Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Billings Farm celebrates the harvest through October

WOODSTOCK—Capture the brilliant colors of a Vermont autumn with a visit to Billings Farm & Museum in October.  See their farm animals in the pastures with the colorful foliage as a backdrop, enjoy a walk along the Ottauquechee River Trail, visit the apple orchard and see the many different apple varieties, and learn about 19th century harvest activities on the farm.

Each weekend throughout October, guests can enjoy harvest-themed activities, demonstrations, and crafts. Learn about drying herbs, and preserving apples, pumpkins, and squashes. See traditional methods of cider pressing, hand threshing of grain, corn husking and bean shelling.  Families can find the hidden pumpkins in the Farm Life Exhibits and take a “Sheep Trick or Treat” Story Walk. Family-friendly activities and crafts will include pumpkin bowling, leaf rubbings, finger knitting, and wax paper pressed leaves.

Harvest demonstrations, activities and crafts will vary each weekend. Find daily schedules at billingsfarm.org detailing which programs will be offered.

Autumn is also the time for a special treat – cider and doughnuts! Available daily at the Dairy Bar along with Vermont-based Wilcox ice cream and Billings Farm cheese.

Note that as of July 1, the Billings Farm & Museum site is limited to a maximum capacity of 225 people at one time, per State of Vermont guidance, and face coverings must be worn by all guests over the age of 2 everywhere on the site, including the outdoors. For more about visiting Billings Farm safely, updates on our site capacity, and to learn which spaces are open, visit billingsfarm.org/safety/.

The Farm & Museum is open Thursdays-Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or online anytime at billingsfarm.org/billings-farm-at-home/.

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