Showground Events

The Hertfordshire Showground hosts a range of events throughout the year, both private and for the public. Please follow the links below for more information.

East Anglia Food Festival
25th and 26th March 2017
Call: 01206 263088

A celebration of all that is good to eat and drink (and a lot more besides) at this well loved event now running for its 8th year, now in a new home at the Hertfordshire County Showground. You can enjoy browsing, sampling and buying from a mouth watering array of stallholders together with enjoying a superb set of cookery as well as other demonstrations, throughout the weekend compered by Masterchef Contestant Ondine Hartgroves and we are delighted to welcome Sophie Grigson (Sat) Jean-Christophe Novelli (Sun) as well as Anita Chipalkatty (Sat) Saira Hamilton (Sun) to surely whet your appetite for all things foodie.

Oakleigh Fairs East Anglia Food Festival

NFDC Demolition Expo 2017
22nd, 23rd and 24th June 2017

Demolition Expo

Little Welly Goes Wild
15th and 16th July 2017

The Little Welly experience is all about getting kids active, outdoors, running, jumping and of course, muddy!

Little Welly Goes Wild

Meraki Music Festival
11th, 12th and 13th August
Call: 01462 612388

On August 11-13 Meraki is bringing a 3-day interactive music festival to St Albans. Meraki will feature a line-up of top live music acts across three major music stages, with special features and creative spaces around the festival for everyone to enjoy.

Our activities are all-inclusive – once you’re through the gates, you can enjoy all of our festival features for no extra cost! Fly through the sky on our zip wire, take a spin on our vintage Ferris wheel, get a massage from one of our Massage Angels, have your nails painted in the Meraki nail bar, relax in one of our hot tubs, plus much, much more, all free of charge! (Please note our all-inclusive activities do not include food and drink).

Features include: Enchanted Forest, Serenity Spa, Game Zone, 3 Music Stages, Vintage Ferris Wheel Movie House, Family Field.

Major Artists already announced: Bonnie Tyler, Belinda Carlisle, Rebecca Ferguson, Sophie Ellis- Bextor, Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan, Odyssey.

Meraki Music Festival

Mistletoe Fair
4th and 5th November

The Mistletoe Fair enjoyed an amazing response on its debut last year. Now it’s back with all you want for Christmas… 2017! Set in a series of heated floor marquees on the main drive of the Showground, dozens of friendly craft makers will be selling unique, creative and entirely original products to light up your Christmas....

+ Exciting Gifts
+ Beautiful Decorations
+ Imaginative Tree items
+ Handmade Clothes
+ Superb Ceramics
+ Wonderful Toys
+ Lovely, fun stationery
+ Fabulous gift foods and lots, lots more.

Mistletoe Fair

Carboot Sales
Every Sunday

The Carboot sales will be held from the 2nd April and then every Sunday afternoon from 12pm, with a mothers and children section on the 2nd Sunday of the month.