Rhubarb Festivals in 2024: Where, When and More to Find a Rhubarb Festival Near You!

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Looking for a Rhubarb festival in June 2024? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! Rhubarb festivals are held through the United States, Canada, Britain, and Australia and much of the world. All the Rhubarb festivals we can find are listed on this page! If you love Rhubarb, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more Rhubarb festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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Rhubarb Festivals in 2024: Where, When and More to Find a Rhubarb Festival Near You!


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  • Pine Grove Rhubarb Festival - Saturday mid June
    North Fork Fire Station 2, 16675 County Rd. 126 Pine, CO 80470. Phone: 303-838-6338. Alternate phone: 303-838-4311. Schedule of Activities: 7:30-11:30 all you can eat Pancake Breakfast, 11:30 Bake -off Judging of Rhubarb Recipes, 12:30 The Parade will start after winner of Rhubarb Baking Contest is selected,Enter your favorite Rhubarb Dish by 11 am for the baking contest and you could be crowned King or Queen and ride in the parade as Rhubarb Royalty. The El Jebel Shriner's mini cars and Smokey Bear have been among the many who participate in our fun parade. After the parade there will be lots of family fun with carnival activities for the kids, live music from local bands and shopping for the beautiful arts & crafts of local artists. Past winning recipes and long time traditional favorites are published in the Rhubarb Cookbooks that will be for sale. Festivities start early.
  • Silverton Rhubarb Festival - July 4th, every year, UPDATE for 2022, There is nothing on their website about it, as of May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
    Silverton Memorial Park, Greene St, Silverton, CO 81433. Email: kerwintm@frontier.net. Rhubarb Festival and Ice Cream Social from Noon to 3 pm (following parade). International Rhubarb Festival following parade at Memorial Park with free Silverton Brass Band concert. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Delectable rhubarb treats can be topped off with ice cream if you desire. For sale only as long as they last, so don't miss out. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library. During the Rhubarb Festival will be Silverton Youth Center's Fundrasier BBQ. Hot Dogs, Chips an soda!


  • White Silo Farm & Winery Annual Rhubarb Festival - Saturday and Sunday in mid-June from 12 pm to 5pm. UPDATE for 2022, There is nothing on their website about it, as of May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
    32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: 860-355-0271. Spend a day on our farm sampling our fresh Rhubarb recipes. Free farm museum, winery and field tours. Picked rhubarb and rhubarb plants available for purchase. Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music. Click on "events on their website.




  • Aledo Rhubarb Festival  - the first Friday and Saturday in early June
    Central Park, Aledo, IL. This unique festival, which is celebrating our 27th year, will feature more than 3,000 homemade Rhubarb Pies for sale, Rhubarb Sampling, 12,000 free Rhubarb seeds given away, crafts, music, entertainment and more all set in our historic downtown. We're so serious about our Rhubarb that Governor Pat Quinn officially named Aledo the Rhubarb Capital of Illinois!
  • Kankakee County Museum Annual Rhubarb Festival - Sunday, in late May - May 22, 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm
    801 South 8th Avenue, Kankakee, IL. Phone: 815-932-5279. Join us as we celebrate the pie plant, this is our 28th year. There will be vendors, rhubarb and strawberry-rhubarb pies for sale, a baking contest, dime toss, tours of the Taylor One Room Schoolhouse and historic Doctor Small Home, and more.
  • Rockton Township Historical Society Rhubarb Fest - a Saturday in June UPDATE for 2022, There is nothing on their website about it, as of May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
    Rockton Township Historical Society, 529 Green Street, Rockton, IL 61072. Phone: 815-624-8200. Alternate Phone: 815-629-2210. We sell the best of our homemade rhubarb items including pies, cakes, breads, cookies and jam. People waited in line in rainy weather for over a half hour before our opening. This is an annual event and our main fund raiser for the year. Thank you to all who support us by contributing baked goods and those who come to buy.  You may also order our Rhubarb Cookbook.



