Lanesboro Rhubarb Fest Sat., June 1st, 2013

Entertainment Schedule

10 a.m. – Festival begins

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Singing of the Rhubarb National Anthem

Rhubarb Run: Welcome/Awards

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

Welcome from Bob of Cock-A-Doodle Zoo

Event Leaders – What you need to know about the contests:
Tasting, Games, Minute-to-Win-IT, Pie-making

Event Leaders – What you need to know about the Story Tree
and Fashion Show

10:30 a.m.

Rhubarb Games begin. KTTC’s Morning News Team Jess
Abrahamson and Ted Schmidt throw out the first stalk. Olympics
run continuously 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Rhubarb Jugglers Will they juggle flaming rhubarb?

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 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. WALTER BRADLEY AND STEVE ARNOLD
will entertain with song.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. RHUBARB SISTERS will sing original
rhubarb songs.

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pie-Making Contest

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. TOM SCHRAMM, well-known local artist, will
sing and entertain.

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pie-Making Contest

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Rhubarb Zumba with Melinda Lutes

1:30 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

take home prizes!

1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. Rhubarb Fashion Show

2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. RUTABAGA BROTHERS will sing and entertain.

The Rhubarb Rant will be going on at the top of the hour every hour
during the Festival so tell us your personal Rhubarb story.

Don’t forget to visit The Story Tree, where local storytellers will entertain
at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30.

Cock-A-Doodle-Zoo will run continuously throughout the festival, but for
informational talks about the animals stop there at 11:00
or 1:00.

And check out to find out about helicopter
rides over Lanesboro departing from our nearby football field.
Their rates and schedule will be available the day of the festival.


Rhubarb Games Sponsors

  • Associated Bank
  • Cottage House Inn
  • Krage Insurance Agency
  • Rhinos Pizza and Subs
  • Scenic Valley Winery
Rhubarb Run Sponsors

  • Road ID
  • Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Artesian Fresh
  • Fillmore County Journal
  • Frank Wright
  • Lanesboro Fire Department
  • Joe Deden / Eagle Bluff Environmental
    Learning Center

Rhubarb Sponsors

  • Commonweal Theatre
  • Inn at Sacred Clay Farm
  • Lanesboro Web Management Group
  • O’Leary’s B & B
  • Ace Communication



Lanesboro – Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota!

“Everything Rhubarb” – The Book

Rhubarb Run

Rhubarb Games

Cock-a-Doodle Zoo


Call for Entries

Schedule of Events



Rhubarb Recipes

Drought Map of the U.S. for May 21, 2013


Basketed Lettuce …

Gift from Ardie… comes in pretty handy when you have to bring ’em in every night to keep ’em from freezing… temperature got down to 27 F early this AM in Red Wing, May 12th 2013…

Lettuce w Flash

Lettuce w Flash

lettuce 01

Lettuce Window Light

First Rhubarb, waiting for heat and light at Mary Bell’s


the bloomin’ cactus

this creature lives on the edge of the Great Amurricun Desert*

close-up of the bloomin’ cactus…

half close on bloomin’ cactus

bloomin’ cactus in its glory pose…

*indoors, of course, receiving lavish attention from whilst
having extended conversations with its house thrall Ardis….

Mary Bell’s River Acres For Sale

This is more than a house and business –
It’s a “Lifestyle.”

Established greenhouse (with plants and supplies) on the Root River framed by a backdrop of limestone bluffs with a premier fishing hole out the back door.

This one-of-a-kind setting provides splendid up and down views of the meandering river.

4 acres with creatively designed 3-bed 2-bath house, shop (with growing room), shed, greenhouse, gardens, well house, fenced area for goats/chickens.

This setting could easily become a commercial canoe launch area.

Great hunting. Directly across from the Root River bike trail.

Plus you will be able to enjoy watching soaring bald eagles, hear numerous songbirds and celebrate the reality of balance and tranquility.

7 miles from Lanesboro, Minnesota on Historic Highway 16


GPS Coordinates

43 degrees 44’ 54.54 N 91 degrees 53’ 58.50” W



Food sustainability also includes; pastures to support goats and chickens for milk, meat and eggs: an orchard to provide apples, pears, plums and peaches; multiple perennial vegetable patches of rhubarb, asparagus, berries and more; and the pasture has an in-ground automatic water drinker.

Built 1970. Single family ranch style that could become a duplex. 2,448 square feet. One bedroom and one bathroom up and one bath and two bedrooms down. Upper master bedroom with built-ins, desk and cedar closet. Two sided car port with 2 stalls. Concrete driveway. Electric baseboard heat. Lower level has limestone fireplace that uses propane. Septic field. Private well. Shingle roof. Outdoor lower level patio area faces upstream.