Free event Family friendly


Pontefract Liquorice Festival is back – and what a sweet treat it is! Get ready for a confectionary-themed bonanza celebrating Pontefract’s historic link with liquorice.

Pontefract Liquorice Festival is a firm family favourite with something for everyone including delicious street food and the chance to explore the speciality market – with many stalls offering liquorice themed products!

Enjoy the stage entertainment from community acts and top local talent, and watch out for the walkabout entertainment – can you spot Lucy Liquorice? Bringing the whole family? Kids will love the all-new kids’ zone on Cornmarket featuring exciting workshops, face painting, crafts and much more.

Make sure you stick around for the HARIBO-themed parade which will take place at 11:30am and 2:30pm in Corn Market. There will also be another performance at 1:30pm at Pontefract Castle.

Pontefract Liquorice Festival is sponsored by HARIBO.


Want more liquorice fun? Don’t forget to visit Liquorice Shoots on 13 July! Pontefract Civic Society is proud to bring to the town centre a warm-up event to the Liquorice Festival, featuring entertainment, stalls, family activities and more.

Venue Details

Find us at

Town Centre Precinct, Pontefract, WF8 1BD