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21 Aug

Foodies' Heaven in Cornwall this September

Cornwall is one of the top foodie destinations in the country, with Michelin-starred chefs including Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth calling it home. And it's not just the celebrity chefs - the county also offers plenty of beachside cafes serving the finest brunches and award-winning local produce. To get your taste buds tingling, here's our round-up of the best Cornish food festivals in September.

"One cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well."

Virginia Woolf

We're lucky that Cornwall is such a wonderful place to discover new flavours and taste the freshest produce, so dining well is not a problem.

If you like to discover new tastes, techniques and ingredients, you'll love food festival season - it kicks off in September, bringing plenty of mouth-watering delights and expert cooking demonstrations to inspire even the most inexperienced chef.

5. Newquay Fish Festival

See the techniques used by the region's finest chefs to prepare and cook locally-caught sustainable fish. There will be tasty treats to sample and buy, from crab and hake to mackerel and lobster.

There will also be live music, artisan gifts made in Cornwall, and a lively atmosphere that guarantees a smile.

When: Friday 13 September til Sunday 15 September 2019

Where: Newquay Harbour

Learn more about the Newquay Fish Festival >>>

4. Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrating the start of the oyster dredging season, this annual event is always fantastic fun - chef demos, live music, seafood bars, and the working boat race make for a busy weekend of entertainment.

You'll also find vintage cars on show and an all-action air show. Don't miss the shucking competition if you're up for a challenge.

When: Thursday 10 October til Sunday 13 October 2019

Where: Events Square, Falmouth

Learn more about the Falmouth Oyster Festival >>>

3. Looe Live

This reincarnation of the Looe Music Festival is run by the local community - as well as Cornish food and drink, it also features toe-tapping tunes performed in 2019 by stars including Level 42, Newton Faulkner and Fisherman's Friends.

You can also try your hand at tai chi, hula hooping or playing the ukelele as part of the free workshop programme run on the quay.

When: Friday 20 September til Sunday 22 September 2019

Where: Various locations in and around Looe

Learn more about Looe Live and get tickets >>>

2. Falmouth Beer Festival

It's Cornwall's largest beer festival and it guarantees an entertaining weekend, but it's not just beer - promise. There's also cider, real ale, gin and Cornish spirits, along with live music and street food.

The event is hosted in one of Cornwall's most vibrant towns, with award-winning restaurants, quirky independent shops and galleries, and hundreds of years of maritime history.

When: Thursday 03 October til Saturday 05 October 2019

Where: Events Square, Falmouth

Learn more about the Falmouth Beer Festival >>>

1. Truro Food Festival

This is one of our favourite events of the year - some of Cornwall's finest food and drink producers, all under one roof - heaven! The Festival is held on the quay in the city of Truro - as you'd expect at a celebration of Cornish food and drink, there will be oodles of delicious free samples, foodie talks and live music.

The packed 3-day event, which attracts over 30,000 visitors, also offers cooking demonstrations by well-known chefs including Jack Stein and Irini Tzortzoglour,

When: Thursday 27 September til Sunday 29 September 2019

Where: Lemon Quay, Truro

Learn more about the Truro Food Festival >>>

And finally.....

A personal recommendation:

Plastic-Free Harvest Market, Perranporth

We love sampling local food and drink (just so we're able to make informed recommendations to our guests, of course - ahem) and this is one of my absolute favourite places for sourcing Cornish produce. It doesn't just sell locally made food, drink, art and crafts - it does it all without using any plastic. No plastic bags, no excessive packaging, and no waste.

When: Sunday 1 September 2019 13:30-16:30

Where: Perranporth

The market takes place the first Sunday of every month in the nearby town of Perranporth.

Learn more about the Plastic Free Marketing in Perranporth.

Foodie short breaks in Cornwall this September:

If you're tempted to head to the coast to discover the delicious tastes of Cornwall, call Liz today on 01872 540445 or book online - there are a couple of 3 and 4-night holidays if you're quick.

September short breaks for foodies in Cornwall