• Fish display

    Don't miss the stunning display of locally caught fish and seafood in this showcase of the best our region has to offer.

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  • The Great Cornish Fish Off

    Catering students from Truro & Penwith College cook off in a nail-biting competition.

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  • Cooking Demonstrations

    These take place inside the Fish Market throughout the day. Watch, learn and sample!

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  • Punts and Sculling

    Sculling a punt was once a right of passage in Cornish harbours. Come along and try your skills in the 4pm sculling demonstration and race.

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  • Fish Auction

    Bid for your supper in the fish market and all the proceeds of the auction will to to the Fishermen's Mission. Do not miss!

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  • Music for your ears

    With two music stages and a Busker’s Corner hosted by Tros and Treys, there will be one of the biggest line-ups of local bands and performers that you’ll find anywhere on one day in Cornwall!

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  • Follow the Fishy Trail

    Kids (and adults, of course) can pick up a A4 with photos of fish, search them out amongst the display in the fish market, and when hey have identified them all go a claim a lovely prize!

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welcome to the festival!

Celebrate all things fishy on August 25th in one of Cornwall's most distinctive and original fishing ports.

Satisfy your appetite with the best seafood you can get whilst enjoying great cooking demos, live entertainment or bidding at the seafood auction.

August Bank Holiday Monday sees the annual Cornish celebration of the sea, fishing and seafood at the 25th Newlyn Fish Festival, where you will find more fish than you can shake a mermaid’s tail at!

The Great Cornish Fish Off

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You've heard of the Great British Bake Off. Well, to celebrate 25 years of great fish cooking at the Festival, we're giving catering students from Penwith College a chance to show off their skills in the Great Cornish Fish Off.

They won't know what ingredients they have to work with until they open the box and the countdown begins. Five minutes to plan, twenty-five to cook and then you, the audience, will judge the finished dish on speed, inventiveness and presentation. And if you want to judge, make sure you are in the first two rows and hang on to your voting cards.

 

The competition will run in its entirety during the afternoon, with heats at 14:15 and 15:00 and the final at 15:45.

The winner will have a meal for two voucher and champagne welcome at Michelin-starred Paul Ainsworth's prestigious No. 6 restaurant in Padstow. The runner up will have a set of Heston Blumenthal filleting knives donated by Pots n Pans of Barnstable.

Main Information

Venue: Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall
Date: 25th August 2014 - Bank Holiday Monday
Open from: 09:00 to 17:00 - last entry at 16:30
Admission: £5.00 (free entrance for children under 16) tickets at the gate.
Disabled: Full disabled access aside from vessels.
Parking: Newlyn Green, Sports Ground up the Coombe.
Children: Fishy Trail and other entertainment.
Toilets: By the Mission and temporary toilets throughout the Festival.
Buses:

1, 1A, 5, 5A, 6, 6A from Penzance Station
Alvajoan will be running a shuttle service from Helston visit their website for info.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A WORKING HARBOUR - DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY NO DOGS, EXCEPT FOR GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND, ARE ALLOWED IN TO THE PRECINTS OF THE FESTIVAL

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Support our Fishermen

The Newlyn Fish Festival is organised in aid of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen which provides care, compassion and support to working, retired and disabled fishermen and their families.

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