From free face painting at The Ridings and crafts at Wakefield Cathedral, to making rhubarb crumble at Wakefield Museum and blues infused rock music with Wakefield Music Collective at The Red Shed, this year’s Rhubarb Festival has a whole host of Fringe activity to enjoy!

RHUBARB FEST @ The Ridings Shopping Centre

Craft Fayre by KLH Events

Friday 16 – Sunday 18, 10am – 4pm

Free Face Painting by Rainbow Faces

Friday 16 – Sunday 18, 11am-3pm

Pop Up Planetarium 

Friday 16, 10am-4pm

Wakefield Comic Con

Saturday 17, 10am-4pm

Sunday 18, 11am-4pm

Meet & Greet with Rate My Takeaway’s Danny Malin

Saturday 17, 10am-4pm

Vegan Fayre

Sunday 18, 10:30am-4pm

Karen Wright Cooking Demo

Sunday 18, 1-4pm

RHUBARB FEST @ Wakefield Cathedral

Crafts and Activities

Friday 16, 10am – 3pm

Free drop-in


Family Activities

Friday 16 and Saturday 17, 10am-4pm

Free drop-in

Meet Kirstie Williams

Learn about printing and dyeing using natural colour from plants & vegetables

Saturday 17, 10:30am-3pm

Ages 7+, free drop-in

RHUBARBFEST @ Wakefield Museum

Let’s Make Rhubarb Crumble!

Hands-on workshop making yummy rhubarb crumbles to bake at home

Friday 16, 10am and 1pm

£2.50 per child, accompanying adults free

Booking essential: bit.ly/WMandCTickets

Family Fun

All activities provided.

What will you make?

Saturday 17, 11am – 3pm

Ages 3+, free drop-in

RHUBARB FEST @ Wakefield Library

Mini-Chefs Challenge

Hands-on family food workshop

Saturday 17, 11am

Booking essential: www.ticketsource.co.uk/wakefieldlibraries/

RHUBARB FEST @ Wakefield Town Hall

A History of Wakefield Gingerbread: Spicy life in Wakefield

Join the Wakefield Historical Society for a talk and tasting event led by nationally renowned food historian Peter Brears, which will explore the little known legacy of ‘Wakefield Gingerbread’.

Friday 16, 3pm-4:30pm

Book essential, please email: info@wakefieldhistoricalsociety.org.uk

Please let us know of any allergies when booking.

RHUBARB FEST @ Wakefield Markets

Wakefield District Markets Vibrant Market will be running alongside the Rhubarb Festival, along with a variety of additional trader’s filling Teall Way and overflowing onto Brook Street! Artisan Cooks will be joining them on Brook Street on Saturday to host live interactive Rhubarb-themed cooking demonstrations where you can sample tangy rhubarb scones and fizzy Rhubarb mocktails!

Thursday 15 – Sunday 18: Full Market on Teall Way and Brook Street

Saturday 17, 10am-4pm: Artisan Cooks Rhubarb-Themed Live Demonstrations


Wakefield Music Collective presents Lemon Road Band with their style with blues infused rock anthems

Sunday 18: 4.30pm

Venue: 18 Vicarage Street, Wakefield WF1 1QX

Find out more about the music programme at the Rhu-Bar here.

RHUBARB FEST @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Pop into Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s food and drink outlets to enjoy homemade rhubarb inspired sweet treats, hot puddings, and delicious rhubarb jam made onsite. Book a table at The Weston to sample the new seasonal menu and take in the view whilst sipping a rhubarb gin fizz.

Saturday 17 – Sunday 18


The Rhubarb Festival takes place in Wakefield City Centre from 16-18 February 2024 – find out more at expwake.co/RhubarbFest