When: 23rd – 25th February 2018
Where: Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£: Most events are free
What is it?
This year’s Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb in Wakefield will take place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th 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, watch celebrity chefs show you how to get the most out of Yorkshire’s famous rhubarb crop, with a programme of masterclasses and demonstrations. And if you just want to dive straight in and sample some rhubarb delights without any cooking effort, then the festival market will have a whole array of themed foods.
Don’t like rhubarb? Fear not, there will also be chocolates, cheese, fudge, beer, churros, garlic, wine, tacos and more on offer.
Away from the food, there will be plenty of street entertainment, including Dame Ruby Rhubarb, causing rhubarb-related mayhem around the festival. There will be a festival trail for families to follow and two city tours, hosted by Wakefield Civic Society.
Children can be kept amused with activities in the family marquee, as the Lab Rascals will be helping the little ones to extract rhubarb DNA and make their own sherbet, along with poetry, keep fit, storytelling and crafts.
For the adults there will be rhubarb gin tasting sessions at The Establishment with complimentary pizza, a Rhubarb Jam at Wakefield Beer Exchange, and more music at Fernandes Brewery Tap with Rhubarb Rocks. Finally, Punk Poet Simon Widdop will be hosting some spoken word performances on the festival Friday.
More info: www.experiencewakefield.co.uk