Another fantastic Porthleven Food and Music Festival (2015)

The 7th Porthleven Food and Music Festival took place over the weekend of 22nd/24th; and what a festival it was! The event kicked off on Friday night with the international band, Hayseed-Dixie, supported by Flats and Sharps playing to a packed-out crowd in the main marquee.

Hayseed-Dixie, headline the festival

Hayseed-Dixie, headline the festival

The Saturday saw the familiar opening of the festival with the cook-off between Jude from Kota and Antony Worrell-Thompson. This was followed by many other chefs displaying their skills though-out the day.

It was not just food on offer though-out the festival, but many excellent bands played on the three music stages though-out the days and into the evenings. This was more so on the Sunday when from 12 midday till 10pm the main marquee hosted a whole medley of bands catering for just about all music tastes.

New to this years festival was the bridge over the harbour. This bridge was heavily used and I had many comments of ‘it would be great to have this bridge as a permanent fixture.’ Guarding the bridge was a ‘fisherman’ from The Fisherman’s Mission who were able to raise over £600 for the mission from donations from the bridge users

The brige over the harbour

The bridge over the harbour

The 'fisherman' guarding the bridge

The ‘fisherman’ guarding the bridge

There was even an auction helping to raise money for the new Porthleven Skate Park. This auction raised over £1,700 from the generously donated items from art work, food related items and entertainment tickets. Thank you to all those who donated items for this auction.

The event finished with a fantastic firework display that was a fitting finale of another succesful event.

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This event would not be the success it is without the volunteers who give their time over many months leading up to the event, but also during the event itself. This hard work is testament to the succesful event.

All the volunteers should have our sincere thanks for this hard-work. They are a credit to Porthleven and just shows what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.  Believe it or not, but the food festival committee will only have a few months off before they start to get ready for 2016 festival.

Thank you and well done.

One comment

  • Gill Zella Martin

    The whole event was brilliant from start to finish. I am really pleased the Fisherman’s Mission raised a good amount of money as well as the money raised for the skate park. I think the organisers do a fantastic job.
    The bridge across the harbour was a particularly great idea.

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