Family Festival Entertainment
Celtic and Traditional fishy folk music
Fishy fun for kids!
Dozens of arts and craft stalls
The fish Festival is not just about celebrating all things fishy – there’s music on two stages with the kind of diversity expected in this part of Cornwall. The main stage, sponsored by Consols Oils has live music filling festival square from 10am in the morning until 5pm in the afternoon will also play host to the Trawler Race prize giving late in the afternoon.
Keep your eyes and ears peeled during the day for some crazy culinary capers coming from the one and only JamiOlive Oil – and be sure not to miss the Auction of Promises at 1.30pm that the crazy chef will leading – there are some amazing auction items to bid on including a full day at Rick Stein’s Cookery School for two people and a two day art course of your choice at the famous Newlyn School of Art!
Around the site there are a huge range of arts, crafts and other stalls planned for the Festival Square and then running the length of the North and Mary Williams Piers.
Children can follow the Fishy Trail by picking up a form at the Newlyn School stall and seeing if they can find all the fish hidden (not so well) all round the festival site – there is a lucky dip prize for all contestants so no child will go home disappointed!
The Fish Tales tent is running mini plays and stories all day courtesy of John Brolly and there is a rolling series of art and creative sessions led by Claire Benson.
Rides and other children’s entertainment sites are dotted around the site – see the map in the free programme.
Traditional fishing skills like rope making and knot tying and lobster-pot making will be demonstrated down the Mary Williams pier. Modern materials are now used for 99% of lobster pots so seeing these craftsmen using their bare hands to create the pots from birch and willow is a chance to see such skills before they die out altogether.
There’s plenty of food and drink sellers for you to choose from – if the weather has been good then you will be able to enjoy the freshest hake and Cornish sardines money can by grilled on a BBQ!
Toilets and Information Point:
Th are several toilet sites – please refer to the festival map in the programme to locate the nearest! The site has a PA so in the event of any messages that need putting out please go to the festival Information Point between the Fish Market and the Iceworks.