ALL WEEKEND LONG…
June 7-9: Get back on the horse this Friday through Sunday with a Spring Competitive Trail Ride & Drive, Endurance, & Pleasure Rides with the Green Mountain Horse Association – featuring 25, 15, and 10-mile loops for horseback riders to explore. Registration required – see link for pricing and schedule details.
June 7-9 & beyond: Razor-sharp and laugh-out-loud funny, the film, Booksmart, brings its fresh spin on the coming-of-age comedy scene to Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6…
2 PM: Admire the master works of the Hudson River School and even dive into the history and beauty of the Rockefeller mansion’s many treasures during two exceptional tours: Art Pick and Conservation Through the Artist's Eye, both happening at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Reservations recommended, see links for pricing.
4 – 5:30 PM: Join author Elayne Clift on her trip Around the World in Fifty Years as she shares stories about her travels to nearly 100 countries, told in prose and poetry at Norman Williams Public Library. Free.
5 – 9 PM: Then, unplug and unwind in the farmland of Barnard at the second Feast & Field market and open-air concert of the season! Featuring live music by Jay Nash. Donations of $5-10/adult are suggested to help sustain programming.
6:30 PM: Or are you looking for a quiet setting to get the creative juices flowing? Then head to Artistree in Pomfret for Mingle & Make, a facilitated open studio for adults ready to meet new friends while exploring the creative process of their choice. $5, drop-ins welcome.
7 – 9 PM: Follow up your artistic adventures with a dose of music with Open Mic Night! Hosted by Jim Yeager at Artistree, this supportive, relaxed atmosphere welcomes you to show off your musical talents, joining other musicians as they take to the stage – or grab a chair and enjoy the performance. Free, no registration required.
7 – 9 PM: Or challenge your mind to two hours of trivia at the Public House in Quechee!
FRIDAY, JUNE 7…
9 AM – 4 PM: We’ve got the dirt: it’s opening day at Suicide Six Bike Park – so get ready to shred.
9 – 10 AM: Or for a quieter start to your day, dust off your clubs for Women's Spring Golf Clinics, perfect for honing your short game, full swing, and course management at the Woodstock Country Club. Click the link for pricing and registration.
10 AM – 5 PM: Then, the whole family can learn a historic thing or two in the 1890 Manager’s House kitchen during Foodways Fridays at Billings Farm & Museum, featuring take-home recipes and tasty demonstrations!
2 – 3 PM: Later, step down the ladder and into the past with a tour of the Rockefeller family’s 1960s fallout shelter during Fallout Fridays at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Follow the link for pricing and registration information.
3 – 6 PM: Thirsty after the day’s adventures? Head to the Woodstock Farmers’ Market for samples of Trout River Brewing’s craft brews!
7 – 10 PM: Then, hop in the car and head over to The Public House in Quechee for Friday free-range jams, with Kind Bud singing and strumming live.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8…
9 AM – 12 PM: It’s off to the races! Every week, you can hit the trails of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP for a timed, FREE Parkrun 5k. Register now.
9:30 – 10:30 AM: Want to know how to entice beneficial insects and pollinators to your yard? Then visit Kelly Way Gardens for this round of their Summer Garden Tour Series, where you’ll explore the vibrant 3-acre grounds and learn a thing or two about creating a thriving ecosystem in your own backyard. $10 for guests, free for inn visitors.
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Pick up fresh-from-the-earth local produce at a stunning setting near the base of Mt Tom at the Mt Tom Farmers' Market!
10 AM – 5 PM: Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee! The whole family can join in on the fun, trekking through the local forest, hunting for fairies, and even building fairy houses using natural materials! Wearing wings is encouraged. See link for more information.
11 AM – 2 PM: Get to snacking at the Woodstock Farmers’ Market with Babette’s Table Tasting – where you can sample a Vermont-made charcuterie, complete with salami, coppa, noix de jambon, sausage, ventrèche, pancetta, pâté, rilletes, head cheese, and bone broth.
11 AM – 2 PM: Are you a member of Vermont RID, serving the deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing? Then RSVP now for the can’t-miss Potluck Summer BBQ at Silver Lake!
12 – 3 PM: Welcome the season of sun and fun with a Summer Extravaganza at the Woodstock Union High School – where kids can go wild on a foam slide, water slide, and more! BYOT – bring your own towel, that is!
12 – 3 PM: Want to try CBD before you buy? Then head to Clover Gift Shop for their CBD Demo with Bravo Botanicals.
Take your pick from two tours from 2 – 3 PM:
- Delve into two sides of history with the Farm House/Manor House tour, starring the practical manager’s house at Billings Farm & Museum and the graceful, art-filled mansion at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Registration recommended. See link for prices.
- Or if you’d rather smell the roses, explore formal and secret outdoor spaces during the Gardens Through the Generations tour at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.
5:30 – 7:30 PM: Find your place at the table with the Bridgewater community during the Roast Beef Dinner. Hosted by the Bridgewater Grange No. 153, this meal includes freshly carved roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, carrots, coleslaw, dessert, and drinks for $15 per person (kids under 10 are free).
SUNDAY, JUNE 9…
10 AM – 3 PM: Middle and high-schoolers, get your grom on with the VT Youth Cycling Spring Fest, bringing guided group rides for all skill levels to Suicide Six Bike Park – plus clinics, bike games, and awesome prizes! Free admission for VT Youth Cycling Members & local VMBA youth members, $10 for the public.
Later, pick from two opportunities to explore the past beginning at 2 PM:
- Visit little-seen rooms and secret corridors during the Hidden Spaces tour at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP
- Uncover the Civil War Heritage Trail, learn why the trail was formed, why it's significant, and how the sites tie together, and how Vermonters played an enormously important role in the American Civil War during expert discussions hosted by the Bridgewater Historical Society
4 – 5:30 PM: Then, end your Sunday Funday with a song during an improvised performance of We Three Together, with musicians Bill Cole, Gerald Veasley, and Terry Jenoure performing in the Artistree Hay Loft. Suggested donation of $10 for this amazing musical experience with double reed horns from India, China, and Korea plus Didgeridoo (Bill Cole), bass guitar (Gerald Veasley), and Violin (Terry Jenoure).