Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 1-2—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will host its annual Pumpkin and Apple Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The weekend features hands-on activities and programs, plus pumpkin and apple displays highlighting these two important fall crops, their historical importance, and many uses. Horse-drawn wagon rides are included with admission.
Take the apple taste test and vote for your favorite. Lend a hand pressing cider, making pumpkin or apple ice cream, and peeling apples for drying. Join in the “pumpkin and apple fun” with apple races, pumpkin bowling, apples-on-a-string, sampling pumpkin bread, and watch apple butter being made in the farmhouse kitchen.
Admission is: adults, $14; age 62 and over, $13; children 5-15, $8; age 3-4, $4; 2 and under, free.
The Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. For more information, call 802-457-2355 or visit billingsfarm.org.
Photo courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum
Billings Farm offers an abundance of apples alongside pumpkins, at the celebration attributed to the two fall crops.