Ludlow Carnival 2023 is coming to town!

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After the success of last year’s parade and the buzz it created as it promenaded through the streets, Ludlow Carnival is back this June.

The inspiration for this year’s Carnival – “Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales” – pays tribute to the Shakespeare play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which is being  performed at Ludlow Castle by Flabberghast Theatre throughout the festival fortnight. The cast of Flabbergast is also getting involved with local schools and organisations, helping them build creations for the carnival and to decorate Ludlow Castle, where the play is being performed.

Carnival Parade Schedule

Meet at the Ludlow Brewery: from 3:30pm

Parade start:  the parade will leave Ludlow Brewery at 4:30pm to parade through Ludlow and arrive at the Castle around 5:00pm.

Outer Bailey Celebration: the organisers have given permission to enter the Castle through the main gates and proceed to the outer bailey to celebrate for 30-40 minutes.

Ludlow Fringe old man dancing
Getting into the Festival spirit Photo Credit: Ludlow Fringe

Join in!

All are welcome and the more colourful your costumes the better! So get your creative juices going and join with your colleagues, friends and family to help create a spectacular and fun event for the town.

(If you are going to take part and haven’t yet been in touch with Ludlow Fringe, please email or text them direct to let them know likely numbers of your group and ensure your health and safety is maintained on the day.

Ludlow Fringe Queen victoria impersonator with puppet
You never know who you might meet! Photo Credit: Ludlow Fringe

“We wanted to bring back Ludlow Carnival as it was always an excellent opportunity for the children and families of Ludlow, and the surrounding areas, to have something they could get involved with. Anita Bigsby, Founder & Producer Ludlow Fringe.

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To find out more about Ludlow Fringe 2023 events and to book tickets, visit their WEBSITE or follow them on social media: