The Festivals Of Ludlow

Throughout the year, Ludlow hosts many fantastic festivals and fairs in and around the town centre, including the annual May Fair and the UK's original Food Festival.



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Ludlow May Fair



An exciting fun fair that takes place in the heart of Ludlow over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. The May Fair takes place in the market square, the area in front of the Castle and Has a Royal Charter ensuring it takes place and securing its position in the Town Centre each year. 

Ludlow Winter Festival

Being Launched this year the first 'Ludlow Winter Festival' will light up the night. Below is the programme of events 





Friday 25th 


  • 9 - 4pm: Festive Market on Castle Square 
  • 5- 9pm: Christmas Bazaar in St Laurence's Church 
  • 7.30pm: Orleton Young Farmers Light up the night Charity Tractor Run through the streets of Ludlow and finishing in the Market Square where the tractors will be displayed




two people in fancy dress wave at children as fake snow falls around them all
















 Sunday 27th 


  • 9 - 4pm: Christmas Market on The Square
  • 7.30pm - Stand Up Comedy at The Brewery.
    An evening of laughs from Noel James, Tal Davies with guest Alistair McGowan and compere Paul Jennings.  


a christmas tree with Ludlow Winter festival written above it and a host of traditional presents below


Saturday 26th


  • 9 - 6pm: Festive Market on Castle Square
  • 10 - 5pm: Christmas Bazaar at St Laurence's Church 
  • 1 - 9pm: Artisan Makers Market in the Beacon Rooms @ Ludlow Castle
  • 2 - 4pm: Santa's Grotto with his reindeer come to visit
  •  2 - 5pm: Sunshine Radio Stage has local choirs performing, Panto characters in fancy dress, and the Town Band performing christmas favourites all on the Market Square 
  • 2.30 - 4.30pm: Family Lantern Making Workshop at The Womens' Centre.
  • 5pm: the big Christmas Lights and Rotary Tree of Light Switch On!
  • 5.30 - 9.30pm: Festival of Light in Ludlow Castle. 


snata holding the golden ticket witht the winner from 2017


Ludlow Spring and Marches Transport Festival



Ludlow Spring Festival - Like a Beer Festival but Better. Take 200 Real Ales, combine 60 passionate, local food and drink producers, mix in toe tapping live music, over 180 spectacular classic cars what do you get... The Ludlow Spring Festival of course!                                  Marches Transport Festival - The festival boasts over 150 stunning pre 1985 vehicles displayed in the Outer Bailey of the grounds of the castle. For the past 5 years there have been displays on both the Saturday and the Sunday due to the overwhelming demand from car owners to be part of this event.                                                 On the Saturday of the event clubs are encouraged to take part and the decades of vehicles that are displayed are reported and photographed on by press from around the world. Tractors, small commercials and motorbikes are displayed at the front of the Castle for people to enjoy as they approach the Castle bringing the event into the town as well.




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Ludlow Fringe Festival



                                                                        Held over the summer months of June/ July with 100's of events all around the town including music, street theatre, dance, comedy and performing and visual arts.                                                                                                                          For more information please press the Link Below                                  Link


Ludlow Green Festival



held in July Ludlow Green Festival is an annual attraction for both local people and visitors, celebrating all things ‘green’. In previous years the Festival programme has included walks, talks, workshops and tours, and incorporates the Green Fair. For youngsters, the Festival offers fun family activities and a craft workshop. All held in Ludlow town centre on the Market Square and in front of the Castle.                                  For more information press the link below.                                                        Link





Held in August each year the Magnalonga is a food and drink walk of about eight miles. It starts and finishes in Ludlow: a journey where you combine a walk through unspoilt countryside with some of the best food and drink from the Marches.                                                                                        Press the lnk below for more information                                   Link


Ludlow Food & Drink Festival




Running the Second weekend in September. Ludlow is a small town with the large reputation for good food and drink. The festival is held each year inside Ludlow Castle and on the Market Square with more than 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.                                                         For more information please press the link below                                      Link