ST IVES FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL 2024 IS EXPECTED TO BE ON PORTHMINSTER BEACH OVER A WEEKEND IN MAY 2024. ANYONE CAN GO ALONG TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST FOOD IN CORNWALL ALONGSIDE GREAT SUN, SEA AND MUSIC…
Food, glorious food! And beach, glorious beach! That’s right, it must be the St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2024, one of Cornwall’s most eagerly awaited foodie fests of the year. The 2023 edition on Porthminster Beach in St Ives was held over a weekend in May, so expected the 2024 edition to be much the same.
When is the St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2024? Well, it hasn’t been finalised yet but we will let you know as soon as we do. And we will also let you know what’s going on, what food is being served up and what entertainment and bands are on. But, just like previous iterations, expect the best bites and most delicious drinks alongside top local live music over three days. Make sure you bring an extremely empty stomach to this incredible Cornish event.
Also known as the St Ives Food Festival 2024, this fest features chef talks and demonstrations. In 2023, Jack Stein of Rick Stein Restaurants, ‘veg growing guru’ Kathy Slack and grill chef and author Simon Stallard did demos and talks. Barbecue hero Chris ‘Chops’ Taylor also held a demo for the crowds and seafood maestro Stephane Delourme closed out the fest with a special demonstration. Check out the official website for the full rundown and times when they are announced.
If music be the food of love then there’s always plenty of acts playing on over the weekend. The Scribes rocked up in 2023, as did Peri Rae, Molly Hocking, Bailey Tomkinson and the fabulous Roguey Roads. There’s also traditionally a Food Trail in St Ives throughout the festival with a whole host of tasty treats to discover along the way, plus make sure you hit up the food and drink masterclasses that are usually on offer for all. Basically, there’s loads to eat, drink, listen to and learn over this weekend in May.
Thousands travel to St Ives every year for this hotly anticipated food fest on the white sands of Porthminster. At the 2022 edition, there were loads of chef demos firing it up on those sands from the likes of Jack Stein, Emily Scott of Emily Scott Food and Jackson Bristow from Nancarrow Farm. Plus, Kathy Slack, the Padstow Kitchen Garden’s Ross Geach and Chris ‘Chops’ Taylor were also there, joined by many more as they cooked on the festival’s Asado Fire Pit that was sponsored by St Austell Brewery.
Live music over the 2022 festival included funky Latin outfit Malavita! headlining the Friday night opening party, self-proclaimed ‘musical misfits’ Town of Cats on the Saturday night and the theatrical 3 Daft Monkeys on the Sunday. Visitors also enjoyed loads of street food, cocktail masterclasses and so much grub on offer. This is one of the best Cornish food festivals in 2024 so if you like sandwiches and sand, and barbecues and beaches, then get down to Porthminster and loosen that belt.