5 things to do Hertfordshire in July

PUBLISHED: 13:01 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:01 04 July 2017

MasterChef's Greg Wallace will host the Shot to Pot Restaurant at The Game Fair

MasterChef's Greg Wallace will host the Shot to Pot Restaurant at The Game Fair

Philip Hollis 2016

We round up five top events happening this month in Hertfordshire

Best of country life

Europe’s largest countryside show will celebrate the very best in country life at Hatfield House.

The Game Fair will have clay shooting, archery, helicopter rides and off-road experiences among the many activities taking place on July 28-30. Now into its 59th year, the event, which attracted 100,00 people last year also offers the chance to shop the hundreds of stalls and eat at the Gregg Wallace Shot to Pot Restaurant.

For full details and to book tickets, visit thegamefair.org.uk

Film festival

Experiencing films in the open air is always a treat and visitors to St Albans Film Festival will have the chance to do just that from July 7-9.

In addition to three days of outdoor cinema at the Abbey Orchard by the Fighting Cocks pub, the work of finalists in the international short film and animation competition will be shown at The Odyssey cinema.

The theme of the fourth annual festival is The Mind and its mascot is Ray the gorilla (right).

Full details can be found at stalbansfilmfestival.com or on Facebook.

Fabulous folk

Organisers of this year’s Kimpton Folk Festival have put together a ‘best ever’ line-up. Visitors to the village will be treated to performances by fine folk talent on Saturday July 1 across three venues. This year features Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies, The Fair Rain, Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection, Ewan Mclennan, Martyn Wyndham-Read, The Jacquelyn Hynes Trio, Carrivick Sisters, Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer, Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, Liz Simcock, Emily Slade and a host of talented locals.

Throw in real ale on the village green plus food and craft stalls and it promises to be a great day out.

For tickets, visit kimptonfolk.uk

Knockout event

Teen Unite’s hilarious family fun day, It’s a Knockout, will see foam covered teams compete on an inflatable assault course at Wormley Playing Fields in Broxbourne on Saturday July 8. The fundraising event, based on the hit TV comedy game show, helps the charity support 13-24-year-olds who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Entry costs £400 for a team of 10, £200 for a team of five and £40 for individuals.

To register your interest, email events@teensunite.org or call 01992 440091.

Dance at the Priory

Top DJs will converge on Ware this summer as the town launches its own dance music festival.

LodgeFest 2017 brings together top musical talent such as Kiss FM’s Charlie Hodges, Lauren Pope and Ben Westbeech, whose dance hits include Jack and Everything We Never Had, at The Priory on July 22.

The organisers of the event at described it as a ‘family-friendly celebration of house, disco, funk, soul and US garage music’. There will be a Pimm’s tent, pulled pork bap station and a pop-up cocktail lounge.

For tickets, visit lodgefest.com

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