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Fall Golf at the Woodstock Inn's Country Club

From The Blog Weekend Fun: Theatrical adventures, a birdwatching safari, fall fair, golf tournament, & more

Welcome to the season of autumn skies & fresh-baked pies

There's an abundance of seasonal adventure for all ages happening this Thursday through Sunday, so read on...

Vermont Overland Birdwatching safari
Vermont Overland
Vermont Overland Birdwatching Safari


September 26-29: Buckle up for the Vermont Overland Birdwatching Safari, a camping, driving, and aviary extravaganza in the woods of Reading. See link for registration details.

September 26-29: Or if you prefer to traverse the countryside on horseback, then check out this weekend of Fall Foliage Pleasure Rides with the Green Mountain Horse Association. See link for details.

September 26-29 & beyond: Send yourself back to turn-of-the-century America via a performance of the Tony-nominated musical revue, TINTYPES, presented by ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival. Follow the link for showtimes and pricing. 

September 27-29 & beyond: Adventure (Mark Twain style) with a modern twist is coming to Pentangle Arts' Woodstock Town Hall Theatre with showings of the film, The Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13), a tale that follows Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a nursing home to follow his dream of attending wrestling school.


10 – 11:20 AM: Explore the lives of three legendary Latin American women – Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni – through song in the musical production of Tres Vidas (Three Lives) at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. See link for details.

Tres Vidas performance
Pentangle Aarts
Sip n Paint Masterpieces
Billings Farm & Museum


10 AM – 5 PM: Spice up your food prep with old-fashioned flair during Foodways Fridays at Billings Farm & Museum, a day of culinary exploration from how seasonal vegetables are used in historic fare to take-home recipes you can try on your own!

11 AM – 7 PM: Golf, wine-tastings, hors d'oeuvres, auctions, thousands of dollars in prizes, and even a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop are in your future when you sign up now for The seventh annual Tournament of Champions at the Woodstock Country Club – in honor of Zack Frates, the inspiration for Zack’s Place. 

Woodstock Country Club Foliage
Jim Westphalen

2 – 3 PM: Then, step into the Rockefeller family’s Cold War-era bomb shelter for a taste of what life was like on the brink of nuclear war during this Fallout Friday at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Reservations recommended.


9 AM – 12 PM: Runners, on your mark for this week’s Parkrun timed 5k race at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP – that’ll take you through the scenic, calming trails of our national park at the pace that fits you bets. Advanced registration required.

    10:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Or if you find yourself in Norwich, kids can explore the intersection of science and history during Archaeology Day at the Montshire Museum – including activities like examining artifacts, attending a pottery workshop, and speaking with real-life archaeologists. See link for pricing and details.

    2 – 3 PM: Learn how humans have shaped the landscape of our national park and its sustainably-managed working forest during the Forest History and the Future hike at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Reservations recommended.

    3 – 5 PM: Take a historic turn on the courts during the First Annual Woods & Whites Tennis Event at the Woodstock Athletic Club – where attendees are encouraged to wear their best whites with a wooden racket in tow!

    6 – 8 PM: Then, keep the adrenaline flowing with a roller derby matchup you don’t want to miss: Twin State Derby v. Team Massachusetts – coming to Union Arena Woodstock.

    7 – 10 PM: Or end your evening with a roaring bonfire and live music during the Barn Party celebrating the first harvest at Kedron Valley Farm.

    Farm to table dinner


    2 – 3:15 PM: There are locked rooms within the Rockefeller and now you’ll have the keys during the Hidden Spaces Tour at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, which takes attendees through spaces usually closed to the public – from the service wing to a private bowling alley! Reservations required.

    5 – 8 PM: Then, close out your Sunday with an explosion of flavor and autumnal color at the Red Barn Dinner Fall Foliage Series at Kelly Way Gardens. Reservations required, see link for pricing and menu details.