Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb


​17, 18 and 19 February 2017

Our annual festival of Food Drink and Rhubarb was held on Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February 2017.

The festival showcased local food and drink providers and celebrated the district's unique tradition of rhubarb growing and its importance to the local economy, with an exciting mix of live cookery demonstrations, street entertainment, workshops and taster sessions.

This year award-winning celebrity chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, joined the line-up, along with firm festival favourite Rachel Green - star of ITV Yorkshire’s Flying Cook and World on a Plate.

The festival showcased some of the region’s tastiest foods and most talented chefs from across the country, with cookery demonstrations, street food, walks and tours and a deliciously Yorkshire Market combined with street entertainment. More than 40 stalls sold a variety of Rhubarb produce from bread, cupcakes, sausages and pies. 

There was also plenty for all the family to enjoy - including a Family Fun Zone and a Rhubarb Trail around the city centre.

To find out more, visit the Experience Wakefield website

Contact us

Major Events Team

Wakefield One
PO box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 305751 / 01924 305026