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Blyth Rutabaga Festival To Return After 20 Years

Blyth | by Fadi Didi  

Two decade hiatus sees Rutabaga Festival return to Blyth October 5th.

After a twenty year hiatus, the Blyth Rutabaga Festival is returning to the North Huron town.

The festival began in 1989, following the success of a rutabaga plant belonging to G. L. Hubbard on Dinsley Street East.

Community Organizer Annie Sparling says talk of reigniting the Rutabaga Festival was sparked with the hometown holiday weekend parade, which also returned to Blyth after a hiatus of several years.

Sparling says organizers are now looking for those with memories of the former Rutabaga Festival to come forward with details, so officials can recreate some of the nostalgia around the event.

At the festival, organizers will also draw the winner of the "100 Bucks For A Truck" contest, where one lucky person will win a 2019 Ford F150 pickup, or $35 thousand cash.

Tickets for that contest are on sale at at Montgomery Ford, Watson's Home Hardware, Orr Insurance locations, and Lyons & Mulhern Insurance Brokers in Goderich, and benefit The Blyth Lions, Blyth Legion, Blyth Legion Ladies, Friends of the Village, and Blyth Community Betterment.

The Blyth Rutabaga Festival returns October 5th, 2019.

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