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October 1-2, 2016
28th Annual Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival
Sheep – Goats – Alpacas – Llamas - Rabbits. The Animal Barn also includes vendors offering all your favorite fibers and yarn along with equipment and supplies. Over 70 vendors offering fleece and yarn, handspinning and fibercrafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted wool items, small ruminant equipment and supplies, fencing materials, meat and cheese. Shepherd Workshops: Our workshops are designed to educate owners – and future owners – of small ruminants.
October 1-2, 2016 Pumpkin & Apple Celebration
Billings Farm & Museum. Take the apple taste test and vote for your favorite! Lend a hand pressing cider, making pumpkin or apple ice cream, drying apples, and sampling pumpkin bread.
Join in the “pumpkin and apple fun” with apple races, pumpkin bowling, apples-on-a-string, and pumpkin Legos®. See apple butter being made in the farmhouse kitchen and take home a recipe for “Pumpion Pye.”
October 8, 2016 26th Annual Chili Cook-off - Ludlow, Vermont
The 26th Annual Ludlow Rotary Club Chili Cook-off is scheduled rain or shine from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in beautiful downtown Ludlow at the stoplight under the big tent. There will be over 20 chili entries this year! $10 includes chili, bread, cider and ice cream! Vote for your favorite!
October 8-9, 2016 32nd Annual Harvest Weekend
The Billings Farm & Museum. Harvest Weekend features a husking bee and barn dance, plus a variety of 19th century harvest activities and programs for the entire family. Each day a traditional husking bee will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a barn dance from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Lend a hand pressing cider, preserving apples, threshing grain, and making butter and ice cream. Harvesting the heirloom vegetable garden will be nearing completion and children can help dig potatoes and other root crops and learn how crops are “put up” for the winter. Other activities include: shelling beans, fence building, apples-on-a-string, and 19th century games. Hot-spiced cider and homemade doughnuts will be on hand for all! Admission includes all programs and activities.
October 8-9, 2016 Mount Holly Cider Days - Belmont, Vermont
See apple cider pressing demonstrations on the Belmont Village Green, shop at booths filled with crafts, produce and baked goods, or visit the nearby Mt. Holly Historical Museum.
October 10-14, 2016 National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
November 25-27, 2016 Thanksgiving Weekend at Billings Farm
This event features traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, and hands-on Thanksgiving activities and programs for every age. You’ll be welcomed to Frederick Billings’ farmhouse, where farm manager George Aitken and his wife and four daughters lived and worked in 1890. Talk with costumed interpreters as they prepare a bountiful Thanksgiving meal featuring roast goose, oyster soup, turkey hash, mincemeat pie and, of course, turkey. Relax in the Victorian parlor as you learn how our American Thanksgiving tradition evolved. Enjoy a freshly baked treat before boarding the farm wagon pulled by Percheron horses for a ride around the farm.
November 26, 2016 - THANKSGIVING DAY
There are so many events on today they are to numerous to list.
December 9-11, 2016 Woodstock's Winter Wassail Weekend
Voted one of Vermont's Top Ten Winter events, the term has its roots in medieval England referring to the Norse, "ves heill" meaning "to drink to the health". Ale brewed with spiced apples and sugar was the warm drink given to the singers who went door to door during the Solstice. Christmas became interwoven with celebrations during the darkest time of the year. Celebrated for over 25 years, the highlight of the weekend is a unique Wassail Parade with over 50 horses and riders dressed in holiday costumes and period dress from the 19th century. Concerts, holiday house tour, craft fair and more.
December 10, 2016 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.
October 12, 2013 5th Annual Discover Food & Wine
Smugglers' Notch Resort. This evening event showcases the best of Vermont's renowned specialty foods, from cheeses to chocolate to coffee and more! Wine tastings feature Vermont wines as well as other domestic and international wines. This is a wonderful evening during Vermont's beautiful foliage season.
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