Calendar

  • 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
    23

    Mobilizing Climate Action for Health

    Monday, 7:30–9:00PMSpecial Event

    As people gather for the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, get inspired and motivated locally by stories of successful action against climate change and for human health.  Panelists will...

  • 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, 11:00AM–4:00PMFamily Program, Special Event, Youth Program

    The 8th annual Champlain Maker Faire will take place Saturday September 28 at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.  This year the faire will include a preview day for schools, e.g...

  • 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
    29

    Celebrating the Abenaki Agricultural Year: An Evening of Food, Stories, and Music

    Sunday, 5:00–7:30PMAdult Program

    Join us for an evening celebrating Abenaki culture as we dine together and learn about a traditional Abenaki agricultural year and the foods that are grown with Abenaki scholar Fred Wiseman....

  • 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
    6

    Celebrating the launch of "China in Another Time," Claire Lintilhac's Memoir

    Sunday, 4:00–6:00PMSpecial Event

    Please join us in celebrating the publication of China in Another Time: A Personal Story by the late Claire Lintilhac.   Born in the Chinese interior in 1899, Claire lived and worked in...

  • 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
    12

    Lenses on the Land

    Saturday, 6:30AM–3:00PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring photos! The farm offers a wide variety of spectacular subjects to create equally spectacular photos.  Marshall Webb, Sebastian Ventrone, and Anne-Marie...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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