Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 7 – May 23 all-day

New for this year, the Festival Scarecrow Completion will see an amazing prize for both the best adult and best child entry.

Your Scarecrow needs to be in view from the road on the front of your property, or through a window.

To enter, you must collect a form from Baldock Community Centre and return it with a photograph of said Scarecrow(s) by Monday the 16th of May (or before). Judging will take place during the following week, the Festival Committee picking the top five in each category. The winner will be chosen by public vote on Street Fair day, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.


Sunday Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a Carvery style Sunday Lunch, dessert, cheese and biscuits. Price also includes a glass of Prosecco or fruit juice. The bar will be open and there will be 2 sittings, service start times: 12.30 to 1pm or 1.30 to 2pm.

Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a display looking at the town in the aftermath of the Great War, the Peace Parade, the returning servicemen etc. Museum open: Fridays and Saturdays 11.00am-3.00pm; Sundays 2-4.00pm

Rubbish or Treasure? @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have you discovered something that you would like to know more about? North Herts Museums Archaeologist, Keith Fitzpatrick Matthews, will be on hand in the Museum to identify your treasures or curios found in the loft or dug up in the garden. Metal detectorists welcome. Also take the chance to see the ‘Baldock in 1919’ display in the Museum.

Street Names Past and Present @ Meet outside Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 10 @ 2:15 pm

Meet outside Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 2.15pm for 2.30pm start
Jane Havercroft will take you on a stroll round the streets of Baldock to discover the origins of Baldock’s street names including those names no longer in use. All on tarmac so accessible to most mobility scooters; possibly too much traffic for small children and dogs. The walk will last about an hour and a half. This is a repeat of Jane’s walk from last year, but as some people were not able to get tickets then she has decided to repeat it this year.

VE Day Celebration Afternoon Tea @ St. Marys Church Hall, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 10 @ 3:00 pm

Come and experience a 1940’s tea whilst singing along to some traditional wartime songs, as we celebrate 75 years since the end of WWII.
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.

ROBIN BIBI with guest CHRIS LORD @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 10 @ 4:00 pm

ROBIN BIBI is one of the UK’s top blues/rock guitarists having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben E. King, launched the Robin Bibi Band in the late 90s.
Robin is one of the best guitarists and showman I have ever seen. Add to this a special guest appearance from the sultry songstress Chris Lord, whose velvet vocals add a touch of something wicked and you can guarantee an afternoon not to be missed!!!

Dine with Jamie: A culinary Masterclass @ Old White Horse, Station Rd, SG7 5BS
May 10 @ 6:00 pm

Please arrive for 6:00pm for 6:30pm

Hosted by Head Chef Jamie, this two course supper will be accompanied by a talk on all the dishes and what it takes to create them. You will be given the menu, ingredients list and cookery guideline so they can give it a go at home. Each course will come with a paired wine.

Vegetarian option available.

Enigma: A Brief History of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

The Baldock Festival committee is delighted and proud to host, once again, the curators from Bletchley Park Trust who will delivery an honest and entertaining talk covering the history of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II. A new talk for this year with the highlight of the evening remaining the opportunity to see, experience and touch a real, working, Enigma machine – as used by Benedict Cumberbatch from ‘The Imitation Game’. A truly memorable evening for all who attend.
Refreshments will be available at the Arts and Heritage Centre

More Info
Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. It remains highly relevant to our lives today and for the future. It is the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.

Vegan Masterclass @ The George, Baldock
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Our vegan masterclass led by Head Chef Scott Liversedge offers you the chance to master several new vibe vegan dishes over three courses. Watch Scott develop the dishes as you sit back and enjoy the three course selection.
Beetle Drive @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come along and support the URC and have a fun evening at the same time.

Refreshments will be available.

Cellist Catherine Wilmers and Jill Morton on Piano @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 12 @ 7:30 pm

Catherine’s CD “A Cello Century of British Women Composers” won the rare “Diapason” gold award and was issued by ASV.

Pianist Jill Morton is a highly successful chamber musician and soloist who has performed throughout Britain and Europe.