  • Manchester Rhubarb Fest - Rhubarb on the River - usually the first Saturday of June, but June 11, in 2022
    200 East Main St. Manchester, IA 52057. Phone: 563-927-4141. Email: macc@manchesteriowa.org. Kids Game, Rhubarb Store, Rhubarb Food Stand (featuring rhubarb Brats), Rhubarb Contests, Rhubarb Run/walk, Rhubarb Bike ride, Rhubarb Wine Tasting, Craft Fair, Music & much more. Storybook Characters: Cinderella, Prince Charming & Belle from 10 am-12:30. Balloons, Face Painting, Games & Horse drawn shuttle. ON Sale: Manchesters' Rhubarb Cookbook. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.




Berkshire County

  • Annual Lenox Rhubarb Festival -  Saturday in early June, from 10 am to 3 pm,
    18 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240. Phone: 413-247-4822. Email: info@lenoxrhubarbfestival.com. Event date and time: Saturday, from 10 am to 3 pm, June 10, 2017. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. They have CERTIFIED ORGANIC rhubarb, produce for sale, produce for sale, parking provide free, restrooms, Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather, FREE admission, Click here for our Facebook page. Everything rhubarb: pies, cakes, jelly and preserves, ice cream and sorbet, juice and soda, fresh local rhubarb, rhubarb plants and rhubarb recipe booklets. Winning rhubarb chili recipes online. The Rhubarb Festival began in 2013 to celebrate rhubarb. Suzanne W Pelton, a native of Lenox, grew up eating rhubarb from the back yard: stewed rhubarb and strawberry rhubarb pie. "The fruit (actually it's a vegetable) is loaded with nutrition (17 vitamins and minerals), is low in calories and high in fiber. Just what we're being encouraged to eat more of," she says. We are planning for an even bigger and better Rhubarb Festival this year, set to include: Rhubarb Pancake Breakfast, A traditional pancake breakfast, with a twist - Rhubarb! Once again, this event will be hosted by the Church on the Hill, next door to their chapel at 55 Main Street, Lenox, Massachusetts. More details as they become available. Tickets sold at the door. 9 am until 10:30 am - Rain or shine!
    Rhubarb Celebration and Sale, Sweet and savory rhubarb delicacies, as well as rhubarb recipe booklets and rhubarb plants will be available for purchase. The Savory Rhubarb Contest shines a spotlight on Lenox restaurant chefs. Their creations demonstrate ways to include nutritious and delicious rhubarb in savory cooking. Rhubarb, with its tart and tangy flavor, makes a great addition to soups, chilis, stews and other creations. Rhubarb Around Town - Join us in a stroll around town as various shop and restaurant owners celebrate Rhubarb with themed merchandise and Rhubarb treats. Click the link above to see which shops and restaurants are participating. (ADDED: June 01, 2016)




  • Duluth Rhubarb Festival - mid June, from 9 am to 4 pm (June 9th in 2018)
    11th Avenue East and London Road, Duluth, MN.  Help us celebrate a year of rhubarb delicacies, including hundreds of pies, muffins, and crisps as well as rhubarb brats and burritos that have also become a part of the festival over the years. Join us in celebrating the volunteers and community members that have made the Rhubarb Festival possible for TEN YEARS! A variety of games and crafts, live musical performances, and a silent auction promise a day of fun and entertainment for the entire family. And the best part? Admission is free! Food booths will open for visitors starting at 9 a.m. Come out anytime during the event to fulfill your rhubarb cravings.  Cookbook sale and Bake sale with hundreds of ready-to-eat and take-and-bake pies, including rhubarb pies, rhubarb strawberry pies, and rhubarb blueberry pies. Other goodies include rhubarb pound cake, muffins, crisps, cakes, breads, strudel bars, preserves, and gluten free treats.  Rhubarb breakfast sausage, brats, and burritos available at the food booths. Indoor and outdoor coffee shop will be serving fresh-from-the-oven rhubarb cobbler and crisps with ice cream, scones, and slices of pie. Pick up a cup of coffee and enjoy some rhubarb treats right at the event!  Silent auction will include the works of local artists, gift certificates, and merchandise from area businesses. A 50-ticket limited raffle will take place for an item from Security Jewelers, and new this year will be several bucket raffles. Duluth Running Company children's race starting at 9 a.m. Meet at the children's tent to participate. Children's area including face painting, bubbles, arts and crafts, coloring contest, and a variety of games. Don't miss the largest rhubarb stalk and leaf contests! Judging will take place at 2 p.m. Glasses of rhubarb lemonade, rhubarb juice, and other drinks will be available.  Live musical performers will be selling their CDs throughout the day, and there will be stage show performances throughout the entire day. Purchase your own commemorative rhubarb festival posters, aprons, patches, T-shirts, and more!
  • Lanesboro Rhubarb Festival  - always the first Saturday in June, from 9 am until 3 pm
    Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, Minnesota. he fun starts early with the Rhubarb Run on the beautiful Root River Trail. Then browse the Lanesboro Farmers Market where you will 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 will 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.




