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St Ives food and drink festival: 2015 guide

A quick guide to the up-and-coming St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2015, taking place on the weekend of May 16/17. Expect Cornish cream teas, live cookery demonstrations, music performances, local food and drink, and a food demonstration stage.

The St Ives Food and Drink Festival, now in its sixth year, is gearing up to celebrate all that is great about the region’s natural resources. Idyllically, the festival will be set upon the white sands of Porthminster beach against the backdrop of turquoise Atlantic waters, from Saturday May 16 to Sunday May 17 2015.

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Highlights:

*Local chefs hosting cookery demonstrations, including award-winning executive chef at Porthminster Beach Café, Mick Smith

*Loads of stalls selling quality Cornish produce, including popular traders such as Fussels Fine Foods, the Kernow Sausage Company, and I Should Coco

*A food demonstration stage hosted by Pirate FM’s managing director and food lover, Mark Peters

*A light hearted, food themed paddleboard competition running on the Saturday

*A music stage with performances from 10am – 8pm (Saturday) and 10am – 4pm (Sunday)

*Cornish cream teas

*West Country ciders, real ales and craft beers from the many independent and micro-breweries that are dotted across the region, including St Ives Brewery.


Entry is £2, under 12s go free. Click here for more information on anything to do with the event or its sponsors, or for information on accommodation providers or transport links, see the official tourist information website at visitstives.org.uk.

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