World's Only Rhubarb Race Car Derby Attempts to Break Record at Rhubarb Festival and Baking Contest on May 15th/16th

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Contestants needed for Kitchen Kettle Village's 26th Annual Rhubarb Festival and Baking Contest taking place on May 15th and 16th, as participants compete for a cash prize to break the fastest recorded speed of 4.28 seconds in the World's Only Rhubarb Race Car Derby. The Festival also includes a Rhubarb Dessert Baking Contest, Free Concerts, Entertainment and free samples of Rhubarb Inspired Food Creation.

Bake a Pie-Save a Farm

Kitchen Kettle Village is revvin' its rhubarb engines to try to break the fastest recorded speed of 4.28 seconds in the Rhubarb Race Car Derby at the 26th Annual Rhubarb Festival and Baking Contest on May 16th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. The public is invited to participate as the contestants will race their "cars" down an electronically-timed course and the winner will receive a cash prize. The modest entrance fee gives participants their self-chosen stalk of rhubarb and a pre-made wheel set while benefiting the Lancaster Farmland Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of local farmland. Willow Valley Resort is the sponsor of this year's two-day Festival, which opens at 11:00am on May 15th with Three Dads & a Lad Barbershop Quartet.

Other events include a "Bake a Pie-Save a Farm" Best Rhubarb Dessert Baking Contest with celebrity judges, food and gardening demonstrations, a Rollicking Rhubarb Stroll, the Rhubarb Whoopie Pie Filling Contest as well as tasty food sampling, crowning of the Rhubarb King and Queen, a variety of music and lots of family fun with a special visit from "Rhu-Barb" and "Yummie". Guests of all ages are invited to participate in the Derby as well as all other activities and contests.

This event will precede many other "Free at KKV" Events and Festivals slated for the year such as The Berry Jam Festival on June 19th and 20th, Yummie's Birthday Party on August 1st, and the 35th Annual Seven Sweets & Sours Tailgate Festival on September 18th and 19th

For a complete list of events and times, please visit http://www.kitchenkettle.com/kitchenkettle/home07.php or call us at 1-800-732-3538. For a complete list of Rhubarb Baking Contest Rules, please visit http://www.kitchenkettle.com/kitchenkettle/rhubfest.html.

Located in the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch countryside, Kitchen Kettle Village has been entertaining visitors from all over the world for more than 50 years. With 32 unique specialty shops, eight delicious restaurants and eateries, charming lodging and, of course, the famous Jam & Relish Kitchen, guests can watch local farm women putting up more than 80 original recipes of jams, jellies and relishes in large open kettles, take a carriage ride or enjoy the free seasonal festivals and year round family events. Conveniently located on Route 340 in the Village of Intercourse, Pennsylvania (10 miles east of Lancaster and less than two hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore), Kitchen Kettle Village is the ideal destination for the guest who wants a tasty Village experience. For more information, please visit http://www.kitchenkettle.com or call (800) 732-3538 or (717) 768-8261.

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