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14th annual Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival returns to Woodstock’s Billings Farm & Museum |

14th annual Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival returns to Woodstock’s Billings Farm & Museum

News Release — Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association
September 12, 2017

Erin Lorentz, Vermont Wood Manufacturers Assoc.
[email protected]

WOODSTOCK, Vermont-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.

The scenic 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.

Vendors currently include well known wood artisans from around our state, like Andrew Pearce Bowls, ClearLake Furniture, Rockledge Farm Woodworks, Copeland Furniture, T. Breeze Verdant Jewelry, Kettler Woodworks, Green Mountain Woodturning, Birds in Wood, Art Wolff Wildlife Sculpting, Maple Landmark Woodcraft, Vermont Farm Table, Vermont Tree Goods, Pompanoosuc Mills, and others. Please check out or call 802-747-7900, email [email protected] for most information about admission, parking, and activities planned. Admission ranges from free (under 3) to $14 (adults). Free parking available on site.

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