The Vermont fine furniture and woodworking festival is an exceptional woodworking event that takes place in Woodstock every fall. It gathers families, artists, woodworkers, and shoppers all in one place. You can shop for furniture, crafts, and art directly from the Vermont artists while exploring the forest at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
This festival is one of the top 10 events that take place every fall and attract thousands of visitors from all around the world. Talented artisans of Vermont present their artwork, and vendors sell products like wood carvings, games, toys, jewelry, puzzles, kitchen stuff, and much more. Furniture makers like flooring, door, cabinets, and window makers will also participate in the festival along with all other vendors who make products from woods.
Food and Fun Activities
Several family-friendly activities take place in the woods and on-farm grounds. Traditional woodworkers gather on the grounds to display their technical expertise in turning the wood. You can learn modern and traditional skills from these woodturners.
You can also meet the farm animals like sheep, jersey cows, draft horses, and chickens to know more about the forest and farming heritage of Vermont’s people. Musical performance by J Michael Kelley with wood-fired pizza by Machs Brick Oven and Barbeque from Back Road are some of the best things to enjoy at the festival.
Amusement at the National Park
The festival does not end with a display of art and woodwork; once you’ve enjoyed the farm experience and done shopping, you can walk across the street to enjoy the forest festival weekend. It takes place at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park. You can enjoy wagon rides, horse riding, forest tours, and children’s woodcraft.
Park authorities also offer shuttle services for different venues so that you can enjoy each and every part of the festival during the weekend with your family.
This festival attracts famous demonstrators and sellers like Rockledge Farm Woodworks, Maple Landmark Woodcraft, Andrew Pearce Bowls, Vermont Tree Goods, Copeland Furniture, Vermont Wooden Toy Factory, and The Woodchuck Turners, Clearlake Furniture, Montague Custom Woodworking, Fork Artists, and many more. You can meet them to learn their tricks to handling the wood and lathe machines.
If you’re interested in selling the products, you can contact the authorities to get vendors’ booths and demonstration places at affordable prices.
Tickets and Timing
The festival takes place in Woodstock from 10 am to 5 pm, and the ticket price range is as follows:
- Seniors: $13
- Adults: $14
- Children ( 5-13 age): $8
- Children (3-4 age): $4
A longtime seller, Scott Duffy of Rockledge Farm Woodworks, stated that: “This has been a consistently good show for us over several years. It has provided an excellent opportunity for woodworkers and wood product companies, especially in Vermont, to present and sell their work to the public.” which shows the credibility of this festival.
If you’re a seller, a buyer, or just want to enjoy the cultural and fun activities with your family to spend the weekend; this festival is the perfect opportunity.