Calendar

  • Jan to Feb
    2 to 28

    Wagon Rides Saturdays & Sundays

    Saturday to Sunday, 11am – 2pm Every Half HourFamily Program, Special Event

    Due to lack of snow, we're offering wagon rides instead of sleigh rides! Enjoy a 30-minute horse-drawn wagon ride from the Welcome Center (weather permitting).  Rides are on the half...

  • Feb
    6

    Play Date! Farm & Food Fun

    Saturday, Anytime between 9:30am and 1:30pmFamily Program

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms! Explore lots of theme-based, indoor activities at your own pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions. Seating and tables...

  • Feb
    7

    Tracking & Trailing a Vermont Carnivore

    Sunday, 11am - 2:30pmAdult Program

    This program has been cancelled due to the lack of snow.   Join naturalist Matt Kolan for a day of reading and interpreting the tracks and signs of a Vermont carnivore, exploring the...

  • Feb
    11 to 12

    The Art of Natural Cheesemaking with David Asher

    Thursday to Friday, 9AM-5PM DailyAdult Program

    Come and discover the secrets of traditional cheesemaking practices with organic farmer, farmstead cheesemaker, and author of ‘The Art of Natural Cheesemaking’, David Asher. David...

  • Feb
    13

    Build a Nest Box!

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMAdult Program

    What do kestrels, bluebirds, and owls have in common? They nest in cozy cavities. Come build a cozy home for Eastern Bluebirds returning from migration.  Materials provided; bring a...

  • Feb
    22

    Owl Prowl

    Monday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMAdult Program

    Explore the world of Vermont's winged nocturnal predators on an evening walk. Listen for (and maybe see) some of the species who make the Farm their home. Back indoors, warm up with hot...

  • Feb
    22

    Full Moon Sleigh Rides

    Monday, 5:30pm, 6:05pm & 6:40pm (weather permitting)Family Program

    Put on your woolies and join Pat Palmer of Thornapple Farm and his team of Percheron draft horses for a half-hour of winter star gazing. Don't forget to bring a thermos with a warm beverage...

  • Feb
    27

    Forester for a Day

    Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFamily Program

    Put on a hard hat,  watch a forester fell a tree (a big one! to allow for more sunlight so that our tiny trees can continue to grow and thrive), and learn about the importance of trees in our...

  • Mar
    4 to 6

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education

    Friday to Sunday, All DayEducator Workshop

    Discover easy and fun ways to develop agricultural education programs with engaging, kid-tested, educator approved activities! If you are looking for new ideas for an existing program, or are ...

  • Mar
    12

    Play Date! Spring on the Farm

    Saturday, Anytime between 9:30am and 1:30pmFamily Program

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms! Meet wiggly worms, burrow underground like a woodchuck, tap a sugar maple, and enjoy many other activities at your own pace and schedule....

  • Mar
    19

    Junior Iron Chef Vermont

    Saturday, 9:00am - 3:30pmFamily Program, Special Event

    A statewide culinary competition that challenges teams of middle & high school students to create healthy, local dishes that inspire school meal programs. A project ...

  • Mar
    20

    Maple Sugaring Celebration

    Sunday, 9:00am - 2:00pmFamily Program, Special Event

    NOTE DATE CHANGE. Join us to learn about the sugaring process and see where maple syrup comes from. Our celebration includes a 4-H Pancake Breakfast, activities in the sugarbush (maple...

  • Mar
    26 to 27

    Carbon Farming with Eric Toensmeier

    Saturday to Sunday, 9AM-5PM each daySpecial Event, Adult Program

    Carbon farming is a suite of agricultural practices and crops that sequester carbon in the soil and in aboveground biomass. Combined with a massive reduction in fossil fuel emissions—and in...

  • Apr
    18 to 20

    Vacation Days

    Monday to Wednesday, 9 am - 3:30 pmYouth Program

    Spend three days at Shelburne Farms! Together, we will ready the farm for spring and investigate seasonal changes on the land. Some of the activities include: skirting fleece, hiking trails, prepping...

  • Apr
    23 to 24

    Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pmAdult Program

    In this 2-day, hands-on clinic, you will work with experienced teamsters and their horses. Enjoy the beauty of the breeding barn while getting your hands on the lines of some amazing horses.  On...

  • May
    6 to 7

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Friday to Saturday, ORCHARD COVE. Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    The closing of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...

  • May
    24 to 26

    Pasture to Palate: A Farmstead Cheesemaking Journey

    Tuesday to Thursday, 8 AM Tuesday - 4 pm ThursdayAdult Program

    Experience the cheesemaking process from the ground up during this three-day program.  Using The Inn at Shelburne Farms and our dairy barns, pastures, and cheesemaking facility as your classroom...

  • May
    27 to 29

    Natural History & Birding Weekend

    Friday to Sunday, Friday 5 pm - Sunday 1:30 pmAdult Program

    Celebrate the mysteries of spring migration. With birds as your focus, explore the natural history of the landscape: investigate connections between bedrock, soils, plant distribution, animal...

  • Jun
    2 to 4

    Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

    Thursday to Saturday, Thursday, June 2, 9AM-PM PM; Friday, June 3, 8:30 AM-7 PM; Saturday, June 4, 8:30 AM-5 PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Come learn the core principles of traditional diets, inspired by the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and explore how embracing this lifestyle can contribute to one’s health,...

