Over the last few years, the streets of Wakefield have been almost literally paved in rhubarb as everyone in the town and many visitors celebrate some of the best food and drink in the city at the Wakefield Food, Drink And Rhubarb Festival.
At the sophisticated and visually stunning cathedral precinct is where the main attractions will be taking place – including having a chance to meet and chat with local rhubarb growers and sample from their produce. There is always also a plethora of different activities to take part in including workshops, taster sessions and live cookery demonstrations by experts.
Even if you don’t fancy spending the whole weekend in the main festival area, as you walk around the picturesque city of Wakefield, you will discover lots of additional and fringe food events that just help to add to the jovial atmosphere in the city at this time of year. Look out for a varied array of interesting and curious street entertainment too.
Although the event is completely free to attend, individual activities may have a small fee and when we have that information, we will update this page.
So if you are a fan in particular of the deep red and very bitter fruit, or are just a fan of fun and food in general and know you will be in the Wakefield area during February, make sure you try to at least attend a day or two of this fine event. There is so much planned that you are bound to find something you enjoy.
Wakefield’s Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb makes a welcome return to the city centre this February half-term, offering plenty of foodie-themed fun and entertainment for all to enjoy!
From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 February, the city centre will be home to our large festival market featuring many products with a rhubarb twist including artisan breads, preserves and cheeses to scrumptious cakes, delectable gins, wines and much more!
Wakefield is part of Yorkshire’s famed and mysterious Rhubarb Triangle, known throughout the country for producing the finest forced rhubarb. Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb has received protected name status alongside other famous delicacies such as Champagne and Parma Ham
Come with an empty stomach, leave your New Year diets at home and enjoy lots of delicious food and drink – including plenty of rhubarb-inspired products alongside some of the best produce Yorkshire has to offer.
There’s much more to our festival than just food and drink, including live music and celebrity chef demonstrations throughout the weekend. Read on to find out more about our whole range of activities and entertainment.
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