On June 30, 2021

Billings Farm hosts an Old Vermont Fourth

Join in for a family-friendly celebration at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock

Courtesy Billings Farm & Museum
Staff in authentic uniform and visitors play game of historic base ball.

July 4 at 10 a.m. — WOODSTOCK — Start your Independence Day celebration at Billings Farm & Museum’s “Old Vermont Fourth” on Sunday, July 4, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The day’s event features good old-fashioned fun with traditional music, wagon rides, patriotic speeches, and an historic game of baseball such as:

  • Hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence by the local Boy Scout Troop 220.
  • Listen to live traditional music performed by Tom McKenzie and Patti Casey.
  • Get into the patriotic spirit listening to the presidential speeches of Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
  • Test your 19th Century vocabulary skills in spirited spelling bees! 
  • Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm.
  • Make Uncle Sam bookmarks and Firework Rings.
  • Barrel race a hobby horse and enjoy children’s stories.
  • Watch “A Time for Justice”, an Oscar-winning documentary film that captures the spirit of the civil rights movement, shown throughout the day in the Visitor Center Theater.
  • Trailbreak Taps and Tacos, a popular local eatery from White River Junction will be on site with their food truck from 11 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. serving a variety of tacos, quesadillas, street corn, chips and salsa, plus a beer garden and refreshing non-alcoholic options.
  • See live demonstrations on how to make strawberry shortcake and quick pickles in the Learning Kitchen and enjoy samples! 
  • Old-fashioned fun with an historic game of baseball in the Billings’ fields at 2 p.m. Join in or cheer on the teams.

Billings Farm & Museum follows guidance from the CDC and the Vermont Forward Plan to determine our protocols. For the continued safety of our staff and guests, all guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering in all indoor spaces. For outdoor spaces, mask wearing is optional for fully-vaccinated persons; unvaccinated persons must wear masks when around people and unable to maintain 6-feet of physical distances. No entry is permitted without a face covering.  

For more information, visit billingsfarm.org.

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