Ludlow Festivals 2018

Ludlow was famously described by John Betjeman as:

the loveliest town in England

Some people say that Ludlow is the foodiest town in England, and one of Ludlow’s claim to fame is that the first food festival in the UK was held here in 1996 and has been held annually since.

Nowadays Ludlow is home to a range of festivals and this post provides some dates in 2018 for your diary.

 

Ludlow Spring Festival 2018

Billed as Like a Beer Festival but Better, this event is held in and around Ludlow Castle. and at various Ludlow streets and the market square. You can find more information at the dedicated Ludlow Spring Festival Web site.

 

Ludlow MagnaLonga 2018

The Magnalonga is a food and drink walk of between 8 – 10 miles which starts and finishes just outside Ludlow.

You can find more information at the dedicated Ludlow Magnalonga Web site.

 

Ludlow Food Festival 2018

The Ludlow Food Festival will celebrate it’s 24th year in 2018. The festival typically features real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches. Many of the more than 180 local food and drink suppliers offer samples and tastings at the main festival venue Ludlow Castle.

You can find more information at the dedicated Ludlow Food Festival Web site.

Image copyright Ludlow Food Festival.

Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

Market Drayton, the “Home of Gingerbread”, introduces a new festival – the Ginger and Spice Festival 2017 – celebrating culinary links to the ancient spice route.

Ginger & Spice Festival Banner

Market Drayton is a market town in north Shropshire and the birthplace of Robert Clive, the first Lord Clive also known as “Clive of India”.

Market Drayton claims to be the “Home of Gingerbread” and a new festival, the U.K.’s first Ginger & Spice Festival, aims to celebrate culinary links to the ancient spice route. The festival takes place in Market Drayton and the surrounding area from Wednesday 27th through Saturday 30th September 2017.

Ginger and Spice from the Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

Festival highlights include:

  • the “Spice Exchange” street market and street food party
  • live music
  • cookery demonstrations
  • the Pickles Spice Trail
  • gingerbread competitions

You can find more details at the Ginger & Spice Festival Web site.

Ginger & Spice Festival 2017 Market Drayton