink to a background of music, entertainment and incredible sea views.
Taking place over a weekend, there is usually a party held in the shipyard marquee on the Saturday night, whilst chef celebs make an appearance over the three days to demonstrate their talents, so not only will you walk away with bags of tasty morsels, you might even pick up a few skills yourself.
There is a fair amount of parking available, but you can also use the temporary park and ride in Helston or take a bus in from Penzance if the idea of hunting for a car park space doesn’t appeal.
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