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Sugaring season at Sugarbush Farm

From The Blog Weekend Fun: Maple Open House Weekend, The Vermont Brewers Festival, & a Forest Fairy Hunt mean spring is sweeter than ever

Maple, maple everywhere

3/19/20-3/22/20: We promise these events will put a spring in your step...

Important Note: IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS, THE MAJORITY OF EVENTS LISTED BELOW HAVE BEEN CANCELEDPlease check with event organizers before attending any event listed below, as outings may be canceled without advanced notice

Love, Loss and What I Wore


March 19-22: Experience a "show about matters of the heart and matters of the closet" according to Isherwood of the New York Times with performances of Love, Loss, and What I Wore at the Grange Theatre in Pomfret.

March 20-22 & beyond: Embark on a grand and glorious quest for magic when the whole family catches a showing of the animated film, Onward (PG), playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.

March 21-22: Satisfy your sweet tooth and then some, with syrupy samples, sap collection and boiling demonstrations (check schedule), and more during the free Maple Open House Weekend at Sugarbush Farm!

maple taps sugaring

March 21-22: From an intro and history to attunement, demonstrations and practice of techniques like Gasho meditation and Gyoshi ho, you’ll uncover the art of palm healing with Reiki Certification Workshops I (Saturday) and II (Sunday) at Artistree. See links for pricing and details.

March 21-22 & beyond: Then, get hands-on another way during your choice of cooking (and eating!) classes with Odyssey Events, including: Hand-made Pasta, Up-a-Notch Veggies, and The Soufflé Also Rises and Local Apple-Tart – and it’s all happening in Bridgewater. See link for more information.

Cooking Veggies at Odyssey Events VT


6:30 - 8:30 PM: St. Paddy’s Day celebrations aren’t over till the bangers and mash are served! During an evening of Mix, Mingle & Make Food at Artistree, you’ll craft this Irish pub food classic, sausage and mashed potatoes, with help from chef Holly Pierce. See link for details. 


Bow Thayer musician

7 – 9 PM: Then, this next event will be music to your ears, literally… don’t miss out on Open Mic Night, featuring musical collaborations of friends, neighbors, and you at Artistree!

7:30 - 10 PM: Or leave the strumming up to the likes of Americana, bluegrass, folk, indie, and rock songwriter Bow Thayer when he plays live at The Barnard Inn & Max's Tavern.


Start your weekend on the right foot with your choice of the play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and the family-friendly film, Onward!


The early bird gets the worm with these morning adventures starting at 9 AM:

man making maple syrup boiling
Beer up close

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Work through your emotional roadblocks for every Chakra shade in the rainbow during Color it Out! Wellness Workshop at the Woodstock Athletic Club. See link for details.

12 & 4 PM: CANCELED - The Vermont Brewers Festival is here with plenty of beer! Take your pick from two tasting sessions at the base of Bear Mountain Lodge at Killington for access to over 100 beers, cozy fire pits, food, and fun.

1 – 4 PM: Or if Long Trail is the only brewery you crave, grab a $3 can, grab a seat, and enjoy the sweet sounds of Sammy B & King Arthur as they perform live in Bridgewater!

3 & 5:30 PM: Get an insider’s look at our 35th president’s Amherst College speech about poetry and power during showings of the movie, JFK: The Last Speech, presented by the Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum.

7 – 10 PM: Get a serving of folk/Americana, pop, funk, rock, blues, and soul with a side of delicious food when you hear the Brooks Hubbard Band perform live at the Public House Pub in Quechee.


10 AM: It’s a Sunday Funday for the record books, because the mud, maple, and rural dirt roads are calling as part of The Vermont Overland Maple Adventure Ride.

10 AM – 4 PM: Or for a more leisurely end to your weekend, Vermonters can explore the wonders of VINS for $5 (today only), from state-of-the-art raptor enclosures to nature trails, the canopy walk, and beyond.

VINS forest canopy walk in winter
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)
The forest canopy walk at VINS under fresh snow