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Vermont Woodworking and Forest Festival 2017

August 25, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Woodworking and Forest Festival 2017The Vermont Woodworking and Forest Festival is an annual opportunity to shop for handmade furniture and other wood products with live music, demonstrations, and good local food. September 23rd and 24th, 2017 at the Billings Farm & Museum.

The annual Vermont Woodworking and Forest Festival combines the beauty of handmade wood items with the wonder of the natural world. Not only will you be able to meet Vermont wood artisans while shopping for unique, handcrafted items, you’ll also enjoy forest tours, hands-on activities, and more.

Vendors will be on hand both days with their one-of-a-kind items. Wood carvings, cutting boards, turned bowls, jewelry, puzzles, boxes, toys, furniture and so much more! You’ll also witness modern and traditional lathe turning techniques by professional wood turners. The festival is a great chance to get an early start on your holiday shopping.

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Celebrate A 19th Century Christmas at Billings Farm & Museum

December 5, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Celebrate a 19th Century Christmas at Billings Farm & MuseumCelebrate Vermont’s rural heritage and step back in time to a 19th century Christmas at Billings Farm & Museum. December weekends and December 24th through January 1st, 2017.

Christmas at Billings Farm & Museum demonstrates how our winter holidays were celebrated in the rural communities of the 1800’s.

What many people today may not realize is that the United States did not universally celebrate Christmas until well into the 1800’s. Our country’s Puritan background had many feeling that such overt celebration was simply unchristian.

Christmas celebrations of the 1800’s were much simpler than they are now, even after the day was declared a federal holiday.

Families celebrated with a few gifts and a gathering for a special meal but that was about it. There was too much to do each day that could not wait for a full day of eating, presents, and lounging about.

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