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 parade; it’ll be allsorts of fun!

Pontefract Liquorice Festival is sponsored by HARIBO.

Venue Details

Find us at

Town Centre Precinct, Pontefract, WF8 1BD