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MADE FOR FOOD And drink lovers

13, 14 & 15 September 2024

The Original Food & Drink Festival

A Taste of the Marches Region at a Food & Drink Festival like no other

Experience the ‘original’ food and drink festival at Ludlow Marches Food and Drink – The Festival. We’re celebrating 30 years of the festival from 13th – 15th September with a dynamic programme of live cooking demonstrations, fire stage, trails, late sessions, workshops, children’s activities and talks from international chefs, producers and experts alike. Ludlow is synonymous with food and drink excellence and we showcase the finest produce from the Marches region.  

Discover what its all about

Visitors enjoy a presentation on Kadai Fire stage

Discover our action packed line-up

Live chef demos, talks and workshops to inspire you

Enjoy over 50 hours of talks, demonstrations and workshops across three stages and around the castle, from fire cooking to hands-on kitchen skills and Slow Food. Internationally renowned chefs and food writers take to the stages alongside skilled local producers revealing the secrets behind their dishes and produce. We’re also hosting a live fire cooking competition which is sure to ignite the imagination!

 

a variety of foods

Two chefs together
Chop Chop
Fancy fish supper
Showing how its done
Basting marvellous
A full house
Burning the tomato skin
bread head
Explaining the book
cider making
Coffee talk
easy cheesy
Herb is the word
Mixing it up
fire
cooking on the stage
team work
smokey
burgers
perform to the crowd
DJ BBQ
busy stage
murf in full flow
fruity
meaty
fishy
fire stage at night
cooking together
A shropshire lad
workshop view
sitting down to eat
on the menu
a selection

Meet our Exhibitors and Vendors

The best festival shopping from our independent, artisan food & drink producers

Explore artisan food and drinks producers exclusive to the Marches region. Stock up on favourites and discover new tastes. From delicatessen, baked and preserved produce, to dairy, meat, vegetarian, snacks, and kitchen accessories.

Fire Stage

The British Live Fire Cooking Championships

Live at Ludlow Food Festival this new national competition kicks off with three contestants battling it out to be crowned the British Live Fire Cooking Champion and will gain automatic entry into the World Food Championships in the USA.

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For little food festival visitors

Children’s activities to inspire the next generation of chefs

Enjoy FREE children’s activities, suitable for all ages, at Ludlow Food Festival. Dive into the history of food with hands on activities and explore the Festival by taking part in our trails.

Discover the taste of Ludlow

Explore the streets of Ludlow as you embark on a tour of our best producers

Embark on trails and discover the taste of Ludlow as you explore the town synonymous with food and drink excellence. Place your votes to help us decide who serves up the best!

Day turns to Night at The Festival

Feasting, music and fun in Ludlow Castle after dark

Experience the atmosphere of the Castle by night with our after-hours events. Featuring live DJ sets, cocktails and street food all lit up by the flickering of the fire bowls.

Three fantastic festivals

13, 14 & 15 September 2024

Showcasing independent food and drink producers from the Marches. Embracing contemporary food trends & innovations.

Discover the Food Festival

10, 11 & 12 May 2024

Barrels of real ale, live music, talks, food and drink, kids' activities and a host of classic vehicles.

Discover the Spring Festival

Sunday 11 August 2024

Ramble through the rolling countryside surrounding Ludlow and enjoy delicious food and drink from the region's producers.

Discover the Magnalonga