Pontefract Liquorice Festival

Sunday 9 July

Pontefract Liquorice Festival is a day of sweet treats, fun and entertainment, celebrating the town’s historic link with liquorice!

Sweet lovers can enjoy a tempting array of liquorice food and drink while browsing around 80 food, craft and gift stalls at the colourful street market.

Dancers, musicians and street entertainers delight the crowds throughout the day, while craft activities, face painters, fairground rides and keep the little visitors amused.

Discover fascinating facts about liquorice growing in the area and learn why there is so much to celebrate at a liquorice talk, or really soak up the festival atmosphere at one of the local pubs or cafes. Liquorice stout is a firm festival favourite!

Now in its 22nd year, Pontefract Liquorice Festival is a firm family favourite with something for everyone to enjoy.

For more information and updates, visit:

Twitter: mywakefield#liquoricefest
Facebook: Events in Wakefield /event page: Pontefract liquorice festival
Web: www.experiencewakefield.co.uk

Trader and Ca​terer Applications

If you wish to apply to trade at the event, please download the application forms below for more information. ​

Trader application

Caterer applications

Contact us

Markets and Major Events

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 307 466