What’s the cutest sign of spring? Billings Farm & Museum knows, and it’s about to celebrate.
The historic Woodstock, Vermont, farm will have its lambs, chicks and calves ready for its annual Baby Farm Animal Celebration next weekend. The bunnies, piglets and kid goats will be there, too.
This year, people are encouraged to reserve their entry time for the April 10-11 celebration, as there is limited site capacity. An online version of the event is available April 9 for those who can’t join in person. April 9 happens to be the same day Billings Farm & Museum will open for the 2021 season.
Every spring, nothing charms the crowds like baby animals, which makes this celebration a much-anticipated event. It didn’t take long for Billings’ baby animal photos to get popular on social media this week.
“Those babies just melt your heart. They’re always a hit, with all ages,” said Marge Wakefield, public relations and community relations coordinator.
Plus, it’s one sign of a new season many have been waiting for.
“It’s letting you know that spring is here,” Wakefield said.
Along with an up-close visit with the farm’s baby animals, visitors will also be able to plant an heirloom seed, participate in fun craft activities and more, during Billings’ most popular event.
The in-person celebration takes place on April 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with reservations available at billingsfarm.org/special-events. The Virtual Baby Farm Animal Celebration on April 9 is at 12 p.m. This 30-minute program will be live via Zoom, and the fee is $5. Register at billingsfarm.org to receive the Zoom link.
A special Baby Farm Animal Celebration preview for Billings Farm & Museum members will take place on April 8 at 4 p.m. Members should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve their spot.
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At Billings Farm & Museum, face coverings are required for all visitors over age 2, including outside, and contact tracing information and temperatures are taken for all visitors. For more information about health and safety standards, visit billingsfarm.org/safety.