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.
Free. Rain or shine. Plenty of parking.
24 Main Street, Lenox, Massachusetts
Rhubarb Celebration and Sale
Starts at 9:00 am
Sweet and savory rhubarb delicacies, as well as fresh local rhubarb, rhubarb recipe booklets and rhubarb plants will be available for purchase.
Belvoir Terrace (Lenox, MA)
Canyon Ranch (Lenox, MA)
Devonshire Estates (Lenox, MA)
Florence Pie Bar (Florence, MA)
Mary’s Kitchen Bakery (Lenox, MA)
Pleasant & Main (Housatonic, MA)
The Scoop (Lenox, MA)
The Sweetish Baker (Great Barrington, MA)
Stay tuned for more…
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.
This year’s contestants are:
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 rhubarb cocktails, or stocking up on rhubarb beer (yes, that’s a thing).
Bistro Zinc (56 Church St, Lenox)
Brava (27 Housatonic St, Lenox)
Firefly (71 Church St, Lenox)
Pleasant & Main (1063 Main St, Housatonic)
Stay tuned for more participating restaurants.
Rhubarb Around Town
Join us in a stroll around town as various shop owners celebrate Rhubarb with themed merchandise and Rhubarb treats.
Fat Face (48 Main St)
Nejaime’s Wine Cellar (60 Main St)
Salon Lennox (68 Main St)
J. McLaughlin (68 Main St)
MacKimmie Co. (69 Church St)
What a Gift (67 Church St)
Stay tuned for more.