Calendar

May
16
Sat
2020
Christian Aid Big Breakfast @ St. Marys Church Hall, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

A Big Breakfast in support of Christian Aid. Choose from a traditional cooked breakfast or continental pastries, accompanied by tea, coffee or fruit juices.

A Prosecco pay bar is available.

£5 per person in advance and on the day depending on space (places limited)

Last Entry 10:30am

Baldock Jumble Sale Trail @ Around Baldock
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Baldock Jumble Sale Trail is back and it’s going to be bigger than ever!
On May 16th, the Baldock Jumble Sale Trail returns, with stalls popping up outside people’s homes all over town.
Pop along, pick up a bargain, explore the town and meet your neighbours.
Maps will be available from the Community Centre and on the festival website.
Got clutter to clear? Join in the fun with a stall of your own.
Email baldockjumble@gmail.com or find the ‘Baldock Jumble Sale Trail’ page on Facebook for more information and to sign up.
Big Baldock Bake Off @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 16 @ 10:00 am

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Baldock Bake-off entry form 2019
Bring your cakes down to Baldock Community Centre at 10am, judging will take place at 12 noon.

Do you make tea-time temptations?

You are invited to take part in the Festival’s cake-making competition!

Sponsored by Days of Ashwell and judged by their own Paul Hollywood, Bakery Manager of Days Clive Draper.

There are two ages of entrants: adult and child up to the age of 13. Each age group has three categories for judging:

    • Cakes that are large or small, decorated or plain
    • Scones
    • Biscuits

You can either take your entry home after judging or leave them to be sold in aid of the Mini-Bus Appeal.

Registration forms can be obtained from Baldock Community Centre up to midday on May 10th.

Happy baking – look forward to seeing you on the day!

Book Fair in Aid of Garden House Hospice @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every year. thousands of pre-loved books are donated to this wonderful event.

Our annual Book Fair regularly raises about £700 for Garden House Hospice, so come and pick up some bargains and if you like, donate your own spare books too.

Buff Club Football Fun Day @ The Buffs Football Club
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
North Road Allotments Open Day @ North Road Allotments, SG7 5BX
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Also at Wallington Road allotment site.

Visit BALGA’s Allotments Open Day at our allotment sites in Baldock to find out more about renting an allotment to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Or come along for a chat and advice about growing at home in your garden and discover the benefits you can enjoy from being a member of Baldock Allotment and Leisure Gardeners’ Association.
For more information visit
www.balga-online.co.uk or email publicity@balga-online.co.uk

St Mary’s Schools Birds or Pray, Fair @ St Marys Junior School
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Marys Church Baldock – Tower Trips @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tower trips will take place throughout the day from 10am – 4pm. Come and see Baldock from a different perspective! Refreshments available.
No entry for children under 8. Sensible footwear required. Weather permitting.

Wallington Road – Allotment Open Day @ Wallington Road Allotments, SG7 6RS
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Also at North Road Allotment site

Visit BALGA’s Allotments Open Day at our allotment sites in Baldock to find out more about renting an allotment to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Or come along for a chat and advice about growing at home in your garden and discover the benefits you can enjoy from being a member of Baldock Allotment and Leisure Gardeners’ Association.


For more information visit http://www.balga-online.co.uk

 or email publicity@balga-online.co.uk

Country Fayre with Birds of Prey and Car boot sale @ St Marys School
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Fayre with Birds of Prey and Car boot sale @ St Marys School

A country fayre will be held at St Mary’s school. There will be two Birds of Prey displays approximately 12noon and 2.30pm.

A pitch at the car boot can be purchased for £12 in advance and this includes access to the Birds of Prey event.

St. Marys Church Baldock – Free Church Tours @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Short tours of the church, every hour on the hour. Come and find out more about our beautiful building and the life of the church today.

Refreshments available.

Booking not required. Just turn up. No charge but donations welcome.

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Herts Variety invite you to join them at ‘A Night at the Musicals’ in their 16th year of performing for the Baldock Festival. All their proceeds go to local charities and audiences are invited to sing along.

See also Friday 15th May

Fine Gin Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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Perfect for any gin-lover, you will be introduced to six unusual, fine gins.

Your hosts will take you through their subtle aromas to help you detect the botanicals used and the nuances they contribute to the final taste.

Not only that, they’ll educate you how to garnish your drink with for maximum enjoyment.

There are only 80 tickets available so come to buy early!

Strictly over-18s only. You are strongly advised not to drive or operate machinery after this event.

