On September 13, 2023

The Forest Festival returns to Woodstock this Saturday


Saturday, September 16—WOODSTOCK—The  Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park  on 54 Elm St. (Route 12N) Woodstock,  will hold its Forest Festival this Saturday, Sept. 16. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, try your hand at woodworking, or explore the forest on a guided nature walk. Witness the whole forest product cycle in action, from horse-logging, to board cutting with a portable sawmill, to woodcraft demonstrations. Visit activity hubs to meet members of the Abenaki community, local artisans, and outreach partners. For a full activity schedule, visit the Forest Festival event page.

Bring a Blanket or Chairs and Enjoy Live Music from The Slow Cookers Noon-2 p.m.: The Slow Cookers’ collection of folksy covers will warm your heart, nourish your soul, and satiate your appetite. The group of friends started playing on local Burlington porches and have since brought their wide array of acoustic instruments to farmers’ markets, bicycle fundraisers, and hometown bars throughout the state. Their setlists cross multiple genres and they guarantee there’s a song for everyone to dance, sing, or smile along to.

Mansion Open House 12:30-2:30 p.m.: View the first floor of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. No reservations required.

Guided Hikes: Sign up in advance on Recreation.gov! (Search 9/16/23.) Spots are limited.

10:30 a.m.-noon: Forest Past, Present, and Future: Interpreting History Through Trees

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Alosada Kpiwi: An Abenaki Perspective with Place

1:30-3p.m.: Alosada Kpiwi: An Abenaki Perspective with Place

2-3:30 p.m.: Forest Past, Present, and Future: Interpreting History Through Trees

2:30-3:15 p.m.: Nature Journaling

For questions or for more information call 802-457-3368 ext. 0.

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