An Ithaca Tradition: The Rutabaga Curl
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An Ithaca Tradition: The Rutabaga Curl

Announcement from the Ithaca Farmers Market:

Celebrate the holiday season! The 18th Annual Rutabaga Curling World Championship will be held in Ithaca, New York at high noon Saturday December 19th, 2015 at the Ithaca Farmers Market Pavilion at Steamboat Landing.

Everyone is invited to participate. You have to see it to believe it.


10 a.m. — Ithaca Farmers Market opens for business and registration starts.
11:30 a.m. — Registration ends and the Torchbearer and Rutabaga Goddess approach the dais, leading the ceremonial parade of the athletes.
12:00 noon — Games start with the Turnip Toss, Proceed into the three heats of the Rutabaga Curl.
1:00 p.m. — Break to determine which Curlers will place into final heat.
1:10 Final Heat.
1:30 — Awards Ceremony, and crowning of the champions.
2 p.m. — Farmers market closes at Steamboat Landing for the season.

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