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  • Writer's picturePaul Andrews

Pontefract Liquorice Festival Is Back!

Pontefract Liquorice Festival is back on Sunday 9 July – get ready for sweet-themed fun celebrating Pontefract’s historic link with liquorice.

The festival is a firm family favourite with something for everyone to enjoy including the return of the famous food and drink market.

This year, venues across Pontefract will be offering delicious liquorice-themed items to delight taste buds throughout the festival weekend. It’s a chance to discover some of the independent bars, restaurants, and cafes across Pontefract.

Cllr Michelle Collins, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said:

“Pontefract Liquorice Festival is a great day out for all the family to enjoy, as we celebrate the town’s unique association with liquorice."

“As well as the wide variety of entertainment and colourful market stalls, you can also visit many of the local, independent businesses, who will be selling lots of treats with a liquorice twist, which I’ll be looking forward to trying myself.”

The festival is run in partnership with the Pontefract Civic Society, who are also hosting ‘Liquorice Shoots’ on Saturday 8 July - a community warm-up event for the main festival featuring entertainment, artisan stalls and family activities.

Find out more here

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