It is an honour to welcome you to the programme for the 36th Baldock Festival, the annual fortnight (and more) of fun, entertainment, informative talks, activities and social events for all ages!

The 2019 Festival planning is well underway with the first draft of events due to be complete on the 4th Feb 2019 ready to go to the printers a few weeks after. To keep up to date you can follow us on Facebook or twitter

If you would like to make a stall booking at the Street Fair on Saturday 18th May then please download the Booking Form and Return. Street Fair Booking Form 2019

If you have an event you would like to be run and included within the programme please e-mail info@baldockfestival.org ASAP with as much information as possible.

This is a list of all events, mainly from 2018 but will be slowly updated with the latest draft as we move forward. But all events are fluid and likely to change serveral times between now and the end of Feburary.

Tickets go on sale – TBC – But will be a Saturday in April.

This year we start on Friday 3rd May with the 12th Independent Baldock Beer Festival, a fantastic family-friendly weekend of beer, food, music and entertainment. http://www.baldockbeerfestival.org/

There are a myriad of events throughout the two weeks (and a few 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 18th 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 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 19th 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 2019