IT has been a long time coming but Saturday will be one of the biggest days in the year for Ludlow.

Scrumptious food, eye-catching artwork and stylish handmade clothes will be among the gifts and goodies on sale at popular Shropshire spectacle Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre when it returns this weekend.

More than 100 stallholders will be at the annual event, which resumes as a live show in the grounds of Ludlow Castle on Saturday November 27 and Sunday November 28 after a two-year absence.

Now in its 23rd year, Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre draws thousands of people from the wider West Midlands region as well as from across the UK to Ludlow to enjoy live theatre, music, food and stalls in a style which recreates the Middle Ages.

With the full range of exhibitors now announced, ticketholders can expect local breweries, a hog roast stall, street food sellers, crepe makers and chilli shacks to be on hand to feed hungry Fayre goers this year. For foodies looking for gifts for Christmas, there will be a range of products including handmade artisan chocolates, local apple juices, speciality cheeses, liqueurs and award-winning spirits.

Visitors on the hunt for standout present ideas can also snap up stunning artistic creations, including sculptures and handmade jewellery, along with handmade clothes, Medieval-style costumes, quirky slate signs and much more. The full list of exhibitors is now available on the Fayre website. Tickets have been selling quickly, with passes for the earlier entry time slots on both days selling out as people book up to savour the entertainment in the run-up to Christmas.

Anyone wanting to join the festivities can still secure a pre-booked ticket through the Fayre website. Every ticket allows access during one of the designated arrival times. Tickets for the first four entry slots on Saturday and the first slot on Sunday have recently sold out as regular Fayre goers rush to ensure they do not miss out. After moving online last year due to Covid-19, the family team at Dakin Events, the south Shropshire business which has staged the Fayre for more than two decades, have been pleased to see so many exhibitors sign up for 2021. Book via the website (