Of all the festivals in Ludlow – and we are a festival town – I enjoy the Medieval Christmas Fayre more than the food festivals. The Medieval Christmas Fayre is gentle silliness. Singing in tents. A laugh a minute even if at times it could be a muddy puddle a minute, And of course, good local beer and cider.

We still have a host of festivals. The spring and autumn food festivals. The Fringe. Arts festivals. But I will so miss the Medieval Christmas Fayre.

Here is the statement from Dakin Events, Prue and Abi, issued earlier today. We wish them well and thank them for their hard work in making the Fayre successful before the pandemic and Storm Arwen. I for one will mourn the end of one of Ludlow’s best festivals.

It’s with heavy hearts that we have to share that after a lot of thought and soul searching, we are saying goodbye to Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre.

In spite of generous support from so many people we are no longer able to bring you the event we’ve all loved for 23 years. Due to the pandemic and the need to move the Fayre online, and then the huge financial losses following the devastation wrought by Storm Arwen our cumulative losses are too great for a small family business to bear.

We are truly grateful to everyone who came together to help make the Fayre such a one-of-a-kind experience over the years, and we will treasure our memories of our beautiful Fayre forever.

Thank you, and lots of love, Prue & Abi

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