12 - 14 May 2023 on Porthminster Beach

12 - 14 May 2023 on Porthminster Beach

12 - 14 MAY 2023

ON PORTHMINSTER BEACH

St Ives Food and Drink Festival

FAQs

St Ives Food and Drink Festival is a highlight in the region’s culinary calendar.

Below are answers to frequently asked questions. Please get in touch if you cannot find what you are looking for.

St Ives Food and Drink Festival

FAQs

St Ives Food and Drink Festival is a highlight in the region’s culinary calendar.

Below are answers to frequently asked questions. Please get in touch if you cannot find what you are looking for.

Friday 13th May 11am – 11pm

Saturday 14th May 10am – 11pm

Sunday 15th May 10am – 10pm

Dogs are welcome on Friday and Saturday but won’t be allowed on the beach on Sunday due to seasonal restrictions by the council. There’s a small putting green area next to the beach though, which welcomes dogs on Sunday.

The St Ives Food and Drink Festival is a FREE event, but tickets are needed for music Evening Sessions in The Lighthouse Stage.

Children are welcome at the music events and under 12s go free with no ticket required.
Children aged 12 and over will need a ticket and all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

You can purchase tickets to the Evening Sessions here.

We advise purchasing tickets online ahead of the festival to avoid disappointment.

If tickets have not sold in advance, then there will be a limited number of tickets to purchase on the day.

The Evening Sessions are a ticketed event taking place in our open air venue, The Lighthouse Stage.

You can find more details about our evening line-up here. Evening Sessions.

The festival takes place on Porthminster beach, St Ives. You can arrive by car, train or bus.

Travel by train for a traffic free journey to the Festival. Take one of the regular mainline services to/from Penzance and alight at St. Erth station. From there you can catch one of the half hourly train services to St. Ives. The service between St Erth and St Ives enjoys spectacular views along the coast past Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay, often considered one of the most scenic rail journeys in Britain.

If you are looking to drive and want to avoid the traffic, it is strongly recommended that you park at the St Erth Park and Ride and catch the train into the heart of St Ives. 

It’s just £4 for an off peak day return from St Erth – St Ives.

For the latest timetable and ticket information, visit www.GWR.com.

Please visit our location page for more details on how to get here.

St Ives has eight Cornwall Council public pay and display car parks and all are within a 10 minutes walk to the town centre.

Trenwith, St. Ives, TR26 1DD – Long stay – 311 spaces (winter)
Park Avenue, St. Ives, TR26 1QE – Long stay – 77 spaces
Station, St. Ives, TR26 2BH – Long stay – 106 spaces
Sloop, St. Ives, TR26 1LT – Short stay – 42 spaces
Island, St. Ives, TR26 1SY – Long stay – 155 spaces
Porthmeor, St. Ives, TR26 1JU – Short stay – 45 spaces
Barnoon, St. Ives, TR26 1JD – Long stay – 154 spaces
Smeaton’s Pier, St. Ives, TR26 1PS – Short stay – 31 spaces
Stennack Car Park, St. Ives, TR26 1QX – Short stay
Stennack Surgery Car Park, St Ives TR1 1RU – Short stay

St Ives School is providing parking in conjunction with Just Park.

There are no camping facilities at the festival. The St Ives Cornwall destination website gives you a window on our location and where you can stay. Please click on the link to explore your extensive accommodation choices.

Please complete our online application form here.

Absolutely, we are always looking for volunteers to help at the festival. Please contact laura@ilowhq.com for more details.