ALL WEEKEND LONG…
August 9-11 – Get back in the saddle with the Green Mountain Horse Association’s Festival of Eventing! These August horse trials are the highlight of the season, from beginner to intermediate show jumping, dressage, and more – plus $10,000 in prize money and a Saturday block party for all to enjoy.
August 9-12 – From the director of Slumdog Millionaire and the writer of Love, Actually comes a new reality where no one remembers The Beatles except for one struggling singer-songwriter. Don’t miss this rom-com gem, Yesterday, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8…
10 AM – 5 PM: Spin a good yarn with Billings Farm & Museum interpreters during Thursday Threads – a day filled with activities, programs, and all things fiber!
Beginning at 10:30 AM, get a head-start on fun with:
- 10:30 AM – 12 PM: Woodstock’s Summer in your Backyard activities for kids including art, hikes, yoga, reading, and more - for free!
- 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Billings Farm Culinary Academy at the Billings Farm Learning Kitchen
4 – 7 PM: Then, brews and tunes await during this round of Summer Music at Long Trail featuring the Bluegrass/Newgrass sounds of Fiddle Witch.
5 – 9 PM: Or kick your night up a notch with tasty food, drinks, and dance-worthy live music at Feast & Field, featuring Irish bluegrass band, JigJam.
5:30 – 9:30 PM: Dine in style and bid on spectacular silent auction items like Red Sox tickets, gift certificates from local Vermont artisans, a Mount Tom Painting by WmB Hoyt, and more during the Farm to Table Benefit Dinner at Cloudland Farm! All proceeds supporting the mission of the Ottauquechee Health Foundation. See link for pricing and RSVP details.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9…
8 – 10 AM: Promising young golfers, join your peers in an instructor-led scramble formatted to boost course management, etiquette, and skills at this Junior Golf Team gathering at the Woodstock Country Club. See link for pricing and registration information.
10 AM – 5 PM: Fuel up with some Foodways Friday fun at Billings Farm & Museum! Hit the kitchen to learn how seasonal veggies and herbs are used on the farm, then head home with a recipe you can try on your own! See link for details.
11 AM – 2 PM: Then, celebrate yourself at Customer Appreciation Day at Mac's Woodstock Market, featuring free food and fun for all ages.
1:30 – 3 PM: Get your fix of mouthwatering German flavors during a Tasting with the Vermont Spaetzle Company (gluten free!) at the Woodstock Farmers’ Market.
2 – 3 PM: Next on the agenda is Fallout Fridays at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP – a a must-see tour of the Rockefeller family’s Cold War-era nuclear bunker! Registration recommended, see link for details.
Then, beginning at 5:30 PM, get in on the action with:
6 – 9 PM: Drumming and dancing are in your future! You’re invited to a joyful participatory West African community evening with Sayon and Lev Camara and Arabalon. During this wondrous West African event at Artistree, you can choose from a drum class, dance class, and live performance – or all the above! See link for pricing and more information.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10…
Stretch your legs bright and early with your choice of:
- 9 – 11 AM: History Hike to the Mount Peg Golf Course with the Woodstock History Center
- 9 AM – 12 PM: Parkrun timed 5k at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP
Or take your pick of activities beginning at 9:30 AM that get you out and about under the August sun:
- 9:30 – 10:30 AM: Summer Garden Tour series at Kelly Way Gardens
- 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Appalachian Trail Hikes with the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP
- 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Mt Tom Farmers’ Market
10 AM – 5 PM: Now’s your chance to experience the 3,000-year old practice of falconry! At Sport of Kings Day at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, attendees will dive into the history, language, and traditions of this majestic sport. Plus, stick around for animal tracking through the woods, medicinal plant exploration, and even hands-on archery! Lords and ladies, your costumes are encouraged. See link for pricing and details.
10 AM – 6 PM: It’s a downtown take-over, Taste of Woodstock edition! At this free-to-attend food festival, vendors will fill Elm Street with delicious drinks, fabulous flavors, and activities for all ages. Be sure to grab a bite!
11 AM – 2 PM: Delectable food can be found outside our charming village proper too – thanks to a Tasting with Side Hill Farm at the Woodstock Farmers’ Market featuring preserves and marmalades.
12 – 4 PM: Or if you prefer flavors with more bite, check out Stonecutter Spirits Tastings with Simon Pearce in Quechee.
1 – 2 PM: Kids ages 7-12, you can “explore, learn, and protect” the beautiful lands of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP during Junior Ranger Adventures and even earn a park badge! Registration recommended.
Then, starting at 2 PM, traipse around perfectly preserved spaces – both indoor and out during these two tours available to all ages:
7 – 9 PM: Want to learn to fish in a low-keyed, interactive environment? Then grab a spot in the free Let's Go Fishing Clinic at Silver Lake, covering all the basics from ecology to regulations, casting, knot-tying, and hands-on fun! No registration required.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11…
12 – 2:30 PM: Cook up a storm then eat what you create during the Souffle Also Rises cooking class with Odyssey Events. Click the link for additional information and registration.
2 – 3:15 PM: Private nooks and crannies of the Rockefeller Mansion are open to the public for a limited time during the special Hidden Spaces tour at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP – register now to see the family’s soda fountain, bowling alley, and more. Registration recommended.
6 – 9 PM: A decadent, handcrafted meal in a beautiful garden setting offers the perfect conclusion to a Sunday Funday for the books! At this Red Barn Dinner, you’ll dine on heirloom tomatoes ripened on the Kelly Way Gardens vines, farm-fresh chicken, lemongrass panna cotta, and more! Save your seat now – click the link for pricing and reservations.