Spring Farm Festival Weekend

Title: Spring Farm Festival Weekend
Location: Billings Farm, Woodstock, Vermont
Start Date: 2011-04-30
End Date: 2011-05-01

Description: Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, kicks off its 2011 season with Spring Farm Festival Weekend on April 30 & May 1, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – featuring two days of traditional spring farm activities, including shearing the farm’s Southdown sheep, plowing programs and demonstrations, wagon rides, and more.

The farm’s Southdown ewes will be sheared each day at: 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. during narrated programs, with spinning and carding demonstrations of the skills needed to turn fleece into yarn.

Plowing with oxen and draft horse teams will take place in the farm fields and visitors also can try their hand plowing behind a Billings’ team. Baby chicks will be in abundance, with interactive programs starting at 10:30 a.m.

Additional activities include horse-drawn wagon rides and cooking demonstrations of oxtail soup and shoofly pie in the 1890 Farm House. The Teago Volunteer Fire Department will sell lunch and snacks, with all proceeds to benefit the fire department. Admission includes our 26th annual commemorative spring button and children’s art show.
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