Arts, Dining & Entertainment, Events & Activities

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum 

Jan. 15-17 — WOODSTOCK — Billings Farm & Museum will be open Jan. 15-17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend. Visitors of all ages will enjoy engaging activities indoor and out during the long weekend.

Courtesy BF&M

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Museum will air “A Time for Justice,” the 38- minute award-winning documentary film by Charles Guggenheim that captures the spirit of the civil rights movement. The film will be shown daily in the Visitor Center Theater.  On Saturday, the last showing begins at 1:15 p.m.

Guests will be able to enjoy samples of Billings Farm Cheeses from 11a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Lobby, and see video demonstrations on how to make Billings Farm’s delicious hot chocolate, cheddar biscuits, cheese fondue and butter in your own kitchen.

Families can create a dove of peace paper craft, hunt for the snowmen in the Farm Life Exhibits and follow the StoryWalk along the pasture fence, featuring “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost.  Take a step back in history with a self-guided tour of the 1890 Farm Manager’s House.

Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides will be offered on Saturday-Monday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., conditions permitting. Reservations for rides will be taken upon arrival at the Ticket Desk, on a first come, first served basis.  Rides are approximately 10 minutes.  The cost is $5 per person in addition to the purchase of a general admission ticket.

Guests can meet the Farm’s animals including Jersey cows, sheep, chickens and goats all cozy in the Animal Barns.  There will be daily milking starting at 3:15 p.m. in the Cow Barn.

Explore the Billings Farm Trail on snowshoes or cross-country skis and venture through the picturesque snow-covered farm fields and along the Ottauquechee River.  Bring your own or rent from the nearby Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center.  Bring your sled to speed down the small hill next to the orchard.  Gather round the fire pit and warm up with hot chocolate, coffee and s’mores, available for purchase on site from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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