Rhubarb Festival 2023 @ The Ridings

17th January 2023

Rhubarb lovers rejoice! Wakefield’s celebration of its most famous vegetable, the Rhubarb Festival, returns to paint the city pink for three days from 17-19 February 2023.

The centre will be joining forces with Wakefield Council and other city centre partners to celebrate one of the first food and drink festivals in the national calendar, it promises to start things off with a bang!

Stealia Heart will be hosting our weekend of fun and in the centre we will have –

 👉 Face Painting with ARTIFACES Face painting & Body art and Ellie’s Face Painting Designs.                               

👉 Rhubarb Radio broadcasting live (find them on the middle mall near M&S)

👉 Baking classes with Karen Wright

👉 3 Day pop up specialist and craft fayre on the middle mall near M&S and around the tree bar on the upper mall including

Nordale Delights
Paper Whiskers Art
Oud & Bakhoor
Bella Baby Boutique
Aspire Eco
Poppins Handbags
Angel’s Wings Jewellery
Choklet & More
Barking Mad Bakery
Baked with Love
Simply Karma
Yorkshire Blankets
Glitter Theme Bath Bombs
Palewolf Creations (decoupage)
Grow Wakefield plant sale

We still have places left, book now with Jill@forumrcp.com

👉 Antiques and Collectible Fayre on the Saturday and Sunday, on the upper mall.

👉 Live music with Brandon Fletcher plus much much more.

The all-important food and drink market returns with over 60 chalets where you can sample and purchase local and regional delights, while families will love the array of workshops on offer as well as lively street entertainment and music.

Learn from the best – expect a whole new programme of chef demos curated by Yorkshire Food Guide and expand your culinary skills.

Finally, extend your stay with the Rhubarb Food & Drink Trail around the city, showcasing restaurants and bars putting on rhubarb themed food and drink throughout the weekend!

Remember to book your parking in advance at APCOA Parking UK – Ridings Shopping Centre Car Park and save ££££ – only 50p per hour or £3.50 all day on the Friday & Saturday, Sunday is our normal 50p all day.

Opening Hours

9:00 am – 5:30 pm
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Morrisons open 7am - 8pm Monday - Saturday
Reel Cinema open until 10pm daily
Some store opening times vary, please check stores website / facebook page for up to date times before travelling

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