Calendar

Apr
29
Fri
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
Apr 29 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Apr
30
Sat
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
Apr 30 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Saturday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Friday 29th April and Sunday 1st May)

This year’s 13th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday. Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers. All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday. For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org. Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details.

Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

Murder Mystery (or 7th May TBC) @ St. Marys Church Hall, St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

‘The Haunted Civil Servant: A 2nd World War Murder Mystery’

This year’s play features the fictitious Grant family (of last year) who lived through the aftermath of world war one.
The ticket price covers your entry fee, a hot supper, dessert, plus paying bar (no BYO, please).This event sells out quickly and we are limiting numbers this year so that everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable evening.

More Info

    Baldock Town Twinning Association is once more presenting a murder mystery evening. The play has again been written by one of our members and features the fictitious Grant family (of last year) who lived through the aftermath of world war one. This year’s play is set in 1943 during the dark days of the 2nd world war and includes a 2020 reflection on the events that took place on the 6th May 1943. You will be given ration cards which will list the ingredients of this year’s supper; 1943 rural communities fared better than the towns, so expect good quality food which will be served during the intervals. If you wish to dress in 1940’s attire, please do so, it will add to the atmosphere.
    The ticket price covers your entry fee, a hot supper plus, of course, dessert, a reasonably priced bar (no BYO, please) as well as the Murder Mystery entertainment and a raffle with some ‘unusual’ prizes. This event sells out quickly and we are limiting numbers this year so that everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable evening.

May
1
Sun
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 1 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Messy Church @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, crafts and activities and a short service on the theme of Sharing together. Lunch will be Chicken and Chorizo Pasta Bake and vegetable pasta bake followed by rainbow fruit salad and ice-cream

There is no charge to join in, but donations are welcome.

Sunday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(see also Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April)

This year’s 13th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday.

Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers.

All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday.

 

For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org.

Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details.

Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

May
2
Mon
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 2 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Bowls Club Open Day @ Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come along and try your hand at bowls. There will be people from the club on hand to give you coaching. You are asked to wear flat shoes to protect the greens. Tea and biscuits will be available in the pavilion afterwards and the bar will be open.

For more information phone Brian on 01462 672361.

Netball is FUN! @ Netball Courts, Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come along and try out the fastest growing sport in the country. Netball!!!  All ages and abilities welcome so come and see what it’s all about.

All you need is your trainers and a sense of fun!

Baldock Irish Festival @ The Cock
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Baldock Irish Festival will run over Saturday and Sunday this year due to the Bank Holiday change.

It starts with the magnificent local band Skimmington Ride and Friends in the beer garden at The Cock. It then moves on to Templars for The Gathering (see the later event).

May
3
Tue
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 3 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Ghost Walk
May 3 all-day

Tuesday 3 May, 7.45/8.00/8.15pm

Orange Tree Quiz @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 3 @ 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.

May
4
Wed
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 4 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Baldock Folk Club @ The Orange Tree
May 4 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Join local historian Jane Havercroft and Baldock Balladeer Brian Burke for a musical and historical walk down Baldock High Street and onwards.

Meet at The Cock at 7pm, and there will follow a Baldock ramble stopping at various local landmarks, where Jane will tell her tales and Brian will sing his ballads.

The evening will continue at The Orange Tree, for further songs, tales and refreshments.

Free entry, donations please to the Baldock Folk Club. Please be ready to leave The Cock at 7.15.

Open Evening in the Tower @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

May
5
Thu
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 5 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

May
6
Fri
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 6 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Hartsfield School @ Hartsfield School, Clothall Rd, SG7 6PB
May 6 @ 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.
Festival Fun Quiz @ Baldock Community Centre
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre welcomes the ever-popular Festival Fun Quiz with a brand new Quizmistress, for the usual light-hearted quiz for all abilities.

Entry by form only – no entries accepted on the night as this is always a sell-out. Limited to 25 teams only, so get your entries in as soon as possible.

Licensed bar with table service.

May
7
Sat
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 7 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Christian Aid Big Breakfast @ St. Marys Church Hall, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 7 @ 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.

Last Entry 10:30am

Big Baldock Bake Off @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 7 @ 10:00 am

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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 7 @ 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 £800 for Garden House Hospice, so come and pick up some bargains and if you like, donate your own spare books too. to the community centre.

