Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities

Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb

The first event in the 'foodie' calendar, Wakefield's Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb event takes place over three days every February. It attracts 125,000 residents, tourists and coach parties from across the country. The festival celebrates Wakefield's famed heritage as part of the 'Rhubarb Triangle' and includes cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs, street entertainment and live music, rhubarb-themed markets.

Seaside in the City

Wakefield city centre's two-date Seaside in the City event attracts nearly 50,000 people each year, with free family activities on offer including the big beach, carousel rides, Punch and Judy shows, bumper boats and donkey rides. More than 90% of families attending live within the Wakefield district, with the remainder travelling from Sheffield, Bradford and York.

Seaside in Castleford

Castleford's growing Seaside event now attracts 8,000 visitors over the course of the day, with free activities including the big beach, Punch and Judy shows, bumper boats and donkey rides. Virtually all families attending live within the Wakefield district, with a small percentage travelling from neighbouring Leeds.

Roman Festival

Castleford's Roman Festival attracted more than 5,000 people thanks to its mix of fun and family-friendly activities which celebrated the town's rich Roman heritage and history. All attendees came from within the district, and it is hoped that next year's event will be even more successful with plans to expand further across the town centre.

Staff Pride Awards

We offer a range of advertising opportunities through our staff awards programme that include, headline sponsor and individual award sponsor, you can also sponsor an element of the event such as the drinks reception, meal and more.

To enquire about any of our advertising or sponsorship opportunities, please email advertising@wakefield.gov.uk