One of Britain’s first food festivals and now in its 18th year (September 7 -9, 2012), more than 160 independent producers set out their stalls on the medieval streets of Ludlow, selling everything from meats to preserves, pickles and puddings. But there is far more to this festival than simply buying and eating; the Slow Food Marquee gives workshops and demonstrations on authentic cooking techniques, there are ideas for child-friendly recipes, sushi classes, breadmaking courses and a ‘sausage trail’ to follow around the town. Ludlow’s twin towns from France and Italy will also have stalls, and on the Sunday there is the ‘Magnalonga’ walk, a nine-mile walk through the Marches with plenty of gourmet pub-stops.
They are celebrating the quality and diversity of the superb independent food and drink producers and suppliers that abound in Ludlow and the Marches. You won’t find promoting the globalised, standardised, industrially-produced products that you can find in every supermarket. What you will find here is an abundance of REAL food and drink – from rare breeds of meat to real ale, cider and perry, produced and sold by people who really care about what they are doing.
And – you’ll also find that the festival is great fun. There’s a brilliant atmosphere throughout the weekend that you won’t forget. There really is something for everyone, from gourmet to sausage fan to beer lover. Once you’ve tried it you’ll come to Ludlow again and again!
More information about the Ludlow Festival available here.