New for 2017
Blaksmiths's Forge: Watch the theatre of fire and metal create some amazing chef’s knives. Former chef, turned blacksmith, Joel Black will be at the festival with a small blacksmith’s forge on Saturday and Sunday.
Pop-up Barber Shop: We are very pleased to play host to Bull and Co Barbershop in the Festival Pub for the Spring Festival. So why not stop by for a cut or beard trim over the course of the weekend?
Pie Trail: Join us on Saturday for the inaugural Pie Trail!
We have over 60 local food producers bringing their wares, so whether you want to taste some british biltong, freshly baked pizza, Polish delicacies or sweet delights, we have every food cuisine to make your mouth water alongside proper british classics. And make sure to pick up a shopping bag, as you might want to take home something for later such as artisan cheeses, charcuterie, homemade cakes and award winning chocolates.
Join in with our ‘Talks and Tipples’, learning techniques from the experts including how to create home style Indian treats or learn the intricacies of blending an award winning English wine. This year’s Chef’s Kitchen runs on both days and gives hands-on demonstrations into some of the major food trends for 2017 from Mexican street tacos to perfect sticky buffalo wings and real Thai Green curry as well as the sizzling South African grill, Braai.
You can also join in on one of our Festival Trails…choose from the Pudding or Pie Trails. Wind your way through the charming streets of Ludlow visiting different eateries to sample the produce of your choice.
Something to Sup
There are over 200 ales for you to try in the ‘Festival Pub’ alongside wines, fruit liqueurs, ciders and perry. From across our locality and the regions covering Shropshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Wales. Run in conjunction with SIBA, we have brought together the top brewers so you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to sample ales you may not find down your local.
And whilst you sup you can listen to a variety of live music playing all weekend on the pub stage.
Something for Petrol Heads
Over a hundred classic vehicles will be heading to the castle over the weekend with more arriving on Sunday following the annual Leominster to Ludlow run. Stroll through the cars and be transported back to the 1940s with an Austin Heeley or a Wolseley 1500 then find yourself in the 1970s with a classic 1971 Ford Capri, Pontiac Firebird or Jensen Interceptor to name but a few. It’s a great opportunity to reminisce and have a chat with the owners.
The festival runs Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Tickets range from £2 for children, £7 for adults (£6.00 in advance online) and £15 for a family ticket. For full information and to purchase your tickets just click here www.ludlowspringfestival.co.uk
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