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Harvest Weekend

From The Blog Weekend Fun: Turn over a new leaf at food truck & harvest festivals, Oktoberfast, a bee workshop, & a bounty of live music

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Uncover the fall festivities heading our way this holiday weekend Thursday through Sunday...

Forever Plaid performance Artistree's Grange Theatre
Emmy Walden Fox
ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: Forever Plaid

October 11-13 & beyond: Watch Brad Pitt reach stratospheric heights in the film, Ad Astra, delivering a thrilling journey through the vast reaches of space to Pentangle Arts' Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.

October 12-13: Tasty eats, creative handmade wares, and plenty of fun awaits at the Apples & Crafts Fair & Food Truck Festival, taking over Woodstock Saturday and Sunday with over 100 vendors!

Craft sale
Food cooking on the stove.
DaddyLongLegs in concert


7 AM – 7 PM: Horse lovers, help the Green Mountain Horse Association conclude the riding season with a Fall Endurance 50/30 & Pleasure Ride! During the endurance rider, competitive trail and endurance riders alike compete for coveted awards. With the pleasure ride, equestrians can enjoy a jaunt through the foliage, complete with catered meals. See link for pricing and details.

9 AM – 12 PM: Imagine the crisp fall breeze in your hair, the crunch of pebbles underfoot, and the autumn leaves drifting by as you run along the trails of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. That's just a sample of what you'll experience when you join in on the timed 5k parkrun race! Advanced online registration required. See link for details.

10 AM – 5 PM: Do you dream of exploring fall foliage from high in the vibrant leafy branches? Then head to the grand opening of the Forest Canopy Walk at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science! There, you’ll move from forest floor to treetops without a climb via a newly constructed, ADA-accessible boardwalk, featuring the Eagle’s Nest (the perfect vantage point), The Tree House, and even a spider’s web net!

2 – 3 PM: Later, learn how people shaped the national park landscape over hundreds of years during the Forest History and the Future hike at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Reservations recommended.

7 – 10 PM: Close out the night with the Woodstock Rotary during their Penny Sale at the Woodstock Union High School, where you’ll try your luck to win fabulous prizes!

Bees with Honey


7:30 – 11 AM: Fuel up at the annual South Woodstock Pancake Breakfast, serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, and coffee at the South Woodstock Fire Station on Route 106!

10 AM – 1 PM: Then join Jane Jackson of Bookends Farm in Glover, Vermont and GMHA for a Positive Reinforcement Training Clinic in South Woodstock! With many years’ experience working with students, horses and dogs, Jane offers a unique opportunity for clients to improve their handling, riding and training for only $35. See link for details.

12 – 2:30 PM: Take to the kitchen for a hands-on round of The Soufflé Also Rises cooking classes with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater!

2 – 3 PM: While Colony Collapse Disorder has decimated North America’s bee population, the country has seen exponential growth to hobby beekeeping. During the Bees Besieged program at the Woodstock History Center, you’ll uncover what’s impacting bees, as well as the origins and evolution of beekeeping. This event is free and open to all!

2 – 3:15 PM: Or, if you’re eager to explore every nook and cranny of famous estate’s, this activity is for you! At the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, you can view the little seen areas of the Rockefeller mansion during the Hidden Spaces tour. Reservations required, see link for more information.

4 – 6 PM: Later, what better way to end the weekend than with a free concert of beautiful lyrics and sumptuous melodies? Join Claire Boucher and Brad Hurley for a performance of Traditional Songs and Dances from Brittany at Artistree’s Hay Loft.