Friday 11th September

Further down this page you will be able to create your own itinerary, and below we have listed a few of the highlights that you will also find happening throughout the day so you can fit them in between the rest of your plans! We will be updating the site weekly as we approach the festival so keep checking back to find out exciting new additions!!

In the TOWN - More details of events taking place will keep appearing here so keep checking up as more are added regularly in the run up to the festival. The Centre of the town is open on the Friday so please be aware that there will be traffic coming through the streets. Ludlow has a host of fantastic independent businesses that are well worth a visit and we would suggest that while you explore this medieval towns you pop down the little alleyways and find the little gems hidden away.

LUDLOW FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL inside Ludlow Castle 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 (some free). Admission includes entry to the whole area of Ludlow Castle.

SHOPPING CRECHE - leave your purchases (not your kids) here and pick them up later! Run by the Festival's charity for 2015- Self Help Africa

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Friday From 10.00 AM

Around town

Window Dressing Competition

WINDOW DRESSING COMPETITION

As you walk around the town centre, look at the many shop window displays that have been entered into the Festival's Window Dressing Competition, indicated by the presence of a Festival competition card and poster.  The winners will be announced on Friday morning.  Which is your favourite window?  We have a list so you can see all the participating shops, available from the Food Festival Information Stall situated near the castle entrance.

Friday From 10.00 AM

Assembly Rooms|Around town

Book Festival|Demonstration|Trail

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year - Ludlow Assembly Rooms

A Visual Feast Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is a unique set of global photography awards, a celebration of all that is special and significant about food photography in our culture, recognising the art as never before.

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Friday From 10.00 AM

Castle Garden Area of the Castle

Childrens Activities |Demonstration

Panic Circus

Entertainment in the Big Top for all ages. Try your hand at circus skills.

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Friday From 10.00 AM

Castle Garden Area of the Castle

Demonstration

Cider Pressing Demonstration

10am - 5pm Cider press demonstrations by Ralphs Cider in the Garden Area.

Friday From 10.00 AM

Castle Inner Bailey

Demonstration|Cookery School

Knife Skills Workshops

Run by Eckington Manor Cookery School - £4.95 in the Round Tower in the Inner Bailey of the castle.

Live knife skills cookery classes at Ludlow are back!  If you're interested in learning some new techniques that will help you become quicker and more creative in the kitchen, then why not join us on this taster course at Ludlow Food Festival. .

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Friday From 10.00 AM

Castle Garden Area of the Castle

Childrens Activities |Talk|Demonstration

Pottery Workshops with Alex Allpress

Pottery Workshops with Alex Allpress
In this session you'll get hands on and messy while making your own pottery that you'll be able to take home with you. Suitable for ALL ages; but essential you book in, as spaces will go fast. For more information about Alex Allpress please go to www.alexallpress.co.uk. Book in online now to guarantee a space. demonstrations will take place throughout the day when masterclasses arnt taking place!

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Friday From 10.00 AM

Castle Garden Area of the Castle

Demonstration

Cider Pressing Demonstration

10am - 5pm Cider press demonstrations by Ralphs Cider in the Garden Area.

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Friday From 10.10 AM

Castle Outer Bailey

Talk

Short Dedication & Blessing

A short 'blessing of the festival' for stall holders and participants with The Venerable Colin Williams, Church of England Team Rector.

Friday From 10.30 AM

Castle Outer Bailey|Graeme Kidd Stage

Tasting

Top-Chef Friday

We have the AMAZING Marcus Bean hosting our Top Chef Friday demonstration stage and he has pulled together an AMAZING lineup for us so pop along to the stage to see some of these true masters at work.

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Friday From 10.30 AM

Around town

Talk|Demonstration|Cookery School

Fish Knife Skills and Preperation

There will be a demonstration outside The Fish House in the centre of the town of fishy skills. This promises to be a well attended event from a very well respected business in the town.

Friday From 10.30 AM

Castle Inner Bailey

Talk|Demonstration|Tasting|Cookery School

Coffee Masterclasses

Great coffee is available throughout Shropshire – and we’ll be showcasing the very best throughout our festival weekend. We’ve teamed up with Aroma Coffee Merchants, which is based in Shrewsbury, to create a series of coffee masterclasses. These will give you a chance to get involved and hands on and we thought it was high time Ludlow got a taste of the finest blends. Andrew Turner, from Aroma, is a renowned expert, well-known throughout coffee circles across the UK.

