Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Event: Rutabaga Curl Saturday 12/22/12

Announcement from the Ithaca Farmers Market:

Rutabaga Curl

The 2012 International Rutabaga Curling Championship will be
Saturday December 22 at the Steamboat Landing
Registration: 10:30-11:45
Festivities: NOON
The sport of Rutabaga Curling was born on a cold December 1996 Market day, the last market day of the season. The few vendors present (perhaps 25 or so this time of year and point in our history) huddled together for warmth and camraderie waiting for an occasional customer. Talk at some point in the day turned to unusual winter sports. Curling of course came up in conversation. None of us knew the rules; but before we knew it vendors’ wares were being “hurled” or “curled” down the market’s wooden floor. Potatoes, cinnamon rolls, cabbages, loaves of bread, and even frozen chickens were fair game in this impromptu outburst. There were no particular rules this day; we were going for style, distance, and laughs. 

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