The Hertford Arts Festival will run from Friday 5th April – Sunday 5th May to showcase and promote the local arts and culture in the county town.
The festival events include the Hertford Arts Trail, Hertford Castle Craft Market and a variety of cultural events including Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition, Hertford Theatre Week and The Arts Society Exhibition.
Hertford Castle Art Exhibition
Friday 5th April
6pm – 8pm
Artists exhibiting in the Hertford Arts Trail will exhibit artwork in Hertford Castle for one night only. Over 25 artists will be exhibiting their work at the event and visitors can meet the artists in person. 50% of the ticket price will go to the Mayor of Hertford’s Charity.
£5 per person includes glass of sparkling wine. Tickets available at Hertford Town & Tourist Information Centre, visit, call or book online.
Hertford Arts Trail
Saturday 6th April - Sunday 5th May
Visit up to 30 pop up art exhibitions free of charge in Hertford Town Centre.
The artwork on display will range from sculpture to textile, oil on canvas to watercolour and the majority of the art is available to purchase.
The Arts Trail gives visitors a chance to discover the wide array of independent traders and artists work within the county town. The trail map will be available to download online or pick up from the Town and Tourist Information Centre closer to the date.
If you are interested in exhibiting artwork in the Arts Trail please click here
Hertford Castle Craft Market & Open Day
Sunday 5th May
12pm – 4pm
Visit Hertford Castle and for a free day out. Explore the castle’s historical rooms, basement and dungeon and enjoy the craft market on the castle lawn outside. Up to 70 craft stall holders will exhibit an array of crafts, produce and handmade assortments including jewellery, homeware, stationary, clothing and baked goods. There will also be live music and food and refreshment stands.
Free – Donations Welcome