Now in its fourteenth year, the Great Cornish Food Festival returns to Lemon Quay in Truro on Thursday 22nd September, for three days showcasing the very best of Cornwall.

Around 40,000 people flock to the festival year after year, Lemon Quay will be host to around 70 stands, both inside and outside the marquee, and all the produce on sale is guaranteed to have been made or processed in Cornwall.

The festival opens 10am on September 22 with Nathan Outlaw - who recently won the accolade of best restaurant in the UK, awarded by the Good Food Guide - on the Sharps Festival Theatre stage.

Nathan said: “I’ve only missed one festival since it’s been going. For me it’s always made sense to support an event like this because there are lots of food festivals in Cornwall and the south west, but this one’s unique. It covers everything – I mean the smaller businesses and the bigger ones as well – so you get a real idea of what’s going on down here.”

With an incredible line up of local chefs creating dishes on stage throughout the three days, there is also the Deck area where local businesses, chefs, mixologists and producers will show off their skills in a more informal setting. Learn how to mix a Cornish breakfast martini with The Alverton, crimp a pasty with the Etherington’s crimpettes and even learn about ice cream yoga from Kelly’s of Cornwall, amongst other things.

If you’re planning on enjoying the whole day out at the festival, then there is plenty on offer in the Croust bar - the place to relax with friends and sample the stunning range of street food, beers and hot drinks on offer.

Ruth Huxley, director of Cornwall Food & Drink, who has been at the helm of the event for nine years, said: “We really do go the extra mile every year to create not only an exceptional mix of really good quality producers, chefs and food experts and a well-balanced programme of culinary entertainment, but we also put a lot of effort into creating the right buzz about the place and this is something visitors comment on every year - they just love it.”

For more information about the festival, what to see, the list of stallholders, travel and accommodation details visit