Food festivals Cornwall

As autumn rolls in, we feel the sun sink just that little bit earlier, and yet the russet colours of burnt orange in the sky are reflected in the trees as the leaves start to change colour and fall too. As our wonderful schools are filling back up with children, Cornwall is awash with a sense of quiet.

Autumn is so beautiful, and as the night draw in, we welcome the snuggle of the evening sun and the bounty of the harvest. Here at Lower Barns we like to take care of the everyday food and easting for you, so you have few things on your mind when you’re enjoying the breathtaking scenery, unique boutique accommodation. However, for those wonderful gifts to take home for loved ones, or those who are looking after Colin the goldfish or your own Woody Wood, you can’t beat the wonderful food festivals Cornwall has at this time of year.

Big Autumn Market 5th September

Just half an hour’s drive from Lower Barns, the capital of Cornwall – Truro – has an exciting Plaza on which a couple of lovely food festivals are set up. The first one is just as September peeks into view and is named The Big Autumn Market. Over 50 local artisan producers bring their wares and there’s a wonderful sense of camaraderie.

Lip licking food and tongue tingling drinks are on offer to sample, satisfy and even take home as gifts. Take an empty belly and a little more in your wallet and get involved in sampling everything Cornwall has to offer.

Newquay Fish Festival 11th – 13th September

Perched on the other coast, about an hour away from Lower Barns, Newquay is synonymous with surf, sand and beaches. Catching an evening sunset over the Atlantic is one of the most relaxing and stunning ways to spend an evening.

In its 13th year this year, the Newquay Fish Festival is a real celebration of the sea. With fishing demonstrations as well as cookery showdowns, this festival celebrates the coming of autumn, when fish stocks are healthy, and abundant. Catch MasterChef winner James Nathan cooking from ‘nature’s larder’.

Bude for Food 18th – 20th September

What better way to truly immerse yourself and your friends back home in Cornish culture than to sup on some freshly pressed cider? This is just one of the delights on sale at the north coast’s newest festival. In its second year, the organisers of Bude for Food have their hearts well and truly in the community.

Exhibiting Cornwall, and some of Devon’s amazing food and artisanal produce from bread to bakes, and preserves to pasties this festival is just over an hour from Lower Barns and promises big beats, belly laughs and lots of lovely things to eat.

Great Cornish Food and Drink Festival 25th – 27th September

A celebration of all things foodie and Cornwall, and again on Lemon Quay, this is a big celebration with street food stalls, an artisan market and demonstrations from some of Cornwall’s top chef, such as Nathan Outlaw. A must visit if you’re in the county.

Boscastle Food Festival 3rd – 4th October

One of the jewels in the food festival crown, Boscastle Festival exhibits lots of artisans fashioning gifts and handmade items from wood and other locally found materials. As well as some of the top chefs in the county and a fantastic selection of artisan food and drink producers.

Boscastle itself is worth the hour’s drive from Lower Barns just for its breath-taking backdrop and its Museum of Witchcraft.

Wherever you go, you’ll be sure to find the best of everything that make Cornwall the foodie capital it is today.