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From The Blog Weekend Fun: Hop to Easter egg hunts, author talks, a farm animal celebration, & bid farewell to Bentley's

Gather the whole family for a weekend of colorful fun, complete with delicious food, outdoor activities, holiday adventures, music, & other events that celebrate the fresh spring air!


April 18-19: What’s gone doesn’t have to be forgotten! Snag a memento from a Woodstock institution during Bentley’s Memorabilia Sale and Blowout.

April 19-20: Celebrate new life and the budding optimism of spring at the Baby Farm Animal Celebration at Billings Farm & Museum, complete with programs featuring lambs, chicks, piglets, goats, and calves; seed planting; house tours; a dairy exhibit; and more!

Baby Sheep (Lambs) dressed in Sweaters

April 19-21: Then, sharpen your prowess in the kitchen with cooking classes at Odyssey Entertainment in Bridgewater, with your choice of whatever whets your appetite: pizza, pasta, or souffles!  

April 19-22: History has never been more eye-popping. Relive the greatest scientific achieving of the twentieth century with a showing of the film, Apollo 11, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.

April 20-21: Give thanks to our glorious globe during Earth Day Celebration Weekend at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee – where you’ll learn how to help the environment in small, impactful ways, from composting, to upcycling, eating local, and more!


8:30 AM – 3:15 PM: Outdoor lovers: join this full-day event for essential education on forest pests and pathogens from oak wilt to the Emerald Ash Borer. The VT Forest Health Information Meeting is free for all at the Woodstock Union High School.

9:30 – 11 AM: Or jump-start your Thursday with the sweet melody of a Morning Jam session at Artistree, where acoustic musicians of all skill levels are welcome to play or sit back and enjoy the music. Free for all.

1:30 - 3 PM: Then, get active with a rousing game on the courts with the Pickleball Mud Event at the Athletic Club. See link for pricing and registration details.

4 – 5:30 PM: Meet Vermont author and ’76 Olympics alumnus, Geza Tatrallyay, during a special Author Talk at Norman Williams Public Library! He’ll discuss and read from three of his new books, the political thriller, Rainbow Vintner, memoir, The Fencers, and poetry collection, Extinction.

Armful of Garden Vegetables

5 – 6 PM: Learn how you can have a your very own organic vegetable garden during this session of Green Drinks: Local Community Gardens and Food, presented by Sustainable Woodstock at Billings Farm & Museum. At this sweet spring event, you’ll uncover tips for growing a plentiful plot and how to turn your lawn into an edible landscape.

6 – 7 PM: Later, hear Bessie's Story as author Thomas Farmen recounts the true tale of the titular chocolate lab’s gradual loss of sight – and meet the sweet canine herself at The Yankee Bookshop, for an experience that exemplifies aging with grace and optimism.

7 PM: Then, challenge your mind with a rousing evening of Thursday Pub Trivia at the Public House in Quechee.


7 AM – 8 PM: If you find yourself in Quechee, don’t forget to snap up a delicious snack on the house during the bonus Free Crepe Day at the Skinny Pancake (Quechee location only)!

7:30 – 9:30 PM: Then, your Friday just got a dose of soul with a performance by the folk duo, Mama’s Broke, overtaking Artistree’s HayLoft with haunting harmonies accompanied by fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mandolin. See link for tickets and pricing.

9 PM: Then, this is your last chance to go Dancing After Dark at Bentley’s Restaurant! This Woodstock landmark is closing its doors soon, so don’t miss the chance to dine, drink, and dance the night away.

Bentley's Restaurant
Bentley's Restaurant exterior


10 AM – 12 PM: Love nature’s wild side? Join Research Wildlife Scientist Dr. Dave Person as he outlines the Geography of Life & Death: Coyotes, Predation and Landscapes at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park – detailing the biology and ecology of eastern coyotes in Vermont. Free for all, but please pre-register as space is limited.

11 AM – 3 PM: Then, the hunt is on! Head to Kedron Valley Pond for an Easter Egg Hunt beginning promptly at 1:30 PM, with breakfast and lunch served at the South Woodstock Country Store. Seedlings also available for planting, right in time for Earth Day!

Other Easter egg hunts near Woodstock:

Easter egg hunt
Easter egg hunt

3 – 5 PM: Later, show the courts some love with a Tennis Mud Season Match at the Athletic Club. See link for pricing and details.

4 – 6 PM: Close out your Saturday with an action-packed roller derby competition! The Twin State Derby  faces off against Worcester Roller Derby at the Union Arena Woodstock – see link for pricing and tickets (also available at the door).


9 – 10 AM: The Woodstock Village Green will be immersed in holiday spirit and the sound of laughter during the Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Contest, right in the center of town! All are encouraged to wear their decorative Easter bonnets – winner receives a special prize – while kids under 14 race to fill their basket, bag, or pockets with colorful eggs during this fun, free event. The hunt begins promptly at 9 AM (weather permitting).

10 – 11 AM: Whether you missed the Easter Egg hunt on the green or the kids are eager to double up their bounty, the North Chapel’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is waiting (weather permitting)! RSVP recommended.

12 – 5 PM: Then, partake in a grand buffet during an Easter Sunday Brunch in the Woodstock Inn & Resort’s Rockefeller Room. See link for pricing and a sample menu of delicious options, from rosemary and garlic roasted leg of local lamb to house-made cinnamon swirl French toast.

Other Easter Sunday brunches: