"imitations all over the country – but it's still the best one!"
The first successful food and drink festival to be held in the UK, Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival made an enormous impact, and has spawned countless imitations all over the country – but it's still the best one! It's been going for 19 years now, and it's all about showcasing, tasting and enjoying the superb food and drink made and supplied by small-scale, high-quality independent producers from Ludlow and the Marches (the English-Welsh border country). It's all locally produced, with a few special exceptions, and there is a fantastic festival spirit pervading the town throughout the three days of the festival.
When? Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8th-10th September 2017 – it's always the second weekend in September.Where? Ludlow Castle and throughout the town at various venues, including the streets and the market square.
Park and Ride - It is not recommended to park in the town centre during the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival - please use the Festival's Park and Ride from the outskirts of town. Follow the signs from the A49 and the A4117.Accommodation – booking early is essential for town centre accommodation for the festival weekend, but there are lots of attractive bed and breakfasts, pubs and hotels in the surrounding area, as well as self-catering accommodation. See our accommodation pages.
A large part of the festival takes place inside Ludlow Castle. Admission tickets include the whole of the castle itself as well as the Food and Drink Fair, talks, demonstrations and most other things, excluding taste workshops:Ticket prices1 Day: Adult £8.50, Child 3-12 yrs £2.00, Concessions (Friday only) £7.002 Day: Adult ticket £153 Day: Adult ticket £21Visit the festival website for tickets & further information.