Calendar

  • Feb
    1

    Play Date! Winter on the Farm

    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 pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions. Seating and tables...

  • Feb
    1

    Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Saturday, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.Family Program, Special Event

    Giddy up on these 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh rides from the Welcome Center, offered every Saturday and Sunday January 4–February 29.   All rides are weather-permitting, based on...

  • Feb
    1

    Cultivating Farm to Early Childhood: February 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...

  • Feb
    2

    Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Sunday, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.Family Program, Special Event

    Giddy up on these 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh rides from the Welcome Center, offered every Saturday and Sunday January 4–February 29.   All rides are weather-permitting, based on...

  • Feb
    8

    Lenses on the Land

    Saturday, 3:00–10:00PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs during this afternoon and evening workshop with experienced instruction. The buildings, landscape and coastline of Shelburne Farms,...

  • Feb
    8

    Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Saturday, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.Family Program, Special Event

    Giddy up on these 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh rides from the Welcome Center, offered every Saturday and Sunday January 4–February 29.   All rides are weather-permitting, based on...

  • Feb
    9

    Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Sunday, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.Family Program, Special Event

    Giddy up on these 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh rides from the Welcome Center, offered every Saturday and Sunday January 4–February 29.   All rides are weather-permitting, based on...

  • Feb
    15

    Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Saturday, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.Family Program, Special Event

    Giddy up on these 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh rides from the Welcome Center, offered every Saturday and Sunday January 4–February 29.   All rides are weather-permitting, based on...

  • Feb
    15

    Forest Bathing

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

    Experience the  winter wonderland and connect to nature. Slowly walk and pause amongst the quiet dormant trees, fluttering birds and scurrying animals. Enjoy the stunning beauty on the land...

  • Feb
    15

    How Now Winter Cow?

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

    Join us for a visit to our cows and sheep to see where they go and what they do during the chilly Vermont winter! For ages five and up; adult chaperone required.

  • Feb
    16

    Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Sunday, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.Family Program, Special Event

    Giddy up on these 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh rides from the Welcome Center, offered every Saturday and Sunday January 4–February 29.   All rides are weather-permitting, based on...

  • Feb
    21

    Brigitta Varadi: Exploring the Invisible's Artist Reception

    Friday, 5:00–8:00PMSpecial Event

    On view at Burlington City Arts February 21–June 7, 2020. Utilizing sculpture, textile, video and public interventions, Brigitta...

  • Feb
    22

    Forester for a Day

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

    Put on a hard hat, watch a forester fell a tree, and learn the importance of trees in our lives. Then, work in the woodshop to make a wood product for your home. For ages five and up with...

  • Feb
    22

    Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Saturday, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.Family Program, Special Event

    Giddy up on these 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh rides from the Welcome Center, offered every Saturday and Sunday January 4–February 29.   All rides are weather-permitting, based on...

  • Feb
    23

    Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Sunday, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.Family Program, Special Event

    Giddy up on these 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh rides from the Welcome Center, offered every Saturday and Sunday January 4–February 29.   All rides are weather-permitting, based on...

  • Feb
    29

    Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Saturday, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.Family Program, Special Event

    Giddy up on these 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh rides from the Welcome Center, offered every Saturday and Sunday January 4–February 29.   All rides are weather-permitting, based on...

  • Feb
    29

    Play Date! Farm & Food Fun

    Saturday, Any time between 9:30AM and 1:30PMFamily Program

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms! Enjoy lots of wintery, indoor activities at your own pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions. Romp around in...

  • Mar
    1

    Vermont Sheep & Goat Association Lambing Clinic

    Sunday, 9:30AM–3:00PMAdult Program

    Join the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association for a day-long lambing clinic. Master Shepherd Chet Parsons will start the morning off with a class to go over the basics: ewe nutrition,...

  • Mar
    7

    Stories of the Seasons

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

    Enjoy wonderful tales of late winter as we read together from some of our favorite children's books. We’ll use each story as the basis for exploration, games, crafts, or songs that will bring each...

  • Mar
    14

    Jr Iron Chef VT

    Saturday, 9:00AM–3:30PMSpecial Event

    Jr Iron Chef VT is a statewide culinary competition that challenges teams of middle and high school students to create healthy, local dishes that...

  • Mar
    14

    Forest Bathing

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

    Experience the  winter wonderland and connect to nature. Slowly walk and pause amongst the quiet dormant trees, fluttering birds and scurrying animals. Enjoy the stunning beauty on the land...

  • Mar
    21 to 22

    Maple Open House

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

    EXPLORE OUR SUGARBUSH Head up to the sugarbush to see the sugarhouse in action! Enjoy a taste of maple syrup as you learn about the journey of sap to syrup. Explore a sugarmaker’s tools, tap a...

  • Mar
    22

    Photography for Naturalists

    Sunday, 8:00AM–3:00PMAdult Program

    Learn to harness your camera to become a better naturalist while improving your nature photography. In this day-long winter workshop, we’ll practice blending photography techniques and naturalist...

  • Mar
    27 to 29

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education

    Friday to Sunday, 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...

  • Apr
    18

    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

    Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

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

    In this two-day, hands-on clinic, you’ll work with experienced teamsters of the Green Mountain Draft Horse Association and their horses...

  • May
    3

    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
    23

    Spring Wild Edibles

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

    Are you intrigued by the wild world of mushroom and plant foraging? Join Ari Rockland-Miller of The Mushroom Forager on a guided...

  • May
    30

    Forest Bathing

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

    Truly experience the energy of late spring by connecting to nature. Slowly walk and pause amongst the waking trees, the budding plants and listen to the springtime birds. Give yourself this time to...

  • May
    30 to 31

    Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

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

    Come learn the core principles of traditional diets and explore how lifestyle and the environment in which you live impacts health. Hosted at Shelburne Farms, Nourish Vermont is a program...

  • 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

    Throughout the course of the two-day program, you’ll build a rustic table or bench with metal legs out of a piece of slab wood from a tree grown on the Farm. Begin your experience by exploring and...

  • Jun
    19

    Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, 7:00–9:00AMAdult Program

    Celebrate the return of the dawn chorus! Join naturalist Matt Kolan to explore shrubland, grassland, wetland, and forest habitats in search of the sights and sounds of our feathered friends. Photo...

  • 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
    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...

  • 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...