Welcome to the 10th Annual Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro Minnesota!
The Lanesboro Farmers Market announces its celebration of rhubarb! The Rhubarb Festival will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Sylvan Park in Lanesboro, Minnesota.
Free Family Fun!
Ted Schmidt from the KTTC Morning News Team will open the event at 10 a.m. and toss out the first stalk at 10:30 a.m.
Join in the The Tasting Contest! You will be able to taste such delicious rhubarb delights as pies, crisps, cakes, soups, chutneys, chili, jams, ketchup, leathers, drinks and more. You will be the judge of the best of everything rhubarb. After tasting your favorites, you vote. The winners of these Peoples Choice Awards will win great prizes!
The Rhubarb Games for kids and adults will feature such wonders as the Rhubarb Stalk Throw and Green Eggs and Rhubarb.
This year we're excited to welcome Sweet Rhubarb to our musical lineup, joining The Rhubarb Sisters, Walter Bradleyand Steve Arnold, Tom Schramm with Waterfall, and The Rutabaga Brothers.
Special Events this year again include a Rhubarb Fashion Show. You can wear anything that represents rhubarb .... aprons, t-shirts, pants, hats, etc. The show will be judged by the crowd. Prizes will be awarded for the best ensemble as well as the best ensemble that uses rhubarb leaves!
Don't miss a unique up close animal experience at Cock-A-Doodle Zoo!
Returning this year is a delightful Story Tree where local storytellers will entertain all ages.
There will be a Rhubarb Rant Speakers Corner for those who want to pontificate on rhubarb.
Have your picture taken as Ray and Ruby Rhubarb, maybe with your little rhubarbettes. Contests and prizes for the largest rhubarb leaf, the heaviest rhubarb stalk and more. Try your luck in the minute-to-win-it rhubarb and chopsticks event or maybe the pie-baking contest. Or have fun with the rhubarb crafts.
Food, music, games, fun, and prizes! Celebrate rhubarb, Minnesota's sweet-tart favorite, June 7, 2014, in Lanesboro!