Pontefract Liquorice Festival

Pontefract Liquorice Festival

Now in its 22nd year, Pontefract Liquorice Festival returns this July and is a firm family favourite with something for everyone to enjoy!

Dancers, musicians and street entertainers will be delighting the crowds throughout the day, while sweet lovers can enjoy a tempting array of liquorice food and drink while browsing around 80 food, craft and gift stalls at the colourful street market.

Let your children experience their creative side by taking part in craft activities and workshops that will be taking place across the festival precinct and inside Pontefract Library throughout the day.

This page also has links to learning more about the Town of Pontefract and a downloadable Pontefract Visitor Map for you to use while attending the festival.

If you are visiting Pontefract over the weekend, why not pack yourself a picnic and visit the historic Pontefract Castle on Saturday 8 July for their annual Picnic in the Castle event.

Are you a Group Travel operator visiting the festival? Check out our Park & Ride information on this page to find out what you need to know when visiting the festival and dropping passingers off over the day. Download a copy of the Park & Ride Map for the festival here.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #liquoricefest while you attend the festival and post onto social media.