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The Festival Race Night on the 12th May unfortunately has had to be cancelled, all tickets can be refunded at the community centre

It is an honour to welcome you to the programme for the 34th Baldock Festival, the annual fortnight (and more) of fun, entertainment, informative talks, activities and social events for all ages!

This year we start on Friday 28th April with the 10th Independent Baldock Beer Festival. Its amazing to think that this event has been running for 10 years, and I am delighted that the team running it have now been granted charitable status. Like the vast majority of the Baldock Festival events, it is run by volunteers, all of whom give their time, energy and hard work for free, raising money for great local causes and providing us with a fantastic family-friendly weekend of beer, food, music and entertainment. http://www.baldockbeerfestival.org/

One significant change is that Sounds of Baldock, showcasing mainly local artists and bands – with a few guests from elsewhere thrown in for good measure – has moved to the second bank holiday weekend in May, the 26th to the 28th, and as usual will be raising funds for this year’s Balstock Festival in September.

There are a myriad of events throughout the two weeks (and several afterwards) and there is such variety that you’d be hard pressed to find something that doesn’t appeal to you!

The Street Fair will again be bringing the wonderful centre of Baldock to life on Saturday 13th May. This colourful and energetic day of street entertainers, stalls, Morris Dancers and re-enactors is one of the highlights of the year, and it wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for the incredible effort put in by the volunteers, not just for the Street Fair itself, but for all the other events that raise money to help pay for it.

Whenever you buy a ticket from The Community Centre (they go on sale on Saturday the 8th of April by the way), some of that money goes to fund the Street Fair, whether it be for insurance, to pay for the entertainments, or for hire of equipment. It really is a huge undertaking and they team are always looking for as much help they can get!

And I should also mention The Classic Car Show, on Sunday the 14th of May, which is now becoming well established in the car enthusiasts calendar. It is a tremendous sight seeing all those beautiful old classics on our High Street!

The Baldock Festival is run by a committee of volunteers, and if there is one thing we could ask you for, it is to come and join us – especially if you are full of youth and enthusiasm! We also need more younger members – there’s not enough of us below the age of, a-hem, 40 – so if you can spare the time, please get in touch via our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/BaldockFestival) or grab one of the Committee Members, at least one of which will be at each event.

Thank you for all your support, and the committee and I look forward to seeing you having fun at the events in April and May!

RoB Scahill

Baldock Festival Chairman 2017