What's on in Hertfordshire this August Bank Holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:09 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:20 24 August 2018

Annual Classic Motor Show and Hertfordshire Motor Show at Knebworth House. Picture: Melissa Page.

Annual Classic Motor Show and Hertfordshire Motor Show at Knebworth House. Picture: Melissa Page.

Melissa Page

Looking for something to do in Hertfordshire this August Bank Holiday weekend? Here's a number of events taking place in the region.

If you are looking for things to do and places to go this weekend, here’s some suggestions worth considering.


Burnham Green will once again be holding its annual village festival on Bank Holiday Monday, August 27 – with the chance of a Spitfire display overhead.

Starting at 2pm, among the many attractions there will be a fairground, coconut shy, stalls with various items to purchase, tea tent, bar and races for the younger children.

In addition, there is a raffle and a produce show.

Dependant on the weather, there will be a Spitfire flying display.

Proceeds from the festival go towards the general upkeep of the village hall, which was purchased many years ago with funds raised by the villagers.

Classic car enthusiasts should motor over to Knebworth House this August Bank Holiday weekend for the stately home’s annual classic car show.

Taking place on Sunday, August 26 and Bank Holiday Monday, August 27, the 28th Knebworth Classic Motor Show also includes the Hertfordshire Motor Show.

MORE: Classic Motor Show returns to Knebworth House

Family fun and golf will be on the cards at the Willow Senior Golf Classic tournament, which takes place at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club this weekend.

MORE: Family fun at Willow golf tournament


Celebrating its 10th year, music festival Goatfest 2018 is taking place in Codicote this August Bank Holiday weekend.

Kicking off today (Friday, August 24), the three-day festival runs until Sunday with a host of live bands and DJs appearing across multiple stages.

Hip hop pioneer DJ Grandmaster Flash is due to appear at the Hertfordshire village site on Sunday.

MORE: Goatfest line-up and stage times

Hertford Music Festival hosts its annual Musical Mystery Tour in Hertford on Sunday, August 26.

The free August Bank Holiday weekend event will feature musicians and acts performing in a variety of venues in and around the town.

The line-up includes a special guest appearance by rising star Declan McKenna.

MORE: Roll up for Hertford’s Musical Mystery Tour 2018

If organ music is more your thing, there will be a free organ recital at St Albans Cathedral on Monday.

MORE: Bank holiday organ recital at St Albans Cathedral


If you like your food hot, then head over to Benington Lordship Gardens near Stevenage this weekend for the estate’s annual chilli festival.

The 2018 Benington Chilli Festival opens on Saturday and runs until Bank Holiday Monday, August 27, from 10am to 5pm each day.

Enter the famous chilli eating challenge if you dare!

MORE: Red-hot chilli pepper festival at Benington Lordship


Hertford Castle will host an open-air cinema again this weekend, with the historic Castle as its backdrop.

The screening of Dirty Dancing tonight (Friday, August 24) has already sold out, but there are still tickets available for Saturday’s showing of Ghostbusters.

MORE: Hertford Castle outdoor cinema screenings


Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! opens at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage after the August Bank Holiday weekend.

With a talented cast and large live band, the great American musical opens on Tuesday, August 28 and runs until Saturday, September 8.

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