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Herts Book Festival 2024

Herts Book Festival 2024

Herts Book Festival is back for the third year running!

An event to celebrate books, stories and storytelling in a series of free, fun, relaxed and family-friendly activities at Hertford Castle. 

This year will see the return of firm favourites: local author showcase involving more than 40 authors, book talks and readings, workshops, storytelling, Baby Rhyme Time with Hertford Library, the wildly successful Book Exchange, with all leftovers going to local charities, plus book-related craft events, face painting and more.

The Herts Book Festival is an annual festival that draws inspiration from the huge number of talented authors we have on our doorstep. The event is free and suitable for people of all reading ages and abilities – because books and stories are for everyone!

Entry information

All events will be FREE, but most will require a pre-booked ticket; check out www.hertsbookfestival.org for the latest information and links to book your free tickets.

For more information: www.hertsbookfestival.org 

Organised by Herts Book Festival in partnership with Hertford Town Council.

Travelling to the Event

Hertford Town Council declared a Climate Emergency in July 2023 and has committed to taking action to protect human health and our natural world to the maximum extent its powers allow. We therefore encourage people to come to our events by public or active transport. The two Hertford railway stations, Hertford North and Hertford East, are a short walk from the Castle, and bus services are available to the Wash and Hertford bus station. Please visit National Rail for live train times and Intalink for bus routes.


Unfortunately, there is no public parking at Hertford Castle (including disabled) but there are a number of car parks close to the Castle. Please click here to download a map of the local car parks. 

Quick overview

  • Location icon Hertford Castle
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Saturday, 18th May 2024

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