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Pumpkin & Apple Celebration at Billings Farm & Museum

WOODSTOCK, VERMONT... Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage, will host its annual Pumpkin & Apple Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hands-on activities and programs will highlight these two important fall crops, their historical importance, and many uses.

Take the apple taste test and vote for your favorite! Lend a hand pressing cider, making pumpkin or apple ice cream, and peeling apples for drying. Join in the “pumpkin and apple fun” with apple races, pumpkin bowling, apples-on-a-string, sampling pumpkin bread and pumpkin Legos®. See apple butter being made in the farmhouse kitchen and take home a recipe for “Pumpion Pye.”

The pumpkin display includes white, blue, and striped pumpkins; learn more about this hearty, nourishing, and versatile vegetable, first cultivated 9,000 years ago. The apple display features apples from local Vermont orchards. Horse-drawn wagon rides are included with admission.

View the schedule.

Admission: adults: $12.00; 62 and over: $11.00; children 5-15: $6.00; 3-4: $3.00; under 3: free.