Billings Farm & Museum Features Sheep Shearing & Herding

May 26, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Community Events

WOODSTOCK, VERMONT... Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will feature Sheep Shearing & Herding on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This event showcases herdsman, Jim McRae’s team of Border Collies herding sheep in the farm fields during narrated programs at 11:30 a.m., 1:30, and 3:30 p.m. each day.  It’s also the spring shearing of the farm’s Southdown ewes, taking place at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30, and 2:30 p.m., along with spinning and carding demonstrations highlighting the skills needed to turn fleece into yarn. Hands-on wool craft activities will be on hand for all ages!  

Our operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and the restored and furnished farmhouse are included in the entrance fee.


Billings Farm & Museum is open daily, April 1 through October 31, 2018,  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends Nov. – Feb., and Christmas & Presidents’ weeks, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission: adults: $16.00; 62 & over: $14.00; children 5-15: $8.00; 3-4: $4.00; 2 & under: free.  Billings Farm is owned and operated by The Woodstock, Foundation, Inc., a charitable, non profit institution. Find us online at, or through Facebook:


Photo credit: BFM Staff Photo