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 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.

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 2015 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

Winning the Rhubarb Derby Championship for the second year in a row was Christopher. He had a great time and beat lots of tough competitors! Way to go Christopher. We hope you come back again and race next year!

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

Bragging Rights for a Whole Year!

Congratulations to our 2015 Rhubarb Festival winners!

"The Best Rhubarb Dessert Baking Contest"
Jared Feister was our grand champion with his grandmother's "Strawberry Rhubarb Bars" recipe. Other winners included Lynn Dohne with a "Buttermilk Rhubarb Strawberry Cake", Joy Heisey with a "Bluebarb Pie" and many other interesting creations. We had a total of 54 entries in all and raised over $1,500 for the Lancaster Farmland Trust! Congratulations & special thanks to all the bakers for their delcious & beautiful creations.

Rhubarb King & Queen
Congratulations to employees Brittany Good (Bake Shop) and Christian Xentaras (Maintenance), our newly crowned Rhubarb King & Queen. They will reign over our Village until next May.