Special Events

Special events occur throughout the year, and are usually celebrations for all ages. Many of them are offered jointly with some of our many partner organizations. Hope you can join us!

Some special events require pre-registration. Please check event details.


 

  • Jul
    20

    Cancelled: Mozart in the Courtyard

    Saturday, Gates open 5:30PM, concert 7:00–11:00PMSpecial Event

    Unfortunately, the Vermont Mozart Festival's 2019 concerts have been cancelled, including the three scheduled at Shelburne Farms, 7/20, 7/27, and 8/3. Widely anticipated to be one of this...

  • Jul
    20 to 21

    Community Tile Making with Brigitta Varadi

    Saturday to Sunday, 10:00AM–1:00PMSpecial Event

    Join Burlington City Arts and Shelburne Farms’ artist-in-residence Brigitta Varadi for a community tile-making project, inspired by...

  • Jul
    21

    Farm to Ballet Performance

    Sunday, Gates open at 5:00PM; Show at 6:00PMSpecial Event

    Enjoy this full-length performance that reinterprets classical ballet pieces to tell the story of a Vermont farm from spring to fall.  Bring a picnic or purchase farm fresh food prepared and...

  • Jul
    23

    Young Tradition Vermont Showcase featuring Instructors from Trad Camp

    Tuesday, Gates open 5:30PM; Show 6:00–7:00PMSpecial Event

    This performance is one of a variety of evening showcases/concerts featuring  instructors and campers at Trad Camp, which is held at Lake Champlain Waldorf High School on Bostwick Road in...

  • Jul
    23

    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...

  • Jul
    24

    Shelburne Town Concert Series

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

  • Jul
    25

    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...

  • Jul
    27

    Cancelled: Mozart in the Barn

    Saturday, Gates open 5:30PM, concert 7:00–11:00PMSpecial Event

    Unfortunately, the Vermont Mozart Festival's 2019 concerts have been cancelled, including the three scheduled at Shelburne Farms, 7/20, 7/27, and 8/3.Widely anticipated to be one of this summer’...

  • Jul
    30

    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...

  • Jul
    31

    Shelburne Town Concert Series

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

  • Aug
    1

    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
    3

    Cancelled: Mozart in the Barn

    Saturday, Gates open 5:30PM, concert 7:00–11:00PMSpecial Event

    Unfortunately, the Vermont Mozart Festival's 2019 concerts have been cancelled, including the three scheduled at Shelburne Farms, 7/20, 7/27, and 8/3. Widely anticipated to be one of this...

  • Aug
    4

    23rd Annual Vermont Fresh Network Forum Dinner

    Sunday, 5:00PM–8:00PMSpecial Event

    Join us for the Vermont Fresh Network's 23rd Annual Forum Dinner! For one special evening in August, farmers and chefs from all across Vermont gather at the Coach Barn on the shores of Lake Champlain...

  • Aug
    6

    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
    7

    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....

  • Aug
    8

    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
    11

    11th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

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

    Join us in celebrating the 11th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival! Vermont is the premium artisanal cheese state with the highest number of cheesemakers per capita: over 40 of them!...

  • Aug
    13

    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
    14

    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....

  • Aug
    15

    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
    20

    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
    21

    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....

  • 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
    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
    28

    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....

  • 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...

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    21

    41st Annual Harvest Festival

    Saturday, 10:00AM–4:00PMSpecial 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
    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
    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...

  • 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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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...