Upcoming Events

July

July 4, 10:00am–5:00pm
Old Vermont 4th
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2355
billingsfarm.org
A patriotic family celebration featuring the reading of the Declaration of Independence, a historic debate, wagon rides, making 1890 flags, spelling bees, sack races, playing historic base ball, and lots more.

July 4, 6:00pm–10:00pm
4th of July Fireworks
100 Amsden Way, Woodstock, VT 05091
Join us at the Woodstock Union High School from 6 to 10 PM for family-friendly fun complete with a BBQ, activities, live music, and fireworks at dusk!

July 4, 5:00pm–7:00pm
July 4th BBQ at the Woodstock Inn
14 the Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
Have a picnic BBQ with us on our Inn’s front lawn. Chef Rhys will pull out some of his southern flavors with a northern flare like Jason’s Specialty Fried Chicken, Billings Farm Mac & Cheese, Watermelon, Homemade Ice Cream and more! Fun for the whole family with live music by local guitarist Jim Yeager and kids games and activities on the lawn, plus a cash bar for the adults. $32 per adult, $16 per child 14 and under.

July 5, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Old Fashioned Band Concert and Ice Cream Social
26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-1822
woodstockhistorycenter.org
On Friday, July 5th, at 7:00 pm, the Woodstock History Center will host an ice cream social and band concert, with the South Royalton Town Band. The concert will be held on the History Center’s back lawn, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT. The public is invited! Admission is free with donations gratefully accepted. Please bring a blanket or chair. Note: The concert will be cancelled in the event of rain.

July 6, 10:00am–5:00pm
Incredible Insect Festival
149 Natures Way, Quechee, VT 05059
(802) 359-5000
vinsweb.org
Included with admission to the VINS Nature Center. Welcome to the fascinating world of insects at VINS’ Incredible Insect Festival on July 6! Renowned insect expert Sam Jaffe will showcase a multitude of live caterpillars at the Caterpillar Lab. Learn about the importance of pollinators to our natural world and meet a local beekeeper. In addition, you’ll get to meet entomologists who study the small insects found in streams and lakes. Through demonstrations, exhibits, games and crafts, visitors to the VINS Nature Center in Quechee will have a fun day discovering the insects we share our planet with.

July 6, 5:00pm–11:00pm
The American Vinyl Music Festival!
247 Stage Rd, South Pomfret, VT 05067
Tickets & Program
Join us at Suicide Six for the American Vinyl All Star Band as they play hit after hit, of the legendary music from their original iconic bands. This band is composed of the iconic members from your favorite classic rock bands. This dynamic line-up of musicians includes:

Jeffery “Skunk” Baxter founding member of Steely Dan and guitarist from the Doobie Brothers, Skunk unquestionably is one of the rock/pop world’s most influential guitarist, having played on over 2500 recordings, Barry Goudreau guitarist formerly of the band Boston, who’s record is still the fasting selling debut album of all time. The melodic sounds of Leroy “LSR” Romans keyboardist of the Wailers and Third World, with the beat of Robert “Mousey”Thompson drummer from the James Brown Band. and Danny Beissel lead singer from Fosterchild.

“They don’t just play the music, they ARE the music.” Other guest performers include Woodstock’s own Jim Yeager as the opening act at 6PM. Local food and drinks will be available for purchase onsite.

July 7, 1:00pm–4:00pm
Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon
1 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
Soothing jazz melodies will fill the air in downtown Woodstock during Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon, featuring FREE live performances by local jazz musicians for all to enjoy.

July 12, 5:30pm–7:00pm
Music by the River: The Green Mountain Playboys in Woodstock
North Chapel Back Lawn, 7 Church Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-3981
pentanglearts.org
High Energy Cajun. The Green Mountain Playboys play high energy Cajun music made for dancing. Based in the traditional Cajun style of southwest Louisiana, the Playboys feature twin fiddles, accordion, electric guitar, bass, and drums. They play two-steps, blues, and waltzes with a fresh, modern approach to time-tested songs of love, heartbreak, and intrigue. The band is a confluence of accomplished musicians whose single goal is to bring you hot dance music. They have shared a stage with Cajun greats such as Steve Riley, the Revelers, Dewey Balfa, Jesse Lege, Tracy Schwarz and many others.

July 13, 10:00am–3:00pm
94th Annual St. James Fair
stjameswoodstock.org/st-james-fair
Held every summer since the 1920s, the St. James Fair is a time honored Woodstock tradition. The fair provides excellent shopping opportunities with bargains on antiques, art, linens, knick-knacks, toys, books and a large selection of white elephant items. With crowds of shoppers on the green, live music on the steps of the church and yummy culinary delights, the fair has the feel of a festival.

July 19, 5:30pm–7:00pm
Music by the River – Early Risers: Ashley Storrow and Putnam Smith in Woodstock
North Chapel Back Lawn, 7 Church Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-3981
pentanglearts.org
Acoustic Folk. We started as separate songwriters, drawn to each other’s music. We’d occasionally back each other up with vocal harmonies or some guitar or banjo accompaniment. Through playing shows and touring, our sound and style has grown into something new and entirely its own. Our new songs, especially, have been crafted with a new synergy. At some point we decided to stop referring to this new sound as simply “Ashley Storrow & Putnam Smith,” and we became The Early Risers.

