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The Rhubarb Festival

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 at 9:00am

Sylvan Park
202 Parkway Avenue South
Lanesboro, MN 55949

The fun starts early with the Rhubarb Run on the beautiful Root River Trail. Then browse the Lanesboro Farmers Market where you'll find all the in-season spring vegetables and other local delights.

The heart of the festival takes place in Sylvan Park in downtown Lanesboro. Enjoy free rhubarb games and contests including the Tasting Contest where you'll taste a wide variety of delicious rhubarb treats and vote for your favorite. Great prizes for all events!

Other free entertainment includes a rhubarb fashion show (you can be in it), an educational zoo, a Story Tree, pictures in a rhubarb cutout and Rhub-Art opportunities. Music fills the park the entire day so bring your lawn chair and enjoy it all!  This year music is provided by The Rhubarb Sisters, Matt and Brenda Stier and The Rutabaga Brothers!

Vendors provide opportunities to purchase additional rhubarb treats and products.

A touch of green will continue this year. . . Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center will be working to increase the festival's handprint and decrease the footprint by implementing and teaching improved composting/recycling practices.

Come early! Rhubarb items go fast! See you there!

Schedule of Events:

9:00 a.m:

Farmer's Market opens

Rhubarb Run
Get a running start! Check-in and registration for Rhubarb Run 5K and 1 mile events begin at 8 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m: THE RHUBARB SISTERS

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m:

Singing of the Rhubarb National Anthem - led by THE RHUBARB SISTERS

Bee-Bop-A-Ree-Bop Rhubarb Pie sing-along

Rhubarb Run: Welcome & Awards


Rhubarb Games begin. KTTC's Morning News' Jess Abrahamson and Ted Schmidt throw out the first stalk. Games continue until 1:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m:

Rhubarb Fashion Show

Rhubarb Tasting begins. Taste everything rhubarb from savories to sweets to drinks. Tasting continues until gone.

Minute-to-Win-it Rhubarb-Chopstick Contest begins. Contest runs continuously until 12 p.m.

Rhubarb Largest Leaf and Heaviest Stalk Contests open for entries. Entries accepted until 12 p.m.

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m: THE RHUBARB SISTERS

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m: Story Tree

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m: WALTER BRADLEY & STEVE ARNOLD

12:30 p.m. - Announcements


1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m: Story Tree

2 p.m: Prizes awarded for Rhubarb Games, Tasting Contest, Minute-to-Win-It Rhubarb Chopstick Contest, and Largest Leaf and Heaviest Stalk Contests. Remember - winners must be present to claim prizes!

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