Day in and day out, picnickers on Ravinia’s lawns settle down in their own perfect little spots to look on and listen closely to the talent before them. With all attention focused on the exciting shows taking place on stage, we wait for that one special day when the picnics on the lawn become the sights to see. That day came this past weekend when Ravinia teamed up with Rutherford Hill to name 2010’s ultimate picnic. Special guest judges from around Chicago, including HGTV host and celebrity designer, Monica Pedersen, took to the lawns to scope out participants’ extravagant displays. From piano-shaped cake to a lifesize cardboard cut-out of Pedersen herself, judges surveyed a variety of creative ways for participants to display their picnic set ups.
A judge's eye view:
Take the Ultimate Picnic tour by viewing the full gallery here.
Participants were awarded with gifts from Ravinia Gifts, Rutherford Hill and Kerrygold. But the icing on the Ravinia cake was the grand prize – two passes to Ravinia’s 2011 season!