Special Event


Forest Festival

Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park


Free. Free Event. Fee required for guided hikes. Visit Recreation.gov to sign up for a guided hike.

Location: LAT/LONG: 43.631416, -72.517319

Parking is located at the Billings Farm & Museum. https://www.nps.gov/mabi/planyourvisit/directions.htm

Dates & Times


Saturday, September 16, 2023


10:00 AM


6 hours

Type of Event

Guided Tour


Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, try your hand at woodworking, or explore the forest on a guided nature walk. Witness the whole forest product cycle in action, from horse-logging, to board cutting with a portable sawmill to woodcraft demonstrations. Visit activity hubs to meet members of the Abenaki community, local artisans, and outreach partners.


Live Music from The Slow Cookers 12pm-2pm: The Slow Cookers' collection of folksy covers will warm your heart, nourish your soul, and satiate your appetite. The group of friends started playing on local Burlington porches and have since brought their wide array of acoustic instruments to farmers' markets, bicycle fundraisers, and hometown bars throughout the state. Their setlists cross multiple genres and they guarantee there's a song for everyone to dance, sing, or smile along to.




All Day Events & Activities



Horse-Powered Logging

Mt. Tom Forest

Portable Sawmill Demonstration

Pony Pasture

Abenaki Traditions & Art

Pony Pasture

Wood Crafts & Family Fun

Pony Pasture

Woodcraft Demonstrations

Carriage Barn Visitor Center

Artist-in-Residence Exhibit

Carriage Barn Visitor Center

Guided Hike Start & Tickets

Carriage Barn Visitor Center


Guided Hikes

(Spots limited, sign up on Recreation.gov)



  • 10:30am-12pm
  • 2pm-2:30pm

Forest Past, Present, and Future: Interpreting History Through Trees

  • 11am-12:30pm
  • 1:30pm-3pm

Alosada Kpiwi: An Abenaki Perspective with Place

  • 2:30pm-3:15pm

Nature Journaling



More information

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Free Event. Fee required for guided hikes. Visit Recreation.gov to sign up for a guided hike.
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