Rhubarb returns to the city with a splash of pink
famous Rhubarb Festival is set to be even bigger and better this year with a
whole week of rhubarb-inspired fun planned for half-term week.
annual festival returns for its fourteenth year next month, with a focus on
family friendly activities in the former Market Hall between Monday 17 and
Sunday 23 February.
rhubarb, food and drink market will then take place in the Cathedral precinct
from Friday 21 to Sunday 23, preserving its status as the first major event in
the UK’s ‘foodie’ calendar.
Planning is well underway with two
famous names already confirmed to be cooking up some tasty treats over the
course of the weekend.
Moon, Chef Consultant for
All Things Food who has also appeared on BBC Two’s
Great British Menu, will be showcasing her special rhubarb-inspired culinary
creations in the purpose-built heated marquee.
Wakefield’s very own star of the ‘Great British Bake Off’,
Karen Wright, will also be joining the line-up and rustling up some rhubarb treats in the demonstration marquee.
Cllr Jacquie Speight, Wakefield
Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “We are really
excited to announce that this year’s Rhubarb Festival will be a week-long
celebration, giving everyone the chance to come along and enjoy what’s on
“Preparations are already well
underway and we are delighted to have already secured two top TV personalities
to wow the crowds with their expertise.
"There will be a whole host of other entertainment available including
children’s activities and workshops, local produce with a rhubarb twist, hot
street food, a Deliciously Yorkshire market and much more. Please get the dates in your diary so you don’t miss out.”
Other entertainment and activities will include
cookery demonstrations, tours through a specially commissioned rhubarb forcing
shed, street entertainment, comedy nights, live music and rhubarb-inspired exhibitions.
will be held between Monday 17 and Sunday 23 February. It will take place in the Cathedral precinct, the former Market Hall and the Bull Ring in
Wakefield, with other parts of the city joining in with fringe and food events.
For more information
visit experiencewakefield.co.uk/rhubarbfest or visit us on Facebook at ‘Rhubarb Festival - Wakefield’ and
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