Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish festival


With the August Bank Holiday nearly upon us the Newlyn Fish Festival is one of the biggest and best of its kind in the country and one of the top south west events.

This major food event is firmly established on the national festival calendar for showcasing the local fishing industry, attracting thousands of people to see stunning displays of fish and cooking demonstrations from top local chefs.

The fish festival boosts the local economy and raises money for the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen more than any other fund-raising event. These are just a few of the activities that will be taking place.

  •  Cookery demos by top local chefs
  • Cornish Fishmonger of the Year competition
  • Live music
  • Boat demonstrations including luggers, gigs, fishing boats, lifeboats and jet skis
  • DVD show,
  • Arts and crafts,
  • The Fish Tales Tent
  • Local storytellers
  • Face-painting,
  • Crazy theatre  
  • Fishy Trail.  


Doors open at 09:00 and close at 17:00. Admission is £5. Under 16s are free.

It all happens on August Bank Holiday Monday, in and around the harbour in Newlyn, just west of Penzance.

If you are making a weekend of it why not book your accommodation at the Hotel Penzance. The festival is within walking distance or a short bus ride from the Hotel.

Call 01736 363117 for availability of rooms or book through our online booking system.