Local Area EventsListing Calendar
29th Annual Quilt Exhibition
Marsh Billings Farm - August 1 - September 20th, 2015
This highly-anticipated juried exhibition of more than 50 quilts made exclusively in Windsor County will celebrate 29 years of quilting excellence at the Billings Farm. Quilting demonstrations, programs, and activities for children and adults.
Sheep Shearing & Herding With Border Collies
May 2 & 3, 2015. A weekend devoted to Southdown sheep and their Border Collie friends. Watch the spring shearing of the farms ewes and demonstrations of Border Collies herding sheep in the farm fields. Admission includes a childrens art show and the 30th annual spring commemorative button.
King Arthur Flour Famous Baking Classes
Attention Bakers! Would you like to learn tips and techniques from the pros? For bakers at any level looking to improve their skills, King Arthur offers a variety of classes and demonstrations at The Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont; online, and across the country.Check out the class schedule online.
Memorial Day Weekend Cheese Celebration at Billings Farm
May 23 & 24, 2015 -Celebrate Vermont's distinctive dairy heritage during a weekend of sampling delicious Vermont cheeses and meeting local cheese makers; dairy education programs, making cheese, ice cream and butter.
36th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival
The longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England features over 20 hot air balloons, with flights scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19th; 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 20th and Sunday, June 21st (always weather and wind permitting). The event has been chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 events of the Summer!
Vermont Quilt Festival
June 26-28 Essex Junction VT New England's Oldest & Larget Quilt Event!
July 26th - Marsh Billings Farm: A summer day in the farm fields, featuring traditional haying techniques, including cutting, raking, and tedding with the Farm's draft horses and equipment. Quench your thirst with a sample of Switchel, the haymaker's drink. Especially for families: Find a Penny-In-The-Haystack, making scarecrows puppets & clothespin horses; horse-drawn wagon rides, farm programs, and activities.
82nd Annual New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair
The BEST Crafts Fair Anywhere!
August 1 9, 2015 Mount Sunapee Resort- Newbury N.H.
The Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmens Fair is a nine day event that showcases the work of more than 350 crafstpeople. Daily demonstrations of glassblowing, woodcarving, blacksmithing, furniture building, jewelry making and more. It is awesome, don't miss it!
Antique Tractor Day
August 2nd - Billings Farm & Museum- Tractors made between 1930 and the 1960s will be displayed by the proud and talented folks who restored them. Tractor parade at 1:00 p.m., includes restoration details and historical information. Tractor-drawn wagon rides and tractor activities for children, including the popular tractor sandbox.
Art In The Park - A Top 10 Summer Event
A Vermont Chamber Of Commerce TOP 10 Summer Event Recommendation!
The 54th Annual Art In The Park: August 9 & 10 Rutland Vermont
Art in the Park is a fine art and craft festival featuring 100 juried artists and craftsmen. The festival includes demonstrations, food, children's activities and musical entertainment. Held rain or shine, Art in the Park draws artisans from all across the northeast and beyond who ply their craft in wood, stone, clay, fiber, metal, glass, with cameras, or on canvas. Art in the Park is Vermont's Oldest Continuing Arts Tradition.
Daily, 10-5 Free admission; donations appreciated.
The Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally
August 27- 30 2015 Vermonts Premier Motorcycle Rally -The must attend New England motorcycle rally in a new, centralized and gorgeous location, offering a new & bigger Vendor Village, and many autumn rides through Vermont's famous valleys and covered bridges.
Pumpkin & Apple Celebration!
October 3 & 4: -Billings Farm & Museum: Hands-on programs will highlight two essential fall crops, including: apple tasting, cider pressing, pumpkin bowling, apples-on-a-string, making pumpkin & apple ice cream, cooking apple butter in the farmhouse, and wagon rides.