CHUM Rhubarb Festival
June 29, 2013; 9 AM to 4 PM
11th Avenue East and London Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Admission is FREE!
Rhubarb Fun for Everyone!
Join us for the 9th Annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival June 29, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11th Avenue East and London Road. Enjoy a delicious array of rhubarb delicacies, including hundreds of pies, muffins, and crisps as well as rhubarb brats and burritos that will have your taste buds wanting more.
A variety of games and crafts, live musical performances, and silent auctions promise a day of fun and entertainment for the entire family. And the best part? Admission is free!
Featured at this year’s on stage musical performances is Duluth's own Charlie Parr, who plays original folk blues and traditional spiritual music. Parr has been recording since the earliest days of the 21st century and often records on vintage equipment. For more on Parr and for a full stage show schedule, click here. For more information about Parr's music and background, click here.
Hundreds of pies are made in preparation for the festival.
Photo by Kim Randolph
Food booths will open for visitors starting at 9 a.m. Come out at any time during the event to fulfill your rhubarb cravings and enjoy the following activities:
Bea Ojakangas will be selling cookbooks.
Photo by Brian Ravoula
Cookbook sale and signing with Bea Ojakangas, Duluth cook, author, and member of the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame.
Put on your “Rhubarb Face” contest hosted by Whole Foods Co-op.
Bake sale with hundreds of ready-to-eat and take-and-bake pies, including rhubarb pies, rhubarb strawberry pies, and rhubarb blueberry pies. Other goodies include rhubarb pound cake, muffins, crisps, cakes, breads, strudel bars, preserves, and gluten free treats.
Rhubarb brats and burritos available at the food booths.
An indoor and outdoor coffee shop will be serving fresh-from-the-oven rhubarb cobbler and crisps with ice cream, scones, and slices of pie. Pick up a cup of coffee and enjoy even more rhubarb treats!
A silent auction will include the works of local artists, gift certificates, and merchandise from area businesses. A 72-ticket limited raffle will take place for a 18 karat gold and silver bracelet from Security Jewelers, with each ticket purchased including a gift certificate for a bottle of wine from Cash Wise Liquor.
Duluth Running Company children’s race starting at 9 a.m.
Children’s area including face painting, bubbles, arts and crafts, and a variety of games.
Don’t miss the largest rhubarb stalk and leaf contests!
Glasses of rhubarb lemonade and other drinks will be available.
Live musical performers will be selling their CDs throughout the day.
Local master gardeners will be available to answer growing questions when it comes to raising your own rhubarb plants.
Purchase your own commemorative rhubarb festival posters, aprons, patches, T-shirts, and more!
Walt Dizzo with MPR will be the MC for the annual stage show.
This year the coffee shop, bake sale, t-shirt booth and the silent auction will be accepting credit cards.
Do you want to get involved?
To learn how you can volunteer at the event, contact Mary Jaecklein at email@example.com. For more information about the festival, contact Mary Schmitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (218) 720-6521.
Wondering how CHUM gets enough rhubarb to make so many rhubarb treats? Check out this article published in the Duluth Budgeteer News.
Thank You to our 2013 Rhubarb Festival Sponsors:
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Super One Foods
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Twin Ports Paper & Supply
United Way of Greater Duluth Volunteer Center
38 CHUM Member Congregations
With support from:
Cash Wise Liquor
Duluth Coffee Company
Duluth Running Company