Sports Enthusiasts Will Have a Ball at Kitchen Kettle’s 40th Annual Tailgating Festival on September 19th and 20th

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Pumpkin Bowling, Scarecrow & Whoopie Pie Filling Contests, Sports Fun, Music and the Celebration of the Harvest Returns to Kitchen Kettle Village

Kitchen Kettle Village is announcing the line-up for this year’s 40th Annual Tailgate Festival on September 19th and 20th. The festival is the ultimate celebration for welcoming Fall and kicking off the tailgating season. This time of year the Village comes alive with themed scarecrows, pumpkins and corn shocks. Every year Kitchen Kettle Village pays tribute to tailgating season with a two-day food festival filled with delicious and sometimes crazy events.

There are plenty of activities for young and old, families and couples alike. See the cartoon character themed scarecrows throughout the village and vote for your favorite. Savor a tasty sample of homemade tailgate foods at one of our cooking demonstrations or sampling tables. Tap your toes to a Dixieland Band. Compete at our Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Filling Contest. Don't miss the Tailgate Games area on Saturday including a bounce house, tailgate toss, pumpkin bowling & face painting and the Tailgate Parade at noon featuring the Pequea Valley Band, cheerleaders and more!

Friday, September 19th, 2014
        11am-4pm - Banjo Jimmy & his Sidemen performing ragtime folk music
        11am-1pm - Happy Wanderer's German band performing at the stage area
        11am, 1pm & 3pm - "Get Your Tailgate On" cooking demonstrations with Food Specialist, Kristine Grego, at the festival hospitality table located near Girls Day Out
        Noon-2pm - Enjoy the antics of strolling entertainer Geist
        1:30pm - Whoopie Pie Filling Contest at the stage area-participants needed
        2pm - Pinterest Project with Krafty Katy located near the stage area
        2pm-5pm - Summitt Hill performing at the stage area
        All Day - Meet our tailgate experts for cooking tips, recipes and great samples
        All Day - Old Fashioned Cider press display with apples and apple cider
        All Day - Discover our many cartoon themed scarecrows displayed throughout the Village. Vote for your favorite as part of our annual scarecrow competition.

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
        10am-3pm - Tailgate Games area featuring a bounce house, pumpkin bowling, tailgate toss, face painting & more. This area has a $5 entrance fee with all funds raised benefitting local sports teams & booster clubs.
        11am - Pinterest Project with Krafty Katy located near the stage area
        11am, 1pm & 3pm - "Get Your Tailgate On" cooking demonstrations with Food Specialist, Kristine Grego, at the festival hospitality table located near Girls Day Out
        11am-4pm - Banjo Jimmy & his Sidemen performing folk music
        11am-1pm - Balloon twisting for the kids with the “Balunguy”
        11:30-1:30pm - Enjoy the sounds of the Dixieland Band performing at the stage area
        11:30pm - 1:30pm - Enjoy the sounds of Dusty Fender on the porch of the Country Life
        Noon - Tailgate Parade through the Village complete with marching band, cheerleaders and mascots
        2:30pm-5:30pm-Kick back to the sounds of the Roadsters, a 50's band at the stage area

All Day- Smokehouse Shop tailgate sampling area located outside the Kettle Café featuring beef sticks and jerkies.

All Day-Meet our Tailgate Expert Barb for cooking tips, recipes and more

All Day-Old Fashioned Cider Press Display with apples and apple cider

All Day - Discover our many cartoon themed scarecrows displayed throughout the Village. Vote for your favorite as part of our annual scarecrow competition

The two day long festival will start at 9:00am and end at 6:00pm. As always, parking and admission is free. For more information, please visit http://www.kitchekettle.com or call (800) 732-3538 or (717) 768-8261.

Located in the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch countryside, Kitchen Kettle Village has been entertaining visitors from all over the world for 60 years. Kitchen Kettle Village boasts over 40 unique specialty shops, delicious restaurants and eateries, charming lodging, and of course, the famous Jam and Relish Kitchen. Guests can watch local farm women putting up over 90 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 Rte. 340 in the Village of Intercourse, Pennsylvania (10 miles east of Lancaster and less than 2 hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore), Kitchen Kettle Village is the ideal destination for the guest who wants a tasty and authentic Village experience. For more information, please visit http://www.kitchenkettle.com or call (800) 732-3538 or (717) 768-8261.

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