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 Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb
Sun 19 Feb Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb


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 (dates to be confirmed) 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.

Step inside the cosy demonstration marquee and watch as talented chefs create delectable rhubarb dishes, you’ll be amazed 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. Pop into one of the local cafes and restaurants offering special rhubarb themed menus, a rhubarb afternoon tea is a festival favourite not to miss!

Lively street entertainment, guided walks and lots of fun for the little ones will ensure the Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb is a fun day out for the whole family.

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.

Check back nearer the time for our dedicated rhubarb page that will be packed full of information about the 2017 event.

Please note the dates for 2017 are to be confirmed.

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
Please note these dates are to be confirmed.


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