Rutabaga Curl

23nd Annual International Rutabaga Curl

Saturday, December 19, 2020


The 23nd Annual International Rutabaga Curl will be held on the last Saturday outdoor market of the year (December 19th) at the Ithaca Farmers Market pavilion. This year features TWO ways to participate:

1. You can show up to watch
We are only allowing vendors to participate onsite this year, to keep crowds down. We will set the Curl up in the dock wing of the pavilion as usual, but start later in the day (1pm.) The Rutabaga God & Goddess will light the torch, but there will be no parade or chorus this year. We will broadcast the event online through Facebook Live, Instagram Live, and through recorded videos and photos. The market will run as usual, 10am-2pm.

Check out the Facebook event HERE!

2. You can participate online!
We will also run a virtual Curl, for the first time ever! Starting this weekend, if you buy a rutabaga or turnip at market – you can stop by the office to register for the virtual curl and grab a bib number. Anyone who sends in videos of themselves curling in their backyard (or any outdoor space) on Dec 19th will be featured on our social media, and we will mail out prizes to those that report their distances.

When you register, you will also have the opportunity to pre-order a t-shirt at the office or online. You can also buy a shirt even if you’re not planning to participate! These will be available for pickup at market or to be shipped.

Buy the Tshirt HERE

Read more about the Curl HERE.