Where rhubarb goes, strawberry follows. Or so it seems. The crisp and tart vegetable/fruit that looks like pink celery is in season in springtime, just like its playmate the strawberry. Of course you do see rhubarb things without the berry but, to us, that always seems a little sad, as if someone is warning us not to have too much fun. That won’t be a problem tomorrow, Sunday, May 17th, in Kankakee, Illinois, as the 25th annual Rhubarb Festival will be held at the Kankakee County Museum at the Small Memorial Museum Campus.

Pie Sign, Rhubarb Festival, Kankakee, ILYou’ll find plenty of rhubarb pie, both with and without strawberries, by the slice or the whole pie. There’ll be rhubarb jam, too, again both with and without the red berry. There’s a rhubarb pie and dessert baking contest, games for kids, live music, and craft and food vendors galore! For details, see the Kankakee County Museum Facebook page.