Festivals of Ludlow 2019

There are a few festivals in Ludlow every year. We focus on one or two each year but I thought it might be worth reminding you of the others happening throughout this year 2019.

Ludlow Spring Festival is at Ludlow Castle. As well as local food and drink producers there is live music to entertain  you, 180 cars to drool over if that’s your thing. There is a Meet the Brewer event and the whole festival us described as “like a beer festival but better”.

Ludlow Fringe Festival is on from 15th June until 30th June 2019. There are events to suit everyone from talks, performing arts, dance, film screenings, Ludlow Arts Trail, music, Street Theatre. The Ludlow Secret Gardens is part of the fringe.

Ludlow Green Festival is on the 24th July 2019 from 10a.m. until 4pm on Castle Square. It celebrates all things ‘green’ and challenges us to do more to help our Planet.

Ludlow Dog Day is on 21st July 2019 from 10am until 5pm. Staged in the grounds of Stokesay Court there are dog displays, competitions and a wide variety of stalls and activities.

Ludlow Food Festival is on the 13th until 15th September 2019. It is throughout Ludlow but the main event is in Ludlow Castle. A feast of mouth watering events with over 140 food and drink producers.

Ludlow Medieval Fayre is on the 23rd and 24th November 2019. Said to be the best in Britain this Medieval Fayre has over a hundred stalls to buy your Christmas gifts from. With medieval jesters, jugglers and many others to keep you smiling.

I hope this quick whizz through the Festivals of Ludlow has peaked your interest and reminded you of plans you made at the beginning of the year. See you in Ludlow.

The Ludlow Fringe Festival logo is used with kind permission of the organisers whose copyright is acknowledged.

The Ludlow Green Festival logo is used with kind permission of the organisers whose copyright is acknowledged.

Christmas Fairs 2018

There are lots of Christmas Fairs. I will do a few in more detail but here is a list so you can schedule you Christmas shopping.

Dudmaston Christmas Fair, near Bridgnorth   24th and 25th November 10am until 4pm.

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre is held at Ludlow Castle on 24th and  25th November all day.

Shropshire Handmade and Creative 2018 Christmas Fair at Salop Leisure Ltd, Emstrey, Shrewsbury 24th  and 25th November 2018, 10am until 5pm.

Shrewsbury Steampunk Christmas Spectacular, St, Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury, 1st and 2nd December 2018, 10am until 4pm.

Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre on 1st December starting at 10am.

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre 2018

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre 2018 is on the 24th and 25th November all day, at Ludlow Castle.

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

There will be all you would expect, jousting, Knights, Minstrels, Fair Maidens, Storytellers, Jesters, Dancers, Giants and Dragons.

There are two stages with performances all day. You can have a go at archery, sword fighting, and juggling.

There are over a hundred stalls selling medieval type gifts. I am sure there will be hog roasts and lots of punch available too.

Parking can be found at Ludlow Cricket Club, Burway Lane SY8 1DT, a ten minute walk from the Castle. They are raising money for Junior Cricket Development.

McConnell, (SY8 1JL) will be raising money for Joel’s Wish by providing parking. There are other car parks raising money for Shropshire Council. There is Park and Rides available too.

Why not go along and celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre?

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre 2017

The Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre is set in Ludlow Castle and is held on Saturday 25th and 26th November 2017. Opening hours are:

  • Saturday 25th 10 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday 26th 10 am – 4 pm

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre Musicians

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre Musicians

Described as:

The Best Medieval Show in the land!

the Medieval Christmas Fayre features:

  • Stalls – over 100 stalls selling historical goods, gifts, and food and drink
  • Entertainment – swordplay, juggling jesters, interactive theatre, music, wassailing and dancing, storytelling, carolling and jestering, giants, falconry and puppetry
  • Drink – mulled wine, spiced cider, and Local Beer tent

This year the Fayre offers:

more music, more minstrels, more merriment and more mirth than ever before!

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre Minstrels

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre Minstrels

As well as the entertainment above, some members of the public are inspired to dress up for the occasion as shown below.

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre Members of the Public

Members of the Public at Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Armour is optional!

You can find more information about the event and also buy tickets at the Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre Web site, and also on Facebook and Twitter:

The images in this blog post are copyright Dakin Events and used with their kind permission.