Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Celebrate maple at Billings Farm in February

Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.—WOODSTOCK—Celebrate Vermont maple syrup with tastings and cooking demonstrations and learn about the maple sugaring process during February vacation weeks at Billings Farm & Museum. The Farm & Museum are open to visitors daily from Feb. 15 through March 1, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The maple celebration will include daily samplings of local Vermont maple syrup in our Learning Kitchen. Visitors can enjoy “sugar on snow,” a traditional Vermont treat, and sample and collect recipes for maple popcorn, maple shortbread and other delicious uses for maple syrup. The Learning Kitchen will also feature tastings of recipes that utilize Billings Farm cheeses and yogurt.

Guests will enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides on the dates listed below, conditions permitting. While on site, visitors are also invited to build a snowman or other snow creation using accessories provided. Visitors who post a picture of their snowman on Facebook or Instagram will be entered to win a gift certificate for Billings Farm cheese.

Younger children will enjoy story time featuring books about maple and sugaring. The Icehouse will showcase a new exhibit about ice cutting in Vermont and visitors can learn more about sugaring and ice cutting in our year-round Farm Life Exhibits. In the Activity Barn, artist-in-residence and author Kristina Rodanas will lead crafts and present readings of her children’s book “Huck’s Way Home,” and can sign copies which are available in the Museum Shop.

Visitors will step back in time when they enter the 1890’s Farm Manager’s House, where authentic woodstove cooking demonstrations will take place daily. Guests can visit the Dairy Farm, and meet our Jersey cows, draft horses, oxen, chickens, and sheep. In the Visitors Center, visitors can view the Academy Award-nominated film, “A Place in the Land,” and learn the connections between the people who established Billings Farm and the history of stewardship and innovation that has made Billings Farm a landmark in Woodstock and throughout Vermont. Billings Farm is located at 69 Old River Rd. off Rte. 12 north in Woodstock.

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