On April 24, 2024

Baby farm animal celebration provides opportunity to meet the animals

Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.—WOODSTOCK—The baby farm animal celebration at Billings Farm and Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock  is an event that provides fun, education, and the opportunity to meet the animals up close. Jersey calves, piglets, and turkey poults will be available to see  firsthand. Special farm visitors, including bunnies, chicks, and goat kids, will be present to captivate guests of all ages. Additionally, lamb guests from the Aker Fiber Farm will grace us with their presence.

The animal ambassadors will provide opportunities for up-close interactions. Rangers from the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park will enlighten guests about baby animals in the wild, showcasing their adorable antics captured on trail cameras.

Experience the art of live sheep shearing with experts Philo and Craig Marcotte, who will demonstrate the evolution of sheep shearing tools while educating visitors about the process.

Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Children can revel in story time with a farm friend and partake in interactive activities, including yard games and crafting hand-print bunnies, peek-a-boo chick-in-egg crafts, and wearable seed buddies.

The  food truck fare will be  available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Sustainable Eats Food Truck will serve coffee, baked goods, and lunch items, while the Hangry Hogg food truck will offer authentic Southern BBQ. The Farmhouse Scoop Shop will feature Vermont-made ice cream, snacks, drinks, and cotton candy.

Event schedule:

  • 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.: Sheep Shearing
  • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Wagon Rides
  • 12 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.: Story Hour with a Farm Friend
  • 3 p.m.: Daily Milking
  • Members enjoy free admission to this event and throughout the year.

For more information, visit: billingsfarm.org

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