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.

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 and outside on lawns

$

12:30 – 4:30

Linoleum rhubarb leaf art

Back side of barn

Free

12:00 – 5:00

Obstacle course

Back side of barn

Free

12:30 – 4:30

Charlie and her friendly snake, Denna

Back side of barn

Free

12:00 – runs out

Horn Run beer and seltzer on tap

Off deck next to house

$

2:30

Rhubarb Stalk Eating
Competition for all ages

Next to garage

Free & prizes

DEMOS

12 -3

Harvest and planting rhubarb plants

Rhubarb patch to right of barn

Free

12:00

Prep, cook & preserve

Blacksmith shop

Free

1:00

Crust making

Blacksmith shop

Free

2:00

Wine making

Blacksmith shop

Free

3:00

Cooking demo

Blacksmith shop

Free

4:00

Glass blowing

Blacksmith shop

Free

MUSIC

12:30 – 4:30

Oatmeal Bear

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

Vendor Information

Interested in being a vendor at the 2024 Rhubarb Festival? Farmers, Food Producers, Artists and Artisans are all invited to this celebration of local products. We hope you will join us — learn more and apply below!

Review Rhubarb Festival vendor information and submit your application.

Download a printable version of the Rhubarb Festival 2024 poster to promote at your location.

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