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Saturday 1st July: 

Little Gaddesden Local Produce Market
Village Hall, Church Road, Little Gaddesden

Fantastic stalls selling home made, organic, free range and locally sourced produce, alongside crafts and treats.

CONTACT: 07966 187304 | www.facebook.com/pg/LittleGaddesdenLocalProduceMarket

Saturday 1st July: 

Tring Garden Safari Day
9am - 7pm

The friends of Tring Church present a celebration of the best of English hospitality and entertainment presented in 10 different gardens in and around Tring. Bacon Butties, Music, fun and games, coffee and cakes, drinks on the canal, summer lunches and a great British BBQ. 

CONTACT: www.fotch.co.uk | 01442 891377 | 01442 822770

Saturday 1st July: 

Berkhamsted Arts & Crafts Market
Berkhamsted Town Hall,


CONTACT: berkhamstedartscraftsmarket.com

Sunday 2nd July: 

Hemel Hempstead Old Town Market
Old Town High Street

CONTACT: www.saundersmarkets.co.uk

Sunday 2nd July: 

Ashridge Trail Half Marathon
Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted

Starts 9am

The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon is a fundraising event to support Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Take part in a challenging off-road trail route through Ashridge Estate. Family and friends are welcome to come along to support you – it’s perfect for a picnic!

PRICE: Unaffiliated £25,  Affiliated to a running club £20.  Costs include water en route and use of a timing chip. 
CONTACT: www.renniegrove.org/support/our-events/ashridge-trail-half-marathon

Sunday 2nd July: 

Home Farm Plants - Open Garden for NGS
Home Farm Plants, Home Farm, Shantock Lane, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 0NG


Family run nursery set in lovely rural location. Specialising in Elatum Delphiniums growing over 60 named cultivars. The Delphiniums growing make a spectacular sight in mid summer. At 3pm a delphinium seed sowing demonstration by Nurseryman Graham Austin. Also seed from award winning Delphiniums for sale. As seen on BBC Gardeners World.

PRICE: £5, Children free 
CONTACT: 07773 798068 | www.homefarmplants.co.uk/ | www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/33008/

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th July: 

Vintage funfair in Hemel Hempstead!
Boxmoor Common, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 1NP

Friday 4pm-10pm; Saturday 12 noon-11pm; Sunday 12 noon-8pm

Carters Steam Fair is believed to be the largest travelling vintage funfair in the worl.  FREE ENTRY to our fairground • FREE FIREWORKS Saturday 9pm • Rides & attractions for all ages: from small-children rides to exciting thrill rides • Traditional side-stall games like Hook-a-Duck, Coconut Sheet & many more • Classic fairground food • Unique opportunity to experience vintage rides dating back from 1890s to the 1960s • Dogs welcome.  If you wish to go on rides buy your tokens at the fair or get them online in advance for EXTRA FREE RIDES: https://carterssteamfair.digitickets.co.uk/category/5516

PRICE: Free entry to fairground pay for rides.
CONTACT: www.carterssteamfair.co.uk 

Saturday 8th July: 

Summer Fete - Sunnyside Rural Trust
Hemel Food Garden, Two Waters Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 9BY

11am - 3pm

Meet our happy hens, visit our farm shop - filled with local produce, grab a bite to eat - sampling local food, get your face painted and kids can enjoy various gardening activities. Sunnyside Rural Trust provides adults with learning disabilities work experience in horticulture. Profits from this event will help us ton continue this popular service.

PRICE: Free entry
CONTACT: publicity@sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk | call Gemma on 01442 863364 | www.sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk/

Saturday 8th July: 

Tring Farmers Market 
Brook Street, Tring. 


CONTACT: www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday 8th July: 

The Wish Tree Charity Music Festival 2017
Flamstead village school Trowley Hill Road Flamstead St Albans Hertfordshire AL3 8DL

Gates open 6.45pm. Music 7-12pm.

Alice in Wonderland themed event. Fantastic outdoor event with music for all tastes to entertain you through the night.  Music provided from 4 artists/bands to include: Flamdaddy (rock classics 80s to present day), Our friends Electric (80s band), Billie Sutton (female solo artist - covers) and Threefold (70s to present day - embrace music from all styles and eras). Prizes for best dressed person and gazebo. All monies raised to go to The Wish Tree Charity.  Adult only event.

PRICE: £25 before 8th June, £30 after 8th June and at the gate. Free glass of Prosecco on arrival.
CONTACT: 07949 618078

Saturday 8th July: 

Aeolian Singers' Summer Concert & Afternoon Tea - Cats, Kangaroos and other Animals
Methodist Church, 270 Northridge Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2AU 

The Aeolian Singers' summer concert features work by Lloyd Webber, 'Cats', Chilcott 'Aesop's Fables' and Whitacre 'Animal Cracker'.

PRICE: £13, Children £6 (including tea and cakes) in advance or on the door
CONTACT: www.aeoliansingers.org.uk/ | 01442 249751

Saturday 8th July:

Little Chalfont Farmers Market 
Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont. 

CONTACT: www.facebook.com/Little-Chalfont-Farmers-Market

Sunday 9th July:

St Albans Farmers Market
St Peters Street, St Albans.
8am to 2pm

Sunday 9th July:

NGS Open Garden: Chesham Bois House
Chesham Bois House, Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire HP6 6DF 


3 acre plantswoman’s garden with primroses, daffodils and hellebores in early spring. Interesting for most of the yr with lovely herbaceous borders, rill with small ornamental canal, walled garden, old orchard with wildlife pond, and handsome trees of which some are topiaried. It is a peaceful oasis. Home-made teas.

