The beauty of small town Vermont.
Settled in 1779, Wardsboro is famous for its annual 4th of July parade, an event attended by thousands of joyous visitors each year. Additionally, Wardsboro is home to the Gilfeather Turnip Festival every fall.
The Wardsboro Country Store has been on the corner of Main Street and Route 100 in Wardsboro since 1882. The store has been owned by local families through the years and is now owned by the St. Peter-Fitzpatrick and Young families. We're happy to continue the Wardsboro Country Store's long tradition of service to the town and its visitors.
Nestled amongst the Green Mountains.
Gilfeather Turnip Festival
Some say it's a turnip, others call it a type of rutabaga, a few think that it is an entirely unique vegetable. Everyone agrees that it is delicious! The unofficial town web page (wardsborovermont.com, quoting food writer Rozeanne Gold) describes the Gilfeather Turnip as “sweet and creamy” with “notes of horseradish and sugar”.
The annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival, a fundraiser for the Wardsboro Public Library, will be held this year on October 24, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm. More details available at wardsborovermont.com and friendsofwardsborolibrary.org.
Gilfeather Turnips were developed during the early 1900s by John Gilfeather of Gilfeather Farm on Gilfeather Road in Wardsboro.
Fourth of July Parade & Festival
The 67th Annual Fourth of July Parade and Street Fair begins at 9 am on July 4, 2016. The official parade website can be found at 4thofJulyWardsboro.com.
The parade starts off at 10 am on Route 100 near the Wardsboro Bridge to turn north on Main Street.
The parade goes down Main Street, turns around and comes back again. This is a great old-fashioned parade with bands, antique cars, locally designed floats and more.
The Street Fair includes crafts, a used book sale, a quilt show, games for children, and lots of fun for all! Food options include a chicken barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers and fresh strawberry shortcake.
Parking is available nearby with a $2.00 donation requested.