The Ledbury Celebration takes place this Sunday July 7 - the last day of the Ledbury Poetry Festival - in St Katherine’s Square and Car Park.

The event celebrates our local food and drink producers with an added menu of music, poetry and our historic heritage.

This year’s event again brings an outdoor market and street food to historic St Katherine’s, Ledbury next to the 15th century Master’s House, just off the High Street. The event runs from 11am to 4pm with entertainment from midday.

This year’s bill of fare includes three local cider producers, exotic Afghan bakery, desirable chocolate, preserves from flowers, local organic growers, local cheeses, juices, honeys, bakery, jams and preserves and a wonderful plant stall. The Street Food includes charcoal grilled burgers, goulash, fresh pizza, sandwiches and bakery, plus teas and coffees, cocktails and mocktails not forgetting local ice cream.

For the young, Kid’s Kitchen will be introducing children to cooking. Sustainable Ledbury will be informing us all about greener living and the Ledbury Food Group will be happy to “talk local food”. Ledbury Carnival will bring their exhibition “50 Years of Carnival” to the event.

Ledbury Poetry has lined up special “al fresco” poetic performances during the event at 12.45pm 1.45pm and 2.45pm featuring in turn: Freddie Barker - Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Emma Clowsley - "unflinchingly honest” and Jonny Fluffypunk, “Self-made underachiever”. You can also visit The Poetry Busker for instant poetry through the day – another event tradition…

There is a feast of Musical Entertainment on the hour from 12pm featuring: Four Crying Out Loud - vocal harmony (hopefully), The Hey Yahs Acoustic Trio performing contemporary and classic covers, Marie McNally - with a mix of lively sax hits and The Banderos - a dynamic and authentic blues band.

The music will close at 3.40pm with Ledbury Border Morris with their unique blend of border counties traditional dances

You can also visit Ledbury’s heritage sites – the Church, The Heritage Centre and the Town itself, or book in for a session of poetry at Ledbury Poetry Festival on the last day of the festival.

Full details of the event are available at

This event is organised by Ledbury Food Group, Ledbury Poetry and Ledbury Town Council with help from Ledbury Fringe. It has received £1,500 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It has also received financial help from Ledbury Town Council and the Herefordshire Community Foundation.