The Lanesboro Farmers Market announces its celebration of rhubarb! The Rhubarb Festival will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Sylvan Park in Lanesboro, Minnesota.
Free Family Fun!
The KTTC Morning News Team of Jess Abrahamson and Ted Schmidt will open the event at 10 a.m. and toss out the first stalk at 10:30 a.m.
We welcome everyone to 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.
Music will be heard everywhere. The Rhubarb Sisters will entertain you with song as well as Walter Bradley and Tom Schramm. Also singing - The Rutabaga Brothers!
Special Events this year include a Rhubarb Fashion Show that will be hosted by Pitstop Printing. 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 1, 2013, in Lanesboro!