Calendar

Apr
29
Fri
Multi-day event: Experience foods of the World @ The Engine, Station Road, SG7 5BS
Apr 29 – May 22 all-day

Throughout Baldock Festival, the Engine will be hosting a wide range of nights where you can experience different foods from around the World.

  • 29th April – 1st May – Italian (Penne pasta with chicken and mushroom in a cream sauce)
  • 3rd – 5th May –  Spanish (Paella)
  • 6th – 8th May – German (Bratwurst)
  • 10th – 12th May – Thai (Thai curry)
  • 13th – 15th May – Mexican (Loaded Nachos)
  • 17th – 19th May – Belgian (Moules-Frites)
  • 20th – 22nd May – Portuguese Peri-Peri Wings)

Food is serviced from 12 noon to 8pm Mon-Sat and 12 noon to 6pm Sun

May
11
Wed
Garden City Brewery Visit @ Meet at Garden City Brewery, The Wynd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3EN
May 11 all-day

Meet at Garden City Brewery, The Wynd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3EN.
Three Sessions to book onto (Very limited availability for each session!):
• First Session – 6.30pm – 7.30pm
• Second Session – 7.30pm to 8.30pm
• Third Session – 8.30pm to 9.30pm

On this tour Ben, the brewer, will show you around the set-up, talk you through the process and answer any questions. There will also be the opportunity to learn about the selection of grains and hops used in the beers. The tour includes three halves of Garden City Brewery or Guest Cask Ales.

Garden City Brewery has been brewing in a small 2 1/2 barrel brewery in Letchworth Garden City since 2016.
They typically brew twice a week and serve all their real ale – alongside ever-changing guest beers – direct from the cask from Wed-Sun.
The Brewpub has won numerous awards and has gained a reputation for great beer, friendly service and a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. It also boasts a brilliant selection of drinks and snacks and hosts regular sell-out Comedy Nights, Live Music Nights and Pub Quizzes.
Traditional Fish and Chips Supper @ The Maltings Fish and Chips, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 11 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and join us at a new event and sit down for a two-course meal in the newly refurbished Maltings restaurant on the High Street.

You can eat your traditional cod and chips (veggie alternative available on request) with a soft drink and pudding, whilst you listen to a few sea shanties and a very fishy playlist.

 

Faith and Climate: A Talk about Groundswell – The Weston Sustainable Agriculture Show @ St. Mary's Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 11 @ 7:30 pm

Groundswell – The Regenerative Agriculture Show and Conference was founded by the Cherry family on their mixed farm in Weston, Hertfordshire. John and Paul Cherry have farmed for over thirty years, converting to a no-till system in 2010.

John Cherry will be coming to speaking about his farming and Groundswell and how his Christian faith has influenced his decisions in this area over the years.

There will be locally sourced refreshments and lots of stalls celebrating products that do their best to reduce the impact of climate change.

May
12
Thu
Cancelled – Home Cookery Workshop for Young People (16-18yrs old) @ The Arbury, 8 Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QN.
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the event due to clashes with the Y12 mock exams at KTS and final exams.

Leaving home and/or heading to university? Join Martin, the Chef/owner of The Arbury, for a fun, informative and interactive demonstration to help show the next generation of young people leaving home, a few simple and basic dishes that are nutritious, tasty and of great value. Whether you are a novice or like to dabble a little, come along for a 2-hour demonstration. All recipes will be provided and the attendees can ask as many questions as they like.

For many young adults about to embark on the journey of leaving home can be quite a daunting one. Not just the act of leaving your family for the first time but having to deal with all the things that your parents did for you, washing, cleaning and of course the cooking. For many, the thought of cooking can be really, really scary and that’s where Martin can help.
With a fun, informative and interactive session, Martin can help show the next generation of young people a few simple and basic dishes that are not only nutritious but tasty and far better value than buying from the takeaway, as you will have to watch your pennies after all!
You need a healthy mind to achieve good results. Good food helps create a healthy mind. Not only will you feel better, study better but let’s be honest it is hugely satisfying doing something for yourself, especially if it’s for the first time and cooking is a great skill to master.
Whether you are a complete novice or like to dabble with the pots and pans, come join Martin for a 2-hour demonstration to help you on your journey to eating well, preparing you for the exciting journey ahead and helping you eat your way to a wonderful education.
All recipes will be provided and the attendees can ask as many questions as they like. This demonstration is for students about to go to university/college only!
What the demo includes
What do you do with a whole chicken Pasta and rice…..frugal and filling
Homemade takeaways to fool your friends 10-minute masterpieces
Vegetables are not all boring
Cheese and Wine Night @ The White Lion, High Street, Baldock, SG7 6BJ
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Buy any bottle of wine and get a free cheeseboard 6pm-9pm
Festival Wine Tasting @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, SG7 6AR
May 12 @ 7:15 pm – 10:45 pm

