Wakefield Food%2C Drinks and Rhubarb Festival

The dates for the 2018 Wakefield Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival, in Yorkshire, have been announced as 23rd to 25th February.

Wakefield is part of the Rhubarb Triangle which is an area of West Yorkshire that has grown quality rhubarb for hundreds of years, providing to restaurants around the country.

The annual festival showcases local and regional food and drink providers, and celebrates the tradition of rhubarb growing and looks at its importance to the local economy.

Visitors will be able to watch a number of live cookery demonstrations, as well as street entertainment, workshops and taster sessions.

The festival will host also chefs from across the country. Headlining chefs in previous years have included Jean Christophe Novelli, Brian Turner, Rachel Green, Rosemary Shrager and the Fabulous Baker Brothers.

There will be more than 40 stalls selling a variety of rhubarb produce from bread and cupcakes to sausages and pies.

Groups can also enjoy walks and tours, such as the Cathedral Rhubarb Trail which involves exploring the cathedral while keeping an eye out for hidden bundles of rhubarb.

Businesses around the city also play a part in the festival by offering rhubarb themed menus and beers and spirits.

Groups can combine their visit to the festival with a tour of the Forcing Sheds in Carlton Village, nearby. On this tour, they can learn more about the Rhubarb Triangle and the growing of rhubarb.

Further details, including chef line ups and exhibitors for the 2018 event, are yet to be revealed.

More for groups

There is lots for groups to do in the nearby area. The Wakefield district has plenty of hotels and attractions that can be included in a weekend itinerary, for those wanting to spend longer exploring.

Nearby attractions include the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth Wakefield, National Trust Nostell and the National Coal Mining Museum for England.

For more information, visit www.experiencewakefield.co.uk/rhubarb.