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Rhubarb Festival Returns To Wakefield In February

Wakefield’s celebration of its most famous vegetable, the Rhubarb Festival, returns to paint the city pink for three days from 17-19 February 2023.

With the all-important food and drink market returning this year, there will be almost 60 chalets, where visitors can look forward to sampling and purchasing a wide range of local and regional delights.

A highlight of the festival is always the chef demos and this year’s programme, curated by Yorkshire Food Guide, offering visitors the opportunity to watch the experts, learn from the best and expand their culinary skills.

Some of the confirmed headlining chefs are Crystelle Pereira (Great British Bake Off (GBBO) finalist 2021; Radha Kaushal-Bolland (MasterChef finalist 2022), Bobby Geetha (Great British Menu) and Wakefield’s very own Karen Wright (GBBO). The full line up will be announced in January.

Families also will love the array of workshops on offer as well as lively street entertainment and music.

After last year’s launch the Rhubarb Food & Drink Trail returns around the city, showcasing restaurants and bars putting on rhubarb themed food and drink throughout the weekend.

Cllr Michael Graham Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport said: “Our Rhubarb Festival is a fabulous event, and we are so looking forward to these celebrations. The event will be bigger and even better this year – with so much to see and enjoy. There’s something for everyone, and for all ages. Make sure you don’t miss out by saving the dates in your calendar.”

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