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Step back in time for this fall harvest

Posted by Kimberly Sherman  October 4, 2010 02:21 PM

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BillingsHarvest2010.jpgThe 26th annual Harvest Weekend at Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vt. has been heralded by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as a Top Ten Fall Event in the state.

The Harvest is a two-day event featuring a husking bee [a social gathering for the purpose of husking corn] and barn dance each day plus a variety of 19th century harvest activities and programs for the entire family.

Visitors this weekend can lend a hand pressing cider, making butter and ice cream. Harvesting the remainder of the vegetable gardens is a family favorite as guests can help dig potatoes and other root crops, and then see how the crops are “put up” for the winter. Come dressed to work, as there will be plenty of corn and beans to shell, fence building, and 19th century games. Warm cider and homemade doughnuts are fitting reward for all that hard fun!

Harvest Weekend runs on October 9-10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission for adults is $12; 62 and over pay $11; children ages 5-15 pay $6; ages 3-4: $3; and under 3 are free. Admission includes all programs and activities.

Photo courtesy Billings Farm

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