ALL WEEKEND LONG…
September 20-22: Fall foliage and equestrian fun come together during the three-day Fall Driving Classic! At the Green Mountain Horse Association, you’ll find a combined test, driving derby that’s perfect for drivers and spectators alike, followed by a pleasure show. See link for details and prizes.
September 20-22 & beyond: Experience the pure exhilaration of fandom with a showing of the film, Blinded by the Light, the story of a young man’s introduction to the music of Bruce Springsteen. Playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, see link for details.
September 21-22: Horse-drawn wagon rides, hands-on-crafts, woodworking demos, and more await at this year’s free Forest Festival Weekend in the stunning Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19…
2 – 3:15 PM: Want to know how art influenced the conservation movement? Discover the answer through Hudson River School works by the likes of Bierstadt, Cole, and Durand during an Art Tour at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (NHP). Reservations recommended, see link for details.
5 – 6 PM: Celebrate the work of groups protecting the birds, rivers, forests, energy, or economy of the Upper Valley during this round of Green Drinks: Sustainable Connections – a social gathering at Worthy Kitchen.
5 – 8:30 PM: The farmland of Barnard will come alive with music this evening when four-piece rock and roll band, Moxley Union, performs live at Feast and Field.
6:30 – 9:30 PM: A free flow session of musical collaboration is a great way to end your day during the 3rd Thursday Jam Session with Interplay Jazz & Arts.
7 – 8:30 PM: Or join VINS for a screening of Negotiating with Nature, a compelling documentary that examines how the widening disconnect with nature is shaping our lives – followed by a Q&A with film-maker Stefan van Norden.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20…
2 – 3 PM: Step into the Rockefeller family’s 1960s bomb shelter and uncover what life was like on the brink of nuclear war during this session of Fallout Fridays at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21…
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Then, take pieces of the farm home with you when you do your fresh, local produce shopping at the Mt Tom Farmers’ Market.
10 – 11 AM: Round up the kids for an interactive musical performance they won’t forget! During a performance of Miss Lynn's Rainbow Machine at Artistree, you and your little ones will join in on a soundtrack of familiar songs like "Shake Your Sillies Out," "Octopus's Garden," "You Are My Sunshine," as well as Miss Lynn originals like "Animal Best Friends" and "Eat Your Greens." See link for details and ticket information.
10 AM – 12 PM: Learn how to safely catch butterflies and help tag them for fall migration during the Monarch Butterfly Tagging event at VINS in Quechee. Follow the link for details.
1 – 1:30 PM: Then, stick around at VINS for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour that’ll dive right into the steps it takes to rehabilitate and release hundreds of wild birds.
2 – 3 PM: Stretch your legs, discover, and learn during the Forest History and the Future guided hike at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Reservations recommended. See link for more information.
5 & 7 PM: Catch a showing of the film the San Francisco Chronicle calls, “A 76-minute visual poem that pays homage to folks who still harbor hopes and dreams despite a hardscrabble existence.” The Woodstock Vermont Film Series presents, Hale County This Morning, This Evening – playing at Billings Farm & Museum.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22…
1:30 – 3 PM: Join VINS in welcoming new arrivals to the Board of Trustees and bidding farewell to a few departures during their Annual Meeting complete with light refreshments. RSVP by September 16.
2 – 3 PM: Investigate the secret spaces of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP mansion during a Hidden Spaces tour that’ll take you past the Rockefeller soda fountain, bowling alley, service wing, and more. Reservations recommended, see link for details.
4 PM: Then, grab a seat and listen as Big Woods Voices unites four veteran area singers in celebrating their common passion for a cappella harmony during their stirring concert in the Artistree Hayloft. See link for tickets and additional information.
5 – 8 PM: Dine on a sumptuous spread dreamed up by chefs and gardeners alike during the Red Barn Dinner Fall Foliage Series at Kelly Way Gardens, featuring everything from Garden Vegetable Empanadas to Braised Local Rabbit. Reservations required, follow the link for more information.