fowey mussel festThe 3rd annual Fowey Mussel

and Beer Festival kicks off on

Friday June 20, on Fowey Town

Quay, until Sunday June 22nd

The weekend features demonstrations from top chefs such as James Strawbridge from Posh Pasties, as well as local restaurants The Bistro, the Fowey Hotel, Fowey Hall, Phat Phil from Kittows, Sam’s and Indian eatery Sunny Spice. Joining from outside Fowey is the Cormorant in Golant, and the Old Ferry Inn in Bodinnick

St Austell Ales will be providing the beer selection, to be served in the Old Butter Market under the King of Prussia.

New this year is Little Fowey, a great new kids competition from Lazy Jacks and local photographer Melissa Love. The idea is to spot 17 little worlds hidden in shop windows dotted around the town, with prizes on offer for most correct guesses.

Also for the first time the Town Hall will be busy with family activities – arts and crafts with the Red Hand Gang, fish willow creations with Ways with Willow and an interactive climbing wall from Rugged Interactive.

There’s also plenty of tastings from local food producers as well as river trips to Fowey’s mussel farm.

Performing a small set on Saturday morning will be the Fowey River Singers, Pirates of St Piran are on hand for sea shanties and public executions and live music will be entertaining the crowds on Friday and Saturday nights.

The full listing of events can be found in the Fowey Mussel and Beer Festival programme 2014, available soon.