Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, is featuring Heritage Chicken Day on Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A variety of heritage chicken breeds will be featured, including threatened and rare breeds like the Blue Andalusian and Buff Laced Polish. All are protected breeds of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, a nonprofit membership organization working to conserve over 180 historic breeds of livestock and poultry and maintain genetic diversity.
Heritage Chicken Day will feature programs and information about each breed’s unique traits, plus interesting facts about chickens and eggs. Chicken themed activities and programs for children will include make-and-take crafts and games.
Admission includes all activities and programs, plus the operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, the restored and furnished 1890 Farm House, and the 32nd Annual Quilt Exhibition. For more information on Heritage Chicken Day visit billingsfarm.org or call 802-457-2355.
The Billings Farm & Museum is operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution.
Billings Farm is an operating Jersey dairy farm that continues a 147-year tradition of agricultural excellence and offers farm programs and historical exhibits that explore Vermont’s rural heritage and values. The Farm & Museum has served as a gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage for over 1.6 million visitors and 100,000 of the region’s school children. Open daily April 1 through October 31, 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. The Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. For information: 802-457-2355 or www.billingsfarm.org.