LUDLOW Medieval Christmas Fayre is to return as a live event to provide its unique mix of family entertainment in the run-up to Christmas.

The well-loved south Shropshire celebration will attract thousands of people to Ludlow Castle as they travel back in time for a weekend of fun, hearty food and live performances over November 27-28, all in its full traditional style.

Leading local businesses and regular performers will again be on board for the 2021 Fayre, with its unique mix of theatre, music, comedy and storytelling, along with workshops, tours, demonstrations and more.

Having moved to a digital version in 2020 due to Covid-19, the 23rd Medieval Christmas Fayre to be staged in the historic castle will see a full return to the immersive Medieval gathering which delights audiences of all ages.

Seen by the Castle Custodians as “one of the highlights of the calendar” for Ludlow, the Fayre will again take place in the heart of the beautiful Marches countryside across two days. The castle and its grounds will be transformed into a lively festival with more than 100 stalls along with a programme of live entertainment, which will take in medieval jesters entertaining audiences and knights fighting in shining armour through to evocative period musicians.

After the disruption of successive lockdowns, those who have enjoyed previous Fayres are being encouraged to sign up for the newsletter on the Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre website ( ahead of tickets going on sale shortly.

To keep audiences safe, the event will be for pre-booked ticket holders so with a limited number available, Fayre lovers should make sure they are ready to book early.

Exhibitors and entertainers from across the UK will join the celebrations, alongside visitors who travel from across Shropshire , the Marches and the wider West Midlands