Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6-7—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum will host its annual Harvest Weekend on Oct. 6-7, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The weekend features a husking bee and barn dance, plus a variety of 19th century harvest activities and programs for the entire family.
A traditional husking bee will begin at noon each day, followed by a barn dance from 1-4 p.m. Lend a hand pressing cider, preserving apples, threshing grain, and making ice cream. Harvesting the heirloom vegetable garden will be nearing completion and children can help dig potatoes and other root crops and learn how crops are “put up” for the winter.
Other activities include shelling beans, apples-on-a-string, and 19th century games. Hot-spiced cider and homemade doughnuts will be on hand for all. Admission includes all programs and activities.
Billings Farm is an operating Jersey dairy farm that continues a nearly 150-year tradition of agricultural excellence and offers farm programs and historical exhibits exploring Vermont’s rural heritage. The Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12.
For more information, visit billingsfarm.org or call 802-457-2355.
Photo courtesy BFM Staff
Look, son, no hands! A dad gets into the spirit of the harvest and shows his son how to grab an apple on a string.