July 21, 10:00am–5:00pm
National Ice Cream Day
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Help make and sample four flavors of ice cream as we celebrate the great American dessert. Wagon rides and playing historic base ball.

July 26–28
Bookstock 2019
bookstockvt.org
Are you ready for the festival of words? Bookstock supports the cultural richness and diversity of the Upper Valley and celebrates authors and poets, both established and emerging, from our region. New England is home to many talented writers representing diverse genres, from national Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners to emerging young writers and those who have found their compelling voice at midlife. Bookstock encourages appreciation for good writing and other artistic endeavors by introducing residents and visitors of all ages to writers, musicians and artists in an intimate setting.

July 27–September 15, 10:00am–5:00pm
33rd Annual Quilt Exhibition
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
This juried exhibition of colorful quilts made exclusively in Windsor County will celebrate 33 years of quilting excellence at the Billings Farm. Quilting demonstrations, programs and activities for children and adults.

July 27, 6:30pm–10:00pm
Farm to Ballet
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
This colorful ballet performance reinterprets classical pieces to tell the story of three seasons on a Vermont farm. Accompanied by a live string sextet playing Vivaldi. Separate fee. Reservations recommended.

August

August 1–September 15, 10:00am–5:00pm
33rd Annual Quilt Exhibition
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
This juried exhibition of colorful quilts made exclusively in Windsor County will celebrate 33 years of quilting excellence at the Billings Farm. Quilting demonstrations, programs and activities for children and adults.

August 4, 10:00am–5:00pm
Antique Tractor Day
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Tractors made between the 1920s and 1970s will be displayed from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., by the proud and talented folks who restored them.
The ever popular tractor parade at 1:00 p.m. Tractor-drawn wagon rides and tractor activities for everyone. Pedal tractor pulls for kids!

August 4, 1:00pm–4:00pm
Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon
1 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
Soothing jazz melodies will fill the air in downtown Woodstock during Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon, featuring FREE live performances by local jazz musicians for all to enjoy.

August 10 4, 10:00am–6:00pm
Taste of Woodstock
Elm St, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-3555
Woodstock’s Annual street festival, over 50 vendors on Elm St, food, crafts, art, children’s activities, live music, beer, and wine. Fun time for all!

September

September 1–September 15, 10:00am–5:00pm
33rd Annual Quilt Exhibition
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
This juried exhibition of colorful quilts made exclusively in Windsor County will celebrate 33 years of quilting excellence at the Billings Farm. Quilting demonstrations, programs and activities for children and adults.

September 1, 1:00pm–4:00pm
Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon
1 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
Soothing jazz melodies will fill the air in downtown Woodstock during Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon, featuring FREE live performances by local jazz musicians for all to enjoy.

October

October 5–6, 10:00am–5:00pm
Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Narrated wagon rides around the Billings’ fields during the height of fall foliage; farm programs and activities.

October 12–13, 10:00am–5:00pm
Harvest Festival
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Join us for a traditional Vermont harvest celebration with a husking bee and barn dance; cider pressing, harvesting root vegetables, “putting food by,” and more. Hot spiced cider and doughnuts available.

October 27, 10:00am–5:00pm
A Family Halloween
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Halloween fun for all ages! Doughnuts-on-a-string, pumpkin carving, Halloween tales, and lots more. Enjoy a tractor-drawn wagon ride around the farm. Visit the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin! Costume parades at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. Children in costume admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

December 13–15, 10:00am–7:30pm
Wassail Weekend
Filled with twinkling lights, historic decorated homes, breakfast with Santa, and so much more, the town transforms into the holiday wonderland of your dreams, complete with sleigh bells during our Wassail Parade and holiday decorations at Billings Farm that harken back to historic 19th century charm. There’s something for all ages throughout this festive holiday weekend. But don’t wait! Lodging and activities are filling up fast, so make your reservations now!


Weekly Events

Tuesdays, 10:00am–5:00pm (July 2–August 20)
Time Travel Tuesdays
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Join us in the 1890 Farm Manager’s House on Tuesdays to experience late 19th century chores and pastimes. There’s plenty of work and fun for every age!

Wednesdays, 11:00am–3:00pm (July 3–September 18)
Wagon Ride Wednesdays
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Wagon rides featured each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, 3:00pm–6:00pm (June 5–October 16)
Market On The Green
The Village Green
Over 30 local vendors, cheese, veggies, prepared foods, ice cream, pottery, bread, meats and crafts, live music every week, children’s activities.

Fridays, 10:00am–5:00pm (May 3 – October 25)
Foodway Fridays
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road , Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Every Friday discover how we use seasonal vegetables and herbs from our heirloom garden in historic recipes. Different take-home recipes each week!

Saturdays, 10:00am-5:00pm
Traditional Craft Saturdays at the Billings Farm & Museum
Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-2355
billingsfarm.org
Explore traditional crafts and learn more about their history, process, and use from experienced crafters.