Spring and Summer Programs
2011 / 2012
APRIL 30TH & MAY 1ST
Spring Farm Festival
Opening of the 29th season. A weekend of traditional
spring activities, highlighted by sheep shearing
and teams of horses and oxen plowing in the fields.
Visitor plowing with the Billings' team, wagon rides, and
hands on programs. The Teago Volunteer Fire
Department will provide lunch - all proceeds benefit
MAY 28th and 29th
Cows & Camembert Weekend
Get a tase of Vermont's distinctive dairyy heritage
by sampling and pruchasing delicious Vermont cheeses
presented by the cheese makers themselves; dairy
education programs, ice cream and butter making.
Old Vermont 4th
A traditional celebration for all.featuring the reading of the
Declaration of Independence, historic debates, wagon
rides, makeing 1890 flags, a spelling bee, the egg toss,
and lots more.
Time Travel Tuesdays
Try your hand, with late
19th-century chores and pastimes in the famhouseand
long as you like. There's plenty of work and
Fun for every age!
JULY 6 - SEPTEMBER 28th
Wagon Ride Wednesdays
featured each Wednesday
from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M..
JULY 15TH - OCTOBER 14TH
Turnip custard, Flemish carrots,
and potato scones .. Discover how we use seasonal
produce from our heirloom garden. A new historic recipe each week
National Ice Cream Day
Help make four flavors of ice cream as we celebrate "the great American desert"
JULY 30TH - SEPTEMBER 25TH
This juried exhibition of quilts made in
Windsor County will feature quilts
hung in previous shows over the past 25 years. Quilting demonstrations and
program for children and adu1t.
JULY Y 30TH & JULY 31ST
Quilting programs, informal workshops for beginners, plus activities for all ages.
County's talented quilters as they discuss their most recent work.
Antique Tractor Day
A range of tractors dating from the 1930s
to the 1960s, displayed and described by the ftilks
who restored them. The tractor parade at 1:00 P.M. includes interesting historical and
background information. Tractor-drawn wagon rides and tractor
children. Lunch prepared by the Teago Voludteer Fire.Department,
all proceeds benefit the department.
SEPTEMBER 3rd,10th, & 24th
Traditional Craft Saturdays.
Explore traditional crafts and learn about
their history, process, and use from experienced crafters.
October 1 & 2
Pumpkin & Apple
A Top 10 Fall Event! A harvest of hands-on programs highlight these two
crops: apple tasting, pumpkin displays, cider pressing,
apples-on-a-string, pumpkin ice cream, cooking apple butter
farmhouse, and more.
OCTOBER 8 & 9
Celebrate the Vermont harvest with a traditional husking bee and barn dance;
cider pressing, harvesting
putting food by, and more; spiced cider
and homemade doughnuts.
OCTOBER 15 & 16
Wagon Ride Weekend
Narrated wagon rides around the farm fields during the height of fall
foliage; farm programs and activities.
A Family Halloween
A fun celebration for all ages! Doughnutson-a-string, pumpkin carving,
tales, wagon rides, and more. Costume
parades at 12:00 and 2:00 P.M.
Children in costume admitted free when
accompanied by an adult.
Late Fall and Winter Programs
2011 / 2012
NOVEMBER 5th & 6th; 12th & 13th; 19th & 20th
Enjoy a wagon ride and visit the dairy farm, farmhouse, and farm life exhibits
during late Ml, when the brilliance of foliage has softened and the weather is still pleasant; programs and activities.
The tradition of celebratory feasts for a bountiful harvest spans cultures,
continents, and millennia. Discover how Thanksgiving was observed in the
1890 Farm House at the Billings Farm - preparations; menu, and
entertainment - and the enormous effort required to harvest
fall crops. Harvest and food preservation activities for every age;
DECEMBER 9th, 10th, & 11th
Visit the decorated 1890 Farm House and create a holiday ornament to take
home.Saturday: traditional music at noon.Sunday: sleigh or wagon rides.
Christmas at the Farm
DECEMBER 26TH — JANUARY 1ST
Learn how Christmas was celebrated in late 19th-century Vermont in the festively-decorated farmhouse and linger in the warm kitchen as holiday treats are baked in the woodstove. Holiday programs and making historic ornaments.
a winter viit to the farm. Dec. 26-Jan. 1: sleigh or wagon rides.
JANUARY & FEBRUARY WEEKENDS
Visit the Jersey herd, draft horses, oxen, and sheep - inside for the winter
and tour the restored and furnished 1890 Farm House.A Place
in the Land, our Academy Award®
nominee film is shown in the recently‑
Sleigh Ride Weekend Sleigh rides, jack jumper sledding; dairy farm
and restored farmhouse.