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Draft Animal Day
May 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Teamsters from Vermont and beyond will convene for the excitement of Draft Animal Day, Sunday, May 8 from 10AM – 5PM. Join us for a day packed full of demonstrations and activities showcasing draft horses, oxen, and steers. In celebration of Mother’s Day, mothers receive free admission.
10:30AM Harnessing demonstration with a local teamster
10:30AM – 3PM Local 4-H Club members lead their teams of oxen and steers
11:00AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM Children’s Storytime
11:30AM – 12:30PM Plowing demonstration in the fields
1:30PM – 2:30PM Try your hand at plowing
3:30PM Parade of Oxen and Working Steers from the bleachers
4:30PM – 5PM Meet a Teamster
The fun continues all day with:
- Hobby Horse Barrel Racing – win a ribbon!
- Make your own Huck’s Ears headband
- Harness repair demonstrations with Leatherworker Mark Humpal, and fine leather craft items for sale.
- Yokes and equipment from New England Ox Supply on display, with some items for sale.
- Historic farm equipment on display
- Historic farm recipe demonstrations in the 1890 Farm Manager’s House, including Shoofly Pie and Switchel
The TRAIL BREAK Taps + Tacos Food Truck will be on site from 11AM – 4PM serving tacos, street corn, chips and salsa, and Jarritos Mexican sodas. Guests can also enjoy the beer garden featuring draft beer and margaritas.
Purchase ice cream, snacks and beverages from the Farmhouse Café on the patio behind the 1890 Farm Managers House. Open 11-5.
Members: Follow signs for the special member check-in. Not yet a member? Join today! billingsfarm.org/join/
Purchase tickets in advance Follow signs for advanced purchase check-in. Note: Complimentary admission for Mothers must be redeemed in-person. Mothers should not purchase advanced tickets, but can purchase tickets in advance for other members of your party and accompany them to the advanced ticket check-in.
- May 8
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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