Rhubarb Festival announces venue changes as Storm Ellen set to batter Wakefield

Wakefield's Rhubarb Festival has been forced to announce several last-minute venue changes.

Thursday, 20th February 2020, 3:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 3:55 pm

It comes as Storm Ellen is set to batter the district, with winds of up to 45mph expected on Friday and Saturday.

As a result of the forecast, Wakefield Council said they had taken the decision to move some of the festival's events.

➡️ Rhubarb Festival 2020: Everything that's happening at Wakefield's 14th annual food festivalThe heated Yurt, which will host the festival's ever-popular Rhu-Bar, will be moved to land behind former Market Hall, and will be accessed through the building.

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Wakefield's Rhubarb Festival has been forced to announce several last-minute venue changes due to fears over Storm Ellen.

All performances and events will remain the same.

The Vegan Market and Craft Market will also be shuffled to Trinity Walk, where it is hoped the roof and building will protect them from the wind.

Deliciously Yorkshire, whose stall will host a variety of local traders, will also be moved into the Ridings Shopping Centre.

The main festival will still take place in the Cathedral Precinct, with food and drink chalets lining the street, while the Chef's Demo Marquee will stay in its usual spot on the Bullring.

For further updates over the weekend, follow the Rhubarb Festival on Twitter.