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Posted on: May 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Aledo welcomes the Annual Rhubarb Festival

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The City of Aledo will host the annual Rhubarb Festival on June 2 and June 3 in the Historic Downtown Aledo, near Central Park.

The free festival draws thousands of visitors annually and is a cornerstone event for the City of Aledo. Festival goers can shop local vendor markets, sample rhubarb pies and treats, and enjoy live entertainment in the Central Park Bandshell.

“We are excited to welcome thousands of visitors and festival goers back to Aledo for the Annual Rhubarb Festival,” said Chris Hagloch, Aledo’s Mayor. “This event is incredibly important to the fabric of our community and offers our residents the opportunity to gather together in celebration.”

Aledo Rhubarb Festival features great food choices, antique, craft and flea market vendors, live music, and entertainment. Visitors can experience Aledo through trolley tours that showcase several historic sites in the City. Attendees can also enjoy the rhubarb cook-off event to see who really makes the best baked goods in town.

This year, the live entertainment will feature The Clintstones on June 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. On June 3, check out the annual rhubarb pie eating contest and the Lil Rhubarb Beauty Pageant. Later that day, The Tailfins Band will play from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Aledo Rhubarb Fest is an important event to the community of Aledo because of its impact on the city’s local businesses and nonprofits. Each year, different charity organizations contribute to a massive rhubarb bake sale that benefits local residents and organizations.

“The Aledo Rhubarb Festival is the community-wide effort and truly represents the celebration of what makes our entire community a special place to live,” said Pam Myers, Rhubarb Festival Chair. “From Aledo to the entirety of Mercer County, this festival is the coming-together of all of our businesses, residents and local organizations. We’re excited to have another year to gather together in Downtown Aledo.”

Admission is always free, with the main events running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about the Rhubarb Festival and its events, visit https://aledorhubarbfest.com/ 

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