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
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 ridetheskyusa.com 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.