  • Whoop-Up Days and Rhubarb Festival - first Saturday in June
    7 Sixth Avenue SW, Conrad, MT 59425. Phone: 406-271-7791. Email: chamber@3rivers.net . Activities begin Friday evening with a children's carnival and a Rodeo Calcutta. Saturday morning the Conrad Lions Club offer a free pancake breakfast. To work off those pancakes you can participate in the Pondera Medical Center Fun Run. Conrad's youth warm up Main Street with a parade of their own, followed by the general parade. The Whoop-Up Rodeo will begin at 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Come help Conrad celebrate a tradition! Don't forget the rhubarb! Rhubarb pies for sale, pie contest, biggest rhubarb leaf contest, dessert and "other" makings from rhubarb contest. Savor delicious homemade pies and bring in your largest Rhubarb leaf ... also contests & fun games for kids to play!

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

  • Cooperstown Rhubarb Festival -
    Cooperstown, New York  It looks like this one was last held in 2013.  I cannot find any information about it after that date.

Seneca County

  • Montezuma Winery Olde-Tyme Rhubarb Festival & Classic Car Cruise-In - a Saturday in June from 12 Pm-4 Pm
    2981 Auburn Rd, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Phone: 315-568-8190. Directions: Corner of Routes 5 & 20 and 89. Step back in time with Montezuma Winery & Hidden Marsh Distillery as we celebrate the rhubarb harvest season with our 7th Annual Olde-Tyme Rhubarb Festival & Classic Car Cruise-In. Visitors will enjoy rhubarb specialties, while sampling some of the most unique fruit, grape and honey wines and spirits in the Finger Lakes. Refreshments include hots & hamburgers, salt potatoes, rhubarb chili, fresh rhubarb, rhubarb pies, rhubarb crisp, frozen wine slushies and of course, wine!  If you're looking for some rhubarb fun, play to win at the rhubarb stalk throw or enter the hula hoop contest. Take a stroll down memory lane viewing some of the classic cars of the good old days on display. If you would like to show-off your classic car at this event, call us  to register (free) before May 30th. All are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of food, music, rhubarb and wine! Fee for food.

North Carolina

North Dakota

  • Prairie Village Museum Rhubarb Festival - 3rd Sunday in June every year, it coincides with other events in town centered around the summer solstice.
    102 Hwy 2 SE, Rugby, ND 58368. Phone: 701-776-6414. Email: prairievillagemuseum@gmail.com.
    (UPDATED: December 05, 2018)
  • University Lutheran Rhubarb Festival - a Saturday in June, 10 AM to 1 PM
    2122 University Avenue, Grand Forks, ND. Phone: 701-775-4745. bake sale, pie contest and luncheon. Come early...the homebaked goodies go fast!  All the delicious fun takes place at University Lutheran Church - .




