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.


  • 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

    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!...

  • Feb

    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...

  • Jul

    9th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

    Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMSpecial Event

     Save the date! Join the Vermont Cheese Council for the Ninth Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival to be held on July 16, 2017 at the beautiful Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, on the shore of...