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Foodie Heaven: A Guide to North Cornwall’s Best Foodie Events

15 March 2017:Cornwall
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There are no two ways about it – The North Cornwall coastline is a very tasty holiday destination indeed. Cornwall tantalises the taste buds & shocks the senses, blowing your mind as you devour tradition & tenacity, benevolence & beauty.

Cornwall is a foodie’s fantasy and we thought it about time to bring together some of the best foodie events that our area has to offer over the coming year. Check out some of our favourites.

picture of Rick Stein at the Beer & Mussel FestivalThe Cornish Arms Beer and Mussel Festival

17 Mar 2017 to 19 Mar 2017, St Merryn

The countdown has begun to the annual Beer and Mussel Festival at The Cornish Arms in St. Merryn. As well as over 40 different beers and ciders on offer, there’s an even bigger line up of live entertainment including cooking demonstrations & music from Motown Pirates and The Stowes.

Image of polo horses on Watergate Bay beach.Aspall Polo On The Beach

19 May 2017 to 21 May 2017, Watergate Bay

This unique weekend event takes place at Watergate Bay near Newquay, with the promise of speed and excitement featuring some of the country’s top professional polo players. Knock that back with a large helping of local food & drink and you’re set for a phenomenal weekend of action.

Image of an exhibitor at the Royal Cornwall ShowRoyal Cornwall Show

8 Jun 2017 to 10 Jun 2017, Wadebridge

Cornwall’s showcase since 1793 and a fascinating glimpse into rural life. The Royal Cornwall Show simply buzzes with everything from livestock judging to famous flower tents, show jumping to beer tents, not to mention some of the best grub the county has to offer.

Image of oysters from the Rock oyster festival.Rock Oyster Festival

7 Jul 2017 to 8 Jul 2017, Rock

A midsummer celebration of food, music and art. After a wonderful 5 years at Dinham Farm, Rock Oyster Festival is making a move across the river for 2017. The festival will now take place in a stunning riverside location just outside Wadebridge.

Image of participants at the Camel River FestivalCamel River Festival

15 Jul 2017, Wadebridge

Whilst the 2017 date is yet to be confirmed, this local festival always offers a feast for the senses. Celebrating the River Camel that flows through the heart of Wadebridge, it is an event for all the family and all ages. With a highly entertaining raft race, first class food and a selection of music and events, it’s a great day out for everyone.

Image of marquee at the Padstow Seafood & Beer FestivalPadstow Seafood & Beer festival

12 Aug 2017, Padstow

This will be the second year that the Padstow Seafood & Beer Festival has graced the town. The 2017 dates are yet to be confirmed but this showcase of the best in local food, drink & live music in aid of charity for the National Lobster Hatchery is sure not to disappoint. If you’re here for the school summer holidays, make sure you pay a visit.

Image of the Newquay Fish FestivalNewquay Fish Festival

8 Sep 2017 to 10 Sep 2017, Newquay

Showcasing Newquay Harbour, this festival attracts thousands of visitors every year to sample delicious fish dishes, watch local chefs rustle up amazing food and enjoy the entertainment.


Image of Padstow Chrsitmas Festival lights.Padstow Christmas Festival

7 Dec 2017 to 10 Dec 2017, Padstow

Embrace the festive season with a trip to Padstow’s annual Christmas Festival and see this Cornish fishing village come alive with celebrity chefs, culinary delights and festive fun.

There’s always somewhere great to fill your belly in the South West – we pride ourselves on our food. Whether it’s a traditional Chough Cornish pasty from our on-site store or a full five courses prepared by a Michelin chef, you won’t be disappointed by what this part of Cornwall has to offer.

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