Welcome to this, our 32nd Baldock Festival.
For a relatively small town Baldock has a lot going on throughout the year mostly organized by local volunteers working quietly in the background. The Baldock Town website; www.baldocktown.co.uk maintained by James Lunnon of the Baldock Town Partnership is the main portal for event information and also has links to the websites and Facebook pages created and maintained by the various groups organising events including; The Baldock Festival Committee, the Independent Baldock Beer Festival, the Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre (the old Town Hall!) and Balstock.
This year will be The Baldock Festivals 32nd year and it runs from Friday 1st May to Sunday 17th May. There will be 60 plus wide ranging and different events over the two weeks, some ticketed, some not and the intention is that there should be something for everyone across all sections of the local community.
The big non-ticket events this year will be:
- Baldock Beer Festival (Fri 1st May – Sun 3rd May); see www.baldockbeerfestival.org,
- Sounds of Baldock (Fri 9th & Sat 10th May),
- the ever popular Street Fair (Sat 16th May), and
- the relatively new but fast growing Classic Car Show (Sun 17th May);
Whilst this program is being delivered as usual, this year you will also be able to see more detailed information and or changes to the program on the website www.baldockfestival.org and Facebook pages as it becomes available for example; bands playing during the Sounds of Baldock and updates on the scale of the Classic Car Show (which by the way will be bigger and better than previously given the support of the towns well known classic car specialists and car show event organisers).
The Street Fair remains one of the main family orientated attractions as it brings the centre of Baldock to life on Saturday 16th May. Its success relies upon participation by local organisations, businesses and charities and provides those groups with an opportunity to both promote themselves and market their wares etc. If you represent one of those groups and have not thought about booking a stall for Street Fair day, please pick up a form from The Baldock Community Centre or see them at; www.baldockfestival.org.
Lastly, our committee would welcome new ideas and support and if it’s something you are interested in, please get in touch!