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  • Dec
    24 to 31

    December Sleigh Rides

    Saturday, 11AM - 2PM, every half hourFamily Program, Special Event

    Giddy up, giddy-up on these 20-minute rides from the Welcome Center. All rides are weather-permitting. Every day December 24 to January 1 (except Christmas Day). Please call the...

  • Jan to Feb
    1 to 26

    January & February Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Sunday, 11AM – 2PM, every half hourFamily Program, Special Event

    Giddy up, giddy-up on these 20-minute rides from the Welcome Center. All rides are weather-permitting. From January 1 to February 26, sleigh rides run every Saturday and Sunday. Please call the...

  • Jan
    7

    Play Date! Winter on the Farm

    Saturday, Anytime between 9:30AM and 1:30PMFamily Program

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms!  Enjoy lots of wintery, indoor activities at your own pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions. Romp around in...

  • Jan
    12

    January Full Moon Sleigh Rides

    Thursday, 5:30PM, 6:05PM & 6:40PM, weather permittingSpecial Event

    Join Pat Palmer of Thornapple Farm and his team of Percheron draft horses for a winter evening of star gazing. Put on your woolies and brave the winter for one of these 30-minute rides, and don't...

  • Jan
    14

    Winter Wildlife Detectives

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program

    Learn about animals that are active in the c-c-c-cold Vermont winter in our cozy, indoor, wintery forest.  Then, we will bundle up and go on an outdoor exploration for signs of those animals all...

  • Jan
    19 to 21

    Winter EFS Immersion

    Thursday to Saturday, 5:00PM on Thursday to 4:00PM on SaturdayEducator Workshop

    The Winter Immersion is for those wishing to dive deeply into their practice and learn in a residential, retreat-like setting. We’ll be focusing on the intersection of education for...

  • Jan
    21

    Shelburne Winterfest

    Saturday, 12PM - 3PMSpecial Event

    Come enjoy indoor and outdoor winter activities such as sledding, horse-drawn rides, crafts, music and delicious food during this annual FREE, family-fun event! Keep checking this page for more...

  • Feb
    4

    Play Date! Farm & Food Fun

    Saturday, Anytime between 9:30AM and 1:30PMFamily Program

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms!  Enjoy lots of indoor activities at your own pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions.  Become a farmer and...

  • Feb
    10

    February Full Moon Sleigh Rides

    Friday, 5:30PM, 6:05PM & 6:40PM, weather permittingSpecial Event

    Join Pat Palmer of Thornapple Farm and his team of Percheron draft horses for a winter evening of star gazing. Put on your woolies and brave the winter for one of these 30-minute rides, and don't...

  • Feb
    11

    Lenses on the Land by Moonlight

    Saturday, 2:30 - 10PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs during this afternoon and evening workshop with experienced instruction. Using the sunset, moonrise, moonlight as well as the the...

  • Feb
    11

    Indoor Salad Gardening For Kids

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMFamily Program

    Join Peter Burke, author of “Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening,” for a family workshop on how to grow salad greens in your home with just a week, a cupboard, and a window sill....

  • Feb
    18

    What Do Owls Eat for Lunch?

    Saturday, 10:00AM - 12:00PMFamily Program

    Have you ever wondered what owls like to eat? Let’s dissect owl pellets to find out! We’ll make masks and meet a live owl, too! For ages five and up with accompanying adult.

  • Feb
    25

    Forester for a Day

    Saturday, 10:00AM - 12:00PMFamily Program

    Put on a hard hat, watch a forester fell a tree, and learn the importance of trees in our lives.  Then, work in the woodshop to make a wood product for your home. Please make sure to dress...

  • Mar
    10 to 12

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education March 2017

    Friday to Sunday, All DayEducator Workshop

    Discover easy and fun ways to develop agricultural education programs with engaging, kid-tested, educator approved activities! If you are looking for new ideas for an existing program, or are ...

  • Mar
    13

    Owl Prowl

    Monday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMAdult Program

    Explore the world of Vermont’s winged nocturnal predators on an evening walk. Listen for (and maybe see) some of the species who make the Farm their home.  Back indoors, warm up with hot...

  • May
    12 to 14

    Natural History & Birding Weekend

    Friday to Sunday, Friday 5 PM - Sunday 1:30 PMAdult Program

    Join us for a weekend adventure as we explore and celebrate the mysteries of spring migration. Using birds as our focus, we'll explore the natural history of the landscape. Get ready to ...

  • Jun
    10 to 11

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday 9 AM - 6:30 PM, Sunday 9 AM - 5 PMAdult Program

    Shelburne Farms is home to 400 acres of northern hardwood stands and softwood plantations of pine and spruce. Throughout the year, we cultivate our community knowledge of environmental forestry,...


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