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Ludlow Spring Festival

Barrels of fun, feasting, live music and motors.

10, 11 & 12 May 2024

Celebrating the season

Barrels of beer, full on food, brilliant bands and magnificent motors.

Ludlow Spring Festival is a vibrant celebration of great food, drink and live entertainment - all against the backdrop of Ludlow Castle. It’s the home to SIBA's biggest beer competition – covering the West and Wales, where regional breweries battle it out with their craft ales.
Let us entertain you with our sterling line-up of live music comedy, talks and tastings, family activities and the Marches Transport Festival.

Discover what it's all about

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Experience the biggest and best beer festival in the Marches region

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Wales & West Regional Awards are held at Ludlow Spring Festival. It showcases the best beer from the UK’s independent brewers, judged by fellow brewers and industry experts - making these the “Brewers’ Choice” awards of the UK. This region is known for its rich offering of artisan beers. Come and sample them for yourself – there’s a range to suit all tastes including two main categories of Cask Ales and Craft Keg Beer. You may well discover a new favourite!

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crowning the regions best beer of 24 categories

Over 200 cask ales and craft kegs

Please enjoy responsibly

Whats on at the festival

Music, Comedy, Talks and Kids activities

Get ready to be entertained by live performances by local musicians and bands, stand-up comedy, talks, tipples and fun for all the family.

Discover all of whats on here

montage of music notes, cars, cider, apples and a live performer juggling

Exhibitors & Vendors

A showcase of creative producers and vendors from across the Marches.

Tempt your taste buds with delicious festival food across the weekend, with all tastes catered for including vegetarian and vegan options. With a wide range of exhibitors here all weekend you can take a taste of Ludlow home with you.

Discover our exhibitors

Kids Activities

Music, Mayhem, Crafts and More!

Bring the whole family and explore our Kids activities. Children can join a variety of free workshops and be wowed by our circus, sure to bring giggles to all ages!

DISCOVER the Kids Activities

Visit our Giant Festival Pub!

Drink in the atmosphere at our giant Festival Pub

The heart of Spring Festival and arguably the Midlands’ biggest pub - our Festival Pub is home to the cask and craft keg beers entered in the SIBA Wales and West Beer Competition,plus ciders, perries, wines, soft drinks and cocktails aplenty. Stock up on beer tokens and enjoy a drink with friends as you groove away to the live music!

Discover the festival pub

marches transport festival

A spectacular display of classic and vintage cars

The Marches Transport Festival is a spectacular gathering of over 100 classic and vintage vehicles, all in the picturesque setting of Ludlow Castle. From pre-war to modern classic vehicles, get a closer look at the motors, chat to their owners and hear their stories.

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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.

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