ALL WEEKEND LONG…
September 12-14: This is your last chance to catch a play called “a loony triumph” by the New York Daily News – because the ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival presentation of Souvenir is closing this weekend! Don’t miss this chance to hear the story of New York’s tone-deaf diva, Madame Florence. See link for details.
September 13-15 & beyond: Are you interested in moving to Vermont? Do you love mountain biking? Then Woodstock’s Stay to Stay Weekend is for you – serving up the perfect opportunity to enjoy an exploratory vacation, learn about living in Woodstock, and enjoy all the spectacular MTB trails the region has to offer.
September 13-15 & beyond: In the uplifting film, The Farewell, one lie allows a woman to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. Catch a showing of this deft portrayal of family dynamics at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
September 14-15: Then, saddle up for September Horse Trials with the Green Mountain Horse Association – featuring dressage, show jumping, and cross-country. See link for details.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12…
10 AM – 5 PM: Thread-the-needle of fun and education at Thursday Threads at Billings Farm & Museum, a day focused on fiber and textile arts!
2 – 3:15 PM: Then, observe the private art collection of the Billings-Rockefeller family during an Art Tour at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (NHP) – featuring Hudson River School paintings that influenced the conservation movement. Registration required, see link for details.
Then, starting at 6 PM, choose from two types of fun:
- 6 – 8 PM: Sip, snack, and socialize while painting your own masterpiece on recycled slate roof tiles from Billings Farm’s historic barn during an evening of Painting “On the Rocks” with Kristina Rodanas at Billings Farm & Museum. Reservations required, see link for details.
- 6 – 8:30 PM: Play to win with a round of Back to School Bingo at the Ransom Tavern in South Woodstock – free for all with plenty of chances to snag a prize for yourself! Reservations recommended.
6:30 – 8:30 PM: Want to shake up your Thursday evening with some fun, new friends, and food prepared by you? Then join chef Holly Pierce at the first Mix, Mingle, & Make… Food! This class at Artistree offers easy and engaging food-making recipes and techniques for participants to explore – and it’s only $5 to join! See link for details.
7 – 9 PM: Then, keep the night strumming at Artistree with Open Mic Night happening just upstairs in the Hay Loft – where musicians can take to the stage or join the crowd and enjoy the music. Free for all.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13…
2 – 3 PM: Then, step across the street for a different kind of blast from the past: at Fallout Fridays, you’ll descend into the 1960s fallout shelter to learn what life during the Cold War – happening at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Reservations recommended.
5 – 9 PM: This evening’s events are a hole-in-one: think golf, cocktails, and dinner overlooking the green during the Twilight Dinner Buffet Series at the Woodstock Country Club. See link for pricing and details.
5:30 - 7 PM: Ladies, looking for something different? Get ready for some heart-pumping fun during women’s evening mountain biking rides at Suicide Six Bike Park.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14…
9 AM – 12 PM: Lace up for a race that’s equal parts exhilarating and welcoming during this week’s Parkrun – a global timed 5k at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Walk, run, and soak up the early fall sun! Register online now.
Early birds get the worm beginning at 9:30 AM, with a cornucopia of activities to choose from:
- 9:30 – 10:30 AM: Summer Garden Tour at Kelly Way Gardens
- 9:30 AM – 12 PM: Fun with Fermentation workshop at Artistree
- 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Appalachian Trail Hikes with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP
- 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Mt Tom Farmers’ Market
1 – 4 PM: For just a quarter, step right up for an Old Time Fair right in the heart of Woodstock village! Live music, crafts, games, treats, and a photo booth with historic clothing await on the back lawn of the Woodstock History Center.
Reserve your spot at one of two tours to satisfy your history and wanderlust:
- 2 – 3 PM: Forest History and the Future at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP
- 2 – 4 PM: Farm House / Manor House Tour at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP and Billings Farm & Museum
6 – 8 PM: Later listen as award-winning art historian, critic, author and podcaster Tyler Green explores a groundbreaking 19th century photographer with the presentation, Carleton Watkins: Making the West American. Green’s talk explores the surprising relationships between Carleton Watkins, New England, and the national park idea – including connections to Frederick Billings and Woodstock, VT. This event is free at Billings Farm & Museum, but reservations are recommended.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15…
9 AM: The Naked Table Community Project is back, 11 years strong with the Annual Community Table Making Event on the Green in Woodstock! Follow up the action with a forest walk through the national park at 12 PM then lunch on the tables lined up on the Middle-Covered bridge at 2 PM. Served “family” style. There will be a memorial tree planting ceremony on the green at 3pm for Phil Swanson, Woodstock Town Manager for 34 years. There will be live music throughout the event. Organized by Charles Shackleton. See link for reservations and details.
10 AM – 2 PM: Pedal your way through fall foliage and three awesome mountain bike networks during the Woodstock Triple Crown – a must-attend endure-style race for all those adrenaline seekers out there! See link for details.
12 – 2:30 PM: Add the classic combo of dairy and egg deliciousness to your kitchen repertoire by saving your place at The Soufflé Also Rises cooking class with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater. BYOB and eat what you make!
2 – 3:15 PM: Go behind-the-scenes in a historic Rockefeller home with the Hidden Spaces Tour at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP! You’ll explore areas little seen by the public: the family bedrooms on the third floor of the Mansion, the service wing of the big house, the Rockefeller's soda fountain, bowling alley, and more. Reservations recommended.
5 – 8 PM: When gardeners and chefs collaborate, we all win! Sample fresh-as-they-get flavors like Vermont Goat Cheese Toast, Tomato and Olive Tarts, Braised Local Lamb Shank, and more – all at the Red Barn Dinner Fall Foliage Series at Kelly Way Gardens. See link for pricing and reservation details.