Grab your blanket, picnic basket, and the entire family to experience Farm to Ballet – an early evening, full-length ballet performance at Billings Farm on Saturday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. The colorful program reinterprets classical ballet pieces to tell the story of three seasons on a Vermont farm – accompanied by a live string sextet playing Vivaldi. General admission: $20; children 12 & under are free. Tickets are available through Billings Farm & Museum’s website: www.billingsfarm.org/farm-to-balletor by telephone: 802-457-2355.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for exploring the operating dairy farm, featuring the Jersey herd, draft horses, sheep, and oxen. Pack a picnic or purchase a fresh-off-the-grill Billings Farm Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Jam and a garden-fresh side salad prepared by the Woodstock Inn. Also available at the Dairy Bar: Billings Farm picnic supper, Vermont-made ice cream and beverages.
The Farm to Ballet Project is a dance collaborative designed to celebrate the unique culture of New England farms, while promoting a vibrant, local, and sustainable food system and introducing new audiences to the beauty of classical ballet. www.farmtoballet.org
Billings Farm & Museum is open daily 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. Billings Farm is operated by The Woodstock, Foundation, Inc., a charitable, non-profit institution. Find us online at billingsfarm.org.