Visit from 10:00am to 4:00pm November 28-30 to see all they have to offer (and it’s a lot).

Activities are available for all ages and include seeing the preparation of traditional 19th century food, the dairy farm, an 1890 farm house, farm life exhibits, and a horse-drawn wagon ride!

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Turkey Trot    Turkey Trot    Turkey Trot

The Zack’s Place Turkey Trot, a 5K run and walk held on Thanksgiving Day, was first established in 2007, and has become a dependable annual fundraiser ever since. In 2007, almost 200 people participated. In 2013, over 1,100 people participated and raised $47,000. All of the proceeds of the race are dedicated to our operational costs.

As participants line up and register for the race they are entertained by a band on a flatbed truck. Hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate are offered.

The race begins in front of the Woodstock Elementary School at 10:00 AM, with the more skilled runners in front and the rest following. The run meanders through the historic Village of Woodstock, then on towards Billings Farm, around Mountain Avenue, and back around The Town Green, ending at the starting line.

An award ceremony, also with refreshments and a band, follows the race where medals are presented.Families run together as college kids and relatives gather for the Thanksgiving celebration.

Grandparents and young children in carriages participate as walkers, dogs join in as well. It has become a tradition for many in the Woodstock area; however we also have “satellite participants” who cannot be in Woodstock but who run with family wherever they are: Hawaii, Italy, New York City, etc.

This is indeed a day of thanks where individuals help support our enrichment center and give thanks for their own gifts at the same time.

Runner entry fee is $25.00 if paid by check or $27.50 to pay online.

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November Weekend Wagon Rides at Billings Farm & Museum


Wagon Ride Weekends – Take a horse-drawn wagon ride and enjoy the dairy farm, farmhouse, and farm life exhibits during late fall – when the brilliance of foliage has softened and the weather is still pleasant; daily programs and activities. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


November 1 & 2; 8 & 9; 15 & 16; 22 & 23


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21st Annual Family Halloween at Billings Farm & Museum

Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will host the 21st Annual Family Halloween on Sunday, October 26, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Children in costume will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult (adults pay the regular admission fee).

Pumpkin carving, doughnuts-on-a-string, wagon rides, cranking pumpkin ice cream, plus “not-too-scary” Halloween stories, pumpkin games, and animal programs will be featured. Costume parades at 12:00 & 2:00 p.m., will be led by the Billings Farm’s friendly steers-in-training, George & Marsh, and all children will receive a ribbon.

Admission to A Family Halloween includes all programs and activities, plus the working dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and farm house.