Jun 1, 2024

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event Website

(507) 259-9072

Celebrate Minnesota’s sweet-tart favorite, in Lanesboro – the Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota – recognized by the Minnesota State Legislature by proclamation in 2008.

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!

Saturday Jun 1, 2024
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Saturday June 1 2024
10:00 AM- Rhubarb Festival Begins!

  • Singing of the Rhubarb National Anthem-Led by Phil Dybing
  • Bee-Bop-A-Ree-Bop Rhubarb Pie Sing-along
  • Goat Chill Out Beings-Hosted by Peter Ruen

10:15 AM- Rhubarb Games Begin!

  • KTTC Jess Abrahamson & Ted Schmidt throw out the first stalk.  Games go until 12 PM
  • Minute-to-win-it Rhubarb Chopstick Contest. Runs till 12 PM
  • Rhubarb Largest Leaf and Heaviest Stalk contest.  Entries till 12 PM

10:30 AM​

  • Rhubarb Fashion Show
  • Rhubarb Tasting Begins

12:00 PM-Live Music Starts

  • 12 PM- Needy Dog
  • 1:30 Clouds so Swift