More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the tenth anniversary of Porthleven Food Festival this weekend.

For the first time in its history, there will be three full days of activities, with local traders and a food market set up on the Moors from 10am on Friday and three music acts on the Lime Kiln stage from midday until 6pm.

Food stands can also be found at the Shipyard, Harbourside and the Moors throughout the weekend.

This year will be the first time that the Chefs’ Theatre will run on both Saturday and Sunday.

In what has become a traditional opening to the chef demonstrations, the cook-off between festival patron Antony Worrall Thompson and Jude Kereama of Porthleven's Kota and Kota Kai will return once again on Saturday at 10am.

Aside from Jude, Saturday’s demonstrations will also feature two other stars of the Great British Menu: winner and judge Emily Watkins, who owns the Kingham Plough in Oxfordshire, and Josh Eggleton from the Michelin-starred Pony and Trap in Chew Manga Bristol, which holds two AA rosettes.

Fifteen Cornwall’s head chef Adam Banks and head sommelier Ellie Owen will present a food and wine-pairing demonstration and nutritionist and author of River Cottage Gluten Free, Naomi Devlin, will demonstrate dishes from her book Food for a Happy Gut while talking about gut health and happiness in general.

After this two local cooking stars will take to the stage: Ross Sloan from the Mount Haven in Marazion, bringing his love for wild food and quirky vegetarian dishes, and Italian head chef Donato Dondiego from Porthleven’s own Amélies.

On Sunday, Cornwall College will open the day with a demonstration from its apprentices, who help every year behind the scenes at the festival but this year have been given their moment in the spotlight.

Stew Eddy and Bryok Williams from Porthleven’s restaurant The Square will bring the expertise that gained them a Bib Gourmand, before Guy Owen pops in from The Idle Rocks in St Mawes followed by Michael Wignall who has won Michelin stars in every kitchen he has headed since 1993.

In a change to the previously announced programme, Nik Boyle of the Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe will then take to the stage in place of Great British Menu winner Tom Brown, who opening his new restaurant in London two days later.

Last but not least, Gareth Ward will bring another Michelin star and five rosettes from his Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms in Wales when he performs the final demo of the weekend.

The layout of this year’s event is similar to previous years, although the harbour marquee will be kept for entertainment and indoor busking rather than stalls, to help prevent overcrowding in the main harbour area.

The literary festival and children’s area will also take place over Saturday and Sunday.

There will free live music on the Lime Kiln Stage across all three days, with Porthleven School Signing Choir, Porthleven Town Band and Falmouth Community Gospel Choir joining bands such as The Oggymen, Even Nine and Rosie Crow.

The evenings will then see the return of the ticked After Dark Parties. The full line up can be found at

New for this year will be the Port & Oyster pub in the marquee on the Harbour Head, where there will be a ceilidh on Friday from 7pm and then a full line-up including the Cadgwith Singers and Rudi's Message from from noon until late on Saturday and Sunday.