ALL WEEKEND LONG…
August 29 – September 1: Get to know an epic musical odd-couple – a tone-deaf socialite and a talented pianist – in Souvenir, a tuneful comedy which beguiles the hopeful artist that lives in us all! Presented by ArtisTree as part of their Music Theatre Festival. See link for schedule and pricing.
August 30 - September 1: For one of the best tests of horsemanship and equestrian fitness available today, join the Green Mountain Horse Association for Distance Days Featuring the 83rd Annual 100 Mile Ride! See link for more details on this three-day celebration of competitive and pleasure riding.
August 30 – September 2: Snag seconds and one-of-a-kind pieces at Farmhouse Pottery's Labor Day Tent Sale!
August 30 – September 2: See a Disney classic brought to photo-realistic life with a showing of the film, The Lion King, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29…
10 AM – 5 PM: Unwind during a day on the farm with special Thursday Threads events – including fiber activities and the textile arts at Billings Farm & Museum.
2 – 3:15 PM: Then, cross the street for all the wonders of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, including an Art Tour of masterpieces that influenced the conservation movement. Registration recommended, click the link for details.
4 – 7 PM: Grab a brew, picnic table, or a spot on the river and enjoy Summer Music at Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater, featuring the Super Stash Bros.
5 – 8:30 PM: Or if you find yourself in the wilds of Barnard, hear Haywire perform live at Feast & Field outdoor market for a celebration of bluegrass, tasty food, and the great outdoors.
6:30 PM: Then, change up your Thursday night routine with a round of Mix, Mingle, & Make – your chance to get creative and meet new friends in an open studio session at Artistree. $5 drop in materials fee.
7 – 9 PM: Stick around Artistree to up the creative ante with Open Mic Night at the Hay Loft – where all are welcome to join the stage and jam with fellow musicians or sit back and enjoy the show.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30…
10 AM – 5 PM: Want to snag some recipes straight from the history books? Then head to Billings Farm & Museum to learn how seasonal vegetables and herbs are plucked straight from the heirloom garden and used in historic recipes during this round of Foodways Fridays. See link for details.
2 – 3 PM: Love 1960s culture? Then descend into the Rockefeller family’s Cold-War era nuclear bunker that seems frozen in time – as part of Fallout Fridays at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Reservations recommended, see link for details.
5 – 9 PM: It’s a golf and dinner kind of night at the Woodstock Country Club during the Twilight Dinner Buffet, complete with a 5 PM shotgun start, cocktails at 7, and dinner at 7:30 PM. See link for details.
5:30 - 7 PM: Ladies, if you prefer to spend your post-work hours with the wind in your hair and a steady flow of adrenaline, hit the trails at Suicide Six Bike Park for a Friday Evening Ladies Ride!
5:30 - 9 PM: Next up is the 6th Annual Cloudland Farm Outdoor BBQ! Grab a blanket or folding chair and head up scenic Cloudland Road for a tasty meal out in the open air featuring buffet-style pork sausages, house-made rolls, summer vegetable salads, and desserts. After you've had your fill, stick around for live music, wagon rides, pine log fires, and more! BYOB, $27 adults, $12 children, call 802-457-2599 for reservations.
7 – 10 PM: Then, join Kind Bud as he plays everything from The Dead to Dylan at The Public House in Quechee for the perfect summer sendoff.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31…
9 AM – 12 PM: On your mark, get set, Parkrun! There’s no better way to explore the majestic Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP trails and get your heartrate up than these weekly 5k races that are open to all. Just remember to pre-register online!
Then, beginning at 9:30 AM, choose from these other bright-and-early adventures:
- 9:30 – 10:30 AM: Summer Garden Tour Series at Kelly Way Gardens
- 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Mt Tom Farmers’ Market
- 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Appalachian Trail Hikes with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP
10:30 AM – 12 PM: The village green just got a whole lot cuter: it’s the 5th Annual Puppies & Pooches on Parade, where fluffy friends will strut their stuff and compete for cutest canine companion – but let’s be honest, the spectators are the true winners, here!
12 – 1 PM: 55 varieties of tomatoes are ripening at Kelly Way Gardens – and you’ll get to sample some of the favorites during the 6th Annual Great Tomato Tasting. See link for details, call the Woodstock Inn Concierge for reservations.
1 – 1:30 PM: Discover what it takes to rehabilitate and release wild birds at a special Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee. See link for pre-registration details.
2 – 3 PM: Tackle a piece of the Appalachian Trail with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP staff at the Green Mountain Club during a guided hike including shuttle transportation, trail activities, and stories. Registration required, see link for more information.
7 – 9 PM: Then, learn the basics before you cast your reel during the Let's Go Fishing Clinic at Silver Lake! Free, plus the cost of park entry.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1…
10 AM – 5 PM: It’s a celebration of (most) things warm-blooded and you’re invited! Join VINS for their Marvelous Mammals Festival, offering a chance to meet native mammals and those from around the world, discover the specialties of our furred cousins, and partake in face painting, crafts, and more.
1 – 4 PM: Then, peruse the shops of Woodstock village as the sweet sounds of Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon fill the air!