This concert celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and also include the delightful unusual sonata by Amy Horrocks.

Online Ticket Sale :

Pay bar and complimentary canapes.

The Old White Horse Big Festival Quiz @ The Old White Horse
May 12 @ 7:30 pm

Big Festival Quiz hosted by The Old White Horse

Orange Tree Quiz @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come down to the Orange Tree for their weekly general knowledge quiz.
Contact The Orange Tree on 01462 892341 to book a table. Entry fee split between the prize fund and supporting the Festival.
Not recommended for under 18s.

An evening with Zoe Folbigg @ Baldock Library, Simpson Drive, Baldock, SG7 6DH
May 13 @ 7:00 pm

Local best-selling author Zoë Folbigg will be speaking about her novels and the real-life inspiration behind them, as well as signing books.

Wine and Cheese Evening @ The George
May 13 @ 7:00 pm

An evening with our resident sommelier introducing you to our favourite six wines. A perfect evening to learn about our award winning wines and to discover what all the swirling, sniffing and spitting (optional!) is all about. All wines are paired with a selection of artisan cheese by our Head Chef.

Open Evening in the Tower @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

St Mary’s Church Tower. 7.30-9.00pm. Meeting by Peter’s Door at the foot of the tower to the left of the main door.
If you have ever fancied having a go at bell-ringing or wondered how it was done, this evening will give you the chance to find out. Access is fairly challenging—there are 44 worn steps in the spiral staircase, so appropriate footwear should be worn. No previous bell-ring experience is necessary. Tickets in Advance only

Christian Aid Afternoon Tea and Bric a Brac @ Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to a Afternoon Tea for Christian Aid where we will be serving tea, coffee and cakes. If you do not fancy any refreshments, just pop in to browse our bric-a-brac table. All welcome.

Trees around Baldock @ Meet at Avenue Park car park.
May 14 @ 6:45 pm

See also Thursday 17th May 2020.

Meet at Avenue Park car park. 6.45 for 7.00pm
This is a walk and talk around Baldock which will identify some of the less common trees and also selected planting schemes in the Town. The walk will be led by Mick LaRoche: a retired local authority tree officer. Sensible footwear is recommended as not all areas are paved. The walk will last about one and a half hours and finish in the High Street or St Mary’s Churchyard.

The Mobb @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 @ 7:30 pm

7.30pm for 8pm
Come and enjoy an evening of Big Band music with The Mobb. An eclectic array of music for all ages to enjoy.
Do join us for wonderful evenings entertainment.
Licensed Bar

Buffs Innuendo Bingo @ Buffs Club, Clothall Road, Baldock, SG7 6PE
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Adult-only Innuendo Bingo!

£10 on the door gets you four games with an additional two flyer rounds at £2.50 per game.

Prizes will vary, full bar, strictly over-18’s.

Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is a display looking at the town in the aftermath of the Great War, the Peace Parade, the returning servicemen etc. Museum open: Fridays and Saturdays 11.00am-3.00pm; Sundays 2-4.00

Admission: FREE

History in the Afternoon: Baldock’s Voices III @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 15 @ 2:30 pm

Maud, Ivy and Albert carry on reminiscing about Baldock in years gone by. Based on Baldock Voices and Baldock Scrapbook.

Hartsfield School ‘Daily Mile!’ @ Hartsfield School, Clothall Rd, SG7 6PB
May 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
‘The Hartsfield Daily Mile” come and walk the Hartsfield School’s ‘Daily mile’ track –  experience what our children do everyday here at Hartsfield – A chance to get everyone moving including parents/ carers and grandparents. A fun outdoor event for all ages including prizes for the children. Refreshments will be on sale.
£1 entry per person (under 4’s free)
Buy tickets on the day.
Cocktails Masterclass @ The George, 2 Hitchin St, Baldock SG7 6AL
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

The mixologists at The George will treat you to four mouth-watering cocktails, learn to make your favourite drinks accompanied with a selection of tantalising amuse-bouches. Not to be missed!

Strictly over-18s only.