Spring Soiree & Benefit for Shelburne Farms Summer Camp Scholarships

Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 7 pm - 10:30 pm
Event Type: 
Special Event
Location: The Inn at Shelburne Farms, VT
Fee: $100 per person

Be the cat’s meow and help support the Farm’s summer camp scholarships!  Swing to the music of Hot Box Honey, nibble hors d’oeuvres, imbibe at the cash bar (Prohibition’s over!), and bid on live auction items.  Dapper or swanky attire optional.

Live Auction

Guests at the Soiree have the opportunity to bid on fabulous one-of-a-kind items at our annual Live Auction.  Come prepared to join in the fun! The fast-paced action will begin at 9 PM, under the skillful leadership of auctioneer Ethan Merrill. All proceeds benefit Shelburne Farms summer camp scholarships, so bid high and often. Maybe you will take home a once-in-a-lifetime experience!  Here’s what you can bid on:

Chef prepared farm-to-plate dinner in your home

Enjoy a seasonal farm-to-plate dinner at your home prepared by Inn Executive chef David Hugo for up to 8 people. Exclusive of wine/alcohol. Must be within 40 miles of Shelburne Farms. Valid October 2015 – April 2016.

We made a Mother’s Day brunch reservation for you ~ flowers included!

Treat the mother in your life to a delicious farm-fresh brunch at The Inn and take home your table arrangement designed by Shelburne Farms’ own floral designer. Party of up to 8; exclusive of wine/alcohol. Reservation: Sunday, May 10,  2015 at 11:00 am.

Dessert and gathering with your favorite literary friends at the Inn

Imagine your closest bibliophile friends gathering in the cozy library at the Inn at Shelburne Farms enjoying an evening sunset or conversation by a crackling fire, with refreshments and confections made by the Inn’s pastry chef. Valid May – October, 2015; some restrictions may apply. Party of up  to 10 people; exclusive of wine/alcohol.

Yoga on lawn of the Inn for up to 8 friends followed by breakfast at the Inn
Namaste! You and 7 limber friends may practice morning yoga with private instruction compliments of Yoga Roots on the lawn of the Inn at Shelburne Farms. Overlooking the Formal Gardens, you’ll enjoy views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains as you relax. Gather afterwards for a nourishing and rejuvenating breakfast at the Inn.  Party of up to 8; exclusive of wine/alcohol.

How about a July 4th evening at Shelburne Farms: dinner, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and fireworks

A coveted table on the terrace at the Inn is reserved for you (at 6:00 pm) to dine with 7  guests! Following a summer dinner, settle onto your blanket to enjoy the VSO performance led by conductor Anthony Princiotti followed by a fireworks display.  Party of 8; exclusive of wine/alcohol.  Will be honored July 4, 2016 in the event the concert is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Tennis (and lunch) anyone?

What could be more fun than a morning of tennis on the intimate har-tru green clay court at the Inn at Shelburne Farms, followed by lunch on the terrace overlooking Lake Champlain. Doubles, party of 4; exclusive of wine/alcohol. Mid-week availability.  Valid mid-May - mid-October 2015.

A birthday party with the Children’s Farmyard

Enjoy a Farmyard birthday party for your child and nine of their friends! Spend time in the Education Center enjoying farm-themed play and activities, savor a birthday confection made by our pastry chef, head out on a tractor ride, and explore the Children’s Farmyard! Valid mid-May to mid-October, some restrictions apply regarding timing and availability. Up to 10 children, including birthday child.

Summer sunset social for 20 on the North Porch at the Inn

Envision a summer evening on the North Porch at the Inn with breathtaking views overlooking Lake Champlain and the Formal Gardens. Your party of 20 will enjoy seasonal variety of farm-to-table fare of passed and stationary appetizers. Exclusive of wine/alcohol.

Community night picnic supper at the Farm Barn

Listen to the sounds of a local band while you picnic in the courtyard of the Farm Barn with friends and family on a summer evening in August.  Shelburne Farms will provide a family style picnic supper for you and 7 guests. Valid one Wednesday in August 2015; exclusive of alcohol/ wine.

Two-night getaway in the Adirondacks at the Great Camp Sagamore

Enjoy a two night stay at Alfred and Margaret Vanderbilt’s Adirondack wilderness retreat, Great Camp Sagamore. Now a National Historic Landmark run as a non-profit educational center, Sagamore is located in the Blue Ridge Wilderness area of the Adirondacks, between Old Forge and Blue Mountain Lake. The stay includes double occupancy accommodations in one of our historic buildings, all meals, a director’s tour of the complex as well as access to miles of hiking and biking trails, use of canoes and kayaks on pristine Sagamore Lake or just relax and enjoy the view from the comfort of an Adirondack chair.


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