The Vikings are coming – and they’re not the only ones invading Walsworth this weekend

Walsworth Festival 2015

Walsworth Festival 2015 - Credit: Archant

It’s not just terrifying warriors who will be invading Walsworth on Sunday – hundreds of funseekers looking to enjoy what’s billed as one of the largest free festivals in Hertfordshire will be heading there, too.

Walsworth Festival 2015

Walsworth Festival 2015 - Credit: Archant

The Walsworth Festival is now in its 41st year and organisers say this year’s event will be the best yet.

Events are being held on Walsworth Common and the nearby St. Faiths Church in Woolgrove Road, and one of the star attractions is the appearance of the all action Gesithas Herred Viking group.

Other highlights include the ever popular Lesnick School of Ballet, Purwell School cheerleaders, Stotfold Twirlers, Hitchin School of Russian Ballet, Hitchin Youth Band and Letchworth Morris Men, to name just a few

There are stacks of stalls and games scheduled, a mini funfair, classic cars, and traditional treats like Punch & Judy and a magician – and a licensed bar, cakes, refreshments and cream teas will make sure nobody goes hungry.

Walsworth Festival

Walsworth Festival - Credit: Archant

Festival events run from 11am to 4pm on the common and from 1pm at the church.

You can find all the details on the festival website at