The 2016 Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival will take place on 9th, 10th and 11th September in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, the small town with the large reputation for good food and drink.
The Festival will feature more than 180 top quality small independent food and drink producers from the Marches, the England-Wales border country, inside Ludlow Castle.
We will be adding to the listings weekly as the festival approaches and we have even more activities happening so please keep coming back and find out more exciting activites we have happening!
We have introduced the facility to print off an itinerary so you can plan your day on whichever day you would like to visit; please see below.
Friday - the day of top chefs and a trade day in the festival.
Saturday - the day of trails and lots of extra events in town
Sunday - an extra 40+ stalls on the marketplace just outside the castle
As well as the food producers, throughout Ludlow's historic town centre there is seemingly no end of food-related events, such as the famous Ludlow Sausage trail, Ale trail and the Festival Loaf trail, not forgetting all the old favourites both inside and outside the Castle, including great demonstrations, talks, pudding tastings, markets and more.
This was Britain's first successful food and drink festival when it started back in 1995. It's grown considerably since then, with large numbers of visitors from throughout the UK, as well as from overseas - but we've stayed firmly with our original idea of highlighting the great food and drink that is available in the Marches, and to have a great time!
A full day of entertaining demonstrations by a selection of the country's finest chefs, together with 'our' exhibitors and other events…
Saturday is our busiest day with the infamous sausage and ale trails taking place on top of everything else!
Another 40+ local food and drink exhibitors can be found on the market square located just outside the castle for Sunday only!