When: 17th – 19th February 2017
Where: Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£: Most events are free
What is it?
This year’s Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb in Wakefield takes place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th February, with cookery demonstrations, family events and street entertainment.
Wakefield is part of the ‘Rhubarb Triangle’, an area of West Yorkshire that is famous for growing rhubarb. During the festival, visitors can learn more about the history of this unusual crop at Wakefield Museum. Admission to the museum is free.
Alternatively, learn about the history of rhubarb by taking a tour of the Yorkshire Rhubarb Forcing Shed. Take a peek inside the candlelit sheds, and take home some rhubarb. Tours cost £7.50 for adults and should be booked in advance.
Street entertainment will include Granny Turismo zooming around the city centre on their shopping trollies, Ruby Rhubarb roaming the streets and greeting the festival goers, and five piece street band, Hot Diners, playing music to get everyone moving. Visitors should also look out for crazy waiters, stilt walkers and a unicyclist.
At this year’s festival there will be free cookery demonstrations taking place over the three days, with appearances from celebrity chefs Rachel Green and Jean Christoff Novelli. There will also be a family fun zone, with grow your own workshops and face painting. In addition, there will be a selection of fringe events taking place across the city, including trails, tours and live music.
More info: www.experiencewakefield.co.uk