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.

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.

Creative Chef @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 all-day

Calling all school-age children, come and join Creative Chefs for fun-filled cooking sessions.
We will be creating Pizza and Pudding plus there will be fun and games

There will be 2 sessions to book from – 10.00am – 11.30am and 2.00pm -3.30pm

Booking essential. Parents drop off and leave.

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:
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 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. 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

Drumming for Beginners @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

An introduction to drumming for primary age children, where participants will be taught how to perform a tune from a choice of two. They will be taught by Ed Stacey as a part of his gold DofE. Ed is in lower sixth of the Knights Templar School in Baldock. During the session students will have a short demonstration of the tune they have chosen, they will then be taught it with the final few minutes to be used to perform the tune. Parents or carers must be present at all times.
Each lesson is 20 minutes long and can be booked at Baldock Community Centre. All proceeds will go to support the KTS DofE program
Children aged 12 or under, no prior drumming experience required

Wool-n-Things Baldock – PomPom Making @ Wool-n-Things 3-5 Hitchin Street, SG7 6AL
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wool-n-Things Baldock - PomPom Making @ Wool-n-Things 3-5 Hitchin Street, SG7 6AL

Pop into wool-n-things and join us for some fun pompom making. All materials will be provided.

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

    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

Football Fun Morning: An Introduction to football for 4-7yr olds @ The Buffs Club, Clothall Rd, SG7 6PE
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

A new event for the festival, bring your 4-7yr olds along to a Football Fun Morning: an introduction to football, in association with Baldock Town youth football club. All coaches are FA approved, DBS safeguard qualified. Come along and have some fun. Who knows maybe Baldock has a future Pele or Marcus Rashford! (P.S. apparently, you can’t compare Pele and Rashford but you know what we mean!) Trainers required. Refreshments will be available from the Buffs Club.