What’s on in Wakefield 2022- Rhubarb Festival, Platinum Jubilee, Antiques and Collectable fair

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There is a few things happening in Wakefield in 2022 from the Rhubarb Festival to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there is something on for everyone at The Ridings in 2022, which of the below will you be doing?


The Rhubarb Festival

The Rhubarb Festival – Wakefield returns to paint the city pink from 25-27 February 2022.  

The Rhubarb Festival ( #RhubarbFest ) is one of the first food and drink festivals in the national calendar – and in 2022 it promises to start things off with a bang! 

With a whole new programme of chef demos curated by Yorkshire Food Guide and a gin experience showcasing mouth-watering cocktails, there will be something to everyone’s taste. 

The Rhubarb Festival’s all-important food and drink market also returns with over 50 chalets where visitors can sample and purchase local and regional delights, while families will enjoy gardening, growing, and foraging workshops as well as lively street entertainment and music. 

Venues including the Ridings Centre will be opening their doors to celebrate, the Ridings Centre will be hosting a: 

– Vegan Fayre by Vegan Market Co 

– Specialty Fayre 

– Cooking Demonstrations with Karen Wright 

– Antiques and Collectibles Fayre by Wakefield Antique & Collectables The Ridings Centre Wakefield 

– Live Music 

– Arts and Crafts 

– Family Activities 

– Face Painting by ARTIFACES Face painting & Body art and lots more. 

Finally, visitors can extend their stay with the Rhubarb Trail around the city ( including 7 venues in the Ridings Centre), showcasing restaurants and bars that will put on rhubarb themed food and drink throughout the weekend. 

With 50 Market stalls from a wide range of local and regional sellers as well as gardening, growing and foraging workshops, Special Guest Chef demos and a Rhubarb Food & Drink trail to showcase restaurants and bars throughout the city. There’s something for everyone to enjoy  

Visit the website for more information: https://experiencewakefield.co.uk/event/rhubarb-festival/

Save the date! 

Each day runs from 10am til 5pm.


New for 2022, the Rhubarb Festival goes on tour as venues across the city centre put on delicious rhubarb-themed items to delight your taste buds… from pastries and cakes to smoothies and cocktails, it’s a chance to discover (or rediscover!) some of your favourite independent bars, restaurants and cafes: 

• ESQUIRES, THE RIDINGS: Rhubarb cakes, flavoured drinks and treats 

• FRESH SMOOTHIE BAR, THE RIDINGS: Large rhubarb smoothie 

• GRIND, THE RIDINGS; Rhubarb cakes and bakes, rhubarb and custard milkshake 

• RUBY LOU’S, THE RIDINGS: Pork and rhubarb burgers, rhubarb and apple crumble 

The Rhubarb Festival takes place in Wakefield City Centre from 25-27 Feb 2022 – find out more at expwake.co/RhubarbFest 


Valentines Rag Wreath Workshop!💕 

Get together with your family and friends for a fun and creative evening on Friday 4th February, 7pm. 

Create your very own Heart Rag Wreath and enjoy a glass of bubbly and nibbles 

The wreath workshop will run in The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield in The Tree Bar (outside TK Maxx). 

You will have a choice of red or pink wreath 

Purchase your tickets here – http://yorkshireblankets.co.uk/product/valentines-rag-wreath-workshop/ 

Thank you for supporting our small family business x 

The Ridings Shopping Centre 


Monthly craft fayre courtesy of Created in Yorkshire is today and tomorrow on the upper mall near M&S Wakefield and Reel Cinema Wakefield. 

The fayre is open today 10am – 4pm today as part of #silversunday. 

Come along and show your support. 

#shoplocal #ilovelocal #crafting #silversunday #artisan #artist #independent 



The Antiques and Collectibles Fayre by the Wakefield Antique & Collectables The Ridings Centre Wakefield is the last Sunday of every month! 

The Antiques & Collectibles Fayre now has over 30 exhibitors, all undercover and on one floor. 

There is a great selection of jewellery, ceramics, furniture, fabulous home goods and so much more. 

It’s an excellent hunting ground for interiors enthusiasts, vintage aficionados and the upcycler. 

Pick up a quirky gift, or treat yourself to that perfect vintage piece. 

There is live music at some events, the centre cafés are open providing a nice rest from all the browsing and undercover, safe parking is only 50p all day. 

Please share with any family members or friends you think would be interested in visiting. 



The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II will be marked in 2022 in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. 

To celebrate The Ridings will be hosting a FREE street party on the 2nd June 2022 with: 
FREE sandwiches 
FREE cakes 
FREE soft drinks 
FREE live music 

Come along and help celebrate this momentous occasion. 



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