Doors open 7.15pm for 8.00pm start. (Ticket only event)

Join Jamie from Hedley Wright and the Orange Tree’s Rob Scahill as your hosts for an evening of tasting 10 wonderful wines. There will be a small amount of cheese and biscuits to reset the palate between tastings, but feel free to bring your own too! The bar will be open.

You are strongly advised to have eaten beforehand, and not to drive after this event.

May
13
Fri
Baldock Country Market @ The Victoria, Sun Street, SG7 6QA
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Baldock Country Market where we make it ourselves, grow it ourselves or bake it ourselves will be back at the Victoria Public House in Sun Street on Fridays. We look forward to seeing you all at 9.00am. Don’t forget we also have free-range eggs and apple juice and lots of fresh vegetables as well as many crafted items. The coffee bar will be serving teas and coffees including lattes and cappuccinos.

The Cock Third Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock, Baldock, High Street, SG7 6BG
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The third annual Beer Festival at The Cock pub in Baldock, from Friday to Sunday Live Music in the pub and beer garden with a selection of 20 cask ales from local and national breweries, real ciders from local and national producers, craft beers and street food.

An event for all of the family celebrating the 37th Baldock Festival.

May
14
Sat
Cocktail Masterclass @ Chez Burton @ Chez Burton, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 14 all-day

Chez Burton brings an opportunity to learn how to make three of their fantastic cocktails with the top mixologist Richard!

During your session you will be provided with everything you need to recreate some of Chez Burton’s infamous cocktails, you will also be entertained with some fun and games along the way, and small plates and nibbles. All of this is included in the ticket price!

Sessions must be pre-booked with Chez Burton. Make sure to book yours early as spaces are very limited!

There will also be an opportunity to pre-order cocktail kits to take home with you!

 

Creative Chef @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 all-day

Calling all school-age children, come and join Creative Chefs for fun-filled cooking sessions.
We will be creating Pizza and Pudding plus there will be fun and games

There will be 2 sessions to book from – 10.00am – 11.30am and 2.00pm -3.30pm

Booking essential. Parents drop off and leave.

Baldock Street Fair @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Baldock Street Fair is one of the must-attend days in the Calendar, with stalls and free shows down the High Street and around town.

Baldock High Street

  • Craft and Charity Stalls – Local Charity and Craft stalls will line the High Street.
  • Medieval Combat Society is back to educate us in Medieval warfare and to entertain us with their battles. Which knight will you support? Make sure you try the armour and weapons.
  • ‘Tricky Micky’ is back again with five 30-minute performances including Punch and Judy. Shows starting at 10.30.
  • Fairground rides – James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.
  • Morris Dancing Day of Dance will take place outside The White Lion and other venues around the town. These traditional Morris sides and other groups from all over the east of England will bring music, dance, fun and colour to add to the fantastic atmosphere of the Street Fair. Starting at The White Lion at 10.30.
  • Local schools will be showcasing their choirs, dancing and music.
  • Solar Viewing with Letchworth and District Astronomical Society (LDAS) (see below).

Don’t forget to visit the Community Centre for Country Market, weaving by Liliane Boutique and children’s craft activities in the main hall, a zoo from Exotic explorers https://exoticexplorers.co.uk/ in the youth wing and teas and coffees.

Coffee Morning @ Baldock Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All are welcome to attend this Coffee Morning on Street Fair Day.

Events in Baldock Community Centre @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Youth Wing – A small licensed zoo Exotic Explorers will be attending with a wide variety of exotic animals, many of which are unwanted pets and rescue animals. https://exoticexplorers.co.uk/ The animal keepers will be on hand to answer your questions and offer you the opportunity to touch or hold many of their animals. Free entry

Large Hall – Country Market, weaving by Liliane Boutique and children’s craft activities 

Introduction to drumming for children activity with Edward Stacey

Refreshments – tea and coffee will be available in the coffee bar from 9am to 4pm

The Cock Third Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock, Baldock, High Street, SG7 6BG
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The third annual Beer Festival at The Cock pub in Baldock.

