Calling all lovers of farms, forests, and fine woodworking! This fall,
one event celebrates those great aspects of Vermont. The Vermont
Woodworking & Forest Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday,
September 23-24, 2017 in Woodstock, Vermont at the Billings Farm & Museum
and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park from 10am to 5pm
each day! The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association has held this event for
the past 14 years and has once again been named a Top TEN FALL EVENT from the
Vermont Chamber of Commerce! The event has
been held in historic Woodstock for the past 13 years, which is a
quintessential Vermont town that attracts visitors from around the globe being
easily accessible from the interstates and part of the Crossroads of Vermont
Scenic Byway. As our hosts and partners, the farm and park provide the perfect
Vermont experience for visitors from all over the US!
The farm and park
are directly across the street from each other so visitors can park for free at
Billings Farm and enjoy both events easily! Visit and shop with about 20 Vermont artisan vendors and woodworking
demonstrators who will be in the Visitor Center, barn, and on the farm lawn.
Vermont wooden furniture, utensils, jewelry, cutting boards, home
& kitchen accessories & other woodenware, toys, wildlife carvings,
bowls, and all other products made of wood will be for sale.
backdrop of the Farm along with live music by local musician Mike Kelley, wood
fired pizza and BBQ, provides a perfect accompaniment for shopping or watching
live turning demonstrations outdoors. Enjoy seeing how things are made with
traditional spring pole lathe turning, modern bowl making, carving, and more.
Kids can give wood crafting a try for themselves! While at the farm meet the
draft horses, sheep, jersey cows and chickens as you discover more about
Vermont’s farming and forest heritage. Billings Farm, as always, will have
their cheese for sale in their gift shop. Just across the street, visitors can
enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through the foliage,
forest walks, additional woodworking demonstrations, make your own wood
crafting, and other family activities at Vermont's only National Park.
include well known wood artisans from around our state, like Andrew Pearce
Bowls (Hartland), ClearLake Furniture (Ludlow), Rockledge Farm Woodworks
(Weathersfield), Copeland Furniture (Bradford), T. Breeze Verdant Jewelry
(Brattleboro), Kettler Woodworks (Saint Albans), Green Mountain Woodturning
(Ryegate), Mary Lou Ewasko Folk Artist (Woodstock), Dick Montague
Woodturning (Groton), DG Woodworking (Swanton), Vermont Woodshop (Rutland),
Vermont Wooden Toy Co.(Charlotte), Vermont Craft Studio (Waitsfield), Birds in
Wood (Ryegate), Art Wolff Wildlife Sculpting (Albany), Maple Landmark Woodcraft
(Middlebury), Vermont Tree Goods (Bristol), Pompanoosuc Mills (E. Thetford),
and The Woodchuck Turners of Northern VT. Please check out www.vermontwoodfestival.org or call 802-747-7900,
email firstname.lastname@example.org for most information
about admission, parking, and activities planned. Admission ranges from free (under
3) to $14 (adults). Free parking available on site.