image for Festival item typeFestival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb at Wakefield Precinct

Unique Experiences, from 17 Feb 2017, free entry

Market Stalls

Market Stalls


Wakefield Council

0345 8 506 506


Wakefield City Centre,

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 17 - Sat 18 Feb Children Activities
Fri 17 - Sat 18 Feb Cooking Demonstrations
Fri 17 - Sat 18 Feb Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb
Fri 17 - Sat 18 Feb Street Entertainment
Sun 19 Feb Children Activities
Sun 19 Feb Cooking Demonstrations


Why rhubarb? We’re glad you asked. Wakefield is part of the Rhubarb Triangle, an area of West Yorkshire that has grown the best quality forced rhubarb for hundreds of years. It’s so good Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb has received protected name status alongside other famous delicacies such as Parma Ham and Champagne.

Rhubarb becomes stalk of the town every February as the city comes alive with a vibrant celebration of the pink vegetable. The Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb returns from 17 – 19 February 2017 where the city centre streets will be bursting with colourful market stalls selling speciality food and drink with an abundance of tasty samples to try.

We're excited to announce that 'the nation's favourite French chef' Jean-Cristophe Novelli will be joining us at the festival this year as well as Rachel Green - star of ITV Yorkshire’s Flying Cook. Step inside the cosy demonstration marquee and watch as our superb talented chefs create delectable rhubarb dishes, you’ll be amazed at how much can be done with a few sticks of rhubarb. Give your taste buds a treat as you head outside and sample delicious street food and pop into one of the local cafes and restaurants offering special rhubarb themed dishes.

With lively street entertainment, a family rhubarb trail, guided walks, and lots rhubarb related fun Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb promises to be a fantastic day out for everyone.

Why not make a weekend of it? You’ll certainly need longer than a day to explore the other exciting things Wakefield has to offer. Head back to our homepage to find out more.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 - Sat 18 Feb 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Sun 19 Feb 2017 10:00 to 16:00


Free entry

Also see



See location of Wakefield Precinct on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68352 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Jct 41 off the M1 will lead you straight into the city centre
On street parking is available as well as many multi-storey car parks.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
The Free City Bus is available from Wakefield Westgate Railway Station or Wakefield Bus Station that stops off in the city centre.


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access