  • High Desert Rhubarb Festival - mid June, 9 am to 4 pm (June 9th in 2018) UPDATE for 2022, There is nothing on their website - since 2018 -  as of May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
    51425 US 97, Lapine, OR 97739. Phone: (541) 536-1432. Email info@ci.la-pine.or.us. The best, biggest Annual Rhubarb Festival in Oregon. Food serving begins at 11:30 am with samples $2.00 each or take advantage of our lunch specials. We serve until the food is gone, so come early and stay late and boogie to the music. Dutch oven cooking, Over 65 vendors, HUGE yard sale by the Ya Ya Sisterhood, Live Music, Rhubarb Dessert Baking Contest, Rhubarb Main Dish Cook-Off, and over 500 Rhubarb fruit pies!
  • La Pine Senior Activity Center Rhubarb Festival - mid-June, on Friday and Saturday (June 17-18,2022) both days from 10 am to 4 pm
    16450 Victory Way La Pine, OR 97739. Phone: (541) 536-6237. Email: info@lapineseniorcenter.org. The festival is a family event. There is no admission to enter . Last year, we had 80+ vendors from water slides and bounce houses to live entertainment. We will have food , no host bar serving Rhubarb wine / Beer, and no Rhubarb beverages as well. Saturday, the 18th, is when we will have entertainment throughout the day for the whole family to enjoy! We can't wait to hear our local musicians again . If you haven't joined our dessert contest, we welcome your entry sponsored by Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone . Granny Pies are EVERYONE'S favorite, sold over 1100+ pies in 2021, so don't forget to get one on the way out . Vendors metal art, jewelry, color Street ,Scentsy , wood crafts, jams, and jellies And so much more !!! There's still room available for vendor/ food trucks ; please email or website for an application
    Looking forward to 2022!!


  • Intercourse Rhubarb Festival - mid-May (May 20 & 21, 2022)
    3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534. Phone: 800-732-3538. Alternate phone: 717-768-8261. In the heart of Lancaster County, we've been celebrating rhubarb for 30 years.  Rhubarb is the harbinger of spring in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and every year Kitchen Kettle Village pays tribute with a two-day food festival filled with delicious and sometimes zany events. There are plenty of activities for young and old, families and couples alike. See the fastest rhubarb cars in the world's only rhubarb race-car derby. Savor the tastiest homemade rhubarb desserts at our Best Rhubarb Dessert baking contest. Dance down Pepper Lane to our Rhubarb Stroll (mini parade) featuring costumed characters, musicians, pink ladies and more. Or try your hand in our Rhubarb Whoopie Pie Filling Contest. Lot's of homemade rhubarb foods, rhubarb dips, sauces, pies & delectable drinks.  Even a RHUBARB DESSERT CONTEST
  • Kitchen Kettle Village Rhubarb Festival - Late May, annually
    , Intercourse, Pennsylvania.  Contact form.  In the heart of Lancaster County, we've been celebrating rhubarb for over 30 years. The village comes alive with the sweet aroma of rhubarb jam bubbling in our kettles. Rhubarb is the harbinger of spring in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and every year Kitchen Kettle Village pays tribute with a two-day food festival filled with delicious and sometimes zany events. There are plenty of activities for young and old, families and couples alike.  Lot's of homemade rhubarb foods ; rhubarb dips, sauces, pies & delectable drinks.  Do you think you have a rhubarb recipe worthy of a prize? Enter this year's Rhubarb Desert Baking Contest in the categories of Rhubarb Pie, Rhubarb Cake & Rhubarb Dessert. All entries must include some form of rhubarb. You may only enter in up to two categories and you are limited to two entries per category for judging. You are only eligible to enter a maximum of four entries for judging however, you may donate as many pies.

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

  • Leola Rhubarb Festival - June- normally but there's nothing on their calendar in early May
    It is held ONLY in odd numbered years.  Beginning early in the morning with a walk/run and continuing with a bake sale, turtle races, a craft show, kids' games, rhubarb judging, a parade, and yummy food vendors. In the afternoon there will be pony rides, a magician, local vocal entertainment, a shooting gallery, inflatables, the John Daly Memorial Bean Bag Tournament, Leola Fireman games, a street dance with local talent performing and more food. The celebration will include FREE MUSIC/COMEDY/MAGIC SHOWS and FREE FIREWORKS. The All-School Reunion will celebrate 100 years since the first graduating class of Leola High School with school tours and an alumni banquet. Rhubarb Days will celebrate with judging of Rhubarb baked goods, Rhubarb leaves and stalks, and a parade all on Saturday, July 1. Most events during the weekend are FREE. But there's lots more! Road Race, Bake Sale, Turtle Races, Kiddie Train Rides by Lyle Schaunaman, Craft Fair, Miniature Train Display by Pete Hanke, Kid's Street games, Parade, Rott Vineyard Display, Erma's Pony Rides, Inflatable Kid's games, Bean Bag Tournament; Fire Department Demonstration and games, Sharp Shooters Shooting Gallery, Picnic on the Street; Street Dance, plus food vendors. Leola Rhubarb festival Facebook page.





