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

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.

The Cock Third Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock, Baldock, High Street, SG7 6BG
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.

Salsa Night with Fabian Velez and Orquesta Mambarito @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, SG7 6AR.
May 13 @ 7:00 pm

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Join local Salsa teacher Fabian Velez for a Salsa dance lesson from 7pm, and then dance the night away to the incredible 11-piece Orquesta Mambarito, who are simply the best salsa band in the country.

Orquesta Mambarito plays red-hot salsa and Latin jazz, with a repertoire based on classic tunes by giants such as Tito Puente, Fania All-Stars and Dizzy Gillespie. The 11-piece outfit has a classic salsa line-up of trumpets, trombones, baritone sax and a full Afro-Cuban rhythm section. It’s led by baritone player David Strahan and fronted by Colombian singer Fabian Velez.

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 13 @ 7:30 pm

(See also Saturday 14th May)

Herts Variety invites you to come along for an evening of music and comedy. Sections include Rock and Roll, Barry Manilow and Music Hall. Everyone is encouraged to sing along. All their proceeds go to local charities.