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The Travelling Feast - A summer food festival in Cornwall

With summer upon us, what better way to enjoy a day, evening (or full weekend even!) than in a beautiful Cornish location, grazing on delicious food and enjoying live music. 

Paul Ainsworth’s Travelling Feast is all of this and more and is set to tour Cornwall this August with his outdoor foody festival. Perfect for an outing during your staycation holiday!

 

What is it?

 

Paul Ainsworth’s Travelling Feast is a touring food and music festival visiting three locations in Cornwall including Boconnoc House, in south east Cornwall (6 and 7 August), Scorrier House in central Cornwall (15 and 16 August) and Royal Cornwall Showground near Padstow (18 and 19 August).

 

Music

 

There will be live performances from Kaiser Chiefs, Rudimental, Sister Sledge, Tom Odell, Jake Bugg, Gabrielle, The Brand New Heavies, Gentleman's Dub Club, The Sugarhill Gang ft. Grandmaster Melle Mel, The Furious 5 + Scorpio and DJ sets by Norman Jay OBE, Café Mambo, Judge Jules and Danny Rampling.

 

Celebrity chefs

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Celebrity chefs, including Tom Kerridge, James Martin, Angela Hartnett, Paul Ainsworth, Niall Keating and Richard Corrigan, will be taking part in cooking demonstrations.

 

There will also be amazing street food from some of the UK's well-known chefs. 

Headliners include: Tom Kerridge’s Humble Pie Truck, Niall Keating’s Paradise Carriage, John Hooker’s Cornish Arms Airstream and James Martin’s Ice Cream truck as well as Paul’s very own Travelling Feast food truck. 

 

Extras

 

Plus the popular Alfresco Theatre’s Double Decker Bus will be serving dishes designed by award-winning chefs including Jason Atherton, Atul Kochhar and Rick Stein. There will also be an artisans’ market

 

There will be lots of activities for kids to enjoy too including fairground rides

Travelling Feast Camping

Day tickets are available to buy for each festival with prices starting at £42 per adult and £21 per child, under-fives are free.

 

But if you fancy staying a bit longer at one of the festivals, then festival camping is also available, including pre-erected tents so you don’t have to take yours.

 

 

The finer details

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Day tickets are available to buy for each festival with prices starting at £42 per adult and £21 per child, under-fives are free.

But if you fancy staying a bit longer at one of the festivals, then festival camping is also available, including pre-erected tents so you don’t have to take yours.

For full details on the Travelling Feast, please follow the link to their website here.

 

 

Other feast nights in Cornwall

 

Alongside a festival fully focused on food and feasting, we are also lucky enough to have places dedicated to providing feasts throughout the year. Here are a couple to get your started:

 

Nancarrow Farm

 

Set in the beautiful rural countryside near the north coast of Cornwall, Nancarrow Farm host the most incredible feast nights throughout the year. The events are held in their gorgeous courtyard and barn on the farm and the food served is seasonal, locally grown and cooked to perfection! Take a look at their event schedule here.

 

 

 

Canteen

 

With a permanent venue located on the cliffs next to the pretty coastal village of St Agnes, the Canteen is well worth a visit, combining it with a coastal walk or beach day at Trevaunance Cove. It is open from Monday – Friday from 8:30am for breakfast, coffee, lunch and cake.

 

As well as their canteen they also host Woodfired Canteen. These are incredible events in incredible locations. Usually banquet style and outdoors. The feasts they produce are delicious and the event itself always has a great atmosphere. Take a look here for more details.

 

If you’re hoping to find out about some more things to do on holiday in Cornwall this summer, why not read up on our “Ultimate guide of places to go and things to see” blog? Hopefully it’ll inspire some great holiday plans for your next trip!

 

 

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