Ludlow Spring Festival

Barrels of Fun, Feasting, Live Music and Motors

Booking Information

Here’s some information about how the booking system works and more details about the event.

Please carefully read the information provided to select the category that your vehicle falls into and then complete the adjacent Booking Form or download the form here and share with your fellow club members and friends.  If you wish to enter more than one vehicle or a different vehicle on each day then you will need to complete a separate application form for each vehicle.


£5 per vehicle, per day (admits 2 adults, only)

(Additional people will be charged at the normal event entry price on the day - advance discounted tickets are available to purchase online here)

Entry Categories


• Pre War - Up to 1948
• Post War - 1949 - 1959
• Modern Classics - 1960 –1985

Motorcycles - pre 1985   

Commercial - pre 1985   

(limited numbers due to restricted space)

Agricultural - pre 1985

Special Interest

This is open to any make/model and age. Please supply detailed information as to why this entry is considered to be of special interest in the box provided on the application form. The committee will then offer places to those successful applicants, as we have limited space.

Club Display

Club displays are most welcome.  An age restriction is applied of vehicles up to 1985 only, together with a maximum of one per make & model per year - unless they fall into the special interest category, which then can be applied for.  Each club will be allocated a specified area within the Outer Bailey.

Entry & Exit Times

Due to the event opening to the public at 10am on both days all vehicles must be in the Castle grounds by 9.45am.  No vehicles will be allowed to exit the castle grounds until 4.30pm under the supervision of the marshals/stewards.  Vehicles may be left on site overnight. We have night security on duty (and the Castle is locked!) but vehicles remain parked at the owner's own risk.

Leominster to Ludlow Run – Sunday ONLY

Departing from Broad Street car park, Leominster from 10.30am; leaving Leominster by the B4361 (back road) via Luston, Orleton and Richards Castle to the Overton Road, turn left to Ludford, over bridge, bearing right, at the top of the hill turn left to castle.

Take a look at this year's participants here

History of vehicle

Due to limited programme space we ask that each exhibitor brings along a history of their vehicle to display on the inside of their windscreen.

Final information for the weekend

  • You will receive the final information about the weekend together with your car number (for entry into the castle) a couple of weeks prior to the event. 
  • If you have any queries please do contact the office – or phone 01584 873957

Event Guidelines

There is a restricted number of spaces available for each day due to the physical constraints within the grounds of Ludlow Castle.  

Applications can be made to display for either day or just one day if preferred.  (Display spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.)

Vehicles may be left on site overnight. We have night security on duty (and the Castle is locked!) but the vehicles remain parked at the owner's own risk.

Vehicles displaying on Sunday will be judged and the presentations will be made on Sunday afternoon.  (Please see Booking Information for all the Entry Categories.)

All members of the public will receive a FREE Ludlow Spring Festival program on the day – listing all cars that have been entered before 1st March.

Due to the lack of program space each entrant is asked to bring along a history of their vehicle to place in the windscreen of their vehicle.

Booking Form

Category Entered

I wish to display on:
Both Days

I wish to enter the Leominster to Ludlow run on Sunday. First 100 entries only.

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As a condition of entry all vehicles must be adequately insured.
Please tick to confirm your acceptance of this condition.

ENTRY FEE @ £5 PER VEHICLE, PER DAY (admits 2 adults, only)
'Signed For' Delivery add £1.50

I will provide a cheque made payable to: Ludlow Food Festival (event organisers)
I will call the office to make arrangement to pay by debit/credit card or BACS, 01584 873957 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)

Your contact details will be used to allow us to process your booking and send out your passes – without this we cannot process your application.



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