Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 8-9—WOODSTOCK—The Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will host the 32nd annual Harvest Weekend on Oct. 8-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. 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 1-4 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 located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. Admission: adults $14; 62 and over $13; age 5-15 $8; age 3-4 $4; age 2 and under free. For more information, call 802-457-2355 or visit billingsfarm.org.
Photo courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum