On June 5, 2024
Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Dairy Celebration returns to Billings Farm

Submitted-Billings Farm will showcase the hands-on, interactive experiences available during the Dairy Celebration highlighting the welcoming atmosphere of the event.

Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9 at 10 a.m. —WOODSTOCK—What better place to celebrate dairy than on a working dairy farm?  Sample delicious dairy products and get up close with cow cuteness at this fun food event for all ages. 

This family-friendly event features fresh food and craft beverages, along with live music, educational programs, and two farm-inspired art exhibitions, the Barn Quilt Exhibition and “Portraits of Resilience: Farming in a Changing Climate,” a photo exhibit.

Browse and shop vendors, including Vermont Farmstead Cheese, Fat Sheep Farm, Cabot Cheese, and Norwich Farm Creamery, who will be offering a variety of dairy-based products to sample.  Explore fun pairings of Billings Farm Cheddar cheeses with jams by Blake Hill Preserves.

For the 21+ crowd, Vermont Mobile Spirits will serve up craft beverages including cocktails, beer, and wine available for purchase. 

Encounter cows throughout the site, from the herd grazing in the pastures, heifers hanging out on the lawn, and calves walking around the site as animal ambassadors.  There will be hands-on learning programs for all ages including a chance to make and sample butter, ricotta, and ice cream, and you can take an educational journey from rocks in the soil to cheese on your plate.  For children, there will be a cow-themed book corner and a chance to craft a wearable cow headband.  On Sunday only, take a wagon ride around the farm from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

New England Dairy’s mobile dairy bar will stop by to serve flavored milk samples. They will provide a tasty experience on wheels, complete with education about dairy nutrition and sustainable practices.  Enjoy Vermont-made ice cream and snacks from the Farmhouse Scoop Shop. Hangry Hogg Food Truck will serve mac-n-cheese, poutine, and queso nachos.

The celebration includes live music throughout the weekend, featuring local favorites Jim Yeager on Saturday and Ali T on Sunday.


  • Butter Program 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Wagon Rides 11 a.m.  – 3 p.m. (Sunday only)
  • Cow Program 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Ricotta Program Noon-3 p.m.
  • Ice Cream Program 2 p.m.
  • Milking Program 3:30 p.m.
  • Creamery Program 4 p.m.
  • Rocks to Cheese Program- All Day

 For more information, visit: billingsfarm.org.

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