This year's annual Rhubarb Festival is May 20 & 21, 2016

In the heart of Lancaster County, we've been celebrating rhubarb for over 30 years. I love this time of year when our village comes alive with the sweet aroma of rhubarb jam bubbling in our kettles. Rhubarb is the harbinger of spring in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and every year Kitchen Kettle Village pays tribute with a two-day food festival filled with delicious and sometimes zany events.


There are plenty of activities for young and old, families and couples alike. See the fastest rhubarb cars in the world’s only rhubarb race-car derby. Savor the tastiest homemade rhubarb desserts at our Best Rhubarb Dessert baking contest. Dance down Pepper Lane to our Rhubarb Stroll (mini parade) featuring costumed characters, musicians, pink ladies and more. Or try your hand in our Rhubarb Whoopie Pie Filling Contest.

What's Cooking?

Lot's of homemade rhubarb foods — rhubarb dips, sauces, pies & delectable drinks. We can't wait to see you at this year's Rhubarb Festival in Intercourse, Pa.

Rhubarb Dessert Contest

Do you think you have a rhubarb recipe worthy of a prize? Enter this year's Rhubarb Desert Baking Contest in the categories of Rhubarb Pie, Rhubarb Cake & Rhubarb Dessert. All entries must include some form of rhubarb. You may only enter in up to two categories and you are limited to two entries per category for judging. You are only eligible to enter a maximum of four entries for judging however, you may donate as many pies, cakes, or desserts as you like to raise money for The Lancaster Farmland Trust.

On-Line Baking Registration  |  Mail-in Contest Registration


The 2015 Rhubarb Festival

Another great Rhubarb Festival has come and gone. We had lots of fun. Check out some of the photos from previous years taken at the Rhubarb Derby!

Congratulations to our 2015 Rhubarb Festival Winners

Bragging Rights for a Whole Year!

Rhubarb Race Car Derby Winner

Our derby champion for 2105 was Christopher for the second year in a row. He took home the prize of a $100 and a cool trophy. He had a great time and beat lots of contestants...even the winner from last year. Way to go Christopher, we hope you come back again and race again next year.

Watch the Derby Video

See more photos on KettleTalk Blog

"The Best Rhubarb Dessert Baking Contest" Winner

Jared Feister was our grand champion with a "Rhubarb Bars" - the recipe comes from his grandma!

Other winners included Lynn Dohne with a "Buttermilk Rhubarb Stawberry Cake", Joy Heisey with a "Bluebarb Pie", Lois Fackler with a "Rhubarb Ginger Cake", Hazel Griffith with a "Rhubarb Stawberry Pie and Natasha Holler with a "Panna Cotta with Roasted Rhubarb." Congratulations & special thanks to all the bakers for their delcious & beautiful creations.