Eden project harvest food festival in Cornwall

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Join us for our Harvest Food Festival, which promises to be one of the most memorable food festivals in Cornwall! Over the five weeks we have some fantastic food and drink events planned, including a Beer Festival on 5 October!


•Saturday 7 September – Sunday 13 October 2013
•Celebrity Chefs Week, 7–15 September
•Chilli Festival, 21–24 September
•Beer, Wine and Cider Week, 28 September – 5 October
•Beer Festival, Saturday 5 October – book your tickets online
•Baobab Festival, 7–13 October
•Price: Harvest Festival activities are included in the price of admission; our Beer Festival requires a ticket.

Celebrity chefs

Celebrity Chefs Week, 7–15 September

An entire week of foodie treats with some very special guests. Each day features demonstrations, Q&As and book signings from visiting celebrity chefs including:
•Masterchef judge Monica Galetti – 2.30pm, 7 September
•Paul Ainsworth of Michelin-starred Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 in Padstow – 2.30pm, 8 September
•Leon co-founder Allegra McEvedy – 2.30pm, 10 September
•Ice cream wizard Charlie Francis of Lick Me I’m Delicious will be making ice cream using a fire extinguisher, and throwing an ice cream pot on his gramophone pottery machine – 12.30pm, 11 September
•The Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite – 2.30pm, 11 September
•Anthony McNamara, award-winning chef who has cooked for David Cameron and Barack Obama – 2.30pm, 12 September
•Masterchef winner Tim Anderson – 2.30pm, 13 September

There’s also a full programme of talks, skills workshops and, on 9 September, an entire day dedicated to the art of sushi!

Chilli Festival, 21–24 September

We love these colourful, fiery beauties so much that we’ve dedicated an entire festival to them!

Beer, Wine and Cider Week, 28 September – 5 October

This week we’ll be focusing on hops, vines and apples. Explore the stories behind wine, beer and cider with demos, talks, tastings and hands-on activities.

Beer Festival, Saturday 5 October

A whole day and evening of beery fun with St Austell Brewery, featuring brewing demonstrations, tastings, workshops and up to 100 speciality beers. Guests from breweries around the country will give a fascinating insight into the world of hops, yeast and brewing.

Between 6pm and midnight the party steps up a gear with live music, fantastic food and a wider selection of exclusive beers not available during the week, including some specially brewed for the festival. Tickets for this over-18s event are £10, include drink tokens and a beer festival glass. Book your ticket online.

Baobab Festival, 7–13 October

Discover more about the African super fruit that’s six times richer in vitamin C than oranges. See it growing in the Rainforest Biome and find out about our work with PhytoTrade Africa.
•Find out more about how we’re supporting baobab harvesters in Malawi.

Throughout the Harvest Festival period, 7 September – 13 October
•Storytelling – Join us in the Citrus Grove of our Mediterranean Biome for tall harvest tales, every day at 12pm and 2pm.
•Corn dolly demos – The making of corn dollies was thought to ensure that the following year’s harvest would be bountiful. We’ll be demonstrating how to make them and talking about individual corn dolly designs from around the world. Read our blog about how to make a corn dolly.
•Beer talk – Could it be that beer and not bread was crucial to the beginning of civilisation? Come along to the Citrus Grove of our Mediterranean Biome at 1pm to hear about this fascinating theory.
•Dionysus, the Story of the Vine meets the Story of the Grape – Learn how Greek mythology plays a part in our present-day enjoyment of wine – theatrically portrayed around Tim Shaw’s Dionysus sculpture in the Med Biome at 3pm.
•Flour sack clothing demos – Find out how American housewives made clothes using the sacks in which flour was delivered. Please note that this demo will not be on offer every day.