Are you ready for 2018’s rhubarb festival?

Friday 16th February 2018

Wakefield city centre businesses are being urged to take part in this year’s Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb - Wakefield's busiest day of the year.

The festival, which is being organised by Wakefield Council and Experience Wakefield, is scheduled to take place from February 23-25. Now in its 12th year, 2017’s festival attracted some 135,000 visitors over the three days, boosting the city centre economy by more than £3 million.

Wakefield's businesses have applied in great numbers to be a part of the Rhubarb Festival Family Trail, committing to featuring colourful characters in their shop windows and taking advantage of the increased footfall the festival brings.

With tension mounting towards the much anticipated festival, what are you doing to get involved? We want to hear from YOU.

Take advantage of Wakefield's busiest day of the year and promote your profile by posting your preparations, thoughts or pictures via Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to tag @WakefieldBID and @RhubarbFestival and use the hashtag #rhubarbfest or #rhubarbselfie.

Our BID Ambassadors cannot wait for the much-loved festival, see what they had to say:

Elizabeth Murphy, Wakefield BID manager said: “The Rhubarb Festival attracts more visitors and gives city centre businesses the chance to showcase their individuality and diversity to visitors from outside the area. As part of our business plan to make Wakefield lively and well promoted I would encourage as many as possible to take part and dress their windows to be part of the trail.”