The Medieval Christmas Fayre at Ludlow Castle has been a tradition for over 20 years.This year things will look a little (ok, a lot) different. For starters Ludlow Castle is closed due to the pandemic. But that isn’t enough to cancel the Fayre.
Thankfully the organizers, Abi and Prue Dankin found a way to keep the festival alive. This year on 28 – 29 November, the Ludlow Christmas Fayre will be online. One of the benefits of moving online is you can attend, where ever you are in the world. No longer is the Fayre for locals only, it’s open to the world!
They will offer a variety of events for free as well as specialized workshops. The workshops include, wreath making, medieval cooking and a behind the scenes of Ludlow Castle with the resident archaeologist Leon Bracelin. There’s even a Ludlow Gin Masterclass and they ship you the gin! (UK only…bummer).The workshops will be online using Zoom and range in price from £8 and £43. You can view all the workshops on their website.
You won’t miss out on buying all the great medieval swag that’s available at live events. The vendors for the Christmas Fayre have setup online ordering. Check out all the vendors on the website.
Head over to the Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre website (https://www.ludlowmedievalchristmas.co.uk) for information and the full program. You might want to sign up for the Ludlow Gin Cocktail Masterclass while you’re there, it sounds fantastic! You can find the Ludlow Medieval ChristmasFayre on Twitter and Instagram as well.