3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
800-732-3538 / 717-768-8261 / www.kitchenkettle.com

Rhubarb Festival


It’s a mad, mad race to the Rhubarb Festival Lancaster County’s tastiest food festival

This event is on May 16-17, 2014

In the heart of Lancaster County, we’ve been celebrating rhubarb for 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.

Derby Winner
Build then race in the derby.  Maybe even win $100 and a cool trophy.
Rhubarb Contest Winner
Try your favorite Rhubarb recipe in our Dessert Baking Contest.

Enjoy our rollicking Rhubarb Stroll through the Village.


The 2013 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!

Rhubard Festival 2009

Festival Photos

Our derby champion this year was Angel. She raced last year and lost to Joshua, but came back strong this year and beat him. Way to go Angel! 

Bragging Rights for a Whole Year!

Congratulations to our 2013 Rhubarb Festival winners!

"The Best Rhubarb Dessert Baking Contest"
Jim Oberholtzer was our grand champion with a "Rhubarb & Strawberry Pie". Other winners included Lorraine Gingrich with "Rhubarb Mousse Parfaits" , Kerry Alan's "Rhubarb Cheesecake" and Jim Oberholtzer (again) with "Hot Rhubarb Squares." Congratulations & special thyanks to all the bakers for their delcious & beautiful creations.

Rhubarb Race Car Derby
Beating young and old alike, our feature race winner was Angel. 
Derby Video