Welcome to the
Friends of Ludlow Food Festival
Ludlow Food Festival was founded in 1995, when a group of enthusiasts came together to help provide a focus for the rich food culture of Ludlow and across the Welsh Marches.
After many successful years, today’s challenge is of a different order and is very serious. With no opportunity to generate an income in 2020, the future of our not-for-profit Festival is very much at stake. It is an extremely worrying time, and our focus is to secure a future for our events which will in turn allow us to continue to support the independent food and drink producers of our region.
There are a variety of levels within the Friends of Ludlow Food Festival, which you can opt in to according to the amount you wish to donate.
At each donation level, you will receive a range of exclusive benefits as a gesture of our gratitude for your support in preserving Ludlow Food Festival’s future. These benefits available are outlined in our
It is our hope that, with the launch of the Friends, you may consider standing beside us as we weather this storm.
You can donate from as little as £5, or any amount you wish...
Additional information highlighting extra benefits on each level:
Pin Badge - £15
The Pin Badges - will be produced to order, so may take a few weeks to reach you. Please rest assured we will send them to you just as soon as we can.
Bronze - £50
Discounted entry is for tickets to the 2021 Ludlow Spring Festival and Ludlow Food Festival.
Silver - £150
Bronze benefits + Early entry – this will be early entry to the Food Festival only, and will give ticket holders a chance to shop before the gates officially open. We will contact you nearer the time to give you a time and location to meet.
First chance to purchase trail tickets – our popular Trail tickets sell out early. You will be given the chance to purchase tickets before they go on general sale – never miss Trail tickets again!
Gold - £250
Bronze & Silver benefits + Private drinks party – to be held in advance of, or on the weekend of, the 2021 Food Festival. A chance to socialise with the Festival Directors, key producers and supporters of the Festival in a relaxed atmosphere.
Free daily car parking – based a short walk away from the Festival site, on grass. No more long walks to the park & ride!
Name on Festival website – highlighting you as a Gold Friend of the Festival
Platinum - £500
Bronze, Silver & Gold benefits + Access to Guest Hospitality – Food Festival only; enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, cake and a light buffet style lunch throughout the day for you and a guest. This is where our guest chefs and speakers relax so it’s also a chance also to rub shoulders with the faces you’ll see on-stage.
Goody bag worth £100 – working with some of our best local food and drink producers, we’ll put together a goody bag worthy of our Platinum Friends! Collection or delivery to be arranged at a future date.
Diamond - £1,500 (limited number available)
Bespoke named marquee – see your name on one of our marquees for the 2021 AND 2022 Food Festivals!
Private tour – enjoy a tour of the site before the Festival opens to the rest of the public. A chance for you and 3 guests to see behind the scenes and find out how we do what we do!
Goody bag worth £150 – working with some of our best local food and drink producers, we’ll put together a goody bag worthy of our Diamond Friends! Collection or delivery to be arranged at a future date.
Access to Guest Hospitality – Food Festival only; enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, cake and a light buffet style lunch throughout the day for you and 3 guests. This is where our guest chefs and speakers relax so it’s also a chance also to rub shoulders with the faces you’ll see on-stage.
Upgraded free daily car parking – Food Festival only; enjoy free car parking just a short walk from the Festival.
VIP Producer Tour – a chance to shop with some of our key producers: see where they make their wonderful wares and enjoy chatting to them in a relaxed atmosphere, one-to-one, to learn more about what they do .
If you would like to donate more than the highest level, please contact Hannah on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to discuss further options with you.
All donations will go a long way to help secure the Festival’s future, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back just as soon as we can!
We are very grateful for the generous support of all the Friends of Ludlow Food Festival for their donations so far...particular mentions are shown for our Diamond, Platinum and Gold Friends:
C M Williams