  • CVUUS Rhubarb Festival - Saturday in early June every year from 10 am to 1 pm
    Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society Sanctuary, 2 Duane Court (at Charles Avenue), Middlebury, VT 05753. Phone: 802-388-8080. Email: office@cvuus.org. Rhubarb, rhubarb, and more rhubarb! CVUUS holds a festival each year to which we invite the surrounding community. We will celebrate this iconic plant of springtime. The Festival has created an annual tradition of fun, fellowship, food, and fundraising for CVUUS. For RF 16 we will open our doors to all neighbors who can then enjoy our building, our activities, and our members and friends. With great CVUUS participation (i.e., each member becomes a contributing "Rhubarbian"), the Rhubarb Festival might grow and flourish as never before.Pies: These are always the hallmark of the Festival, and will be front and center again this year. We need a lead to recruit pie makers and bakers and organize "pie bees" over two evenings at Fenn House. Rhubarb pies will be priced at $18 and strawberry rhubarb at $20. You could prepare several pies in advance with directions like these: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2010/12/09/freeze-the-fastest-way-to-fresh-baked-fruit-pie/. The festival planners sell, on average, about 100 pies. Lunch: Julie and Neil Chippendale, along Youth Group and others , will run a Cafe featuring sandwich and salad, drink, and dessert for $10 per person. The cafe opens at 10:30 AM. Books: Last year we focused collection on children's books. This year, we will be selling select children's and adult used books.


Washington, D.C.

Washington State

  • Sumner Rhubarb Days - Saturday & Sunday in mid July - it wasn't held in 2020 or 2021, UPDATE for 2022, There is nothing on their website about it, as of May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
    Sumner, WA. July 12-13 - Rhubarb Days, Downtown Sumner. Join the Downtown in celebrating all things rhubarb with craft vendors, food, music and more. Ryan House will host the return of the Rhubarb Racers. FREE! Hosted by Sumner Downtown Association. Sumner's Rhubarb Pie Festival is a summer of fun, including music, sports, plays, classic cars and more. Be sure to make one or all events for a fun summer in Sumner.

West Virginia


  • Osceola Rhubarb Days - Friday and Saturday, the first or second weekend in June
    Osceola, Wisconsin. Phone: 715-294-2310. Email: joels@osceolapubliclibrary.org. Rhubarb Days was started in 2011 as an early summer event to take advantage of the natural resources and beauty of Osceola, Wisconsin as well as raise money and draw attention to the Osceola Public Library. Rhubarb Days is always the first weekend in June and begins on the first day of summer vacation for local schoolchildren. As a result, it's become the kick off to the Osceola Public Library's Summer Learning Program, so the Mill Pond Park is chalk full of activities for people of all ages.  This great event extends further than the Library, however, more than 50 local organizations and businesses participate every year. And you will find the entire Village of Osceola hopping with sidewalk sales, patio bands, and good times happening through town. . You can also check our new interactive map to locate a particular Rhubarb Days event in Osceola. Click here for our Facebook page

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  • Rhubarb Fest Calgary - on the first Saturday in June  from 11 am to 5 pm UPDATE for 2022, Hasn't been held the past 2 years and there is no update for 2022 on their website about it, as of May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
    11 Sackville Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta T2W 0W3. Email: rhubarbfestyyc@gmail.com.. A family friendly festival. First year we were known as Southwood Spring Festival and in 2014 we become Rhubarb Fest Calgary! Stay tuned for the 2014 date. Includes: live music, food trucks, kids bouncers, petting zoo, and on location artists and more! Click here for our Facebook page. hubarb Fest returns for its sixth year - come join the fun! Located in the community of Southwood, the festival takes place for another day of family fun and activities. Our permanent skatepark will once again be surrounded by a variety of activities, transforming the open fields behind our community hall into a vibrant community festival.
    Face Painting from Terrific Face Painting
    Amaze Arts Craft Zone
    Pedalheads obstacle course
    Kid bouncers
    Market Place - with vendors, organizations and City departments on site
    Live Music - powered by our friends from BassBus
    Village Brewery Beer Garden
    Butterfield Acres petting zoo
    A cash BBQ serving up Spolumbo's sausages with strawberry-rhubarb pie
    Springfree Trampoline

