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Visit Extension at the Aledo Rhubarb Festival

June 2 & 3, 2023, Aledo, IL
Emily Swihart at the Aledo Rhubarb Festival
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Central Park, Aledo, IL

Highlights from the official events website explain: The Aledo Rhubarb Fest will be celebrating 31 years in 2023!  Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on the fun June 2 & 3 in beautiful, historic Aledo, Illinois! Rhubarb Festival is a celebration of all things rhubarb – from pie to ice cream to soda pop. If it’s rhubarb, it’s there! Aledo Main Street will distribute 12,000 free seeds to festival visitors so they can grow their own rhubarb.  There will be live music, bring your lawn chair so you can sit and enjoy, and of course there will be lots of great food from local restaurants as well as from the Fest Food Vendors in Food Vendor Row. 

Antique, craft and flea market vendors will share their offerings at the Central Park Market both days from 9am-4pm.  On Saturday, another 100 art and craft vendors will set up shop at Crafts In the Courtyard featuring their unique wares on the lawn of the beautiful Mercer County Courthouse from 9am-4pm.

Historic downtown Aledo will also offer shopping and dining opportunities with a free trolley tour sharing the town’s sites and history. Additionally, there will be children’s activities in the Kid Zone FREE for all the kids to enjoy.

Rhubarb Festival admission is always free. Main events run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   For the most up to date information, including details on parking and shuttles and other Rhubarb Fest event happenings continue to check back on our website and our Facebook page Aledo Rhubarb Fest.