SPECIAL NOTICE posted 6/6/2020

The annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival fundraiser for October 2020 has been cancelled by a vote of the Board of Directors. In these challenging times, we hope you are willing and able to continue to help the Friends support the Wardsboro Public Library by making a donation, click here - or see the Best Raffle Ever here.


The 18th annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival and Gilfeather Turnip Contest will be held Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m in Wardsboro, Vermont. Free admission. Rain or shine. Come to the Town Hall, and the Big Tents – all on Main Street. America’s best turnip culinary event! Join the whole town for Gilfeather Turnip soup and Turnip recipe tastings at the Turnip Café, outdoor soup kiosk, farmers’ market, dozens of culinary-related craft vendors, 1000+ lbs of Gilfeather Turnips, and Gilfeather Turnip seeds. Also on sale: Gilfeather Turnip Festival t-shirts, Turnip logo gifts, and more. Enter the Gilfeather Turnip Contest! Free to register. Awards for the largest Gilfeather turnip grown from seed or seedling, in or out of town and most creative name – enter yours to win! Parking by $5 donation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wardsboro Library. For more details email the Friends

At this event - at 1 PM -  Drawing for the Best Raffle Ever!

2019 Gilfeather Turnip Contest Winners - Congratulations!


 Largest grown in Wardsboro

Braiden Pearson

30.8 pounds

 Largest grown outside Wardsboro

Jeff Riley, Newfane VT

21.6 pounds

Best name

(a Gilfeather all dressed up!)

"Queen Gilly The 17th of Wardsboro"

John Moran, Wardsboro VT

 Strangest turnip

Koren Lipsett, Wardsboro, VT

Grand Champion

Charles Wandrei, Pittsfield MA

32.3 pounds

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