The Pontefract Liquorice Festival is held each year in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England.
The first day, Saturday, is called “Heritage Day” or “Castle Day”; the second day, Sunday, is called “Liquorice Day.”
There is entertainment, music, crafts, exhibitions, puppets, street parade, a market, and of course, liquorice candy for sampling and sale.
Though the festival always falls in July, the exact date each year will vary and is determined by organizers, the Pontefract Liquorice Trust.
Madam Pomfrey in the Harry Potter children’s books is named after Pomfret Cakes.
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The event was not held during 2020 and 2021 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- 2019 — 7th July
- 2018 — 8th July
- 2017 — 9th July
- 2016 — 10th July
- 2015 — 12th July
2017 promotional video