Ecofest @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX.
May 7 @ 11:05 am – 12:05 pm
Champagne Afternoon Tea @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Programme Text: Baldock and Clothall WI are providing a traditional homemade Champagne Afternoon Tea.

Baldock and Clothall WI are providing a traditional homemade Champagne Afternoon Tea. Please ensure you arrive by 2pm, you will then have your table until 4pm. This gives you plenty of time to chat and enjoy your tea.

You will be served tea or coffee, plus a glass of champagne, followed by sandwiches with a variety of fillings, including vegetarian, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream plus a selection of cakes.
We are unable to cater for specialist diets.

Fine Gin Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Perfect for any gin-lover, you will be introduced to six unusual, fine gins – all new brands for tasting this year!

Your hosts will guide you through the subtle aromas of the botanicals and the nuances they contribute to the overall taste and flavour.

Not only that, you’ll be shown the perfect serve for each drink to give maximum enjoyment.

There are only 80 tickets available so get them early before they go!

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

May
8
Sun
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 8 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Friends of Baldock Green Spaces @ Ivel Springs, Meet North Road Allotment Car Park, SG7 5DN
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Meet at North Road Allotment Car Park at 10am. Join us for an hour or more

Join Friends of Baldock Green Spaces to help your local green space be a great place for wildlife and walks. Path clearance, litter picking and more!

Tools and hot drinks provided.

All welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult please.

For further information, email fobgs1@gmail.com or fobgs Facebook Page

Rubbish or Treasure? @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 8 @ 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.

Hymns & Desserts, hosted by Pam Rhodes of BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’ @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 8 @ 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 of BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’ fame.

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

Ticket price includes a choice of puddings.

Gregynog Ensemble @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 8 @ 7:00 pm

The Gregynog Ensemble will present an evening of classical music.

May
9
Mon
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 9 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Celtic North Herts @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, Baldock SG7 6AR
May 9 @ 7:30 pm

A talk by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews on a little-known aspect of local history.

May
10
Tue
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 10 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Brass Band Concert @ United Reform Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 10 @ 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 10 @ 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
11
Wed
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 11 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic @ Weston Way Nursery School, Weston Way, SG7 6HD
May 11 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

This Teddy Bears’ Picnic, organised by Weston Way Nursery School, is for children aged seven and under who must be accompanied by an adult.

There will also be a Teddy Bear raffle.

Bring your own picnic and teddy, too. If wet, the event may be postponed until 18th May or cancelled; phone Weston Way Nursery to check: 01462 892172.

Baldock Folk Club @ The Orange Tree
May 11 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Join local historian Jane Havercroft and Baldock Balladeer Brian Burke for a musical and historical walk down Baldock High Street and onwards.

Meet at The Cock at 7pm, and there will follow a Baldock ramble stopping at various local landmarks, where Jane will tell her tales and Brian will sing his ballads.

The evening will continue at The Orange Tree, for further songs, tales and refreshments.

Free entry, donations please to the Baldock Folk Club. Please be ready to leave The Cock at 7.15.

May
12
Thu
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 12 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Festival Wine Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 12 @ 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
13
Fri
2022
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 13 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 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, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

Unicorn Ceilidh (Do they want to go in programme)
May 13 all-day
History in the Afternoon: ‘Verdi, the unknown’ @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 13 @ 2:30 pm

Laura Valentine will give a talk on Giuseppe Verdi, provisionally entitled ‘Verdi, the unknown’ Friday 13 May, 2.30pm

3rd Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock Pub @ The Cock Baldock
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.

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 13 @ 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 Saturday 16th May

May
14
Sat
2022
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

Fifty colourful craft and local charity stalls will line the High Street, along with the following highlights in the performance area:-

‘Tricky Micky’ is back again with five 30-minute performances including  Punch and Judy. Shows starting at 10.30.

Try Circus Skills – Throughout the day you can learn to juggle, hula hoop, walk on stilts, or ride a unicycle, with expert advice and learning tips from Try Circus Skills, for children and adults.

Fairground rides – James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.

Sandy Ukelele Group – From 1.30 to 2.30pm, playing classic tunes from the 50s 60s and 70s, along with some reasonably modern stuff.

Zumba Display – Maureen Dudley will be doing her usual display in the arena.

Morris Dancing at various places around the High Street and pubs starting from the The White Lion at 10.30.

