Wakefield’s annual culinary festival of all things rhubarb takes places this month featuring the usual mix of foodie entertainment but with a rhubarb-themed twist. The festival celebrates Wakefield’s part in the famous Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle.
This year’s Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb will kick off on Friday 22nd February with celebrity chef Katie Rushworth (Love Your Garden, ITV), who will be showing guests how to make Yorkshire rhubarb jam. Further cookery demonstrations will take place on Saturday and Sunday with consultant chef Stephanie Moon, and Chris Bavin (Eat Well For Less, BBC).
Over the weekend there will be a Rhu-Bar, set in a yurt, selling rhubarb-themed cocktails and hosting live music with acoustic sets from the likes of Guy Thomas, Chloe Juliette Beswick and Scott Wainwright.
There will also be a festival market with 60 chalet-style stalls, and free children’s activities including chef’s hat making and a vegetable critter workshop. Other free entertainment will include a local film screening and Morris dance displays.
This year’s food and drink stalls will include wine, cider, chocolate, cakes, gin, fudge, preserves, curry, chilli sauce, bread, falafel and crepes.
When: 22nd – 24th February 2019
Where: Wakefield city centre, West Yorkshire
More info: www.facebook.com/RhubarbFestival