Courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum
A young participant tries his hand at apple peeling at Billings’ Harvest Weekend.
Oct. 10-11 — WOODSTOCK — The Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will host the 31st Annual Harvest Weekend on Oct. 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voted a “Top 10 Fall Event for 2015” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the 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 noon, followed by a barn dance from 1 to 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. It is located at 5302 Old River Road, Woodstock. For more info, call 802-457-2355 or visit www.billingsfarm.org.