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

Small Hall – The Animal Experience (a small licensed zoo) will be attending with a wide variety of exotic animals, many of which are unwanted pets and rescue animals. Expect to see and meet their marvellous meekats; snakes including a python and milkshake, lizards including a bearded dragon, blue tongue skink and mini beasts.  The animal keepers will be on hand to answer your questions and offer you the opportunity to touch or hold many of their animals.

Large Hall – Refreshments, tea and coffee will be available in the coffee bar from 9.00am to 5.00pm. You will also be able to buy jacket potatoes, ploughman’s lunches at lunchtime from Tracey’s Kitchen. The bar will also be open.

Large Hall – Baldock Country Markets a huge range of home-made savouries, pastries, jams and preserves, along with gifts and other wonderfully crafted items for you to buy.

St. Marys Church Baldock – Tower Trips @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 14 @ 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.

Morris Day of Dance @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

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This Day of Dance will take place outside The White Lion and at 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.

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St. Marys Church Baldock – Free Church Tours @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 14 @ 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.

Solar Viewing @ The White Lion Baldock High Street
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We have all looked up at the night sky and marvelled at the stars and the moon swirling above us. Some of us may have used binoculars or a telescope to look in more detail.

But how many of us have looked at the sun?

Not very many………..why?

Well, it’s very bright, hurts your eyes, and if you put a lens in the way will burn and start fires! It’s dangerous!

Letchworth and District Astronomical Society (LDAS) in conjunction with The Baldock Festival have organised a solar viewing day to change this!

Come along between 12:00 and 16:00 when there will be specialist equipment and members of LDAS available to let you look at the sun safely and join the small group of people who have observed the sun!

3rd Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock Pub @ The Cock Baldock, High St, Baldock SG7 6BG, UK
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.

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 @ 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

School Disco with BEF
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Time to dig out that old School Tie and head down to The Orange Tree for a night of classic songs to take you back to your school years.

Raffle with typically 80s prizes, so bring your tuck shop money – funds raised to go to the Herts & Essex Air Ambulance. Fancy Dress mandatory, otherwise detention will be given. Sixth-Formers and older only.

The management of The Orange Tree ask that you please don’t hang around in Big Park drinking 20/20 and White Lightning before you arrive, or they will tell your parents.

May
15
Sun
2022
Baldock Classic Car Show @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 15 @ 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
  • It is possible to register in advance and make sure there is space for you in the pre-registered area. Just email us and let us know:

    • Your name
    • Car make/model
    • Year of manufacture
    • Registration number.

    and we will make sure there is space for you. Our email address is BaldockCCS@gmail.com

    You can book spaces for groups too. We will need a primary contact, club/group name and the number of vehicles (preferably details of each one if possible).

    We look forward to seeing you again this year.

  • Forms will be available on the day to be completed
  • Entry Form Classic Car Show 2020
  • Prizes have been donated by Baldock Independent Beer Festival and Apple Cottage Cider.

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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.

Open Gardens @ Gardens in and around Baldock, SG7 6AX
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This event, organised by Baldock Rotary Club, gives you another chance to look around some of Baldock’s hidden gardens. Details of the gardens open and a map will be provided when you buy your ticket. A mini bus will operate to and from Templars to gardens on a requested basis. Take refreshments in the courtyard at Templars (between 2.00pm and 4.00pm) where you can listen to the Bygrave Handbell Ringers. All proceeds from this event will go to the charitable causes that Rotary is supporting throughout the year.

3rd Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock Pub @ The Cock Baldock, High St, Baldock SG7 6BG, UK
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
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Orange Tree Quiz @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 17 @ 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.

May
18
Wed
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Baldock Folk Club @ The Orange Tree
May 18 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Join local historian Jane Havercroft and Baldock Balladeer Brian Burke for a musical and historical walk down Baldock High Street and onwards.

Meet at The Cock at 7pm, and there will follow a Baldock ramble stopping at various local landmarks, where Jane will tell her tales and Brian will sing his ballads.

The evening will continue at The Orange Tree, for further songs, tales and refreshments.

Free entry, donations please to the Baldock Folk Club. Please be ready to leave The Cock at 7.15.

May
19
Thu
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Whisky Tasting @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 19 @ 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.

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Film @ BAHC ‘The Father’ @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 20 @ 7:30 pm

The films at Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre are shown monthly and the one chosen for showing during the Festival is the popular ‘The Father’

Watch the film in the relaxed atmosphere of the Arts & Heritage Centre, where the bar is open throughout and members of the audience are welcome to stay on afterwards to discuss the film or make suggestions for further showings.

