The Rhubarb Festival at Kendall Farm

In 2022, Georgie Kendall started the Rhubarb Festival. Now celebrated annually on the first Saturday in June, the festival offers demos on planting and caring for rhubarb and explores rhubarb’s versatility in food and drink. Local vendors, music, kids’ games, a rhubarb tasting table, crust making, and all things “rhubarb” are celebrated at this unique event in Downeast Maine.

Georgie Kendall grew up in Perry, Maine, attending church suppers as a child with her grandmother, Leona, who was an amazing baker. Leona made doughnuts and pie crust with lard. The only pies that weren’t devoured at those suppers were the rhubarb pies. Georgie has loved rhubarb since she was a kid so she could not understand why rhubarb pies were always the last to be finished. As a grownup, Georgie dreamed of hosting a rhubarb festival at her family’s farmstead to educate the community about rhubarb.

Rhubarb Festival Merch Available Now!

Rhubarb Festival Merch, with hat, shirt and tote

Show your rhubarb spirit and help support the festival!

Please call or text: 207-214-1124 
Local pick up in Perry or shipping can be arranged

2024 Rhubarb Festival Information

Theme — THINK PINK!

2024 Rhubarb Festival Poster with a pair of boots with rhubarb coming out. Festival takes place Saturday June 1, 2024 12:00 pm - 5:00pm at 20 Kendall Lane, Perry ME. Admission by Donation.

2024 Rhubarb Festival Schedule of Events

2024 Rhubarb Festival Schedule*

Saturday, June 1, 12:00 – 5:00 pm @ Kendall Farm in Perry

Rain or shine. Cash & carry. Admission by donation.
Bring a water bottle, a tote for treasures, lawn chair, sunscreen, & bug repellent.
No pets. No vapes. No smoking.

*Schedule subject to change

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

DETAILS

12:00 – 5:00

Food, Craft & Farm Vendors

Inside barn & outside on lawn

$

12:00 – 5:00

Obstacle Course

Lawn by house

Free & prizes

12:00 – 5:00

Horn Run Brewing on tap

Lawn by garden

$

12:00 – 5:00

Tasting Table

Deck next to house

$ Donation

12:00 – 5:00

Charlie and her friendly reptile, Detta

Back of the barn

Free

1:00 – 4:00

Linoleum rhubarb leaf art with Ms. Myrick of Eastport
Schools & Scavenger hunt w/Jennifer of LCOC

Front deck of house

Free

2:30

Rhubarb Stalk Eating
Competition for all ages!

In front of garage

Free & prizes

4:30

Crowd favorite winners of Tasting Table

In front of garage

Free & prizes

DEMOS

12:00 – 3:00

Tips on harvest, planting and care for plants
with Ellen of Lamb Cove Farm

Rhubarb patch to right of barn

Free

12:30 – 1:30

Cleaning dandelions, preserving rhubarb, and edible
flower jellies with Ronie of Unusual Jellies

Blacksmith shop

Free

1:30 – 2:30

Cooking savory and sweet rhubarb dishes with Wendy

Blacksmith shop

Free

3:00 – 4:00

Rhubarb wine making with Mike

Blacksmith shop

Free

4:00 – 5:00

Glass blowing with Pete of Okie Dokie Glass
(weather permitting)

Blacksmith shop area

Free

MUSIC

12:30 – 4:30

Oatmeal Bear w/Dru Meloche reading poetry b/w sets
and our host, Emcee John Z.

Garage

Free

Rhubarb Poster Student Art Competition

Each year, festival organizers plaster the state with Rhubarb Festival posters featuring artwork by a Washington County student.

Winning images have included a truck with rhubarb out the back and a wheelbarrow with a rhubarb plant in it. Our student winner’s art is featured on posters and t-shirts. There are prizes for the winner and several prize drawings for participants. We hope to expand this prize package in the future!

Congratulations to our 2024 winning poster artist — Hayden Sabattus, Grade 9, Calais Middle/High School!

Our past winners include:

2022: Katie McPhee of Calais Middle/High School
2023: Sarah Wentworth of Calais Middle/High School

2024 Rhubarb Festival Poster with a pair of boots with rhubarb coming out. Festival takes place Saturday June 1, 2024 12:00 pm - 5:00pm at 20 Kendall Lane, Perry ME. Admission by Donation.

2024 Poster, featuring artwork by Hayden Sabattus, Grade 9, Calais Middle/High School

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