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Ludlow Spring Festival

Ludlow Spring Festival

Held in and around Ludlow Castle, Ludlow Spring Festival, a vibrant celebration of great food, drink and live entertainment – returns to Ludlow Castle on the 10, 11 and 12 May. It brings with it a sterling line-up of live music, comedy, talks and tastings, family activities, plus the Marches Transport Festival.

It’s also home to the Society of Independent Brewers & Associates (SIBA) Wales and West Beer Competition – the region’s biggest beer competition, where over 40 breweries battle it out for a series of prestigious awards. SIBA are passionate champions of independent beer and brewing, representing over a thousand independent breweries and supplier associate members and organise 8 regional beer competitions, as well as a National final at BeerX. Visitors can explore over 200 cask and craft keg ales in the famous Festival Pub – which is sure to boast the longest bar in the region!

All the beers being served at Ludlow are in the running to take home a Regional Gold and be named best in Wales & West, before going on to fight it out at the National Awards in Liverpool next year. With a huge variety of beer styles being judged across cask, keg, bottle, you can try everything from modern hoppy IPAs and Pale Ales to traditional Bitters, Stouts and Porters, or even Speciality beers, lagers and sours.

Tempt the taste buds with delicious festival food across three days, including vegetarian and vegan options.  With a range of exhibitors in the Inner Bailey of the Castle, visitors can enjoy a taste of Ludlow and get some shopping in ahead of The Ludlow Food Festival in September.

Enjoy live music from a talented line-up of local musicians. From folk to rock ‘n’ roll, there will be something for everyone to enjoy whilst you explore the craft ales in the Festival Pub.

In addition, a host of sharp-witted comedians will take to the stage on the Friday and Saturday evenings. The performances are all free of charge and no booking is required – simply grab a seat and get ready to be entertained!

The Talks and Tipples area is a chance to take a step away from the crowds and discover more about the essence of the festival – the producers themselves.

The Ludlow Spring Festival is a lively day out with entertainment for all the family, including magic and mayhem from the Panic Family Circus, Danter’s Bungee Jump, hands-on pottery and craft workshops, and new for 2024 – drumming workshops on the Sunday.

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Fees & Tickets

Adults £13, Children £6

Event Location

Ludlow Castle, Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AY

Organiser: Ludlow Castle

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