The 6th Annual Lenox Rhubarb Festival
The Lenox Rhubarb Festival is a annual celebration of rhubarb in the Historic Village of Lenox, MA. We strive to bring the community together in celebration of rhubarb, that cold loving vegetable which has been growing in people’s backyards for as long as anyone can remember.
For lovers of rhubarb and newcomers alike, the Festival offers Lenox an opportunity to showcase its beauty and history; the culinary skills of its restaurant chefs; and a mouthwatering assortment of sweet and savory rhubarb dishes, especially strawberry rhubarb pies, to satisfy the nostalgic cravings of so many rhubarb fans.
Join us as Rhubarb takes over scenic Lenox, Massachusetts.
Rain or shine. Plenty of parking.
Rhubarb Pancake Breakfast
Starts at 9:00 am
In 2018, Craig Bero, from Pleasant & Main Café in Housatonic, treated visitors to some amazing pancakes with rhubarb sauces and whipped cream, along with grilled ham and a variety of side dishes.
Stay tuned for details of this year’s Rhubarb Pancake Breakfast.
Rhubarb Celebration and Sale
Starts at 10:00 am
Sweet and savory rhubarb delicacies, as well as fresh local rhubarb, rhubarb recipe booklets and rhubarb plants will be available for purchase.
Savory Rhubarb Contest
Starts at 11:00 am and goes until the food runs out.
The Savory Rhubarb Contest shines a spotlight on Lenox restaurant chefs. Their creations demonstrate ways to include nutritious and delicious rhubarb in savory cooking. Rhubarb, with its tart and tangy flavor, makes a great addition to soups, chilis, stews and other creations.
Buy a spoon for $5, and get a taste of all the entries (while supplies last). Then use your spoon to vote for your favorite.
The Best Savory Rhubarb Dish will be announced at the end of the contest.
Stay tuned for this year’s contestants.
The Eagles Trombone Ensemble
11:00 am to 12:00 noon.
A crowd favorite, the Eagles Trombone Ensemble will join us again this year.
The Eagles Trombone Ensemble (10 trombones, 1 French horn, 1 tuba and drums), led by trombonist Mike Oft of Lenox Dale, play a variety of crowd-pleasing, popular tunes.
Rhubarb On The Menu
Check out the Rhubarb treats at various Lenox restaurants. Our Lenox chefs will be dreaming up fantastic appetizers, entrées, or desserts (or all three) featuring Rhubarb. And to quench your thirst, bartenders will be mixing up a rhubarb cocktails, or stocking up on rhubarb beer (yes, that’s a thing).
Stay tuned for a list of participating restaurants.