Put on your pink and join us for a fun outdoor festival celebrating rhubarb

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

2016 Rhubarb Festival Events Schedule


Special thanks to our event partners

  • Eden Resort and Suites
  • Fulton Steamboat Inn Restaurant and Tavern

The 2016 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 2016 Rhubarb Festival Winners

Bragging Rights for a Whole Year!

Rhubarb Race Car Derby Winner

Our derby champion for 2016 was Rusty Allision an employee of Kitchen Kettle Village. He won the employee derby race on Friday, 5/20 which qualified him for the championship race on Saturday, 5/21. He smoked the competition and took home $100 and a cool trophy. Thanks to all the contestants who partctpated this year. Way to go Rusty!

Watch the Derby Video

See more photos on KettleTalk Blog

"The Best Rhubarb Dessert Baking Contest" Winner

Brooke Lacock was our grand champion with a "Lemon Rhubarb Bundt Cake!"

Other winners included Joy Heisey with a "Rhubarb Strawberry Coffee Cake", Jean Odgers with a "Gluten Free Rhubarb Cake", Ann Martin with a "Sour Cream Rhubarb Pie," Betsy Shipe with a "Rhubarb Apple Pie," John Sauder with a "Rhubarb Cherry Pie," Lauren Ramkawsky with a "Rhubarb Cream Cheese Puff," Katy Conlin with a "Fruity Rhubarb Crisp" and Joy Heisey with a "Rhubarb Cheesecake Dessert". Congratulations & special thanks to all the bakers for their delcious & beautiful creations. We were able to raise over $1,000 for the Lancaster Farmland Trust from the sale of all the delicious baked goods!