May
17
Sun
2020
Baldock Classic Car Show @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The ever growing Baldock Classic Car Show will once again be part of Baldock Festival and is open to any vehicle over the age of 20 years old and ‘interesting’ newer vehicles are also welcome. As usual we will have prizes on offer awarded by our expert judges for best in class. We will have a BBQ with quality burgers and bacon sandwiches for the early birds run by the scouts, a Cider Bar run by Apple Cottage, a Coffee Truck will be available along with teas and coffees in the Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, a cake stall run by the Brownies/Guides and live music from 12:00. All the proceeds from this event will be going to charity so please if you are just spectating please donate some money to the charity boxes as all the team are working for free.

  • Classic Bikes and Commercials welcome
  • Parking Starts from 10:00 and the runs from 11:00-16:00
  • Brown and Gammons will opening their doors for you to take a look around
  • Entry price for displaying a vehicle will be a minimum of a £3.00 donation per vehicle and is payable upon your arrival
  • If you can, please pre-register for this event, as entry will be on a first come basis with priority parking for pre-registered vehicles – download and entry form from this website
  • Forms will be available on the day to be completed

Car Show Form 2019

  • Prizes have been donated by Baldock Independent Beer Festival and Apple Cottage Cider.
  • Don’t forget that the open gardens event is on the same day, so you can take a look around some of the splendid hidden gems of Baldock

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Refreshments also available from Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall. 10am-4.00pm

All proceeds will go support the running and development of Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre.

Cricket Match @ Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A nail-biting match will be played between Baldock Cricket Club and the Orange Tree All Stars (plus special guests), with coaching available at the nets if you want to give batting or bowling a try.

Just turn up and play!

Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hymns & Desserts, hosted by Pam Rhodes from BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’ @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

A selection of favourite hymns will be sung from 6pm at St Mary’s Church, under the direction Pam Rhodes from BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’.

The choir and congregation will be accompanied by a visiting organist before a variety of desserts are served.

May
18
Mon
2020
Celtic North Herts? Some puzzling place names from the territorium of Roman Baldock @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 18 @ 7:45 pm

Local archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews returns to the Festival with his ever-popular talk on some aspect of local history; this year it has the intriguing title of ‘Celtic North Herts? Some puzzling place names from the territorium of Roman Baldock’.

May
19
Tue
2020
Brass Band Concert @ United Reform Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 19 @ 7:30 pm

The Stotfold Salvation Army Band will play a medley of tunes and hymns to delight and entertain you.
Refreshments will be served in the interval.

Festival Music Quiz at The Orange Tree @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Fun music quiz with questions on music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 10’s. Play your two jokers on your two favourite decades for extra points.

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.

May
20
Wed
2020
Coffee Morning @ Methodist Church Whitehorse Street SG7 6QB
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come and join us for our monthly coffee morning 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.

Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Festival Wine Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 20 @ 7:15 pm – 10:45 pm

(Ticket only event)

Doors open 7.15pm for 8.00pm start

Join Jamie from Hedley Wright and your host Rob Scahill 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.

Strictly over 18s only.

May
21
Thu
2020
Evening Burn around the Greenway @ Meeting Point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 21 @ 7:00 pm

Ability level: Beginners welcome.
Baldock MTB will provide a guided tour of the Greenway showing cyclists the route and ability and time depending, a few variations/additions to the official route. Starting at the Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock at 6:30 riders will be given a leisurely guided tour around the Greenway, with opportunities to explore some interesting alternative routes, picking up tips and tricks from experienced cyclists. Riders will finish back at the Orange Tree between 20:00 and 21:00 (dependent upon experience) having covered approx. 15 miles. This event is suitable for all riders aged 13 and over (Children under 16 years must be supervised by a cycling adult). All riders must wear cycling helmets and are responsible for providing their own cycles in good working order. LIGHTS WILL BE NEEDED , depending on finish times and detours taken lights may be required towards the end of the ride (and to get home after being refreshed).

Hybrid, gravel and Mountain bike suitable route – please be aware that some of the route variations may be on uneven and rooted singletrack.

Whisky Tasting @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

7.30pm for 8.00pm start

The annual tasting of 6 rare and unusual whiskies that are not usually available to the public. These will be incredible whiskies and the ticket price reflects this.

Bring your boots, you’ll be walking home too!

Strictly for over 18s only. Attendees are advised to eat before attending and not to drive after the event.

Sponsored by Diageo. Ticket Only Event.