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Wakefield Rhubarb Festival | 16th – 18th February 2024
Wakefield Rhubarb Festival is back for 2024 with a bang. Wakefield Council’s celebration of the district’s most famous vegetable returns on 16th – 18th February with a packed weekend of events.
- Over 50 food & drink stalls
- FREE family-friendly craft workshops & activities
- Lively street entertainment
- Programme of chef demos
- Rhu-bar comedy nights
- Bookable talk by Karen Wright, Great British Bake Off contestant & Wakefield resident
- Rhubarb Food & Drink Trail around the city
- Entry is FREE
As part of Wakefield Council’s Our Year 2024, the popular food and drink market will return with over 50 stalls for visitors to taste and buy treats. There will also be a variety of FREE face painting, crafts and workshops, street entertainment and live music for the whole family to enjoy.
The festival will see chef demos take place by Wakefield’s very own Karen Wright, double BAFTA award-winning TV presenter and home chef Sam Nixon and award-winning chef Rachel Green.
On Friday and Saturday evening, join them as their comedy nights take place with acts including Britain’s Got Talent’s Lost Voice Guy, Nina Gilligan, Alex Boardman and plenty more.
The Rhubarb Food & Drink Trail will also make a return, with local restaurants and bars serving rhubarb-inspired food and drink all weekend long.
Event Dates & Location
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th February 2024, 10 am – 5 pm
Location: Wakefield city centre, WF1 1HG