British Columbia


Nova Scotia

  • Nova Scotia Museum Rhubarb Festival - June annually on the first or second Thursday in June from 1:30 - 3 pm. - their website says it is on June 9th in 2022, .
    Le Village historique acadien, Lower West Pubnico, NS. Mouth watering rhubarb dishes and live entertainment, no better way to spend a late spring afternoon!  $6.00 ($5 members). (UPDATED: April 24, 2018, JBS)
  • Rhubarb Rhapsody Rhubarb Festival - Saturday in June from  4:30 pm - 7:30 pm UPDATE for 2022, Hasn't been held the past 2 years and there is no update for 2022 on their website about it, as of May 2022 - call them, email them or keep checking their website
    Cole Harbour Heritage Farm,  471 Popular Dr, Dartmouth,  Nova Scotia. Phone: (902) 434-0222. Alternate phone: (902) 462-0154. Choice of corn chowder or chili followed by a scrumptious selection of rhubarb desserts made from our own local and in-season rhubarb. Two seatings/Reservations required. Come enjoy a meal with us, to celebrate the end of spring and arrival of summer! You will be seated in our quaint Rose & Kettle Tearoom, located in the old Settle House built circa 1850, at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. A choice of corn chowder or chili followed by a scrumptious selection of all-you-can-eat rhubarb desserts made from our own local and in-season rhubarb. There will be two sittings to this events and tickets MUST be purchased in advance. The first sitting will run from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm and the second sitting will run from 6 pm to 7 pm. (UPDATED: May 13, 2016, JBS)
  • Stewiacke Rhubarb Festival - Friday - Sunday typically in mid June
    Stewiacke, Nova Scotia B0N 2J0 . Phone: (902) 639-2231. Email: town@stewiacke.net. There will be sale of frozen rhubarb and rhubarb/strawberry pies during the Ravenous For Rhubarb Festival.


  • The Rosy Rhubarb Festival - June.
    Keystone Complex grounds, Shedden, Ontario, Canada. Every year, on the second weekend in June, we celebrate the plant that put our village on the map. Gardens are lush with ripe rhubarb waiting to be turned into tasty treats for families, friends and visitors. Only the best pies, tarts and cakes make it into our annual rhubarb bake-off. The winning entries are auctioned on the Friday night of the festival, kicking off a weekend of fun, community spirit and fundraising. Come browse the yard sales, participate in the rhubarb pie auction, indulge in local baked goods and our famous Ice Cream With Rhubarb Sauce. Like every year, a portion of the profits from yard sales and auction go towards the Southwold Keystone Complex.

Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)

  • Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb - usually held in late February
    Wakefield, England. The annual Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb celebrates the traditional links with rhubarb-growing in Wakefield by showcasing the most talented local, regional and celebrity chefs. Held in our large demonstration marquee on the Cathedral precinct, the 3 day event is an opportunity for chefs to cook with spectacular local produce alongside our Yorkshire forced rhubarb in ways you never imagined. From sweet to savoury, drinks to chocolate, you will be sure to find an exciting and new way to cook with rhubarb. Email: ffestivalsandevents@wakefield.gov.uk. Phone: 01924 305751 / 01924 305026. This year expect to see great tasting food and drink, colourful stalls selling delicious Yorkshire produce, fun activities for young children and families, lively street enterainment and live cookery demonstrations, featuring some of the most talented chefs working in the country today. When you arrive in the city during the festival weekend, pop into the Visitor Information Point inside Wakefield Cathedral or the Customer Information Desk inside the Ridings Shopping Centre to pick up a festival brochure. Also see this website for more information.


  •  Avocado and Rhubarb Festival - October
    Gallery Walk, Tamborine Mountain. Does anyone have more information?



(English websites)

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