ALL WEEKEND LONG…
October 3-5: This is the final weekend to see the “Great American Songbook” come to life as ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: TINTYPES. This Tony-nominated musical extravaganza will take you back to the turn of the century with a lineup of popular songs from 1890 to 1917 that are sure to bring on the nostalgia! See link for tickets and showtimes.
October 4-7: Step into the shoes of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century with a showing of the biographical film, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (PG-13), playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. See link for showtimes and details.
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)!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3…
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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4…
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.
2 – 3 PM: Then, just across the street is the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, where you’ll descend into the Rockefeller family’s 1960s bunker and learn what life was like during the Cold War – as part of Fallout Fridays. Reservations recommended as space is limited.
5:30 – 7:30 PM: A perennial favorite among ArtisTree’s exhibits is back! Join artists and friends at the Local Color Opening Exhibit, displaying regional works influenced and inspired by life lived within the vibrant fall landscape.
7 PM – 1 AM: Then, grab some food, sit back, and relax as Kind Bud plays a solo acoustic guitar set at the Public House in Quechee.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5…
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.
2 – 3 PM: Then, hit the trails of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP to learn how humans influenced this sustainably-managed working forest over hundreds of years – as part of the presentation, Forest History and the Future.
5:00 PM, 6:15 PM, or 7:30 PM: Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with friends and neighbors during a seating of your choice at the Prosper Valley Harvest Supper in Pomfret! Follow the link for meal details and reservations.
7 – 10 PM: An evening of dinner, community, and music is in your future when the Garifuna Collective from Belize bring Afro-indigenous melodies to the North Chapel! Reservations recommended as space is limited. See link for more information.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6…
12 – 2:30 PM: Cook to your heart’s (and stomach’s) content with The Soufflé Also Rises and Local Apple-Tart Cooking Classes with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater – featuring hands-on culinary instruction, local ingredients, and BYOB!
1 – 4 PM: Next up: it’s an Art in Your Park Workshop you don’t want to miss! You’ll follow mother nature’s lead during the watercolor workshop for adults, The Colors of Fall. Instructed by Margaret Dwyer, Artist-in-Residence at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, this class empowers you to look closer at the details and hues of autumn’s leaves and capture them with handy tips and tricks straight from the artist. Reservations required, see link for more information.
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.
2 – 3:15 PM: Love exploring little-seen places? Now’s your chance to dive into the secret corners of a Rockefeller-family mansion during the Hidden Spaces Tour at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP – including the bowling alley, service wing, and more. Reservations recommended.
4 – 6 PM: Want to feel inspired? Then don’t miss out when flutist Leslie Stroud and pianist Matthew Odell join forces for a debut album celebration featuring the music of Gary Schocker, Jacques Ibert, Oliver Messiaen, and Franz Schubert – filling the North Universalist Chapel with music hailed as “excellent” by the New York Times. This event is presented by Pentangle Arts – see link for details.
4 PM: Or if improvisation is more your style… a performance with instruments from across the globe is coming to ArtisTree’s Hay Loft! Join the Bill Cole and Joseph Daley Duo for a live performance featuring double reed horns from India, China, and Korea, a Didgeridoo, and euphonium – for sounds that will strike you with a sense of beauty and inner peace. Follow the link for more information and tickets.
5 – 8 PM: Last but not least: a feast fit for royalty awaits during the final Red Barn Dinner Fall Foliage Series at Kelly Way Gardens, including delectable dishes like local lamb meatballs, garden herb risotto, pomegranate and cinnamon lacquered duck, and more (menu subject to change). See link for pricing and details for reservations.