image for Festival item typePontefract Liquorice Festival at Pontefract Precinct

Unique Experiences, Sun 9 Jul 2017, free entry

Family fun

Family fun


Wakefield Council

0345 8 506 506


West Yorkshire,

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Liquorice lovers rejoice we have the perfect festival for you!

Pontefract Liquorice Festival, held each July, celebrates the town’s historic link with the flavoursome plant.

Sweet lovers can enjoy a tempting array of liquorice food and drink while browsing the food, craft and gift stalls at the colourful street market. Dancers, musicians and street entertainers delight the crowds throughout the day, while craft activities, face painters and fairground rides keep the little visitors amused.

Discover fascinating facts about liquorice growing in the area and learn why there is so much to celebrate at a liquorice talk or really soak up the festival atmosphere at one of the local pubs or cafes. Liquorice stout is a firm festival favourite!

Confirmed activities for the festival include;
• Liquorice talks with Tom Dixon inside Pontefract Library, 12.30 & 2.30
• Workshops (glitter tattoo, science, animal encounter, craft, sand art)
• Face painting and Children’s rides
• Street Entertainment including Lucy Liquorice, Stilt Walkers and more
• Liquorice themed craft activities and games inside Pontefract Library, 10am-4pm
• Fringe activities taking place at Valley Gardens include; bouncy castle, donkey rides, Punch and Judy, falconry, pinhole camera, Xplore trail and tree trail.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 9 Jul 2017 10:00 to 16:00


Free entry

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Map reference: SE 455219  Lat: 53.69156 Long: -1.31243