On June 14, 2018

Billings Farm & Museum pays homage to its dairy heritage

Courtesy BFM

Guests enjoy Plymouth cheddar cheese samples during Billings Farm’s  Dairy Celebration.

Saturday & Sunday, June 16-17—WOODSTOCK— Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, announces the 8th annual Cheese & Dairy Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate Vermont’s rich dairy heritage during this two-day event by meeting New England cheesemakers, sampling delicious artisan cheeses and dairy products, and taking part in engaging dairy education programs. Also features will be the 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 & Dairy Celebration will showcase New England’s artisan cheesemakers, who will offer samples, discuss their products, and have cheese on hand for purchase. Watch local youth as they compete in an all-breed dairy show. Participate in a dairy scavenger hunt, “name the calf” contest, and cow make-over (learn what it takes to groom a cow in preparation for being judged in a show). Families will enjoy hand-cranking ice cream and making dairy headbands and moo masks. Sunday will include an “historic” baseball game played in the Billings’ fields in the early afternoon. Join in or cheer on the teams!

The operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and restored 1890 Farm House are included in the admission fee: ranging from free to age 2 and under, up to $16 for adults. The Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of Woodstock village.

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