This Year Marks the 13th Annual Rhubarb Fest at Heritage Park
Saturday, June 19th 10:00am-3:00pm
Sponsored by Shawano County Historical Society
FOR THE ANTIGO TIMES
On this day, the main attraction is rhubarb where you will taste rhubarb in the many bake sale items including pies, tortes, cakes, muffins, cookies, and breads. Also, rhubarb lemonade, sangria, rhu-berry SunDrop slushies and a rhubarb beer will be available. Brats, hamburgers and even ice cream will be served with a rhubarb sauce!
Do we have your attention yet?
Enter the pie contest, tour the museum buildings, learn about the life of a fur trader, how to spin wool, make corn bread, quilting, carve wood and more. The Civil War Re-enactment Company E, 2nd Wisconsin will set up camp on the grounds for a firsthand experience of this transforming time in our nations’ history.
Be sure to shop a unique selection of items from the Historical Society’s gift shop including a Rhubarb Cookbook, rhubarb jam, fresh rhubarb, and more. DotCom Branding will be on site to print t-shirts using some of our favorite archive photos. The plant sale is back so shop for a variety of perennials including rhubarb. You will also find vendors with everything from soaps, jewelry, wood crafts and original artwork for sale. Raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to win beautiful raffle basket items.
Our feature this year is the 150th Anniversary of the John D Kast House built in 1871 on the original site. After an 18-month restoration, the doors will open to reveal the original wood floors, beautiful period light fixtures, newly plastered and painted interior walls, museum exhibits and displays depicting Shawano’s heritage. Rhubarb Fest will open with a dedication to this museum building at 9:45am.
Sit back and enjoy live music by these talented musicians! 10-12:30 Have fun with Shawano native and recording artist Ike Arumba and his acoustic variety of original and cover songs. 1-2:00 Members of Burnt Toast and Jam will rock the tent with their bluegrass style. 2-3pm BLT (Brad, Lona and Tim) of the award-winning Nashville Recording artist band The Renegade Band will perform country and southern rock as a trio.
Heritage Park is located at 517-524 N Franklin Street, Shawano. Admission is free and free parking is available in the open lot behind Old Tabor Church (enter from Lafayette Street) and in the city parking lots on Washington Street and N 2nd Street. Shuttle service is available from the city parking lots to the festival grounds.
Join us for a family-friendly event and discover history at Rhubarb Fest!