From Friday to Sunday Live Music in the pub and beer garden with a selection of 20 cask ales from local and national breweries, real ciders from local and national producers, craft beers and street food.

An event for all of the family celebrating the 37th Baldock Festival.

Traffic Light Social @ Café Luna, High Street, SG7 6BG
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join North Herts Pride and Café Luna for their Traffic Light Social!

A chance to meet like-minded and friendly people in an LGBTQIA+ safe space, at your own pace!

You don’t need to be LGBTQIA+ to join in, all are welcome to come along for a good time!

Choose a sticker to pick your social mood, whether you’re a green chatterbox, a cautious amber, or a red who’s just looking to have a good time with their friends, there’s something for everyone.

Tickets can be purchased from Café Luna, and all ticket sales go directly to North Herts Pride to fund future events for the LGBTQIA+ community.

May
15
Sun
The Cock Third Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock, Baldock, High St, SG7 6BG
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The third annual Beer Festival at The Cock pub in Baldock.

From Friday to Sunday Live Music in the pub and beer garden with a selection of 20 cask ales from local and national breweries, real ciders from local and national producers, craft beers and street food.

An event for all of the family celebrating the 37th Baldock Festival.

May
17
Tue
2-4-1 Burgers at the White Lion @ The White Lion, High Street, Baldock
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bursting with character, the White Lion sits proudly in the middle of the High Street in Baldock and has been here since at least 1839 when the first publican, John Little was recorded. We have a huge, fully enclosed beer garden and plenty of room inside at the bar too. We serve a selection of real ales, ciders and lagers and a comprehensive selection of wines and spirits.

On Tuesday nights all burgers will be two for the price of one.

May
18
Wed
Traditional Fish and Chips Supper @ The Maltings Fish and Chips, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 18 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and join us at a new event and sit down for a two-course meal in the newly refurbished Maltings restaurant on the High Street.

You can eat your traditional cod and chips (veggie alternative available on request) with a soft drink and pudding, whilst you listen to a few sea shanties and a very fishy playlist.

 

Baldock Chef at Home takes over the Arbury @ The Arbury, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QN
May 18 @ 7:00 pm

Chef at Home will be taking over The Arbury for one night only during the Baldock Festival. They are a local, family-run business with Kish behind the stove. He will be preparing a delicious five-course menu showcasing all that Chef at Home do with a focus on British produce which will include a British cheeseboard.
The Food Trailer
The newest addition to the family, one of the offerings from the newly converted horse trailer will be Indian Street Food so to start you’ll get to enjoy a selection of small bites from the street food menu.
Fish at Home Platter
Kish also runs Fish at Home with the help of his partner Kerry. He started Fish at Home to not only help support dayboat fishermen & their families during lockdown but to also make restaurant-quality fish more accessible to the local community. So to start you’ll be treated to a beautiful seafood platter filled with shellfish, cured fish & smoked fish. A seafood lover’s dream!
Private Catering
A growing part of Chef at Home is the private catering and by far the most requested menus are the bespoke 3-course menus Kish produces for dinner parties tailor-made for each customer. So for mains, you’ll be treated to a dish from his private catering menu using amazing South Devon beef that freely grazes less than 15 miles from Baldock, just north of Buntingford. It’ll be a main course to showcase not only the quality of the beef but also Kish’s skill set in the kitchen that he may not have showcased cooking his takeaway menus previously.
My favourite dessert
For dessert, Kish will prepare his favourite dessert, A warm chocolate fondant. It’s not only his favourite dessert to eat but also to prepare and to plate. It’s the perfect way to finish off a celebratory meal during the festival.
A British cheeseboard
When it comes to cheesemaking, we are a long way behind our European counterparts. Kish is passionate about supporting our ever-growing cheese industry by eating British cheeses where possible. The standard of British cheese has improved drastically over the last 15 years and needs our support more now than ever in order for it to continue to grow. The cheeseboard will be a fun way of discovering British cheeses as you’ll try 6 different cheeses from the mildest to the strongest. If there are any in particular you like, there’ll be an opportunity for you to purchase some to take home on the night.

Please note on this occasion we will not be able to cater for any alternative menu choices, allergies or intolerances.

May
19
Thu
Buntingford Brewery Tour & Tasting @ Meet at Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Dr, SG7 6DH
May 19 all-day

2 Sessions Available to book onto:

  • 1st Session – Meet at 6.45pm for set off at 7pm, returning at 8.30pm
  • 2nd Session – Meet at 7.45pm for set off at 8pm, returning at 9.30pm

This experience includes a guided tour around Buntingford Brewery, half a pint of each of the current six ales on offer, and a branded pint glass! With transport organised and included in the cost by Baldock Festival, you will arrive at the brewhouse for an introduction into the processes and workings of a larger scale Micro Brewery.
Limited availability for each session!

