We love a good foodie festival and The St Ives Food and Drink Festival, held each May, is one of the town’s most popular annual events. The festival sees some of the biggest names in the foodie world descend on the resort to join the programme, and it’s not uncommon to see folk from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant, faces such as Rick Stein and many more amongst the crowds over the weekend.
Don’t worry if you’re more of an enthusiast than a confident cook, the region’s finest chefs are always on hand to demonstrate their skills and pass on hints and tips, and there’s always live entertainment for a real family atmosphere.
We know that the best days out in St Ives tend to take place on the beach, and the whole festival takes place around Porthminster Beach. One of the best things about the festival is that it means plenty of opportunity to sample the tastes and flavours of the region, and trust us, you won’t want to eat before you visit as there’ll be dozens of foodie stalls as you wander.
The festival offers everything from cider and beer to freshly made cheeses and even chocolate, and it’s a fantastic way to enjoy a break in the beautiful St Ives.
14th and 15th May 2016.