Aledo Rhubarb Fest

Friday, June 6th & Saturday, June 7th, 2014
This unique festival, which is celebrating our 23rd year, will feature more than 3,000 homemade Rhubarb Pies for sale, Rhubarb Sampling, 12,000 free Rhubarb seeds given away, crafts, music, entertainment and more all set in our historic downtown.  We're so serious about our Rhubarb that Governor Pat Quinn officially named Aledo the Rhubarb Capital of Illinois!
2014 Rhubarb Fest Flier
Friday Events
What to Eat Rhubarb & Otherwise!
10 am - 2 pm Sample everything from Rhubarb Pie to wine a the "The Tasting" under the Big Blue Tent in Central Park and in Aledo businesses.
9 am - 3 pm Rhubarb bake sales in Central Park and in the downtown businesses.
10 am - 2:30 pm Free Trolley Tours - See all that Aledo has to offer by taking a tour of our town.
11 am - 1:30 pm Luncheon at the United Methodist Church - 301 N. College Ave. Delivery in Aledo
11 am - 2 pm First Baptist Church youth will serve pie and ice cream dessert at the Central Park pavilion.
   
That's Entertainment!
On the Band Shell Stage!
Remember to bring your lawn chairs to make sure you have a seat for all the great entertainment.
11 am - 1 pm Fry Daddies
1 pm – 3 pm Milltown (Bluegrass)
3 pm - 5 pm Sin City Orchestra
   
What To Do!
9 am - 4 pm Parking Lot Market - Crafts/Flee & Antiques in the parking lot just north of Central Park
10 am - 3 pm Stop by the Aledo Main Street booth in Central Park and pick up your share of 12,000 Rhubarb Seeds and an Aledo Shopping/Service Guide- ALL FREE!
10 am - 4 pm Stop in all the participating businesses to sample rhubarb treats & sign up for drawings.
10 am - 4 pm Portraits of an American Soldier exhibit.  A traveling display of hand-sketched portraits of fallen service member from Illinois who have been killed since 9-11.  Located at the Aledo Train Depot.
9 am - 4 pm Book Sale at Mercer Carnegie Library - 200 N. College Ave.
10 am - 5 pm Visit the Essley Nobel Museum - 1406 SE 2nd Ave.
   
Saturday Events
What to Eat Rhubarb & Otherwise!
6 am - 10:30 am Aledo Volunteer Firemen serve up warm, delicious pancakes at the Fire Station - 211 SE 3rd St.
10 am - 2 pm Sample everything from Rhubarb Pie to wine at the "The Tasting" under the Big Blue Tent in Central Park and in Aledo businesses.
9 am - 3 pm Rhubarb bake sales in Central Park and in the downtown businesses.
9:30 am - 2:30 pm Free Trolley Tours - See all that Aledo has to offer by taking a tour of our town.
11 am - 1:30 pm Luncheon at the United Methodist Church - 301 N. College Ave. Delivery in Aledo
11 am - 6 pm Enjoy the "catch of the day" at the Masonic Lodge Fish Fry and Rhubarb dessert by the Mercer County Historical Society at our new fire station 211 SE 3rd St, Aledo - across from Central Park.
   
That's Entertainment!
On the Band Shell Stage!
Remember to bring your lawn chairs to make sure you have a seat for all the great entertainment.
10 am - 12 pm Ellis Kell & Whooz Dads 
12 pm – 2 pm Mercer County High School Jazz Band
2 pm -  3 pm Tyler & Kodi Kargl
3 pm - 6 pm Myrna Rae Dancers
   
What To Do!
8 am 5K Rhubarb Run/Walk takes off from the Mercer Co. YMCA - 401 SW 2nd Ave. (Registration Form)
9:15 am YMCA Little sprouts & 1 mile fun run (Registration Form)
9:30 am Alley Art - Be creative, paint a square.
9 am - 4 pm WOW!! Huge craft show! SATURDAY ONLY! Crafts in the Courtyard offers over 100 quality exhibitors on the lawn of the Mercer County Courthouse - 100 SE 3rd St.
9 am - 4 pm Parking Lot Market - Crafts/Flee & Antiques in the parking lot just north of Central Park
9 am - 2 pm Book Sale at Mercer Carnegie Library - 200 N. College Ave.
10 am - 3 pm Stop by the Aledo Main Street booth in Central Park and pick up your share of 12,000 Rhubarb Seeds and an Aledo Shopping/Service Guide- ALL FREE!  Featuring Hot Pink Rhubarb Fest aprons!
10 am - 4 pm Portraits of an American Soldier exhibit.  A traveling display of hand-sketched portraits of fallen service member from Illinois who have been killed since 9-11.  Located at the Aledo Train Depot.
10 am - 4 pm Stop in all the participating businesses to sample rhubarb treats & sign up for great door prizes.
10 am - 4 pm Western Illinois Model Train Club - Big Train Display - 118 E. Main St., Aledo - 2nd Floor
10 am - 2 pm Kids activities including WQPT-Kid's Fun, Bounce House, face painting, and more!
11 am Rhubarb Recipe Contest with Cash Prizes - under the big blue tent in Central Park
1 pm Think you have a Rhubarb Leaf that measures up? Bring it to Central Park for the Big Leaf contest.
10 am - 5 pm Step back in time with a visit to the Essley Nobel Museum - 1406 SE 2nd Ave.
   
Don't have Rhubarb Regret!!!
If you're coming to the Fest to sample the Rhubarb or to buy a Rhubarb Pie, please plan on coming before noon for the best selection.
 
On Saturday, a Shuttle Bus will be available at the east end of town and will drop off at Central Park.
**Handicap Parking will be available. First Aid Tent available.
Golf cart shuttles will be available on Saturday.
 
Mark your calendar for Rhubarb FEST 2015
June 5th & 6th, 2015 

 

 

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