Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12 — WOODSTOCK — The Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will host the 30th Annual Harvest Weekend on Oct. 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Harvest Weekend features a husking bee and barn dance, plus a variety of 19th century harvest activities and programs for the entire family.
Each day, a traditional husking bee will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a barn dance from 1 – 4 p.m. Lend a hand pressing cider, preserving apples, threshing grain, and making butter and ice cream. Harvesting the heirloom vegetable garden will be nearing completion and children can help dig potatoes and other root crops and learn how crops are “put up” for the winter.
Other activities include: shelling beans, fence building, apples-on-a-string, and 19th century games. Hot-spiced cider and homemade doughnuts will be on hand for all! Admission includes all programs and activities.
The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution, founded by Mary French and Laurance Spelman Rockefeller. For more info, call 802-457-2355 or visit www.billingsfarm.org.