It’s harvest-time at the Farm!
Garden bounty, fall colors, local cider and cider donuts at
Billings Farm & Museum’s Harvest Celebration
Saturday & Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2021
WOODSTOCK, VERMONT . . . Dig in the dirt and do-si-do at the Billings Farm & Museum’s Harvest Celebration on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. The weekend features traditional harvest activities, homemade foods, and a barn dance set in the colorful backdrop of greens, reds, and gold hills.
Activities and demonstrations for all ages are offered on both days:
- Help harvest vegetables from our heirloom garden at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.
- Swing your partner in a rousing barn dance with live traditional music at 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm.
- Sample homemade Apple Butter and Cider Cake and see how they are prepared.
- See demonstrations of cider pressing and learn about pumpkins and squash.
- Families can stroll along the pasture fences and follow the children’s StoryWalk Before We Eat: From Farm to Table.
- Take a scenic walk along the Ottauquechee River Walking Trail.
- Try your hand at pumpkin bowling and make a leaf rubbing.
- Sample different varieties of local apples along with Billings Farm cheddar cheese.
Billings Farm & Museum will offer several food options over the weekend.
- Warm up with a cup of squash soup made by the chefs at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, along with hot and cold local cider and cider donuts!
- The Dairy Bar features Vermont-made ice cream, including this month’s special: pumpkin ice cream, plus Billings Farm cheeses and other snacks.
While at Billings Farm, guests can also visit Voices from the Land, a photography exhibition by Jim Westphalen, hosted by Billings Farm & Museum and on display through October 20. Traveling through Vermont, we might assume rural beauty to be commonplace. But what do we “see” when we pass an old barn or outbuilding? In this exhibition of 22 stunning, large-format photographs by celebrated Vermont photographer Jim Westphalen, each picture tells a story, through indelible images of rural structures and landscapes of Vermont.
Visiting safely. For the continued safety of our staff and guests, all guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering in all indoor spaces. For outdoor spaces, mask wearing is optional for fully-vaccinated persons; unvaccinated persons must wear masks when around people and unable to maintain 6’ physical distances. No entry is permitted without a face covering. Visit billingsfarm.org/safety for details.
Billings Farm & Museum, now in its 39th season, is open daily, 10AM-5PM, through October 31 and weekends 10AM-4PM, November-February. Find the Special Events Calendar, daily schedules, admission pricing and membership information at billingsfarm.org. Celebrate Billings Farm’s 150th Anniversary with a visit this season and support its education mission at billingsfarm.org/donate.
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/.