May 27-28—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, announces the seventh annual Cheese and Dairy Celebration Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate Vermont’s rich dairy heritage during this two-day event by meeting New England cheesemakers, sampling their delicious artisan cheeses and dairy products, and taking part in engaging dairy education programs. Billings will also feature its award-winning Billings Farm Cheddar Cheese, made exclusively with 100 percent raw milk from the Billings Farm’s herd of purebred, registered Jerseys.
The Cheese and Dairy Celebration will showcase many of New England’s artisan cheesemakers, who will offer samples, discuss their products, and have cheese on hand for purchase. Take part in Judging Jerseys with the farm manager to improve your bovine knowledge and participate in a dairy scavenger hunt, “name the calf” contest, Inside-Out Cow (have fun learning the body parts of a cow), and Cow Make-Over (learn what it takes to groom a cow in preparation for being judged in a show). The family can enjoy hand-cranking ice cream and making dairy headbands and moo masks.
The operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and restored 1890 Farm House are included in the admission fee.
Billings Farm & Museum is open daily, April 1-Oct. 31, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Admission: adults, $15; 62 and over, $140; children 5-15, $8; age 3-4, $4; age 2 and under, free. Billings Farm located at 69 Old River Road, Woodstock. For more information, visit billingsfarm.org.
Photo courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum
One of the Billings Farm & Museum’s jersey cows gets a little bit of festive make up during the dairy celebration.