Tickets go on sale – Saturday 21st April at 9.00am
For some of the more popular events, recommend joining the queue at 8.30am …. LATEST !!
It is an honour to welcome you to the programme for the 35th 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 4th May with the 11th Independent Baldock Beer Festival. Its amazing to think that this event has been running for 11 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/
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 19th May, Royal Wedding Day – where there will be a refreshing reward for anyone dressing up in Wedding attire! Come dressed as Harry or Meghan – or wear your own stuff! 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 21st 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 20th 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!