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Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend

From The Blog Weekend Fun: Fall fun has just begun with wagon rides, an art exhibit opening, watercolor workshop, & concerts aplenty

Get ready for an unbe-leaf-able weekend

It's all happening under the vibrant fall foliage in and around Woodstock, so read on...

Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt

October 5-6: Then, hitch a horse-drawn ride through the jaw-dropping shades of the season during Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum!

October 5-6: Or for a different kind of equine entertainment, head to South Woodstock for a Fall Dressage Show with the Green Mountain Horse Association (GMHA)!

Wagon ride during foliage.


2 – 3:15 PM: Learn how art influenced the local conservation movement and admire works from acclaimed landscape painters during an Art Tour at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (NHP) mansion. Reservations recommended, see link for details.

4:30 – 9 PM: Feast & Field Members – it’s that time of year when the season of fresh produce and live music comes to an end, but you can send it off with a bang during the Member Party and Art Walk! RSVP required, see link for more details.


10 AM – 5 PM: Start your day off with a historic spin during Foodways Fridays at Billings Farm & Museum, where you’ll learn how fresh-from-the-earth vegetables and herbs are used on the farm in recipes straight from the history books! Follow the link here for more information.


9 AM – 12 PM: Lace up for a brisk run through the stunning trails of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP during this week’s Parkrun timed 5k race. Advanced registration required, see link for more information.

9 AM – 5 PM: Supporting Woodstock Elementary has never been sweeter thanks to the WES PTO and Student Council Bake Sale coming to the front lawn of Norman Williams Public Library!

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Then, grocery shop for hyper-local produce under the autumn sun at one of the last Mt Tom Farmers’ Markets of the season.

10 AM – 3 PM: Next up, wrangle the kids for a day of wagon rides, games, apple picking and cider pressing, face painting, crafts, a BBQ, and much more at the Farms for City Kids Open House at Spring Brook Farm in Reading – and best of all, there’s no admission fee!

1 – 1:30 PM: Uncover what it takes to nurse wild birds back to health during this Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS). Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited, see link for details.

VINS Nature Center
paint brushes outside

1 – 4 PM: Or let the sweet sounds of music follow you as you stroll through Woodstock Village thanks to the presentation of Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon – happening on the front porch of the Gallery on the Green.