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Saturday, October 26, 2024  10 am to 2 pm

23rd Gilfeather Turnip Festival and Turnip  Contest

Family friendly, free admission

Event parking donation $5

Food, Music, and Fun

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It's always a fun day to celebrate the Vermont State vegetable, the Gilfeather Turnip, and to show off the Wardsboro Public Library.


Hosted by the Library Trustees, with assistance from the Friends of the Wardsboro Library, the Wardsboro  School  Club. and Boy Scout Troop 461, the Gilfeather Turnip Festival offers everything Gilfeather Turnip- Turnip soup, turnips by the pounds, turnip themed merchandise, turnip seeds, a turnip contest, turnip kids games, plus the Gilfeather Turnip movie and talk .


Run entirely by volunteers, it is a major fundraiser for the Wardsboro Public Library.  When it opens at 10am, visitors are already lined up for the famous Gilfeather Turnip Soup and are loading their bags with Gilfeather Turnips.  The Library, with its wonderful barn addition, is open for all to wander through or sit and relax and watch the Gilfeather Turnip movie.  Attendees from as far as northern Vermont pick up copies of the Gilfeather Turnip Cookbook, Turnip ornaments and the new tea towels with the famous Gilfeather Soup recipe on them. Many items are available at the Library during Library hours and online at the Turnip Shop.


John Gilfeather would be proud of his vegetable and how it has helped over the past 20 years to support the Wardsboro 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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