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Pontefract Liquorice Festival 2018
July 8 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Celebrate Pontefract’s unique historic links with liquorice during a day of sweet-themed fun and activities for all the family across the town centre – and at Pontefract Castle!
Browse the colourful stalls of our festival market in the historic town centre, selling a wide variety of produce – many with a liquorice twist!
Enjoy delicious food and drink, live entertainment and fun children’s
activities throughout the day, kindly sponsored by Tangerine Confectionery.
This year’s festival has extended to include more sweet-inspired
fun at Pontefract Castle including showings of ‘Willy Wonka & The
Chocolate Factory’ (1971) on our huge cinema screen.
What’s more, you can travel between the town centre and the
castle using our free Park and Ride service – or you can hitch
a ride on our free Liquorice Land Train, featuring our guest conductor Lucy Liquorice!