The Ludlow food festival bears its roots in a brief yet truly interesting history. Each year the festival has gone from strength to strength in the eyes of the public thanks to the festivals many, varied events.
Back in the mid nineties, the people of Ludlow felt in great need of some way to promote its food produce. The foods were well known in the local area but they wanted them to become known to the larger public. So Ludlow put on a test festival just to see how things would go. This test proved far more successful than any of the people of Ludlow could have imagined. Needless to say the festival has ran yearly ever since.
The yearly food festival is put on at the castle square of Ludlow. It receives much help from the town's volunteers and food producers. Due to the huge success of the festival, many great chefs have put their talents into the event too.
Every season the event is put on, you will find the return such events as: the Pork Pie of the Marches, the Sausage Trail, and the Cake Trail among many other great events. Enough to truly bring in the crowds. As the years go by, there is a continuing increase in visitors to the festival. And visitors which amounted to over 10,000 finally reached 20,000 in 2007, and continue to grow to this day.
It is best to have a look at the dates on the official website before taking a trip to Ludlow since the dates change slightly every year. To find more helpful advice about where best to visit in Shropshire take a look at my site Walking Shropshire.