Calendar

COVID-19 Update:

All on-site programs are suspended until further notice. Trails are open. Welcome Center & Farm Store open for curbside pickup of product orders (closed to foot traffic). Opening dates for Children’s Farmyard, Tours, and Inn are to be determined. More details at: COVID-19 homepage.

If you are registered for a program between now and June 1, you will receive an email about rescheduling or refunds. We will update the calendar as decisions are made about future programs. Please contact Andy Whitaker at [email protected] with any questions.


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Pre-registration required for all programs, except where noted.

E.g., 04/06/2020
  • Apr
    11

    CANCELLED - Sheep & Shear Delights

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

    Join us any time between 10:00AM and 1:00PM 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 skirt,...

  • Apr
    18

    CANCELLED - Have You Thanked A Vulture Today?

    Saturday, 9:30–11:30AMFamily Program

    A family program for both vulture lovers and those who aren’t so sure! Through fun activities and craft, we will explore what makes these fascinating birds so unique and important. Meet a live turkey...

  • Apr
    25 to 26

    RESCHEDULED - Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM–4:00PM, Sunday 9:30AM–2:00PMAdult Program

    The Driving Clinic  has been rescheduled for April 2021.   Please visit the The Green Mountain Draft Horse Association’s website...

  • May
    2

    RESCHEDULED - Cultivating Farm to Early Childhood Workshop: Hartland

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

    This program has been rescheduled to the fall season. We will be in touch shortly with registered participants. Please contact Cynthia Greene @ [email protected]

  • May
    3

    CANCELLED - Dairy Day at the Farm!

    Sunday, 1:00–4:00PMFamily 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 and then see the calves get their afternoon milk. This is a...

  • May
    9

    World Migratory Bird Day with Outreach For Earth Stewardship

    Saturday, 7:00AM–12:00PMFamily Program, Adult Program

    Join Outreach For Earth Stewardship (OFES) for World Migratory Bird Day, an annual global celebration of migratory birds! This year's theme is...

  • May
    9

    Brigit Strawbridge Howard Book Event

    Saturday, 5:30–7:00PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    This book tour event has been postponed until further notice. (Brigit resides in the UK.) You may purchase her book at Chelsea...

  • May
    10

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

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

    We are still determining opening dates for 2020 tours. We will post more details as they become available. Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal...

  • May
    15

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    We are still determining opening dates for tours for the 2020 season.  Check back often as more information becomes available. Where does the story begin with our delicious farmstead ...

  • May
    19

    Morning Bird Walk

    Tuesday, 7:00–9:00AMAdult Program

    This program has been cancelled, but don’t let that stop you from birding!  Birding is the perfect social distancing activity. The resources below can help you on your springtime birding...

  • May
    22

    Spring Campfire with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

    Friday, 6:30-8:00PMFamily Program

    Gather around a spring 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...

  • May
    23

    Fantastic Pond Beasts & Where to Find Them

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

    Bring your mud boots for some pond dipping fun! Spring is a perfect time to explore the pond for life and all of the cool critters that live there. We'll hike down to the pond and dip in to look...

  • May
    23

    Spring Wild Edibles

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

    This program has been postponed, but don’t let that stop you from learning about wild crafting!  Visit www.themushroomforager.com for more...

  • May
    29 to 30

    Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

    Friday to Saturday, 9:00AM–5:00PM Friday & Saturday; 8-9:30AM SundaySpecial Event

    This event has been postponed.  We hope to schedule a new fall date with our great lineup of presenters!  To view past presentations, visit/subscribe to the...

  • May
    30

    Forest Bathing

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

    This program has been cancelled.  Join Certified Nature And Forest Therapy Guide, Duncan Murdoch, as he brings his programs online.  Visit his...

  • Jun
    1

    Weed Walk & Nettle Pesto Making with Spoonful Herbals

    Monday, 5:00–7:00PMAdult Program

    Learn how to sustainably harvest nettles and then process them into a nutrient dense nettle pesto to take home. Spoonful Herbals ...

  • Jun
    4 to 5

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Thursday to Friday, Thursday, June 4th 9:00AM–7:00PM & Friday, June 5th 9:00AM–5:00PMAdult Program

    This event has been postponed to Fall 2020.  We will post new dates as soon as they are determined. Throughout the course of the two-day program, you’ll build a rustic table or bench with...

  • Jun
    5

    Full Moon Forest Bathing

    Friday, 8:00–10:00PMAdult Program

    Come explore the night of the spring with heightened awareness during this full strawberry moon. Hear the sounds of the sleeping forest, feel the path beneath you and follow your instincts under...

  • Jun
    13

    Forest Bathing

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

    Experience the warmth and green glow of summer by connecting to nature. Slowly walk and pause beneath the green canopy of trees, visit the plants of the understory and take in the splendid view of...

  • Jul
    8

    Shelburne Town Concert Series

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

    Enjoy summer evenings with live music and great food Wednesday nights on the Farm! Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right on the Farm. The Children's Farmyard will be open. For safety, all...

  • Jul
    13 to 17

    Project Seasons for Young Learners: Cultivating Joy & Wonder

    Monday to Friday, All dayEducator Workshop

    Join us for a week of fun and learning on the Farm while using the Big Ideas of Sustainability to inspire your curriculum with fresh ideas. We’ll use lots of hands-on activities, protocols, and...

  • Jul
    15

    Shelburne Town Concert Series

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

    Enjoy summer evenings with live music and great food Wednesday nights on the Farm! Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right on the Farm. The Children's Farmyard will be open. For safety, all...

  • Jul
    22

    Shelburne Town Concert Series

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

    Enjoy summer evenings with live music and great food Wednesday nights on the Farm! Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right on the Farm. The Children's Farmyard will be open. For safety, all...

  • Jul
    27 to 31

    Education for Sustainability: Summer Institute

    Monday to Friday, 8:30PM–4:30PM Educator Workshop

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

  • Jul
    29

    Shelburne Town Concert Series

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

    Enjoy summer evenings with live music and great food Wednesday nights on the Farm! Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right on the Farm. The Children's Farmyard will be open. For safety, all...

  • Aug
    5

    Community Concerts at the Farm

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

    Enjoy summer evenings with live music and great food Wednesday nights on the Farm! Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right on the Farm. Sisters of Anarchy will be serving ice cream. The...

  • Aug
    9

    12th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

    Sunday, 11:00AM–4:00PM General Admission; 10:00AM–4:00PM Patron Admission; additional educational programming Saturday, August 8Special Event

    A letter from Vermont Cheese Council President Marty Mundy: We have had a number of inquiries regarding the status of the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival. We are monitoring the situation...

  • Aug
    12

    Community Concerts at the Farm

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

    Enjoy summer evenings with live music and great food Wednesday nights on the Farm! Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right on the Farm. Sisters of Anarchy will be serving ice cream. The...

  • Aug
    13 to 14

    Education for Sustainability: Immersion

    Thursday to Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PMEducator Workshop

    For those already have a strong foundation in Education for Sustainability and wish to dive deeply into their education for sustainability work, our two-day Immersion will provide you with the...

  • Aug
    19

    Community Concerts at the Farm

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

    Enjoy summer evenings with live music and great food Wednesday nights on the Farm! Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right on the Farm. Sisters of Anarchy will be serving ice cream. The...

  • Aug
    26

    Community Concerts at the Farm

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

    Enjoy summer evenings with live music and great food Wednesday nights on the Farm! Bring a picnic or purchase fresh food grown right on the Farm. Sisters of Anarchy will be serving ice cream. The...

  • Sep
    19

    42nd 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...

  • Oct
    18 to 20

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education: October

    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...