Pontefract, Wakefield – Pontefract Liquorice Festival
In its seventeenth year, the Pontefract Liquorice Festival celebrate this unusual plant, the many wonderful products created from it and its historic association with the town. With areas of the town themed around famous liquorice sweets visitors had all sorts of fun and surprises! Planned as a great family day out, the main stage showcased professional and local talent from around the district, whilst a host of street entertainers delighted the crowds with magic and circus skills. There were lots of liquorice food and drink to sample and for those that like history and heritage, fascinating talks on the history of liquorice. A range of food, craft and gift stalls offered quality products from around the region.