35th Anniversary Celebration!

Billings Farm & Museum invites you to our 35th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

ADMISSION IS FREE for the entire day!

Join us from 10-5 for a fun day of activities and programs for all ages including a farm animal parade, live music, 1860s base ball , guest speakers, ice cream making, historic games, gourmet cheese sandwiches from the Woodstock Inn, 19th-century magic shows, and more.

Here’s the schedule of events:

10:30   Huck’s Way Home
Learn the true-life story of young oxen “Huck” who comes to Billings Farm to live, escapes on his first day, has a series of adventures throughout the town of Woodstock, and returns the following morning to settle in. Meet Huck and his partner, Finn, and hear the story as told by author and artist Kristina Rodanas.

11:00  19th Century Magic Show
Enjoy the early-19th-century magic of New England magician Richard Potter, as performed by Robert Olson.

11:00 – 1:00  Gourmet Cheese Sandwiches
Made from Billings Farm Cheese and prepared by the culinary staff of the Woodstock Inn. Yum!

11:45  Making Ice Cream
Visitors can participate in making and sampling hand-cranked ice cream.

12:00 – 3:00   Music from David Carpenter and Tom McKenzie
Enjoy the sounds of the banjo, fiddle, and dulcimer.

12:30  Huck’s Way Home
Learn the true-life story of young oxen “Huck” who comes to Billings Farm to live, escapes on his first day, has a series of adventures throughout the town of Woodstock, and returns the following morning to settle in. Meet Huck and his partner, Finn, and hear the story as told by author and artist Kristina Rodanas.

1:00  Parade of Farm Animals

1:30  Historic Base Ball in the Farm Fields
Join in or enjoy the game as spectators.

3:00  35th Anniversary Program: Remarks and Remembrances under the tent

Guest Speakers will include Anson Tebbetts, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Wendy Knight, Vermont Tourism Commissioner, Vermont State Representative Charlie Kimbell, Woodstock Foundation president, David Donath and Master of Ceremonies Phil Camp of the Vermont Standard.

3:45  Milk-Off
Cheer on Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts as he is challenged to a milking competition by Billings Farm Executive Director David Simmons.

4:00  19th Century Magic Show
Enjoy the early-19th-century magic of New England magician Richard Potter, as performed by Robert Olson.

Activities Throughout the Day:

Name the Calf Contest!

Visit with our Animal Ambassadors – a new animal every hour!

Selfie Photo Opportunity with one of our award-winning Jersey cows.

Make and Take Crafts for children.

Meet the Gardeners and lend a hand weeding and watering.

Enjoy a birthday cookie and a cup of ice cold lemonade!

Tastes of our brand new Billings Farm Smoked Cheddar Cheese.

 

 

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