Harvest food festival in Cornwall

In 2014 our Harvest Festival, one of the best food festivals in Cornwall, will feature a Chilli Weekend, Baobab Festival, and Beer, Wine and Cider Week!

Food and drink - spice piles in the shape of Eden Biomes


  • Saturday 6 September – Sunday 5 October 2014
    • Food Experts Week, 15–19 September
    • Chilli Weekend, 20–21 September
    • Baobab Festival, 22–28 September
    • Beer, Wine and Cider Week, 29 September – 5 October
    • Beer Festival, Saturday 4 October
  • Price: Harvest Festival activities are included in the price of admission; our Beer Festival requires a separate ticket.  

Beer, Wine and Cider Week, 29 September – 5 October

Celebrating harvest in liquid form, from craft beers and cocktails to home brewing, apple pressing and everything in between. Explore the stories behind them with demos, talks, tastings and hands-on activities.

  • Mon 29 and Tues 30 Sep: herbal tea tasting with Pukka Teas. To celebrate our new partnership, Pukka Teas will be offering teas to taste and daily talks from their founder Sebastian Pole at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
  • Weds 1 Oct: coffee cupping with Origin Coffee. Discover the art of Coffee Cupping and learn how to taste the different flavours in one of our favourite drinks.  
  • Thurs 2 Oct: From 12pm come along and taste some of Cornwall’s finest ciders and try some freshly pressed juice from Eden’s own apples. 
  • Fri 3 Oct: wine tasting with Susy Atkins, wine writer, Saturday Kitchen BBC1 presenter, and Telegraph columnist:
    • 12.30pm – wine tasting - discover and taste a selection of fantastic wines 
    • 2.30pm - vermouth and dessert wine tasting 
  • Sat 4 and Sun 5 Oct: beer sampling, tastings and pairings (and the Beer Festival on Saturday night). On Saturday, beer sommelier Sophie Atherton will be doing a blind tasting of canned and bottled beers. On Sunday, Sophie will be doing a talk on beer and cheese pairings.

Beer Festival, Saturday 4 October

A whole day and evening of beery fun with St Austell Brewery featuring upto 100 speciality beers. Between 6pm and midnight the party steps up a gear with live music, fantastic food and a wider selection of exclusive beers to try. Tickets for this over-18s event are £10, including drinks tokens and a beer festival glass.

More Harvest activities

  • Crying the neck tradition: join us daily at 1pm in the Mediterranean Biome as we perform the Cornish harvest custom of crying the neck - the celebration of cutting the corn.
  • Storytelling: harvest-themed stories every day at 12pm and 2pm in the Mediterranean Biome.
  • Check the ‘what’s on’ board in between the Biomes every day to see what the Narrators Team are talking about, demonstrating or making, including 'guided walk arounds'. You may find corn dolly making (find out how to make a corn dolly here), displays on forest hunting techniques, panela tasting or talks at our 'curiosity carts'. 


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Supporting baobab harvesters

Woman holding basket of baobabs

We are helping people in Malawi to build a sustainable future by using the wonderful baobab fruit

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