DIY Ultimate Picnic Contest

Grab your candelabras, floral arrangements and Rutherford Hill wines and get ready for the DIY Ultimate Picnic Contest just before the concert on Sunday July 10 with Pink Martini and Ramsey Lewis Trio. HGTV host and celebrity designer Monica Pedersen joins in the fun as the guest judge for the day. Monica and a group of invited guest judges will select the most beautiful and imaginative “Ultimate Picnic.”

One grand prize winner will receive a 2012 season lawn pass good for two admissions to all concerts at Ravinia Festival. Three runners up will receive picnic baskets filled with “ultimate picnic” items, including the finest cheese selections from Kerrygold, gourmet items from Sunset Foods and Rutherford Hill Wine.

It's EASY to enter, here is what you do:

  1. Buy tickets to the Pink Martini and Ramsey Lewis Trio concert for Sunday, July 10.
  2. Register to participate in the DIY Ultimate Picnic Contest by sending your name, address, phone number and age to (Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. on July 9, 2011.)
  3. Read the contest rules and be sure you get your picnic items ready early.
  4. Arrive at the park by 4 p.m. on July 10 to set up your picnic.

The contest is sponsored by Rutherford Hill Wines and all entries must include a bottle of any Rutherford Hill wine-- Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon to be eligible to win. Space is limited to the first 50 participants to register. Participants must be 21 and over to enter.