Without the dozens of volunteers on duty each year we simply couldn't run our three events, the Spring Festival, The Magnalonga and the Ludlow Food Festival. Some of our volunteers have been with us since the start, but every year we need lots of new people to help with the festival. So if you feel you have the time to get involved we would really appreciate it.
You could be manning the car park, providing information to visitors, or helping out at the side of the stage.
As well as being involved in one of the world's best food festivals, there is a host of other benefits to being a volunteer - our way of saying 'thank you' for your time and effort - this can be free days out to local events and shows or being treated to 'thank you' days out such as brewery visits and picnics.
We often take a stand at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC and in exchange for a couple of hours manning our stand volunteers gain free entry to the show with plenty of time to look around.
The Food Festival was originally started to promote the producers and independent shops of Ludlow and the Marches and we have always stuck to that principal. Our bursaries helps young people and small producers further their careers and businesses.
Run on a not-for-profit basis the festival only employs two staff (one full time and one part time). The directors of the festival give their time voluntarily.
So, if you would like to be part of the Food Festival experience please do contact us.
Alternatively, you can download a Volunteer Registration Form / Student Volunteer Registration Form (for students in full time education) and return to us...We have TWO festivals each year, one in May and one in September as well as various other events happening throughout the year, so we look forward to welcoming you to our team of volunteers.
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.
Past pictures and videos of the event in action to give a flavour of what to expect when visiting the festivals.
The 2016 Food Festival is set to be the best EVER with new hands on areas, over 180 local exhibitors, free talks and demos, childrens entertainment and MUCH more!
There are two talks and demonstration stages within the festival and they are both free to attend.
We want you to be able to enjoy the great food and drink the region has to offer all year around and so we try to make this possible with our other events!