ALL WEEKEND LONG…
September 5-8: Called “a surprisingly affecting comedy” by The New York Times, Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins is coming to Artistree! Don’t miss a hilarious performance about the musical partnership of a passionate but tone-deaf socialite and her talented pianist – presented as part of Artistree’s Music Theatre Festival. See link for pricing and show times.
September 6-9: Then, keep the music playing with a showing of the film, David Crosby: Remember My Name. Playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, this documentary offers a refreshing, honest look at its subject’s life and transformative career. See link for details.
September 7-8: Leap into fall with a great weekend of hunter jumper competitions in scenic South Woodstock at The Green Mountain Horse Association’s Fall Hunter Jumper Show!
September 7-8: The village green will be overflowing with creative masterpieces during The Woodstock Art Festival – made complete with live music and tasty food!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5…
10 AM – 5 PM: Fiber art fun awaits at Billings Farm & Museum during this round of Thursday Threads, featuring demonstrations, programs, and activities. Click the link for details.
2 – 3:15 PM: Then, View works by acclaimed landscape painters including Bierstadt, Cole, and Durand during an Art Tour at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park’s mansion. Reservations recommended, see link for details.
5 – 9 PM: Farm-grown food and tunes are calling from the wilds of Barnard as Triton plays a beguiling orchestral blend of music rooted in the traditional dance repertoire of Northwestern Europe at Feast & Field Market.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6…
10 AM – 5 PM: Learn about hearty historical fare at Billings Farm & Museum’s Foodways Fridays, where the whole family can uncover how veggies from the fields are used in flavorful recipes and take home a recipe to try together! See link for pricing and details.
2 – 3 PM: Then, step back in time at Fallout Fridays at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, where participants descend into a 1960s fallout shelter for sample of what life was like on the brink of nuclear war. Registration recommended, click the link for details.
5 – 9:30 PM: Tom Ryan, author of the beloved books Following Atticus and Will’s Red Coat is coming to Woodstock – and you can spend an evening with him! Join a reception, author’s remarks, book signing, and even an intimate dinner at Heart Rock Kitchen in the company of Tom Ryan and his furry friends, Samwise and Emily, presented by Pentangle Arts to benefit Lucy Makenzie Humane Society. See link for details.
5:30 – 7 PM: Or, if you’re looking for a rip-roaring good time, gals, you’re in luck – just head to Pomfret for Friday Evening Ladies’ Rides at Suicide Six!
5:30 – 7:30 PM: Love artwork from the digital realm? Be there for the opening reception of the Faces and Places Exhibit featuring the works of Samuel Neustad at Artistree! There, you’ll admire digital paintings featuring the people, landscape and architecture of the Pomfret/Woodstock area. Profits benefit Zack’s Place.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7…
9 AM – 12 PM: Hit the ground running in the beautiful trails of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park during this week's parkrun timed 5k race! Advanced online registration required. See link for more information.
9:30 – 10:30 AM: Admire the flowers that are summer’s last holdouts during this Seasonal Florist: Flower Splendor in September edition of the Summer Garden Tour Series at Kelly Way Gardens. Complimentary for Woodstock Inn & Resort guests, $10 for visitors.
9:30 – 10:30 AM: Groceries don't get any fresher than this thanks to the Mt Tom Farmers' Market's abundance of fabulous local produce.
10 AM – 12 PM: Trek to the quiet beauty of Woodstock’s mountaintop lake, The Pogue with a guided History Hike with the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP and the Woodstock History Center. This walk includes historic photos, refreshments, and more. Advanced registration required. See link for details.
1 – 2 PM: Pyrotechnics and art collide when artist Greg Wyatt and members of the Modern Art Foundry display the final stages of the bronze sculpture process during the Hudson on the Garden Exhibit Opening & Patina Demonstration at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. No reservations necessary.
10 AM – 5 PM: The woefully underappreciated vulture is one of nature’s MVPs – and you’ll discover why during International Vulture Awareness Day at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science! See link for details.
2 – 3 PM: Join Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP on a hike through sustainably-managed working forests and learn how the landscape has been shaped by human hands during a presentation of Forest History and the Future. Reservations required, see link for more information.
6 – 8 PM: Roll on over to Woodstock’s Union Arena for a match-up for the ages: Twin State Derby v. Pioneer Valley Roller Derby! Tickets available at the door, see link for pricing.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8…
10 AM – 4 PM: Vermont residents, there’s no reason not to head to VINS on VT Day – where admission is only $5 and includes live bird programs, raptor enclosures, classrooms, nature trails, and more!
Then at 12 PM, pick from two mouthwatering options:
2 – 3:15 PM: Step inside the Rockefeller family bedrooms, the service wing of the big house, the bowling alley, and more during a behind-the-scenes tour at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Reservations required.
4 – 6 PM: Partake in a Woodstock tradition with the Mozart Festival Concert presented by Pentangle Arts! Led by celebrated violist Scott Woolweaver, this performance will highlight a selection of Mozart masterpieces and close with the mysterious and powerful Ave Verum Corpus.
5 – 8 PM: A collaboration between local gardeners and chefs delivers an evening of culinary delights during the Red Barn Dinner Fall Foliage Series at Kelly Way Gardens – featuring roasted mushroom and leek focaccia, friend green tomatoes, grilled leg of Vermont-grown lamb, cauliflower and potato gratin, and a chocolate raspberry mousse. See link for pricing and reservations.