Kitchen Kettle Village Harvests Bushels of Fun for 33rd Annual 7 Sweets & Sours Festival

Guests can experience a bounty of fun and flavors during the 33rd Annual 7 Sweets & Sours Festival Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 at Kitchen Kettle Village.

Lancaster, PA, September 08, 2007 --( Guests can experience a bounty of fun and flavors during the 33rd Annual 7 Sweets & Sours Festival Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 at Kitchen Kettle Village. The festival celebrates the end of the harvest with a spotlight on pickled beets and end-of-the-season foods such as Chow Chow. What is Chow Chow and how did it get its name? How do you do the basic steps to a popular country line dance? What does a pickled beet taste like? How can you tastefully and easily serve a fall meal? Visitors will find the answers to these questions and have the opportunity to try them for themselves during the festival.

A bounty of fun awaits guests including strolling, interactive performers, pumpkin painting, line dancing and quilting demonstrations. Visitors are invited to compete in an old-fashioned “Cracker Whistling” contest Saturday at noon and vote for their favorite scarecrow from among the many fall creations displayed throughout the Village during the Annual Scarecrow Competition.

End-of-the-season foods await guests including Chow Chow Pizza, Beet Grog, Harvest Fluff, Pickled Beets, Vegetable Dip featuring Pepper Relish, and cold apple cider, along with some surprise offerings. The Kling House Restaurant and the Kettle Cafe also will feature fall food specials on their menus both days. Guests can pick up some ideas and tips from our culinary specialists during the various cooking demonstrations to create their own harvest temptations. Beet-iful Barb, our beet expert, will offer cooking tips, recipes and facts. Always held the third Friday and Saturday in September, rain or shine, the 7 Sweets & Sours Festival runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 21, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 22.

Entertainment Schedule

Friday Only (September 21)
• 10:30-11:30am–Fall harvest painting demonstration with artist Katy Conlin
• 11am-4pm–Be entertained by strolling performer Jerry Brown
• 11am–Fall Cooking Demonstration with Kitchen Kettle’s “Food Guy”, Tom Rothfus at the stage area
• Noon-2pm–Enjoy the sounds of “For the Love of Jazz” at the stage area
• 2-4pm—Learn how to Country Line Dance with Erin Hoxie at the stage area

Saturday Only (September 22)
• 11am–Fall Cooking Demonstration with Kitchen Kettle Food Specialist Kristine Grego at the stage area
• 11am-1pm—Enjoy the sounds of “4PM Curfew” a strolling Barbershop Quartet
• Noon-2pm—Be humored by the antics of strolling performer “Geist”
• Noon—Old Fashioned “Cracker Whistling” contest at the stage area — participants needed
• 1-3pm—Tap your toes to the sounds of the Dixieland Express Band at the stage area
• 3:30pm—Fall Cooking Demonstration with Kitchen Kettle’s own “Food Guy,” Tom Rothfus at the stage area
• All Day—Kids Area featuring crafts, pumpkin painting, balloon sculpting(11am-2pm), apple bobbing and more. All proceeds benefit Hospice Soulmates.

Both Days (Friday & Saturday)
• 1-4pm—Pumpkin Centerpiece Making Demo at the Flower Shop
• All Day—Meet our Beet Expert - “Beet-iful Barb” for cooking tips, recipes & facts.
• All Day—Listen as Banjo Jimmy & his Sidemen play your favorite folk tunes
• All Day—Old Fashioned Cider Press Display with apples & apple cider
• All Day—Quilting Demonstration at Village Quilts
• All Day—Enjoy the tastes of red beets & other harvest products at our many sampling tables throughout the Village
• All Day—Discover our many scarecrows displayed throughout the Village and vote for your favorite as part of our Annual Scarecrow Competition.

Guests won’t want to miss the cooking and canning in the nationally-celebrated Jam & Relish Kitchen where local farm women make Kitchen Kettle’s famous jellies, jams, preserves and relishes. Hot Chow Chow, Tomato & Basil Jam, Pepper Jam and Green Tomato Relish are some of the more unique products that join traditional offerings such as Pepper Cabbage and Bread & Butter Pickles. The vegetable relishes and jams are featured in the food samples and menu specials during 7 Sweets & Sours Festival.

Kitchen Kettle Village is located on Rt. 340 in the Village of Intercourse, 10 miles east of Lancaster (PA). For more information contact Lisa Horn at (800) 732-3538, (717) 768-8261, or log onto

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