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Friday at 11.00 AM

Ludlow Brewery

Demonstration

Ludlow Brewery Tours

Why not visit the Ludlow Brewery Company during the Festival, it’s just a short walk down Corve Street into Station Drive? Come along and get an overview of their brewing prowess and the ingredients used to make their award-winning pints. If that’s not enough you’ll also find a mini fringe festival around the brewery, with half a dozen stalls.

Friday From 11.30 AM

Castle Inner Bailey

Talk|Demonstration|Tasting|Cookery School

Cooking Like Cleopatra - Cookery Masterclasses

Sessions will feature a Cooking Like Cleopatra session with Egyptian born Marina Ibrahim, above. She will show how the cuisine of the ancient pharaohs very much resembles the cuisine of modern Egypt. Workshops will show you how to create tasty recipes of some of the most authentic Egyptian dishes as mezze, sauces, dips, salads, soups, appetizers, main courses, desserts and pastries. Learn how to impress your guests and friends at your next dinner party, barbecue or events. Marina learned the recipes from her Egyptian Auntie Moneira and her cousin’s Nadja and Tresa and she will be sharing them with you to experience and enjoy.

We recomend you book these sessions in advance as spaces are VERY limited. There will be TWO sessions during the day.

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Friday From 11.30 AM

Castle Outer Bailey

Childrens Activities |Talk|Demonstration|Tasting|Cookery School

Kids Cookery

11am, 1pm and 2.45pm in the Moat

Youngsters can get their hands into the mixing bowl and enjoy messy foodie fun. Parents can also watch – making sure they pick up plenty of useful tips for lunch boxes, interesting dinners and ways of making nutritious vegetables seem like fun.

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Friday From 2.30 PM

Wots Cooking Stage

Talk|Demonstration

Kidz Kitchen

The boom in kids’ cooking is continuing apace as more and more youngsters take an interest in where their food comes from. But making sure kids pay attention involves more than the occasional bribe of a chocolate bar. Kidz Kitchen will provide an action-packed demonstration in which there’ll be plenty of snap, crackle and pop.

Friday From 2.30 PM

Castle Inner Bailey

Talk|Demonstration|Tasting|Cookery School

Cooking Like Cleopatra - Cookery Masterclasses

Sessions will feature a Cooking Like Cleopatra session with Egyptian born Marina Ibrahim, above. She will show how the cuisine of the ancient pharaohs very much resembles the cuisine of modern Egypt. Workshops will show you how to create tasty recipes of some of the most authentic Egyptian dishes as mezze, sauces, dips, salads, soups, appetizers, main courses, desserts and pastries. Learn how to impress your guests and friends at your next dinner party, barbecue or events. Marina learned the recipes from her Egyptian Auntie Moneira and her cousin’s Nadja and Tresa and she will be sharing them with you to experience and enjoy.

We recomend you book these sessions in advance as spaces are VERY limited. There will be TWO sessions during the day.

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Friday at 3.00 PM

Ludlow Brewery

Demonstration

Ludlow Brewery Tours

Why not visit the Ludlow Brewery Company during the Festival, it’s just a short walk down Corve Street into Station Drive? Come along and get an overview of their brewing prowess and the ingredients used to make their award-winning pints. If that’s not enough you’ll also find a mini fringe festival around the brewery, with half a dozen stalls.

Friday From 4.00 PM

Around town

Tasting|Trail

Real Ale Trail

sponsored by Wye Valley Brewery
Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, during pub opening times (trail finishes 4pm Sunday)

Entry form £6.50 from the Festival Box Office (near the castle entrance); a limited number will be on sale from Friday at 4pm, the remainder from 9.30am on Saturday they sell fast so come along early and make sure you get one!

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Talks and Demos

There are two talks and demonstration stages within the festival and they are both free to attend.

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Taste Workshops

Taste Workshops are led by expert producers or chefs who will guide you through a tutored tasting of selected food and drink.  Booking is essential!

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The Team

Volunteers are key to the success of the event in both the directors of the festival and the band of merry men and women who give up their time to enable the events to happen.

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Knife Skills Workshops

If you’ve ever wondered how chefs chop with such speed and accuracy, slicing and dicing foods into the smallest and thinnest pieces with ease, then look no further

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Get Involved

The festival simply could not happen without its band of merry men & women so come and be part of this fantastic team!

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