november, 2023

Ridgefield's First Ever Turkey Pardoning

19nov12:00 pm5:00 pmRidgefield's First Ever Turkey PardoningTown Hall & Downtown Ridgefield

Ridgefield CT Turkey Pardoning

Event Details

Turkey Scavenger Hunt: 12-5 pm beginning at RPAC Gallery
Turkey Pardoning: 4:00pm in front of Town Hall

Every year, our nation’s sacred traditions are honored on Thanksgiving. The Annual Pardoning of the Turkey at the White House using the presidential pardoning power has been a favorite tradition for families each year. Started by President Lincoln when he pardoned the family turkey (requested by his son) and spared him from the family dinner table.

This year, for the first time ever, Rudy Marconi, First Selectman of Ridgefield will pardon a fortunate Turkey who was destined for a local’s oven. The public pardon will take place on Sunday, November 19th at 4:00pm when {turkey name} will visit Ridgefield instead of going off to be prepared for a meal. Rudy will welcome the Turkey and make a few remarks about the beautiful town of Ridgefield and all it has to offer during the Holiday Season.

T-Shirts will be on sale commemorating the event and all proceeds will be donated to The Ridgefield Father’s Club. This event is made possible by 068 Magazine and The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.

The Ridgefield Fathers Club (RFC) is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to support youth activities, provide aid to senior citizens and underprivileged families, and improve our community through charitable works. Perhaps their most famous fundraiser during the Holidays is a visit from the mischievous Ridgefield Grinch!
On that Sunday, there will be a Scavenger Hunt to find as many turkey “look alikes” throughout the main street businesses. Find the most and you can pick up a Prize at the RPAC Gallery when you turn in your Scavenger Hunt Sheet!

Participating Businesses:
Gofer Ice Cream
Sedona Art
Touch of Sedona
elizabella’s Bake Shop
CY Collective
Planet Pizza
Queen B. Coffee Company
Zoe and Co. Sugarbeads

The local businesses will also be participating with discounts for pre-black Friday specials and our restaurants will create specialty Green Cocktails for the parents! Other promotions include a pumpkin ice cream Special at Gofer Ice Cream, a pumpkin treat for the kids and a half price pumpkin spice latte at Queen Bee Coffee Co., a surprise at Zoe & Co. Sugarbeads, color a turkey picture at Sedona Art, and a coupon toward craft projects at CY Collective.

Don’t miss this amazing and fun family event for the FIRST YEAR EVER!
NOTE: The Rumor is the Grinch, having caught wind of the event has decided to “Make an Impression” at the event. 068 Magazine has asked The Ridgefield Father’s Club to make sure the Grinch is otherwise occupied for the event just in case he decides to do something, well “Grinch Like” during the pardoning. We will have to see what will happen!


(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-05:00)


Town Hall & Downtown Ridgefield

400 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877