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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED.

E.g., 08/21/2019
  • Aug
    21

    CANCELLED 8/21 - Community Concerts at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30PM, concert 6:00–8:00PMSpecial Event

    8.21 - the concert this evening has been cancelled due to weather. Enjoy summer evenings with live music and great food Wednesday nights on the Farm! Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown...

  • Aug
    21

    A Gardener's Tour of the Formal Gardens

    Wednesday, 4:00–5:00PMAdult Program

    This tour has been cancelled due to weather.   Perched above Lake Champlain with expansive views of the Adirondacks, the gardens at our Inn reflect the vision of their creator, Lila Webb,...

  • Aug
    22

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Aug
    22

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Aug
    23

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Aug
    24

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Aug
    26

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Aug
    27

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Aug
    27

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Aug
    28

    CANCELLED 8/21 - Community Concerts at the Farm

    Wednesday, Gates open at 5:30PM, concert 6:00–8:00PMSpecial Event

    8.21 - the concert this evening has been cancelled due to weather. Enjoy summer evenings with live music and great food Wednesday nights on the Farm! Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown...

  • Aug
    29

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Aug
    29

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Aug
    30

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Aug
    31

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Aug
    31

    Photography for Naturalists

    Saturday, 8:00AM–3:00PM Adult Program

    Learn to harness your camera to become a better naturalist while building the ecological literacy to dramatically improve nature photography.  In this day-long workshop, we’ll practice blending...

  • Sep
    1

    Wild Mushroom Foray

    Sunday, 9:30AM–12:00PMAdult Program

    Are you intrigued by the wild world of mushroom foraging? Join Ari Rockland-Miller, co-founder of The Mushroom Forager, to identify...

  • Sep
    2

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    3

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    3

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Sep
    5

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    5

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Sep
    6

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Sep
    6

    Fall Harvest Campfire with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

    Friday, 6:00–7:30PMFamily Program

    Gather around a fall campfire to learn more about Abenaki Culture with Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation. Don will share stories, artifacts, drumming, songs, and...

  • Sep
    7

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Sep
    7

    Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Katherine Elmer

    Saturday, 10:00–11:30AMAdult Program

    Our farm landscapes are capable of so much more than the first meets the eye: they produce nourishing foods, but also give us powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental...

  • Sep
    8

    Wild Mushroom Foray

    Sunday, 9:30AM–12:00PMAdult Program

    Are you intrigued by the wild world of mushroom foraging? Join Ari Rockland-Miller, co-founder of The Mushroom Forager, to identify...

  • Sep
    9

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    10

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    10

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Sep
    10

    Essentials of Estate Planning

    Tuesday, 9:00–11:00AMSpecial Event

    You needn’t be wealthy, or a certain age, to plan for loved ones and charities that matter most. During this interactive seminar, Sarah Gentry Tischler, Esq. of Langrock, Sperry, and Wool, and Emilye...

  • Sep
    12

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    12

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Sep
    13

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Sep
    14

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Sep
    15

    All Souls Choral Celebration: Love for All Beings

    Sunday, 4:00PMSpecial Event

    Celebrate community connections in the cathedral-like Breeding Barn.  Diverse community faith leaders will be on hand to offer blessings for all of Earth’s creatures, with a reflection from All...

  • Sep
    16

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    17

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    17

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Sep
    19

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    19

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Sep
    19

    2019 Vermont Story Lab Summit: Crafting & Using Stories That Challenge the Status Quo

    Thursday, 9:00AM–6:00PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Whether you’re a new storyteller, on your way to mastering the basics, or a seasoned expert, you won’t want to miss the 2019...

  • Sep
    20

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Sep
    21

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Sep
    21

    41st Annual Harvest Festival

    Saturday, 10:00AM–4:00PMFamily Program, Special Event

    A full-day celebration of Vermont forest, farm, and food traditions! Explore a tent full of children's activities, entertainers performing on multiple stages, traditional artisans sharing their...

  • Sep
    23

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    24

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    26

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    27

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Sep
    27

    NAAEE and VT SWEEP Educator Workshop & VT SWEEP Fall Gathering

    Friday, 10:00AM–2:00PM & 3:00-5:00PMEducator Workshop

    Do you want to incorporate engaging and fun environmental education into your current curriculum? Join Vermont State-wide Environmental Education Programs and Susan Cox, a U.S. Forest Service...

  • Sep
    28

    Orienteering

    Saturday, Clinic 9:00–10:00AM; Navigate the courses 10:00AM–12:00PMFamily Program, Adult Program

    Orienteering is a sport that uses a map and compass to find your way across unfamiliar terrain. Whether you've been doing it for years or are interested in learning this important skill, join us for...

  • Sep
    28

    Champlain Mini Maker Faire

    Saturday, Details to come.Family Program, Special Event, Youth Program

    The Champlain Mini Maker Faire brings together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. At Maker Faire, you’ll find arts...

  • Sep
    28

    Terrific Tractors & Other Cool Machines

    Saturday, 10:00AM–4:00PMFamily Program

    All weekend long, check out our big farm machines in the Farm Barn courtyard. From John Deere tractors to some of the trucks we drive, climb aboard and pretend YOU are the farmer for the day!...

