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.


 

  • May
    21

    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...

  • May
    23

    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...

  • May
    28

    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...

  • May
    30

    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...

  • May to Jun
    31 to 1

    Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

    Friday to Saturday, 9:00AM–5:00PM Friday & SaturdaySpecial 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

    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...

  • Jun
    6

    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...

  • Jun
    11

    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...

  • Jun
    13

    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...

  • Jun
    15

    Sounds of the Earth

    Saturday, 12:00PM-6:00PMSpecial Event

    The New Music On The Point Festival and Scrag Mountain Music present Sounds of the Earth, a festival celebrating the natural soundscape-...

  • Jun
    18

    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...

  • Jun
    20

    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...

  • Jun
    25

    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...

  • Jun
    27

    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
    2

    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
    4

    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
    9

    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
    10

    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
    11

    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
    11

    Essentials of Estate Planning

    Thursday, 3:00–5:00PMSpecial Event

    Join us for an introduction to Estate Planning workshop with attorney Sarah Tischler and planned giving guru Tom Smith. You don’t have to be wealthy or a certain age to plan for your loved ones...

  • Jul
    16

    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
    17

    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
    18

    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
    20

    Mozart in the Courtyard

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

    Widely anticipated to be one of this summer’s cultural highlights, Vermont Mozart Festival returns to Farms’ Coach Barn Courtyard featuring the 30-piece Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra and...

  • 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

    Mozart in the Barn

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

    Widely anticipated to be one of this summer’s cultural highlights, Vermont Mozart Festival will perform in the magnificent Breeding Barn, featuring the 30-piece Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra...

  • 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

    Mozart in the Barn

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

    Widely anticipated to be one of this summer’s cultural highlights, Vermont Mozart Festival returns to Shelburne Farms -- to the magnificent Breeding Barn -- featuring the 30-piece Vermont Mozart...

  • 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
    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...