Free event Family friendly


The Rhubarb Festival is the place to be for a full weekend of family fun with activities, street entertainment and workshops!

Expect street entertainment from the Wakefield Morris Dancers and keep a look out for Ruby Rhubarb and the Flat Cap Brass Band who will be roaming the streets of Wakefield to keep you entertained.

There will also be an array of free children activities. Join Be Amazing Arts for face painting, craft activities, storytelling and performing arts sessions. Head to Treacy Hall (next to Wakefield Cathedral) for cupcake decorating, fondant modelling and lots more fun and games including pin the leaf on the rhubarb.

Street Entertainment

Roaming Flat Cap Brass Band

Friday 17th:ย 11:30am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-3:30pm, 4:30pm-5:00pm

Saturday 18th: 11:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-1:30pm, 2:00pm-2:30pm, 4:00pm-4:30pm

Wakefield Morris Dancers

Saturday 18th:

  • ๐Ÿ“ Trinity – 11:00am-11:45am

  • ๐Ÿ“ Precinct – 12:00pm-12:40pm

  • ๐Ÿ“ Trinity – 1:00pm-1:30pm

  • ๐Ÿ“ Precinct – 2:45pm-3:30pm

Ruby Rhubarb

Spot Ruby Rhubarb across the entire Rhubarb Festival weekend!

Family Workshops and Activities

Activities by Be Amazing Arts

๐Ÿ“ Precinct

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th: 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday 18th: 10:00-16:00

FREE Activities:

  • Face painting

  • Rhubarb craft activities

  • Storytelling

  • Drama and performing arts sessions

Activities at Treacy Hall

๐Ÿ“ Treacy Hall (Next to Wakefield Cathedral)

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th: 11am-3pm

Sunday 19th: 11am-2pm

FREE Activities:

  • Decorating cupcakes

  • Pin the leaf on the rhubarb

  • Fondant modelling

  • Guess the vegetable

  • Quiz

Don’t forget to check out the Fringe Activity happening across the festival weekend with lots to do for families. Find out more here.

The Rhubarb Festival takes place in Wakefield City Centre from 17-19 Feb 2023 โ€“ find out more at

Venue Details

Find us at

Wakefield City, Wakefield, WF11HG