Plus Father’s Day & Billings Backyard featuring Goats. Celebrate with Billings Farm & Museum in June!
WOODSTOCK, VERMONT . . . June is Dairy Month and this year it will be extra special at Billings Farm & Museum. Billings Farm is celebrating its 150th Anniversary as a Jersey cow dairy and the public is invited to join in.
The main event takes place during Dairy Celebration Days, June 26 & 27. Celebrate Vermont’s rich dairy heritage and Billings Farm’s 150th!
- Enjoy a complimentary bite of birthday cake and our special homemade ice cream flavor: Strawberry Rhubarb made with Billings Farm milk, available for purchase at the Dairy Bar.
- Share your favorite Billings Farm memories and sign the giant birthday card!
- Sample delicious dairy products including Billings Farm Cheese.
- Learn about the history of the farm and facts about how Billings Farm operates today.
- Take home a dairy-themed craft and recipe and play a dairy-themed game.
- On Saturday, watch youth from all around New England prepare their cattle for the Youth Invitational Dairy Show on Sunday.
- On Sunday, purchase a fresh-off-the-grill Billings Farm Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Jam and a garden-fresh side salad prepared by the Woodstock Inn & Resort, from 12:00-3:00.
Billings Farm & Museum members will get a sneak preview of the 150th birthday festivities at the Family Picnic for Members, Thursday, June 17, 5:30-7:30 PM. Bring a picnic, meet our farmers and our Jersey calves, and play lawn games with your family. Try a complimentary scoop of our homemade birthday ice cream flavor: Strawberry Rhubarb made with Billings Farm milk!
Father’s Day is June 20. Billings Farm & Museum will offer a day full of fun activities from 3-legged races and egg races to a rousing afternoon game of historic base ball – join in or cheer on the teams! The Woodstock Inn chefs will be on site grilling up burgers and hot dogs from 12:00-3:00. Fathers receive free admission!
Billings Farm & Museum offers ongoing programs in June that will engage and educate guests and inspire sustainability practices they can use at home all year round.
“Foodie” Fridays. Discover how we use seasonal ingredients from our farm and gardens to make delicious recipes. Culinary demonstrations and interactive garden programs each Friday from June 4 through October 29.
Billings Backyard: Backyard Goats, June 5, 10-11:30 AM. Have you ever thought about raising goats? Meet dairy goat farmer Tina Tuckerman of One Chicken at a Time Farm and learn the basics for raising a goat of your own. She will also provide information about milking goats and the uses for goat milk. This workshop takes place at Billings Farm & Museum. $15/person; $10/member. Register at billingsfarm.org/classes-workshops.
Visiting safely. We take the safety of our staff, animals, and our guests seriously. Billings Farm & Museum enforces safety standards in compliance with Vermont State guidelines. Each person must answer health screening questions and have followed the Vermont’s travel guidelines. Face coverings must be worn by all guests over the age of 2 everywhere on the site, including the outdoors. For more about visiting Billings Farm safely, updates on our site capacity, and to learn which spaces are open, visit billingsfarm.org/safety.
Billings Farm & Museum, now in its 39th season, is pleased to provide classroom space for the Woodstock Elementary School sixth grade this spring, to allow of in-person learning. The Spring Hours of Operation are 10AM-5PM: April 19-May 30: Wednesday-Sundays, 10AM-5PM. Open 7 days a week May 31-Oct. 31. Celebrate Billings Farm’s 150th Anniversary with a visit this season and support its education mission at billingsfarm.org/donate.
The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution. Billings Farm & Museum is committed to providing educational opportunities and experiences to our visitors, whether here in Woodstock, Vermont or at home wherever you are through our online resources at Billings Farm at Home. Visit us on billingsfarm.org, and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/BillingsFarmMuseum/ and Instagram at instagram.com/billingsfarm/.