Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb highly commended at White Rose Awards

31/10/2017, PR8682

Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb
Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb

The Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb has been highly commended at the White Rose Awards 2017, in the Tourism Event of the Year Category.

The festival was shortlisted for the accolade at last night’s ceremony at the Leeds First Direct Arena.

Cllr Peter Box CBE
Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council

Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: “I am delighted that the Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival has been recognised at the prestigious White Rose Awards, alongside so many other top attractions in the region.

“The Wakefield festival has grown in strength and popularity every year with its top line up of talented chefs, family entertainment and the region’s tastiest food and drink.

“I would like to thank all the many visitors that travel from near and far to support the festival and to everyone who works so hard to ensure its continuous success.

“Planning is already underway for next year’s festival, which is shaping up to be the best one yet.”

The Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb was runner-up in its category to The Great Yorkshire Show.

For details of all the winners and finalists visit
www.whiteroseawards.com

The three-day foodie festival returns next year on Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February. Visitors will be treated to another weekend of top entertainment, the region’s best food and drink and demonstrations from top talented chefs.

To keep up to date with the plans for the 2018 festival visit the Facebook page
www.facebook.com/rhubarbfestival or for more details of what’s on in the district visit the Council’s tourism website www.experiencewakefield.co.uk  

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