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Great News about the Gilfeather Turnip Celebration! posted September 8, 2021

A Gilfeather Turnip Celebration for Our Town

October 23, 2021  10 am to 1 pm Saturday

170 Main Street, Wardsboro Public Library front lawn

All welcome! Free family event.

The Friends are celebrating the famous Gilfeather Turnip and Farmer John Gilfeather on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Wardsboro Public Library.

You'll find just-harvested locally grown Gilfeather turnips for sale by the pound, next to a tent full of fun Gilfeather Turnip merchandise including t-shirts, caps, aprons, cookbooks, and the charming knitted Gilfeather Turnip hat in sizes for children and adults. You can buy turnip seeds, too, if you plan to plant in the Spring of 2022. We're baking some Gilfeather Turnip baked goods to sell on this day, too!

Bring your friends and neighbors along to listen to some great live music, to do a few fun  activities with your kids, and to stock up on the Official State Vegetable just in time for your Thanksgiving dinner.

While this year's event will be different than the grand turnip extravaganzas from prior seasons, we're still proud of Wardsboro's Gilfeather Turnip!

Again it's Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10 am to 1 pm at 170 Main Street. Free.

On this same day, we are drawing the winning ticket for the Best Raffle Ever, the wonderful handcrafted holiday quilt. Tickets are always available online, by email, at the library during regular hours, and on October 23 right up until drawing time: 1 pm.

See you at the Turnip Cart!

From the Friends of the Wardsboro Library.


posted 8/31/2021 From the Friends Board of Directors

on the Gilfeather Turnip Festival

Event Update and Fundraising Appeal

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It is with great sadness that the Board Members announce that the Friends of the Wardsboro Library has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Gilfeather Turnip Festival - our most important fundraising event.


We were so hopeful that this would be the year we would see your smiling faces again and greet the crowds that love our special Turnip but we just couldn't make it happen. With concerns about the COVID numbers, having unventilated enclosed tents, volunteers who were uneasy about helping, and many past vendors retiring or out of business, we just felt we had to skip the event this year, again. We can't thank everyone enough for having faith that the Friends could host this wonderful celebration, but reality said otherwise.


It would be greatly appreciated if you would help the Friends replace the income we usually make from this fundraising event and make a donation to our Annual Appeal, perhaps in the amount you might have spent at the festival? (Read our 2021 Annual Appeal letter by clicking here.) Every penny raised supports the Wardsboro Public Library directly.


We will miss seeing all of you - our vendors, our volunteers, and our many loyal guests who we've seen year after year. Keep in touch!

The Friends Board Members.

Gilfeather Turnip


Library OPEN!


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Tuesday 10 to 4

Wednesday 10 to 4

Thursday 2 to 7

Saturday 9 to 2

Closed major holidays & snow days.


How to win this prize!

Click here to print your own tickets (make sure your printer is turned on!)

Mail before October 15, 2021 with check to FOWL, PO Box 137, Wardsboro VT 05355

Buy Tickets right now online. (Just use our Paypal, safe and secure!)

Buy Tickets at the Friends Plant Sale on May 29, 2021, at the Library, 170 Main Street.

Get Tickets at the Friends Kiosk at the Library, 170 Main Street, during regular library hours.

Drawing is  Saturday October 23, 2021.

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100% of our fundraising supports the Wardsboro Public Library.

There are so many ways that you too can support the Friends of the Wardsboro Public Library.