Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
Apr 29 – May 14 all-day

New for this year, the Festival Scarecrow Competition should ensure some fun sights around the town and surrounding area with great prizes for both the best adult and best child entry.

Your Scarecrow needs to be in view from the road, either on the front of your property or rear if that is better from the road, or through a window.

To enter, you must collect a form from Baldock Community Centre – cost of two pounds per entry and return it with a photograph of your Scarecrow(s) by Friday the 13th of May (or before). Judging will take place during the following week, with the Festival Committee picking the top five in each category. The winner will be chosen by public vote on Street Fair day on Saturday 14th May, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

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

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.