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Gilfeather Turnip Festival!

WANTED: Fair-Hardy Vendors with handmade, homemade. hand crafted goods and food products -- apply now! Sign up for the fabulous 2024 Gilfeather Turnip Festival! It's been one of the most successful and popular post-fall foliage events in southern Vermont...more info about the event.  Indoor and outdoor spaces for vendors.

Saturday, October 26, 2024

10 to 2 pm  rain or shine!

The 23rd Gilfeather Turnip Festival and Gilfeather Turnip Contest is on our calendars for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wardsboro, Vermont (rain, snow, or shine!). Free admission. Look for signs, kiosks, tents, and activities at the Town Hall, the Wardsboro Public Library and under the Big Tent – all on Main Street in Wardsboro.


This is America’s best turnip culinary event, showcasing Vermont's State Vegetable! Join the whole town for Gilfeather turnip soup at the outdoor soup kiosk, turnip flavored treats, farmers market, craft vendors, children’s games, more than 1000 pounds of Gilfeather turnips, library book sale and Gilfeather turnip seeds. Also on sale are turnip-themed gifts, and much more. (Or shop for seeds and turnip gifts at the Library anytime during regular hours.)


Bring along a Gilfeather Turnip to enter the Turnip Contest – it is free to enter Awards are for the Largest Gilfeather turnip grown from seed or seedling, Gilfeather Turnip Grown In Wardsboro or Grown Out of Town and Most Creative Name – enter yours to win. Entries accepted on  Oct. 26, Saturday morning from 10 am to Noon at Wardsboro Town Hall on Main Street.


Event Parking Donation- $5.


The Gilfeather Turnip Festival sponsoring organizations are the Trustees of the Wardsboro Public Library, with support from the Friends of the Wardsboro Library, the Wardsboro School Club and Boy Scout troop 461.

This event attracts people from all over southern Vermont and nearby states.


Volunteer for the day!

Contact the Library.

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100% of our fundraising supports the Wardsboro Public Library.

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It is free to enter the  Gilfeather  Turnip Contest. Entries accepted from 10 am until Noon on  Oct. 26 at Wardsboro  Town Hall on  Main Street.

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