Cornwall's Autumn Food & Drink festivals

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25 Aug

Cornwall's Autumn Food & Drink festivals

It's not just Cornish pasties and cider that Cornwall's famous for - its culinary reputation has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Celebrity chefs have set down roots, opening Michelin-starred restaurants and making the most of the fine fresh ingredients and local produce.

Autumn marks the start of Food Festival season - and we couldn't be more excited! Cornwall's food and drink producers go all out to show off their scrumptious wares over the next couple of months, so we've reviewed the county's top events to make sure you don't miss out.

Cornwall's Autumn Food & Drink festivals

Newquay Fish Festival

Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017

Held in the seaside town's 300 year-old harbour, the Newquay Fish Festival celebrates the best of the region's seafood.

Newquay Fish Festival

You'll get to see demonstrations from top chefs, including Fifteen Cornwall's Adam Banks who will be inspiring the audience with his Italian-style dishes.

The event also features a ide range of live music, entertainment and local produce, so you'll go home with the ingredients and the know-how to recreate some of your favourites from the event.

Visit the Newquay Fish Festival website >>>

The Great Cornish Food Festival, Truro

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017

If you like food, you'll LOVE this festival. It's held in the centre of the city of Truro, just 20 minutes from Callestock Cottages, and showcases they very best produce and crafts from all around Cornwall.

There's the traditional Cornish pasty, real ale and clotted cream from our friends at Rodda's, but there are less well-known culinary treats too. Cornish peanut butter (yes, it's a thing), locally-grown tea, artisan bread and Cornish sea salt will all be featured.

Great Cornish Food Festival

You'll also see some of the UK's top Michelin-starred chefs in action, with Nathan Outlaw opening the festival on Friday, and others giving demonstrations throughout. Well worth a visit.

Visit the Cornish Food Festival website >>>

Newquay Beer Festival

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017

We couldn't just focus on the region's food... Cornwall is also famous for its drink, with over 30 local breweries and vineyards producing fine tipples that are exported around the world.

Newquay Beer Festival

The annual beer festival in Newquay is an opportunity to sample over 50 real ales, as well as a wide variety of ciders and wines.There is also live entertainment, and it's all in the name of charity with proceeds going to local good causes.

You probably won't want to try them all.... but you will be stuck for choice.

Visit the Newquay Beer Festival website >>>

Oktoberfest Truro

Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October 2017

Schnell schnell! Grab your lederhosen and make your way to the annual Oktoberfest celebration on the Piazza in Truro.

Oktoberfest Cornwall

You don't need to travel to mainland Europe to enjoy the atmosphere of the famous German beer festival. A wave of German food, drink and live music takes over the city at this festival, bringing Bavarian culture to the South West for one glorious Autumn weekend.

Visit the Oktoberfest event on Facebook >>>

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th October 2017

Now in its 21st year, this festival marks the start of the oyster-dredging season in Cornwall, but for visitors it's all about flavour, fun and feasting.

 Falmouth Oyster Festival Cornwall

Yes, there are oysters, and, if you're a fan of shellfish, you'll be in food heaven. But even if oysters aren't your thing, there are loads of other delicious local seafood dishes on offer, plus live music, entertainment, craft stalls and cooking demos.

Visit the Falmouth Oyster Festival website >>>

Growing up, we often marked the annual Harvest Festival at school, so it's only natural to also embrace Cornwall's Autumn Food & Drink festivals as adults ;-)

Only now it's not just about canned goods - it's about delicious produce, quality ingredients and fine flavours. And maybe a beer or two....

Start planning your Cornish foodie holiday this Autumn by booking your accommodation at Callestock.

Callestock Courtyard Cottages

You'll get a cream tea on arrival, and we can also supply a delicious breakfast hamper stuffed with local meat, artisan bread, butter and preserves. Yum.

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