PRICE: £4 (children free)

CONTACT: 01494 726476 | www.ngs.org.uk/gardens

Sunday 9th July:

NGS Open Garden: 9 Tannsfield Drive
9 Tannsfield Drive, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 5LG


This small, town garden is decorated with over 450 plants creating a welcoming oasis of calm. The owners regularly experiment with the garden planting scheme which ensures the look of the garden alters from year to year and occasionally month to month. Narrow paths divide, leading the visitor on a discovery of the garden's many features. The sound of water is ever-present. Home-made teas.

PRICE: £3 (children free)

CONTACT: 01442 393508 | www.ngs.org.uk/gardens

Sunday 9th July:

Pitstone Green Musum Open Day
Pitstone Green Museum, Vicarage Rd

Regular attractions include: Pottery demonstrations, Tractor rides, the Avro Lancaster Bomber Cockpit, working Crossley gas engine, barn or stationary engines, working model railways, working rack saw, lace makers, craft stalls and all the museum exhibits.

PRICE: £6 (Children £2)
CONTACT: www.pitstonemuseum.co.uk

Sunday 9th July:

Hemel 10K and Superhero Fun Run
Astley Cooper School, St Agnells Lane, Hemel Hempstead.

In aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care. The longer race, all terrain, is open to anyone over 12yrs; the fun run is for all ages with a prize for the best superhero costume.

PRICE: Hemel 10k route: £20 (12 years and over).   1.5k Superhero fun run: £5 (Under 5s go free)
CONTACT: www.renniegrove.org/support/our-events/hemel-10k

Sunday 9th July:

Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Fun Dog Show
St Leonards Parish Hall, Jenkins Lane, St Leonards,Tring,HP23 6NW

Join Chilterns Dog Rescue Society for its annual show. If you want your dog to take part, registration is from 1pm.

PRICE: Parking £2, Entry Free
CONTACT: www.chilternsdogrescue.org.uk

Saturday 15thJuly:

Outdoor Choral Concert
Spring Meadow Farm, Whelpley Hill, Berkhamsted
Doors at 5pm to enjoy woodlands and meadows, concert at 6.30pm

The Beacon Community Choir and Beacon Chamber Ensemble perform the Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez, and Karl Jenkins' Songs of Sanctuary in the natural outdoor arena at Spring Meadow Farm.

PRICE: £8/ £4 concessions - email for tickets
CONTACT: randmlaken@gmail.com

Sunday 16th July:

Berkhamsted Farmers Market
High St, Berkhamsted
8am to 2pm

CONTACT: www.berkofm.co.uk

Tuesday 18th July - Saturday 22nd July: 

Pepper Summer Show
The Court Theatre at Pendley Station Road, Tring, HP23 5QY
7.30pm also Matinee 2.30pm on Saturday

A fantastic week of first-class musical talent - see our website for details.

CONTACT: https://pepper.org.uk/

Saturday 22nd July: 

Tring Farmers Market 
Brook Street, Tring. 


CONTACT: www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sunday 23rd July:

Harpenden Farmers Market
Lower High Street, Harpenden

CONTACT: www.harpendenfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sunday 23rd July:

Tringford Pumping Station Open Day
Tringford Pumping Station, Little Tring, (on Wendover Arm canal)

Hosted by The Wendover Arms Trust - an Open Day at this fascinating example of Victorian engineering. Parking only at Startops Car Park, Marsworth with free shuttle commencing 10.45 a.m and thereafter every half hour.  Last return 4 p.m.  FREE ENTRY.  Teas and cakes available

CONTACT: www.wendoverarmtrust.co.uk

Sunday 23rd July:

St Albans Race for Life 5k & 10k
Verulamium Park, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2DB

St Albans Race for Life will bring thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. Race for Life 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk; the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it. Want to push yourself further? Enter the 10k.

PRICE: £14.99 Women (16+) | £10 Girls (6-15) and Boys (6-12)
CONTACT: 0300 123 0770 | raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/find-an-event/verulamium-park-10k-2017-07-23-1100

Sunday 23rd July 

15 Gade Valley Cottages - Open Garden for NGS

15 Gade Valley Cottages, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 3BW

165ft x 30ft sloping rural garden. Patio, lawn, borders and pond. Paths lead through a woodland area emerging by wildlife pond and sunny border. A choice of seating offers sunny rural views or quiet shady contemplation with sounds of rustling bamboos and bubbling water. Home-made teas. Open for charity.

PRICE: £3.50, Children free
CONTACT: 01442 250108 | www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/22692/

Wednesday 26th July:

Hemel Hempstead History and Museum Society Meeting
Carey Baptist Church Hall, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead.
8pm (Doors 7.30pm).

Power from the Gade, Michael Stanyon

PRICE: Non-Members £2
CONTACT: 01442 398285 | www.historysochemel.bravesites.com

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July:

Dacorum Steam & Country Fayre
Green Croft Farm, Potten End, Nr Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2SG

Unique days out for all the family, with heavy horses and birds of prey, vintage tractors and fire and military vehicles, followed by a BBQ, prize giving and raffle raising funds for the Hospice of St Francis.

PRICE: Tickets are £8 per adult, £5 per child or concession and £20 for a family of 4.
CONTACT: www.dacorummachineryandsteam.co.uk

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