  • Sep
    28

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Sep
    29

    Terrific Tractors & Other Cool Machines

    Sunday, 10:00AM–4:00PMFamily Program

    All weekend long, check out our big farm machines in the Farm Barn courtyard. From John Deere tractors to some of the trucks we drive, climb aboard and pretend YOU are the farmer for the day!

  • Sep
    30

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    1

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    2

    Winter Wellness and Fire Cider Preparation with Spoonful Herbals

    Wednesday, 5:00–7:00PMAdult Program

    Using ingredients grown here on Shelburne Farms we will prepare fire cider, a vinegar infusion of herbs and vegetables while learning about the many herbs that can help keep us healthy through the...

  • Oct
    3

    Share the Harvest

    Thursday, Breakfast: 7:30–11:30AM; Dinner: 5:30–9:30PMSpecial Event

    Enjoy a meal at the Inn at Shelburne Farms and a percentage of sales (before alcohol) will help low-income families afford a summer of fresh produce from local farms. For more information visit...

  • Oct
    3

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    4

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Oct
    4 to 7

    Draft Animal-Power Field Days

    Friday to Monday, All dayFamily Program, Special Event

    Join the Draft Animal Power Network for a weekend of demos, workshops, networking, vendors, food, and more! Friday will...

  • Oct
    5

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Oct
    6

    Farm to Medicine Cabinet Intensive Workshop with Katherine Elmer & Nick Cavanaugh

    Sunday, 10:00AM–2:00PMAdult Program

    Our farm landscapes are not only capable of producing nourishing foods, but also powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental gardens, forests, and backyards. The “weed walk”...

  • Oct
    7

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    8

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    10

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    11

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Oct
    11

    Fall Harvest Campfire with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

    Friday, 6:00–7:30PMFamily Program

    Gather around a fall campfire to learn more about Abenaki Culture with Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation. Don will share stories, artifacts, drumming, songs, and...

  • Oct
    12

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Oct
    12

    Hawk Walk

    Saturday, 7:30–10:00AMAdult Program

    Enjoy a leisurely walk looking for late migrating raptors and all the other hearty birds that winter on the Farm.  You’ll also meet some of OFES’s wild raptor ambassadors.  Amateurs to...

  • Oct
    14

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    15

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    15

    The Art & Science of Herbal Tea with Spoonful Herbals - Autumn Edition

    Tuesday, 4:00–5:30PMAdult Program

    Celebrate and savor the earthy flavors of autumn with Spoonful Herbals and “Afternoon Teatime” at our historic Inn. Local herbalists Katherine Elmer and Kara Buchanan will provide delicious...

  • Oct
    17

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    18

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Oct
    19

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey. Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...

  • Oct
    19

    Cultivating Farm to Early Childhood: October Workshop

    Saturday, 8:45AM–2:45PMEducator Workshop

    Hey early childhood educators! Come explore Farm to Early Childhood (FTEC) programming with us! Cultivating Farm to Early Childhood (FTEC) is an opportunity for you — Family Child Care, Head Start...

  • Oct
    20 to 22

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education

    Sunday to Tuesday, All DayEducator Workshop

    This workshop is designed for farmers, farm-based educators, and non-formal educators. Are you looking to build a farm-based education program, or inspire your existing programming? At this...

  • Nov
    2

    Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

    Saturday, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15 & 5:00PMFamily Program

    A crisp November afternoon is a great time to get outside with your family and enjoy Shelburne Farms by horse-drawn wagon ride! Enjoy light snacks and activities back at the Education Center in the...

  • Nov
    2

    Forest Bathing Day Retreat

    Saturday, 8:30AM–4:00PMAdult Program

    Join this remote day long retreat on the shores of Lake Champlain. With morning and afternoon walks led by your Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guides, you will have the opportunity to...

  • Nov
    8 to 13

    Farm-Based Education Network Conference

    Friday to Wednesday, All DayEducator Workshop

    The Farm-Based Education Network's 7th Conference in the Greater Baltimore area will offer field trips to farm and garden...

  • Nov
    16

    Hawks, Owls & Falcons!

    Saturday, Drop-in any time between 10:00AM & 1:00PMFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Hawks, owls, and falcons are all birds found right here on the farm. Come meet some of these live birds of prey in a cozy, indoor setting. Learn about each of their unique characteristics and...

  • Nov
    23

    A Taste of Autumn on the Farm

    Saturday, 10:00AM–12:00PMFamily Program

    Join us in the kitchen as we cook some tasty treats together, using some of our Vermont Fall favorites, as we learn where they come from! Recommended for ages 5 and up. Children must be...

  • Dec
    8

    Winter Gifts & Craftmaking

    Sunday, 9:30–11:30AM & 12:30–2:30PMFamily Program

    Learn how to make easy holiday goodies to give as gifts, and create “green” crafts with natural and recycled materials. Some examples of past gifts include - pine sachets, felted soaps, tree cookie...