Rhubarb Days events scheduled in Osceola
Expanded entertainment options and activities highlight Osceola's third annual Rhubarb Days on June 7-8.
New this year, the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill, billed as the world's largest touring grill, rolls into Osceola on Friday, June 7, at 2 p.m. to help kickoff the festival with free brat meals at Hiawatha Bank.
The Osceola Public Library will feature a block party at Mill Pond Park with games, face painting, bouncy house and a farmers market Friday afternoon, leading up to Osceola's Movie Under the Stars showing of "Jurassic Park."
On Saturday, June 8, at 8 a.m., the day opens with a free will offering pancake breakfast complete with rhubarb sauce at the Valley Spirits parking lot. The craft fair, book sale, rhubarb bake sale and rhubarb baking contest all take place at Mill Pond Park during the day Saturday.
Also on Saturday, family entertainment options include a juggler, balloon animals, bouncy house, art tent for kids, accordion player and the Pleasant Valley Cloggers with shows at noon and 2 p.m. River Valley Brass performs at 1 p.m. on June 8 followed by a street dance at 3 p.m. with live music by Gamblin' Dan and the Losing Hand.
Highlighting the festival on June 8 at Millpond Park will be the annual Lions rubber duck race across the Mill Pond and over the Cascade Falls, with the winning duck cashing in $750 for the lucky raffle-ticket holder.
At Oakey Park, the Osceola Braves baseball team competes both nights with a 7:30 p.m. game on Friday and 7 p.m. game on Saturday.
For more information and a complete list of events online go to www.rhubarbdays.com or call Jeff at Osceola Antiques, 715-294-2886.