  • Jun
    11 to 12

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday, 9 am - 6:30 pm; Sunday 9 am - 5 pmAdult Program

    Build a rustic table or bench out of a slab of wood from a tree grown on the Farm! Explore the source of your table -- the Shelburne Farms forest -- then select your piece of wood and...

  • Jun
    13

    In Bloom in Vermont: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

    Monday, Time TBDEducator Workshop

    One in a series of three conferences presented by Antioch University New England addressing topics such as risk management, designing natural play areas,...

  • Jun
    22 to 23

    Education for Sustainability Immersion

    Wednesday to Thursday, 8:30am-7:30pm; 8:30am-4:30Educator Workshop

    For those wishing to dive deeply into their education for sustainability work in a residential, retreat-like setting at Shelburne Farms.   We will hold evening programming on Wednesday...

  • Jun
    28 to 30

    Northeast Farm to School Institute

    Tuesday to Thursday, all dayEducator Workshop

    Presented by Vermont FEED, in partnership with the Vermont Farm to School Network and the Northeast Regional Steering...

  • Jul
    6

    Community Evenings at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30 pm/concert starts at 6:30 pmSpecial Event

    Enjoy summer evenings with music and great food on Wednesday nights, July 8 - Aug 26. Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right here on the Farm!   Brown Swiss hamburgers...

  • Jul
    6 to 8

    Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy 2016-2017

    Wednesday to Friday, all dayEducator Workshop

    A year-long, residential, leadership academy for those wishing to be part of a learning community exploring education for sustainability, systems thinking, and school transformation.​ Our hope is...

  • Jul
    11 to 14

    Project Seasons for Young Learners: Cultivating Joy & Wonder - 2016

    Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am–4:30 pmEducator Workshop

    Enrich your early childhood curriculum using the lens of sustainability. The four days will be rich with opportunities to look at your present curriculum with sustainability in mind, and acquire new...

  • Jul
    11 to 15

    A Watershed for Every Classroom 2016-2017

    Monday to Friday, Year-long Program Educator Workshop

    A Watershed for Every Classroom (WEC) is a year-long professional development experience for K-12 educators in the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont, New York and Québec, brought to you by ...

  • Jul
    12 to 14

    A Dairy for Every Classroom

    Tuesday to Thursday, Multi-day, with additional evening sessions, as well as a two-day curriculum retreat at Shelburne Farms in late September (9/30 - 10/1)Educator Workshop

    A Dairy for Every Classroom is a professional development course intended for middle, high school, and career and technical education teachers who are looking to deepen or expand their personal...

  • Jul
    13

    Community Evenings at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30 pm/concert starts at 6:30 pmSpecial Event

    Enjoy summer evenings with music and great food on Wednesday nights, July 8 - Aug 26. Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right here on the Farm!   Brown Swiss hamburgers...

  • Jul
    20

    Community Evenings at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30 pm/concert starts at 6:30 pmSpecial Event

    Enjoy summer evenings with music and great food on Wednesday nights, July 8 - Aug 26. Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right here on the Farm!   Brown Swiss hamburgers...

  • Jul
    25 to 29

    The Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability

    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm Educator Workshop

    Spend five rich days with colleagues around the country at an informative and restorative institute created to give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of education for sustainability....

  • Jul
    27

    Community Evenings at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30 pm/concert starts at 6:30 pmSpecial Event

    Enjoy summer evenings with music and great food on Wednesday nights, July 8 - Aug 26. Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right here on the Farm!   Brown Swiss hamburgers...

  • Aug
    3

    Community Evenings at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30 pm/concert starts at 6:30 pmSpecial Event

    Enjoy summer evenings with music and great food on Wednesday nights, July 8 - Aug 26. Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right here on the Farm!   Brown Swiss hamburgers...

  • Aug
    10

    Community Evenings at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30 pm/concert starts at 6:30 pmSpecial Event

    Enjoy summer evenings with music and great food on Wednesday nights, July 8 - Aug 26. Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right here on the Farm!   Brown Swiss hamburgers...

  • Aug
    14

    Farm to Ballet Performance

    Sunday, Gates open at 5PM; Show at 6:15PMSpecial Event

    Enjoy a summer evening during Open Farm Week (www.diginvt.com) at the Farm.  Bring a picnic or purchase farm burgers and seasonal salads grown right here while you enjoy the Farm to Ballet...

  • Aug
    17

    Community Evenings at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30 pm/concert starts at 6:30 pmSpecial Event

    Enjoy summer evenings with music and great food on Wednesday nights, July 8 - Aug 26. Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right here on the Farm!   Brown Swiss hamburgers...

  • Aug
    24

    Community Evenings at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30 pm/concert starts at 6:30 pmSpecial Event

    Enjoy summer evenings with music and great food on Wednesday nights, July 8 - Aug 26. Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right here on the Farm!   Brown Swiss hamburgers...

  • Aug
    31

    Community Evenings at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30 pm/concert starts at 6:30 pmSpecial Event

    Enjoy summer evenings with music and great food on Wednesday nights, July 8 - Aug 26. Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right here on the Farm!   Brown Swiss hamburgers...


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