Calendar

Apr
29
Fri
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.

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

This Teddy Bears’ Picnic, run 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.
Premier Sports will be on site for an hour delivering a range of fun activities including football, music and more. There will be activity stations around the nursery grounds which the children will have access to for a taster of each activity.
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.

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
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.

History in the Afternoon: ‘Verdi – The Man of Stone’ @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, SG7 6AR
May 13 @ 2:30 pm

This History in the Afternoon Special is a journey through the life of the great Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi, with songs by Laura Valentine, and accompaniment by Margaret Johnson.

May
14
Sat
The Circus comes to St Mary’s @ St Marys School, St Mary’s Way, SG7 6HY
May 14 all-day

Roll up, roll up to St Mary’s School playing field behind St Mary’s Junior School for an afternoon of fun and mayhem as PaZaz Circus takes you on a magical adventure.

There are three 50-minute shows at 11.30 am, 2 pm and 4 pm.  There will be fairground rides as well as food and drink so come and join in all the fun!

Tickets are £7 each (U3s are free but will be required to sit on parent/guardian’s lap).  Buy here:  https://bit.ly/CircusSaturday2022
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.

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

St Mary’s Eco Church – Display of mini eco gardens @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Display of eco gardens in a seed tray or shallow container. Prizes for the most eco-friendly features in one display. Come along and vote for your favourite garden! More information and entry forms from ecochurchbaldock@gmail.com

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. Starting at the White Lion at 10.30.

Solar Viewing @ The White Lion, High Street, SG7 6BJ
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 it will burn and start fires! It’s dangerous!

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

Come along 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!

KTS Jazz Spectacular @ Knights Templar School, Park Street, SG7 6DZ
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This year’s Jazz Spectacular, in association with The Baldock Festival, promises to be a fantastic evening featuring the All-Stars Big Band, the Little Big Band. This year the students have chosen a selection of their favourite pieces which will cover a wide range of styles and composers. The KTS Parents’ Association will run a cash bar at the event offering beer, wine and soft drinks.

May
15
Sun
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 the 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 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
  • Prizes will be awarded at 14:30
  • Brown and Gammons will be opening their doors for you to take a look around
  • The entry price for displaying a vehicle will be a minimum of a £5.00 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

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All proceeds will go support the running of the Baldock Festival

Baldock Jumble Sale Trail @ Around Baldock
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Baldock Jumble Sale Trail is finally back and it’s going to be bigger than ever!
On May 15th stalls will be 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 Baldock Community Centre; the Baldock Festival website and on our Baldock Jumble Sale Trail Facebook page, where you’ll also be able to see sneak peaks of the stalls and plan your route.
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.
The event is run to raise funds for Merry Go Round Nursery. Please donate what you can.
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 large and small. Details of the gardens open to you and a map will be provided when you buy your ticket. A minibus will operate to and from Baldock Community Centre to gardens on a requested basis. Refreshments available in the youth wing of the Baldock Community Centre (between 2.00pm and 4.00pm) . All proceeds from this event will go to the charitable causes that Rotary is supporting throughout the year.

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.

 

May
19
Thu
Baldock Community Orchestra – Spring Festival Concert @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 19 @ 7:30 pm


This year’s Spring Festival Concert will be a selection of popular and classical music with a touch of spring.
We’re a friendly group of local amateur musicians. Our musical abilities vary, but we all love playing in an orchestra together. We rehearse Thursday 8-9:30pm at Letchworth Free Church and we’d be delighted for you to join us at our next rehearsal! Recently we welcomed someone who had not played for 40 years. Please do not hesitate to contact us if are considering playing again.
All ages are welcome, for more info check out website: baldockorchestra.weebly.com or Facebook page:facebook.com/BaldockOrchestra1

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.

May
21
Sat
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.

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.