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We’re not doing Bude for Food 2016

It is with heavy hearts we must tell you that Bude for Food Festival will not take place in 2016.

It has been a very hard decision for us to make as we are very proud of what we have created and how fondly the event is considered by you all.

Due to changes in circumstance for every member of the committee, we recognise that it is simply not possible to deliver the festival this year to the
standard that you have come to expect. Rather than disappoint anyone we prefer to take a rest year.

We welcome any assistance from those with the time, energy and passion to bring Bude for Food Festival back in 2017 and in the meantime, wish you the best for a great year.

Thank you for your support.

The BFF Team

Global Street Food

Global Street Food

The Bude for Food festival has a fantastic line-up of street food available.   From Thailand, the Caribbean or Cornwall – feast on fab food all weekend!

Take a look on our website.

Celebrating Community at Bude For Food

Celebrating Community at Bude For Food

With the community being integral to the success of the first festival, for the second year running we have invited community groups and charities to join us in our main marquee.

Throughout the festival there will be a chance to support the Bennett family as we have a team of volunteers selling these fabulous Benny’s Big Journey Home t-shirts.

They will be stocking both adults and kids tees. Kids sizes range from 3-4 years through to 12-14 years at £15 and adult sizes range from S-XL at £20. They are also available to purchase in Airculture in Bude.

To keep up to date with Benny’s Big Journey, please visit their Facebook page

VOLUNTEER shout out!

VOLUNTEER shout out!

To all the friends and good people of Bude who have offered to help us get the festival ready…’s the time!

We are looking for volunteers to:


  • help set up on Thursday 17th & Friday 18th- assisting exhibitor loading and unloading, marquee decoration and set up, furniture moving, siting bins and signage.


  • during the festival – assisting exhibitor loading and unloading, and Stewarding, toy library play n stay, children’s food workshops, litter picking and cleaning, ticket selling, furniture moving.


There will be a steward and volunteer briefing on Thursday 17th September at the main marquee at 19.30 where we will allocate and confirm roles, check people’s availability and brief people on the site, duties and weekend programme.


Please email on and let us know your availability.

Thank you


The Faces Behind The Festival

So, who are the people behind the organisation of the second Bude For Food Festival 2015? May we introduce the many people turning cogs and burning the midnight oil who are passionate about getting Bude on the culinary map.




From left to right:

At the back:

Lara Trewin – Our Social Media Maestro. Social Media Manager for Trewin Design Architects as well as Bude For Food. Mum to Joseph & Toby and a passionate trail runner. Making sure the news from the festival is filtering out to all our wonderful supporters through all our social media platforms.  Twitter: @LaraTrewin @DevonArchitect

Gavin Warland – Our Health & Safety Hero! Dad to Caitlin, Oliver & Finley. Fabulous photographer, problem solver and all round good guy. Twitter: @gavinwarland

Jamie Stephenson – Head honcho at Elements and La Bocca Pizza Kitchen, Dad to Freddie and Barney, logistics, problem solving and Big Chief Walkie Talkie at the Festival. Twitter: @HotelBude @La_Bocca_Bude

Beth Lewitt – Entertainment and music event planning, Queen of The Beach House, community and education focussed. An arbiter of style and festival fun & funk. Twitter: @Beachhousebay

At the front:

Fionagh Harding – Driving force, uber foodie, half of Cornish Charcuterie and Norton Barton Artisan Food Village. Mum to Kitty, Lily, Will and Ben. Taking care of our myriad of exhibitors and organising our programme of chef demonstrations as well as keeping the committee on track. Twitter: @cornisharcuteri @Fi_Bude

Richard Harding – our numbers man, chairman of the committee and the voice of reason. Dad to Kitty, Lily, Will and Ben and the other half of Cornish Charcuterie and Norton Barton Artisan Food Village. Twitter: @cornisharcuteri @hardingrw

Francis Parody-Candea  – Chef, half of Popti Cornish Bakehouse and Dad to Luis, Gabriel & Noah. Twitter: @poptibude

Ali Beech – Ideas generator and head scout for the very best local food producers and artisan street food concessions to bring to the Festival. Ali is the force behind the festivals restaurant trail, incorporating over 50 local food outlets.  Mum to Gabriel & Noah and half of Popti Cornish Bakehouse. Twitter: @poptibude

Sally Gostick – Super Organised, Mum to Jake, Project Manager at Good Mud Community Project in Bude growing food for the Bude Food Bank. Organic and Slow Food proponent and has the knack to make even the most tedious logistics seem fun. Twitter: @SallyGostick


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