Porthleven Food Festival 2018

Porthleven Food Festival 2018

Porthleven Food Festival – Arc Live


Arc Live are a small company down in Cornwall, very organised and the Porthleven food festival can be extremely busy depending on the weather and position you’re in. The team at Arc Live communicate well and will have a payment structure in place.

The Event

The Festival runs over 2 and a half days at the end of April. The Friday is just a half day which was introduced last year 2018, Don’t expect to much! If you’re lucky enough to have a good position and sunshine Saturday will be a great day and depending on where you’re trading at the festival you can go till 11pm and it will be a big party. Sunday will be very busy to with arts and crafts in the main marquee and plenty of drinking until late. They have live music on both nights over the weekend and there is a lot going on throughout the days too.


It’s all about the position here and the Arc Live team will give you a map to chose your pitch. Be aware that you will be expected to take staff food tickets, you have to invoice the accounts team after the event to reclaim your money and they will make you chase for it.


The Footfall

The footfall was pretty good over Saturday and Sunday you won’t have time to rest, the whole area gets packed. Arc Live also put on a shuttle service which is good as the parking in way up on the cliffs overlooking the sea, unfortunately if you stay trading past 9pm you won’t get the shuttle back

The Cost

The price of a stand is pricy, especially for just 2 and a half days. If you get good weather over the weekend you won’t worry about the pitch fee but it is at the end of April and right on the coast.

Build and Break

Building up can be a bit of a nightmare as the festival site is quite small, you can break down late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think.

Footfall: 9/10

Service: 7/10

Pitch fee: 6/10

Verdict: 4 stars

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Twitter accounts: @PorthlevenFest 


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