Rhubarb Festival 2023

23rd 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. One of the first food and drink festivals in the national calendar, it promises to start things off with a bang!

The all-important food and drink market returns with over 60 chalets where you can sample and purchase local and regional delights including everything from the finest gins, jams, pickles, cheese, baked goods and so much more!

Families will love the array of workshops on offer and the array of children activities available throughout the weekend delivered by Be Amazing Arts. Expect face painting, craft activities, storytelling and performing arts sessions! Don’t miss a programme of music from Wakefield Music Collective, and lively street entertainment including the return of Ruby Rhubarb and Wakefield Morris Dancers.

Expect a whole new programme of chef demos curated by Yorkshire Food Guide and expand your culinary skills. Learn from the best with featuring chefs from Great British Bake Off, Great British Menu, MasterChef finalists and more.

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!

Please note: The Rhubarb Festival finishes at 4pm on Sunday 19th Feb.

Keep up with the latest news on social with the hashtag #RhubarbFestival

For exact timings and more info visit expwake.co/rhubarbfest

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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