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Rhubarb Festival June 28 in Rugby

By Staff | Jun 19, 2015

Rhubarb lovers of all ages are expected to turn out for the Rhubarb Festival from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 28, at Prairie Village Museum in Rugby.

Everything will be coming up rhubarb Sunday, June 28, during the third annual Rhubarb Festival at Prairie Village Museum, Rugby. Friends of the Museum will be serving tastes of rhubarb treats from noon to 4 p.m.

A $5 donation will purchase six tastes of more than 30 rhubarb dishes. Festival chair Kathy Blessum says the majority of rhubarb offerings will be desserts, pies and cakes, “but in past years we’ve also had savory dishes, salsa and punch all made with rhubarb.” Pub burgers, hotdogs and chips will be offered for sale from noon until gone. Coffee comes free with the rhubarb.

The festival will take place, rain or shine, in the museum’s Sandven Exhibition Hall. Rhubarb recipe books will be available for sale for $5. All 30 of the museum’s buildings will be open for touring until 5 p.m.

Special museum admission rate for the festival is $5; free for kids age 17 and under. Museum admission is free for Geographical Center Historical Society members and active-duty military and their families.

All proceeds from the event will go to the museum’s Boost the Caboose campaign to raise money for the repair and restoration of the museum’s 1911 Great Northern caboose.

The rhubarb cookbook, edited by Friend of the Museum Janet Miller, includes recipes for all things rhubarb, including Pat Mears’ recipe for a simple rhubarb pie.

Gelatin Rhubarb Pie

9-inch pie crust, unbaked

3 cups fresh rhubarb, cut up

1 cups sugar

1 Tablespoons quick tapioca

1 3-ounce package strawberry gelatin mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pie crust. Mix rhubarb, sugar, tapioca and gelatin mix and pour into crust. Bake at 350 to 375 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.

For more information on the Rhubarb Festival, visit www.prairievillagemuseum.com or call 701-776-6414.

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