Pontefract Liquorice Festival, Sunday 8 July 2018

Join the district in celebrating Pontefract’s unique historic links with liquorice during a day of sweet-themed fun and activities for all the family across the town centre - and at Pontefract Castle!

Browse the colourful stalls of our festival market in the historic town centre, selling a wide variety of produce – many with a liquorice twist!

Enjoy delicious food and drink, live entertainment and fun children’s activities throughout the day, kindly sponsored by Tangerine Confectionery. This year’s festival has extended to include more sweet-inspired fun at Pontefract Castle including showings of ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ (1971) on a huge cinema screen.

What’s more, you can travel between the town centre and the castle using the free Park and Ride service – or you can hitch a ride on the free Liquorice Land Train, featuring guest conductor Lucy Liquorice!

Group Travel operators visiting the festival can use the Park & Ride section to find useful information about visiting the festival and dropping passengers off over the day. You can also download a copy of the Park & Ride Map for the festival here.