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Wakefield Rhubarb Festival

Wakefield is part of the Rhubarb Triangle, an area of West Yorkshire that has grown the best quality forced rhubarb for hundreds of years. It’s so good, Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb has received protected  name status alongside other famous delicacies such as Parma Ham and Champagne.

Over the last few years, the streets of Wakefield have been almost literally paved in rhubarb as everyone in the town and many visitors celebrate some of the best food and drink in the city at the Wakefield Food, Drink And Rhubarb Festival.

At the sophisticated and visually stunning cathedral precinct is where the main attractions will be taking place – including having a chance to meet and chat with local rhubarb growers and sample from their produce. There is always also a plethora of different activities to take part in including workshops, taster sessions and live cookery demonstrations by experts.

Even if you don’t fancy spending the whole weekend in the main festival area, as you walk around the picturesque city of Wakefield, you will discover lots of additional and fringe food events that just help to add to the jovial atmosphere in the city at this time of year. Look out for a varied array of interesting and curious street entertainment too.

So if you are a fan in particular of the deep red and very bitter fruit, or are just a fan of fun and food in general and know you will be in the Wakefield area during February, make sure you try to at least attend a day or two of this fine event.  There is so much planned that you are bound to find something you enjoy.

Pickup Points

Feeder Coach

Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Llanddulas, Fairview Inn
Abergele, Tesco Bus Stop opp, Library
Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Abergele, Pentre Mawr Park Bus Stop
Pensarn Roundabout Bus Stop
Belgrano Pensarn Grange
Towyn Wendover Bus Stop
Sandy Cove Bus Stop
Kinmel Bay – Bronwen Ave./St. Asaph Ave
Kinmel Bay –St. Asaph Ave Silver Birch
Rhuddlan Vicarage Lane Bus Stop

Feeder Coach – Prestatyn

Prestatyn Before Mini Roundabout, Meliden Road
Pendyffryn Gardens Bus Stop
Prestatyn Bus Station
Victoria Hotel Bus Stop
Opp. Prestatyn Police Station
Ffrith Hotel (Side Entrance)
Clwyd Carpets, Coast Road
Opposite The Jolly Sailor
Penrhwylfa Crossraods Bus Stop
Junction Fforddisa/Princes Avenue
Meliden, Manod Road Bus Stop
Meliden, Old Garden Centre

Main Coach -Rhyl

Vale Road Flats Bus Stop Lay-by
Argos, Bodfor Street
St. Thomas’s Church Entrance, Russell Road
Junction Russell Road/Churton Road
Junction Old Golf Road/Russell Road Bus Stop
Eastville Bus Stop – Opposite Denmore Stores
Bus Stop Near Tynewydd Estate Ent.
Parry’s Corner/Pendyffryn Rd. North (By Phone Box)
Trellewelyn Rd/Stanley Park Ave. Bus Stop (Rhuddlan Road)
Rosehill Rd/Rhuddlan Rd. Bus Stop
The Boulevard Bus Stop
Rhuddlan, Pentre Lane Bus Stop


Dyserth, Vicerage or Cross Keys
Dyserth Bank
Trelawnyd, Memorial Hall or Marian
Lloc, The Rock Inn
Deeside Tavern (Halfway House)
Holway, Garage (Opp. Post Office)
Holywell Baths (Main Road)
Halkyn, Billie Jean’s Transport Cafe
Northop, Car Park Entrance
Ewloe, St David’s Hotel Entrance

Booking Information

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