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.

Multi-day event: Experience foods of the World @ The Engine, Station Road, SG7 5BS
Apr 29 – May 22 all-day

Throughout Baldock Festival, the Engine will be hosting a wide range of nights where you can experience different foods from around the World.

  • 29th April – 1st May – Italian (Penne pasta with chicken and mushroom in a cream sauce)
  • 3rd – 5th May –  Spanish (Paella)
  • 6th – 8th May – German (Bratwurst)
  • 10th – 12th May – Thai (Thai curry)
  • 13th – 15th May – Mexican (Loaded Nachos)
  • 17th – 19th May – Belgian (Moules-Frites)
  • 20th – 22nd May – Portuguese Peri-Peri Wings)

Food is serviced from 12 noon to 8pm Mon-Sat and 12 noon to 6pm Sun

May
11
Wed
Garden City Brewery Visit @ Meet at Garden City Brewery, The Wynd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3EN
May 11 all-day

Meet at Garden City Brewery, The Wynd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3EN.
Three Sessions to book onto (Very limited availability for each session!):
• First Session – 6.30pm – 7.30pm
• Second Session – 7.30pm to 8.30pm
• Third Session – 8.30pm to 9.30pm

On this tour Ben, the brewer, will show you around the set-up, talk you through the process and answer any questions. There will also be the opportunity to learn about the selection of grains and hops used in the beers. The tour includes three halves of Garden City Brewery or Guest Cask Ales.

Garden City Brewery has been brewing in a small 2 1/2 barrel brewery in Letchworth Garden City since 2016.
They typically brew twice a week and serve all their real ale – alongside ever-changing guest beers – direct from the cask from Wed-Sun.
The Brewpub has won numerous awards and has gained a reputation for great beer, friendly service and a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. It also boasts a brilliant selection of drinks and snacks and hosts regular sell-out Comedy Nights, Live Music Nights and Pub Quizzes.
Baldock Museum – Baldock in 1881 @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

(Also open Saturday 7 May and Wednesday 11 May, 11am -3pm)

Baldock in 1881, a display based on newspaper articles, the trade directory and the census showing the life of the late-Victorian town in all its aspects: the breweries and maltings, pubs and shops, churches and schools, entertainments and events and much more.

New Horizons Textile Group @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now open until Saturday 14 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Members of this group are exhibiting contemporary textile work on the theme of ‘Home’ in the first floor Gallery of the Arts & Heritage Centre.
Tea/coffee is available.

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.

 

Baldock Folk Club – Cancelled @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Baldock Folk Club are delighted to host internationally acclaimed duet Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby to open their contribution to this years festival.
Cathryn has built a strong reputation as both singer and songwriter. She is no stranger to Tennessee’s Nashville recording studios, working with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers and Garth Brooks amongst many others.
Brian is well known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has for many years been a session player/sideman in much demand, playing with the likes of Mary Hopkin, Monty Python, Joe Brown, Jim Diamond and Nanci Griffith.
With a superb selection of music, together with many humorous stories of their travels on the road of life, this will be a very special night for Baldock Folk Club.
30 tickets available.

The Old White Horse Quiz Night @ Old White Horse, Station Road, Baldock SG7 5BS
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

Come and join us for our quiz night Every Wednesday at 7.00pm. 1st prize £50 voucher

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
14
Sat
New Horizons Textile Group @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now open until Saturday 14 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Members of this group are exhibiting contemporary textile work on the theme of ‘Home’ in the first floor Gallery of the Arts & Heritage Centre.
Tea/coffee is available.