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.

Ludlow Food Festival 2018

The annual Ludlow Food Festival 2018 is held this year on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September.

Ludlow Food Festival 2018 Flyer

The oldest UK Food Festival, the Ludlow Food Festival started in 1995 and champions local produce and local producers from across Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. Visitors will be able to choose from over 180 top quality food and drink producers. You can enjoy samples and tastings as well as meeting the producers.

This year the festival features both regular events and some new event – including:

  • free cookery sessions for kids
  • slow food workshops
  • coffee masterclasses
  • the famous Sausage and Ale Trails
  • Pudding Tastings at the Methodist Church
  • tours of Ludlow Brewery
  • live music
  • literary talks

and over 100 hours of free talks and demos from some of the leading names in food.

Ludlow Food Festival 2018 Opening Times

Friday 7th September: 10:00 – 17:00

Saturday 8th September: 10:00 – 18:30

Sunday 9th September: 10:00 – 17:00

Tickets can be booked in advance to save money compared to the gate price by visiting the Ludlow Food Festival Web site.

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.

Ludlow Sausage Trail Winners

At the 2016 Ludlow Food Festival the annual Sausage Trail was held once again and the Ludlow Sausage Trail Winners in the 2 categories were as follows:

Sausage Trail Professional’s Choice

1st: Reg May, ‘Paddington Bear’ traditional pork blended with homemade onion marmalade
2nd: Beamans of Bridgnorth, Purebred Gloucester Old Spot with shallot and handpicked wild sage
3rd: Ludlow Food Centre, Gloucester Old Spot Pulled Pork

Sausage Trail People’s Choice

1st: D H Wall & Son, Wild Boar with Pork, Honey and Mustard
2nd: A H Griffiths, Griffiths traditional pork
3rd: Reg May, ‘Paddington Bear’ pork with onion marmalade

You can find more information about these local food producers using the following links:

Ludlow Food Centre
A H Griffiths
Beamans of Bridgnorth

The Ludlow Food Festival 2016

Ludlow Food Festival 2016

Ludlow Food Festival 2016

The Ludlow Food Festival is now in its 21st year and has become the highlight of the many food events held in Shropshire, and is praised as one of the best Food Festivals in the UK.

This year the Ludlow Food Festival runs from Friday 9th September through Sunday 11th September at the main venue of Ludlow Castle.

The Festival objective is to celebrate the quality and diversity of the superb independent food and drink producers and suppliers across Shropshire, Ludlow and the Marches. This year the Festival hosts more than 180 local food and drink producers who are displaying their wares and offering samples – you can try local sausages and meats, a wide range of locally brewed real ales and even puddings.

There are also many food-related events including:

You can find more information about these trails at the Ludlow Food Festival Web site here.

The Festival also features a series of hands-on Masterclasses where you can try your hand at:

  • making your own sushi
  • preparing a Thai Green Curry
  • Pork Pie making

Ludlow was described by Sir John Betjeman as “probably the loveliest town in England” and more recently has been called the gastronomic capital of Shropshire. Ludlow is 9 miles and 20 minutes by road from Folly View Let.