What’s on in Hertfordshire over August Bank Holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:16 25 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:16 25 August 2013

Goatfest at The Goat pub in Codicote

Goatfest at The Goat pub in Codicote


LOOKING for something to do over the August Bank Holiday weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some events taking place today (Sunday) and August Bank Holiday Monday.

Goatfest 2013 line-upGoatfest 2013 line-up

After a very wet start to the bank holiday weekend yesterday, the popular Goatfest is due to continue at The Goat pub, in Codicote, today (Sunday).

The two-day live music festival is in aid of the Welwyn Garden City-based Isabel Hospice.

Music is set to start just after noon and Sunday’s line-up will finish with Soul Funk Secret, a professional show band covering the classics from the Motown, soul and disco eras.

On top of that, there will be food stalls, face painting, competitions and Goatfest merchandise for sale. Tickets are available from The Goat Inn, in High Street, Codicote.

Benington Chilli FestivalBenington Chilli Festival

* Foodies should head over to Benington, near Stevenage, for a red-hot event which will no doubt tickle the taste buds.

Worship the pepper at the annual Benington Chilli Festival today (Sunday) and August Bank Holiday Monday, at Benington Lordship Gardens.

Celebrating all thing chilli, the event runs from 10am to 5pm. Entry is £7.50, under-16s £2.50, and under-12s free. Parking is free.

* Classic car enthusiasts should drive over to Knebworth Park today (Sunday) and tomorrow (Monday) for the stately home’s annual motor show.

Knebworth classic car showKnebworth classic car show

Featuring hundreds of cars, the show runs from 10am to 5pm on both days, with last entry at 4pm.

Admission is £9, and family tickets (for four persons) cost £32.

There is a 10 per cent reduction for booking online via www.knebworthhouse.com

* Roll up, roll up for a magical musical mystery tour in Hertford today (Sunday).

Hertford Music Festival 2013Hertford Music Festival 2013

The 2013 Hertford Music Festival reaches its climax over the August Bank Holiday weekend with a series of concerts in and around the county town.

Today (Sunday) sees the annual Musical Mystery Tour. Rock and stroll round town, taking in music of all kinds from jazz and rock to pop, reggae, hip hop and much more.

The tour is a perfect opportunity to drop into some great Hertford pubs, clubs and venues and experience live music – almost all of it for free.

Festival-goers should look out for banners around the town, with venues for this year’s tour including Rigsby’s, The Barge, The Black Horse, The Blackbirds, The Corn Exchange, The Duncombe, The Hertford Club, The Lord Haig, The Ram, The Salisbury Arms, The Six Templars, The Stonehouse, The White Hart, The White Horse, The White Lion and The Woolpack.

Among the artists set to appear across the day are Alan Green, Burelle & The Smoking Guns, Bad Harry, Fraser Mackenzie, Lucy Black, Luke Silver, Los Chicos Muertos, Marching Donald, Natasha Page, Red Town, Replik8ers, Schrodinger’s Strings, Snake Oil Blues Band, Stolen Horse, The Ghost Of Samantha, The Hertford Allstars, The Huxleys, The Restless Men, The Rivals, The Trees, Token Female, Twirling Canes, Wasted Rhymes and Zoe Phillips.

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