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2014 Events

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October

26: A Family Halloween - Halloween fun for all ages! Doughnuts-on-a-string, pumpkin carving, Halloween tales, wagon rides, and lots more. Costume parades at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. Children in costume admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

November

1 & 2; 8 & 9; 15 & 16; 22 & 23: 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.

28 - 30: Thanksgiving Weekend – The tradition of celebratory feasts for a bountiful harvest spans cultures, continents, and millennia. Discover how Thanksgiving was observed in the 1890 Farm House at the Billings Farm – preparations, menu, and entertainment – and the critical and demanding work of harvesting crops each fall. The “History of Thanksgiving” programs will be presented in the parlor; harvest and food preservation activities for every age. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride. Last weekend of the season to visit the farm life exhibits. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

December

6 & 7: Christmas at the Farm – Learn how Christmas was celebrated in late 19th century Woodstock in the farmhouse and linger in the cozy kitchen as treats are baked in the woodstove. Holiday programs and making historic ornaments. Don't miss a winter visit to the farm. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

12, 13, & 14: Wassail Weekend – You'll be welcomed to tour the festively decorated 1890 Farm House; make a historic ornament as a memento of your visit. Sunday: horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides (weather permitting). 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

20 - Jan. 1: Christmas at the Farm – Learn how Christmas was celebrated in late 19th century Woodstock in the farmhouse and linger in the cozy kitchen as treats are baked in the woodstove. Holiday programs and making historic ornaments. Don't miss a winter visit to the farm. Dec. 26-Jan. 1 – horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides (weather permitting). 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2015 Winter Events

January

1: Christmas at the Farm – Learn how Christmas was celebrated in late 19th century Woodstock in the farmhouse and linger in the cozy kitchen as treats are baked in the woodstove. Holiday programs and making historic ornaments. Don't miss a winter visit to the farm. Horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides (weather permitting). 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3 & 4, 10 & 11, 24 & 25, 31: - Visit the Jersey herd, draft horses, oxen, and sheep – inside for the winter – and tour the restored and furnished 1890 Farm House. A Place in the Land, our Academy Award®-nominee film is shown every hour in the theater. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

17 - 19: Sleigh Ride Weekend – Horse-drawn sleigh rides, jack jumper sledding; dairy farm and restored farmhouse; in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend showing of a film. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

February

1, 7 & 8, 28: - Visit the Jersey herd, draft horses, oxen, and sheep – inside for the winter – and tour the restored and furnished 1890 Farm House. A Place in the Land, our Academy Award®-nominee film is shown every hour in the theater. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

14 - 22: Sleigh Ride Week - Sleigh rides, sledding with jack jumpers; tour the dairy farm and farmhouse; programs and hands-on activities; presidential cookie favorites and spiced cider. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.