It’s Harvest at the Farm! See our farm animals in the pastures with the start of colorful foliage as a backdrop, enjoy a walk along the Ottauquechee River Trail, visit the apple orchard and see the many different apple varieties, and learn about 19th century harvest activities on the farm.
This weekend, Billings Farm will feature demonstrations of Herb Harvesting and Drying. Learn about different herbs in our gardens, including their medicinal and culinary uses. Learn how to dry, preserve and store your own garden herbs and take home recipes using herbs from the garden. Create your own herbal tea blend with selections of dried herbs from the Billings Farm garden.
Families can Find the Hidden Pumpkins in the Farm Life Exhibits and take a Story Walk by the pastures.
Autumn is also the time for a special treat – cider and doughnuts! Available daily at the Dairy Bar along with seasonal flavors of Vermont-based Wilcox ice cream and Billings Farm cheese. The Dairy Bar is open 11:00AM-4:00PM.
The Sunflower House is open! Wander rooms and paths among thousands of sunflowers. NOTE: Masks must be worn at all times on the Billings Farm site, including in the Sunflower House.
Wander our educational Heirloom Garden, Victory Garden, Pollinator Garden, and Pizza Garden to see what’s ready to harvest.
You will find interpretive displays on the porch, in the windows, and the terrace of the 1890 Farm Manager’s House. Other spaces that are open to guests include the Visitor Center & Theater, “Upon This Land” exhibit, Farm Life Exhibits, Wagon and Chicken Barns.
NOTE: Not all animals will be in the pastures every day. Additionally, the Animal Barns and 1890 Farm Manager’s House are closed until further notice due to safety precautions. Find a full list of what to visit at Billings Farm here.