Doors and bar open at 7.00pm.

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21
Sat
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Children Cinema ‘The Croods 2’ @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 21 all-day

Children Cinema ‘The Croods 2’
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Cider and Walk
May 21 @ 11:09 am – 12:09 pm
May
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Sat
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Arbury
May 28 all-day
Fire Station
May 28 all-day
Fit 4 OCR
May 28 all-day
Inflatable Day
May 28 all-day
Junior Football Tournament
May 28 all-day
Maltings F&C
May 28 all-day
Silent Disco
May 28 all-day
YUKA Cards
May 28 all-day
Mountain Bike Morning Ride @ Meeting point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 28 @ 9:00 am

Ability level: A good level of fitness, those looking to improve their off-road ability and to learn some local routes.

Baldock MTB will provide a guided route, tuition and tips and chat to help improve your skills and confidence when mountain biking. Starting at The Orange Tree @ 9am riders will be guided around off-road routes, off the beaten track, being given opportunities to explore some interesting local off-road single tracks and trails, picking up tips and advice from experienced mountain bikers. The distance covered during the session will be approximately 20 miles, riders will finish back at The Orange Tree at approximately 12 noon (dependent on experience and speed).

The event is suitable for riders age 13y and over (children under 16 must be supervised by a cycling adult and capable of the distance).

All riders must wear cycling helmets and are responsible for providing their own cycles in good working order.

It is strongly advised that some food is taken, a water bottle is essential.

Baldock Jumble Sale Trail @ Around Baldock
May 28 @ 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.
Circus @ St Mary’s School Events @ St Marys Junior School
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sewing B’s Bag Workshop @ Sewing B's, Mansfield Rd, SG7 6EB
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Try out your sewing skills by making a reversible bag in their Bag-Making Workshop.

Cost includes all materials and each session is limited to 5 people.

Tickets from Sewing B’s only.

St Mary’s School Events @ St Marys Junior School
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Baldock Musuem @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 28 @ 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

Hedgehogs @ Nightingale Park Wildlife Garden @ Nightingale Park, entrance on Nightingale Way, SG7 6JT.
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visit Baldock’s first community garden, where Hettie’s Hogs will be talking about the valuable work they do and how we can all help our much-loved, declining hedgehog population.

For more info, please email nightingalebaldock@hotmail.co.uk

Buntingford Brewey
May 28 @ 11:10 am – 12:10 pm
Letchworth Garden City Brewery
May 28 @ 11:10 am – 12:10 pm
wool n things
May 28 @ 11:11 am – 12:11 pm
Café Luna
May 28 @ 11:13 am – 12:13 pm
Chez Burton
May 28 @ 11:13 am – 12:13 pm
Clarevoyant Evening
May 28 @ 11:13 am – 12:13 pm
Race Night
May 28 @ 11:13 am – 12:13 pm
Curry Night @ Bombay Bistro
May 28 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Buffs Club Football Fun Day @ The Buffs Football Club
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The new Buffs Football Club invites kids aged between 5 and 10 years old to come to a charity Football Fun Day at Bakers Close.

Fun and games with qualified football coaches between 12 til 4pm.

Soft drinks and snacks will be available. £1 entry for kids.

Community Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 28 @ 12:00 pm

Come along and enjoy this Festival Community Lunch; three courses for just £12.00.

There will be a choice of meat, fish or a vegetarian dish. Remember to fill in the form stating your preference when you buy your ticket.

The bar will be open at 12.00noon so that you can enjoy a drink with your meal

Cricket Match @ Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 28 @ 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!

Clothall Presents with Jane Havercroft @ Meet outside Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 28 @ 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.

Capturing History with a Simple Mobile Phone @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 28 @ 2:30 pm

Peter Freeman will be demonstrating just what an incredible tool the basic mobile phone is for capturing images. With a little practice anyone can use one and enhance the results with a simple app, which is absolutely free, safe and won’t damage the original picture.

During the talk he will illustrate many aspects of mobile phone photography, including landscapes and composition, people and the odd and off-beat. The results might surprise you!

Peter is a member of Letchworth Garden City Camera Club and the Royal Photographic and British Stereoscopic Societies. After retirement he taught Digital Photography as a part-time lecturer at North Herts College.

