Cornwall’s Best Autumn Food and Drink Festivals

September 08th, 2017

Discover some of the top food festivals happening in the coming weeks and months when staying at The Valley’s hot tub cottages, Cornwall. The South West region has loads of fantastic food, and the best way to celebrate the range of food is a family friendly festival!

Taste of Scilly, Isles of Scilly, 1-30 September

You can take a day trip to the Isles of Scilly by plane or boat, and not only are the islands wonderful to explore but their month-long food festival, which is already underway, gives you a taste of the island’s food and drink. You can sample the truly distinctive food as local bakers, growers, fishermen, foragers, brewers and chefs come together to share their passion and creativity for food. There is a lot to do whenever you visit, so we highly recommend it for a day!

Redruth Pasty and Mining Festival, 8-10 September

Launching today and lasting the whole weekend, the Redruth Pasty and Mining Festival is a way to celebrate a true icon of Cornish food – the pasty! The festival incorporates the rich mining history of the county that is linked to the dish, and you can uncover Redruth at the heart of Cornish mining. The event is free, and there are several activities such as ‘make your own pasty’, a fancy dress competition and live music!

Newquay Fish Festival, 8-10 September

Also taking place this weekend is the annual Newquay Fish Festival. The event has become one of the South West’s top food festivals and now attracts around 20,000 visitors. You will be able to witness fishing demonstrations from Cornwall’s top chefs; there is a focus on the various seafood caught by local fishermen and live entertainment throughout the weekend.

Great Cornish Food Festival, 22-24 September

Truro’s Lemon Quay, a short drive from our luxury cottages, transforms into a foodie heaven for three days. It is the perfect chance to indulge, with plenty to eat, drink, shop and entertain. The festival is a celebration of the food revolution that has taken place in Cornwall this century, where you can come across the county’s top chefs and food personalities. There will be cooking demonstrations, alongside pop-up restaurants from the region’s best.

Newquay Beer Festival, 22-24 September

We couldn’t just focus on the food in this post, as Cornwall has also become a hub for a fantastic drink. There are over 30 local breweries and vineyard producing drink that is exported worldwide. The annual beer festival in Newquay is the chance to sample real ales along with a variety of ciders and wines produced here in Cornwall. There is live entertainment too, and funds raised at the event go to local charities.

Oktoberfest Cornwall, 6-7 October

Bring your lederhosen for this event; over 18’s only! Celebrated on the Piazza in Truro, the event means you don’t have to travel to Germany to enjoy the famous beer festival. There is a huge amount of German food, drink and live music that takes over the city of Truro for the weekend.

Falmouth Oyster Festival, 12-15 October

A favourite of ours, the Falmouth Oyster Festival is a celebration of the diversity and quality of Cornish seafood, particularly the last remaining traditional oyster fishery in Europe. The four-day festival is packed with cooking demonstrations from leading local chefs, live music, Cornish food produce to buy, arts and crafts, ale and wine bars, seafood and oyster bars, a boat race, the Grand Oyster Parade and more!