Special Events

Special events occur throughout the year, and are usually celebrations for all ages. Many of them are offered jointly with some of our many partner organizations. Hope you can join us!

Some special events require pre-registration. Please check event details.


  • Jan to Feb
    1 to 26

    January & February Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Sunday, 11AM – 2PM, every half hourFamily Program, Special Event

    Due to weather conditions, we will not be offering sleigh rides the weekend of February 25th and 26th. Giddy up, giddy-up on these 20-minute rides from the Welcome Center. All rides are weather-...

  • Mar

    Four Chefs for Kids: An Evening to Benefit Jr Iron Chef VT

    Sunday, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PMSpecial Event

    You’re cordially invited to a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! This March Jr Iron Chef VT turns 10! When we started back in 2008 we had a hunch that it would be a good thing but we had no idea, really,...

  • Mar

    Maple Sugaring Celebration

    Sunday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PMFamily Program, Special Event

    Join us Sunday for a day full of celebrating all things maple! 4-H Pancake Breakfast 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, $8/adult, $4/child McClure Center for Education, Farm Barn Start your day with some...

  • Apr

    Sheep & Shear Delights

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMFamily Program, Special Event

    Join us anytime between 10AM and 1PM to celebrate sheep and all that they provide us.  Watch a sheep get its yearly haircut!  After the sheep is shorn,  you'll have the opportunity to...

  • May

    Dairy Day at the Farm!

    Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 PMFamily Program, Special Event

    Come on down to the dairy and meet our spring calves and their amazing moms in our Brown Swiss herd!  Take a wagon ride to see the pastures, then see the calves get their afternoon milk....

  • Jun

    Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering- Save the Date!

    Saturday, 9AM-5PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Presenters include:  Dr. Jack Kruse, Ruben Salinas, Eileen McKusick and Chris Masterjohn. More information coming in Spring 2017!

  • Jul

    9th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

    Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMSpecial Event

     Save the date! Join the Vermont Cheese Council for the Ninth Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival to be held on July 16, 2017 at the beautiful Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, on the shore of...