ABOUT Our Festival
Come celebrate the plant that put our village on the map!
The Rosy Rhubarb Festival was created mainly as a fundraiser for the Keystone Complex. Over twenty five years ago, a small group of people gathered together with the idea to promote our small community of Shedden, and to raise money for a new Community Complex. Every year, on the second weekend in June, we celebrate the plant that put our village on the map. Gardens are lush with ripe rhubarb waiting to be turned into tasty treats for families, friends and visitors.
Only the best pies, tarts and cakes make it into our annual rhubarb bake-off. Other contests include Biggest Rhubarb Leaf and Biggest Rhubarb Stock.
Try our Rhubarb Salsa and Sauce that made us famous! It’s a weekend of fun, community spirit and fundraising all dedicated to the rhubarb plant!
To date Rosy Rhubarb has raised over 1.2 million to help support other initiatives such as these: Landscape and Memorial Forest, the Picnic Pavilion, Playground equipment, Sound System, portable Stage, purchase of the People Mover, upgrades to the Horse Corral, new Bleachers and fundraising for our New Library. We are committed to enhancing the grounds for all age groups. This year another $20,000 has been donated to upgrade the electrical, picnic tables, skating rink and trails.
Candy McManiman from Artists of Conservation is the artist creating our beautiful historic mural, in fall 2021. Located on the picnic pavilion
Featuring history from the area, we get a glimpse into the past with how life used to be. Usage of steam engines, wooden bicycles, and women finding more independence