Join us for the 34th Annual Rhubarb Festival

Join us for the 34th Annual Rhubarb Festival

The Rhubarb Festival is almost here!

Each year our annual two-day food festival happens the third Friday & Saturday in May – this year it’s Friday, May 19th & Saturday, May 20th.

If you have never been, you’re missing out on some awesome head gear (check out the fascinators we’ve made), the World’s Only Rhubarb Race Car Derby (yes, little dragsters made from rhubarb & raced on a real track) or all the delicious foods that we serve at the festival. New to our Rollicking Rhubarb Stroll (too small to be called a parade)  this year, we will have a brand new float for our  Rhubarb Royalty. The parade will also be featuring musicians, costumed characters, Kitchen Kettle’s own pink ladies, and new this year the “Barbettes” (our little Pink Ladies).

Fascinator Making at Our Festival Work Night

Fascinator

Rhubarb Parade Float

Our NEW Rhubarb Parade Float Under Construction

Rhubarb Race Car DerbyRhubarb Race Car Derby

Rhubarb Festival is a breath of spring that colors the Village in magenta and green. Employees compete for the prestigious title of Rhubarb King & Queen, local bakers vie for best of show in the “Best Rhubarb Dessert in Lancaster County” baking contest benefiting the Lancaster Farmland Trust…but most of all it is an opportunity for employees and guests alike to celebrate spring in Lancaster County.Rhubarb Desert Baking Contest

Please be my guest at the Kitchen Kettle Village Rhubarb Festival…I guarantee it will be the most fun you have this spring! See below for a list of all the activities and events taking place this weekend:

FRIDAY, MAY 19th, 2017

  • 11am-1pm – The Dreadnought Brigade Duo performing at the stage area
  • 11am and 2pm – Cheese Stretching demonstrations at Aged & Cured
  • Noon – Rhubarb Whoopie Pie Filling Contest at the stage area-participants needed
  • Noon-2pm – Enjoy the antics of strolling comedian Geist
  • 1pm – Fascinator Making Demonstration at the stage area
  • 2pm-5pm – The Dutchyfunk Band performing at the stage area
  • All Day – Meet “Rhu-Barb”, our rhubarb expert for helpful rhubarb hints
  • All Day – Rhubarb hospitality table sampling Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade
  • All Day – Vote for your favorite rhubarb derby car
  • All Day – Fresh rhubarb for sale
  • All Day – Rhubarb jams being made in our Jam & Relish Kitchen

SATURDAY, MAY 20th, 2017

  • 10am – “Bake a Pie…Save a Farm – Best Rhubarb Dessert in Lancaster County Baking Contest” featuring celebrity judges. Dessert slices will be sold following the competition. All proceeds benefit the Lancaster Farmland Trust.
  • 10:30am – Help us judge the Employee Fascinator Competition at the stage area
  • 11am and 2pm – Cheese Stretching demonstrations at Aged & Cured
  • 11am-3pm —Rhubarb Race Car Derby to benefit Lancaster Farmland Trust – races held at 11am, Noon & 3pm
  • 11am-1pm – Balloon twisting for the kids with the “Balunguy”
  • 11:30am – Crowning of the official Rhubarb King & Queen at the stage area during “halftime” of the baking contest judging.
  • 11:30am-1:30pm – Main Street Jazz performing on the porch of The Country Life store
  • Noon–2:30pm – Summit Hill Band performing bluegrass favorites at the stage
  • 2pm – Rollicking Rhubarb Stroll (too small to be called a parade) featuring musicians, costumed characters, Kitchen Kettle’s own pink ladies, the “Barbettes” (our little Pink Ladies) and the Rhubarb King & Queen.
  • 2:30-5:30pm – Enjoy the sounds of the Roof Rockers (a 50’s -60’s cover band) performing at the stage
  • All Day – Rhubarb hospitality table sampling Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade
  • All Day – Fresh rhubarb for sale
  • All Day – Rhubarb jams being made in our Jam & Relish Kitchen