KTS Jazz Spectacular @ Knights Templar School, Park Street, SG7 6DZ
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This year’s Jazz Spectacular, in association with The Baldock Festival, will take place on Saturday 2nd May. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

It promises to be a fantastic evening featuring the All Stars Big Band, the  Little Big Band, local saxophonist Tom Plater and the Barney Taylor Jazz Ensemble. This year the students have chosen a selection of their favourite pieces which will cover a wide range of styles and composers.

Tickets cost £10.00 (£7.00 concession) and are strictly limited.   Tickets will go on sale from 30 March and will only be available from KTS reception. Tickets will not be available on the door.

The KTS Parents’ Association will run a cash bar at the event offering beer, wine and soft drinks.

An evening of Folksong and ‘Folk-cello’ @ Radwell Village Hall SG7 5EW
May 28 @ 7:00 pm

AN EVENING OF FOLKSONGS with

  • Stephen Beer lead vocal
  • Gwyn Wooley guitar, keyboard and vocal
  • Catherine Wilmers cello
  • Jill Morton piano

Music to include folksongs arranged by Imogen Holst and Vaughan Williams for cello and piano, (Lovely on the Water, Spurn Point,As I walked over London Bridge) and songs with cello obbligato including Maginot Waltz, The Setting, Perhaps Love.

Tickets include cheese and wine and more, after the concert
Raising money for Radwell Church

An evening with Zoe Folbigg @ Baldock Library, Simpson Drive, Baldock, SG7 6DH
May 28 @ 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.

Beetle Drive @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 28 @ 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.

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 28 @ 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.

Baldock Community Orchestra @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 28 @ 7:30 pm
Music for Stage and Screen – A lovely evening of Music from the acclaimed and much loved local group , the Baldock Community Orchestra. The concert will feature orchestral and solo pieces .

BCO ethos is to promote a wide repertoire of music to as many people as possible. It provides a unique opportunity for young people and anyone wishing to return to playing to play in an Orchestra again. The players come from Baldock and the surrounding area.

Since its formation the Orchestra has been based in Baldock.It rehearses Thursday nights (term time) Please see Facebook for more details.

During its short existence the Orchestra has performed in several Baldock locations, The Heritage centre, Orange Tree pub, St John’s School and tonight’s venue the URC church.

It has supported several Baldock events, playing at the Beer Festival and Christmas Fair. Other concerts have been given in Hinxworth, Letchworth. Christmas time a small ensemble from the Orchestra played at two local residential homes.

Baldock Football vs Baldock Cricket @ THE GEORGE AT BALDOCK, 2 Hitchin St Baldock, Herts, SG7 6AL
May 28 @ 7:30 pm

Place Holder for Old White Horse Events

Cellist Catherine Wilmers and Jill Morton on Piano @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 28 @ 7:30 pm

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

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 : https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fosm

Pay bar and complimentary canapes.

Events @ The Engine @ The Engine
May 28 @ 7:30 pm
Events @ The George @ THE GEORGE AT BALDOCK, 2 Hitchin St Baldock, Herts, SG7 6AL
May 28 @ 7:30 pm

Place Holder for Old White Horse Events

Events @ The Old White Horse @ Old White Horse, Station Rd, SG7 5BS
May 28 @ 7:30 pm
Events @ The Vic @ The Vic
May 28 @ 7:30 pm
Flanders And Swann – as interpreted by Peter Chapman and Mike O’Neill @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 28 @ 7:30 pm

An Evening With Flanders And Swann – as interpreted by Peter Chapman and Mike O’Neill

Come and enjoy all your old favourites including “The Gnu”, “Transport of Delight”, “The Slow Train” and of course “The Hippoptamus”. Join us for an evening of unashamed nostalgia and fun with plenty of chances to join in. Rosy glow guaranteed!

Online Ticket Sale : https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fosm

Pay bar and complimentary canapes.

Buffs Innuendo Bingo @ Buffs Club, Clothall Road, Baldock, SG7 6PE
May 28 @ 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.

Events @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 28 @ 8:00 pm

Formed by Ian Iredale, former member of Maxwell, Hammer & Smith and joined by the fantastic vocals and exceptional keyboard skills of Jennifer Glatzhofer, the rhythm section is completed with the bass playing from Mark Stier. The band cover songs from the sixties right bang up to date, from Abba, Beatles, Eagles to the rock of AC/DC , Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and even Justin Timberlake. As with the MHS band, Joyrider have 3 vocalists: 2 male and 1 female and specialize in tight 3 part and 4 part harmony which gives the band a big full sound.

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