Rhubarb Fest at Heritage Park, Shawano
FOR ANTIGO TIMES
This year marks the 11th annual Rhubarb Fest at Heritage Park. On this day, the main attraction is rhubarb where you will taste rhubarb in pies, tortes, cakes, muffins, cookies, breads in the many bake sale items. Other rhubarb items include rhubarb lemonade, sangria, rhu-berry SunDrop slushies and a rhubarb beer. Brats and hamburgers are even served with a rhubarb sauce!
Enjoy live music by amazing musicians including String Fever, Dan Robinson, John Stano & Mark Dvorak, Paul Sruba & Joel Kroenke, Pat Schwenke, Mary Vercouteren, Keith McGillivray. Enter the pie contest. (Check our website at www.shawanohistory.org for the contest rules.) Tour the museum buildings. Learn about the life of a fur trader, how to spin wool, make corn bread, carve wood and more.
Our feature exhibit this year is the Shawano Fire Hose Wagon purchased by the Shawano Fire Department in 1912. You will want to get a picture of this beauty!
Then, be sure to shop a unique selection of items from the Historical Society’s gift shop including a Rhubarb Cookbook, rhubarb jam, fresh rhubarb, many books, handmade cards using museum photos, and polo shirts at $5. The plant sale is back so shop for a variety of perennials including rhubarb. You will also find vendors with everything from soaps and baskets to original artwork for sale. Raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to win beautiful raffle basket items. Special children’s crafts sponsored by the Shawano County Library.
The event is Saturday, June 15th and runs from 10:00am-3:00pm. Heritage Park is located at 524 N Franklin Street, Shawano. Admission is free. Shuttle service is available from the city parking lots on Washington Street and N 2nd Street. Proceeds benefit the Shawano County Historical Society.