One of Cornwall’s celebrated seafood and crafts weekends gives Newquay an opportunity to showcase one of its hidden gems, ‘the fishing harbour’ with a dazzling menu of delicious dishes cooked on the quay by local Chefs using fresh local produce along with some of the best entertainment Newquay has to offer!
We’ve just been given the dates for the 2024 festival which promises to be the best yet with more great music, harbour entertainment, refreshments, arts and crafts for all the family and of course lashings of food! Newquay Harbour will serve up its excellent sandy beach as the location for family activities including sand castle competitions, Punch & Judy, Rock Pool shows and organised games and events – whilst on the harbour side there’s bound to be a surprise or two for the kids!
There’s always a special atmosphere at Newquay Fish Festival, a unique mix of Newquay’s vibrant holiday scene and the traditional fishing community of the Harbour. The practical cookery demonstrations are undoubtedly the highlight of the weeked and hosting the cookery demonstrations are “The Chefs” local characters offering flamboyant and entertaining insights into their culinary skills – and you get to eat the results!! As well as live cookery we have smoked fish, a pilchard BBQ, on site fish sales, crab sandwiches, oysters, fish filleting demos and all sorts of other ‘fishy’ goings on.To wash down your freshly cooked or barbecued food there’s an entertainment marquee with a bar featuring Newquay’s own award winning “real ale” brews from the Atlantic Brewery while on stage the weekend features a rolling programme of sea shanty singers and local groups.