Rhubarb Food & Drink Trail is back for the 2024 Rhubarb Festival

Monday, February 12, 2024

The countdown is underway for our famous Rhubarb Festival.

It begins on Friday 16 February and runs until Sunday 18 February 2024. The highly anticipated weekend will be packed with so much to see and do. 

With rhubarb themed events, activities and chef demonstrations all celebrating the tasty treat.

As part of the activities, the Rhubarb Food & Drink Trail will ensure the spotlight is shining on the city’s vibrant food and drink offer. Visitors can explore venues across the city centre for tasty treats.

The festival is taking place as part of Our Year - Wakefield District 2024. The exciting 366-day programme of cultural and heritage activity is taking place across the Wakefield district. 

“We’re really excited to be welcoming residents and visitors to our fabulous Rhubarb Festival.

“Our growing Rhubarb Trail is designed to support local businesses to thrive. It is also a great way to showcase rhubarb-themed products as part of the festival.

“Over 20 venues across the city centre will be putting on delicious rhubarb-themed items. So come and tempt your tastebuds!

Cllr Michelle Collins

Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Cllr Michelle Collins

Treats on offer range from pastries and cakes to smoothies and cocktails.

People can discover (or rediscover) some of their favourite independent bars, restaurants and cafés.

Maps will be available at the festival showcasing all the participating venues and their rhubarb-themed offerings.

The full list of venues can be found at:  https://experiencewakefield.co.uk/event/rhubarb-food-drink-trail/

Highlights include:

•    The Hepworth Wakefield – Rhubarb-inspired bakes.
•    Iris – Rhubarb tasting menu.
•    Fino - Pizza Al Rabarbaro and a Rhubarb Negroni.
•    Bakes By Vanilla Bean - Hot rhubarb crumble and vanilla custard, and a variety of rhubarb drinks.
•    Recent Beans - Freshly roasted coffee with taste notes of rhubarb crumble, and a rhubarb spiced espresso.

There’s not just amazing food and drink to enjoy. Chef demos include Wakefield’s very own Karen Wright, double BAFTA award winning TV presenter and home chef Sam Nixon and award-winning chef Rachel Green.
The Rhubarb Festival also has fringe activity taking place across the city. 

This includes free face painting at The Ridings and crafts at Wakefield Cathedral. As well as making rhubarb crumble at Wakefield Museum. With blues infused rock music with Wakefield Music Collective at The Red Shed. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Find out more about the festival: Rhubarb Festival - Experience Wakefield



Our Year – Wakefield District 2024 is a partnership celebration, led by Wakefield Council. It is a year-long programme of breathtaking spectacles, unique festivals, major events, and community-led activities that celebrate all the Wakefield district has to offer. 
It will be a catalyst for inward investment, a boost to the visitor economy and vitally, an opportunity for people across the district to get involved in the region’s unique culture and experience the positive role creativity plays in their community. 
For further information, follow Our Year on Twitter,Facebook, and

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