Cheese and Wine Night @ The White Lion, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Buy any bottle of wine and get a free cheeseboard

May
20
Fri
Baldock Country Market @ The Victoria, Sun Street, SG7 6QA
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Baldock Country Market where we make it ourselves, grow it ourselves or bake it ourselves will be back at the Victoria Public House in Sun Street on Fridays. We look forward to seeing you all at 9.00am. Don’t forget we also have free-range eggs and apple juice and lots of fresh vegetables as well as many crafted items. The coffee bar will be open serving teas and coffees including lattes and cappuccinos.

Tasting of the new Brewpoint beer range @ Old White Horse, Station Rd, Baldock, SG7 5BS
May 20 @ 7:00 pm

Come and sample six beers from the new Brewpoint range accompanied by classic Italian nibbles.  We will introduce each drink to you. Grab a seat from 7.00pm for a 7:30pm start.

When you have found your favourite beer you are welcome to stay and buy a few more at the bar!

May
21
Sat
Cocktail Masterclass @ Chez Burton, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 21 all-day

Chez Burton brings an opportunity to learn how to make 3 of their fantastic cocktails with the top mixologist Richard!

During your session you will be provided with everything you need to recreate some of Chez Burton’s infamous cocktails, you will also be entertained with some fun and games along the way, and small plates and nibbles. All of this is included in the ticket price!

Sessions must be pre-booked with Chez Burton. Make sure to book yours early as spaces are very limited!

There will also be an opportunity to pre-order cocktail kits to take home with you!

Christian Aid Big Breakfast @ St. Mary's Church Hall, St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

A Big Breakfast in support of Christian Aid (Christian Aid week is 15-21 May 2022).

Choose from a traditional cooked breakfast or continental pastries, accompanied by tea, coffee or fruit juices. A Prosecco pay bar is available.

Last orders at 10.15am. Tickets available on the the door subject Subject to space and food.

Baldock and Clothall WI Tea and Coffee Morning @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Baldock and Clothall WI will be holding a drop in Tea and Coffee Morning.  Pop in for some homemade cake or scones etc. and a nice cuppa.

Hope to see you there

Apple Cottage Cider Open Day @ Radwell, collect map with Tickets
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A chance to get some exercise with a leisurely walk to Radwell and visit Apple Cottage Cider. Approximately two 2 miles from Baldock via the Letchworth Greenway.
Strictly walking only, no cars are allowed past the lake as there is no parking available.

 

You will be able to walk around and look at the equipment and buy a cider from the fully-licensed bar, sausages from the BBQ or an ice cream. Well-behaved dogs and children are welcome. Maps will be added to the website nearer the event.

Disabled facilities are limited on-site so please contact: Team@applecottagecider.co.uk in advance.

You will also be able to order boxes of Apple Juice and Cider at the event, for free delivery to Baldock at a later date to save you carrying home.
If you don’t fancy the walk home after or fancy making a weekend of it: camping, glamping and BnBs are available at Radwell Mill: https://www.radwellmill.com.
Ticket includes a free half pint of cider or apple juice on arrival.

 

Map to Apple Cottage: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1902955

 

May
22
Sun
Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea @ St. Marys Church Hall, St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 22 @ 4:00 pm

Come and experience a 1950’s tea whilst singing along to some traditional patriotic songs, as we celebrate 70 years of the reign of our monarch, Her Majesty the Queen.
A pay bar serving beer and Prosecco will be available. Bring your Union Jacks and come dressed appropriately for the period if you would like to.

Jun
5
Sun
After the Festival: Jubilee Baldock Big Lunch – Sunday 5th June @ Baldock High St, SG7 6BG
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm

This year’s Baldock Big Lunch will be really special!  To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are holding a Big Lunch with a Royal Theme.  All your favourites will be there – fair rides for the children, live music and face painting, as well as a fantastic selection of different menus to choose from, all lovingly prepared by local suppliers.

The Baldock Events Forum is committed to making this year’s Jubilee Big Lunch the best ever and we look forward to welcoming the wonderful people of Baldock to dine ‘al fresco’ and enjoy an afternoon of community togetherness in the sunshine. Let’s make this year’s Big Lunch really special!