Wardsboro Friends’ Gilfeather Turnip Festival

The Friends of the Wardsboro Library celebrated their seventh turnip festival October 24, 2009. Turnip fare, a turnip contest, turnip seeds, and local participation are the key to this event.

The event involves most of Main Street, including the Wardsboro Town Hall, the Methodist Church Vestry and the Wardsboro Public Library’s Red Barn. The Gilfeather® turnip was first propagated in Wardsboro in the early 1900s by local farmer, John Gilfeather.

Live music, entertainment, activities for children, tag sale tables, craft item raffle and a turnip contest. The Turnip Café in the Red Barn serves Gilfeather® turnip soup and turnip tastings (nominal fee) of recipes created and prepared by Wardsboro “chefs.” Shop at the craft fair, the farmers’ market, and the Turnip Boutique for turnip-theme gifts, souvenir t-shirts, the turnip movie on VHS cassette and DVD, The Gilfeather® Turnip Cookbook, Vol. 2, turnips and seeds, apples, cider, organic veggies, breads, honey, Vermont products, specialty foods and local arts and crafts.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Wardsboro Library; details at www.friendsofwardsborolibrary.org; email: info@friendsofwardsborolibrary.org; (802) 896-3416.

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