New this year! The entire production of Farm to Ballet will be played live by a string sextet.
Event Dates: Saturday July 14th, 2018
Doors open at 5:30pm
Show starts at 6:30pm
Please buy tickets in advance of the event.
Tickets go OFF sale 12 hours before the event begins. Tickets sold the day of the event at the door will cost:
$25 general admission and $10 for children 12 & under.
CASH OR CHECK.
Enjoy this full-length performance that reinterprets classical ballet pieces to tell the story of a Vermont farm from Spring to Fall.
Proceeds from the ticket sales and a percentage of food sales will benefit Junior Iron Chef Vermont, which is hosted by Vermont FEED, a Farm to School Project of NOFA-VT and Shelburne Farms.
FOOD & DRINK: Bring a picnic or purchase farm fresh food prepared and served by our friends from Pizza Verita and Fork in the Road, while you enjoy the performance! There will be a cash bar serving locally produced beer, wine and ciders as well as Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream made locally by Fisher Brothers Farm. Please be prepared with cash or check if you are intending on making purchases.
TIMING & PARKING: Doors open for this event at 5:30. The show begins at 6:30. Please proceed to the Shelburne Farm SOUTH entrance for this event and follow the signs. Parking attendants will guide you through the parking process- which will take place on one side of the Breeding Barn lawn.
TICKETS: We will be taking tickets on the pathway that separates the parking lawn from the performance lawn. After parking, please have your tickets (printed or digital) out and ready. There will be ticket attendants with Farm to Ballet totebags prepared to take your tickets. If you need to check in at Will Call, please follow the signs and/or the ticket attendants will direct you to the table. Will Call ticket attendants have the list of every ticket purchased, should you have misplaced your tickets.
WEATHER: Oh, Vermont. Today will have some drizzle off and on. You will want to be prepared to be for a drizzly evening, even though in classic Vermont fashion, it may not drizzle at all. Our goal is to perform outside if at all possible. That is the plan unless we cannot perform safely (we cannot dance while it is actually raining) or we/you won’t be able to be safe (thunder/lightning). We will otherwise be performing indoors at the incredible Breeding Barn, which will also be an epic and unique opportunity for you and for us! That barn is a wonder!
SEATING: Based on the forecast, the grass where you will be sitting may be wet. We would recommend planning accordingly. Bring chairs. Bring a tarp to place under your blanket. If we perform indoors, the breeding barn floor is hard dirt, so either of these options should work fine for in there as well. Blanket seating will be closer to the stage, with chair seating a bit further back to ensure everyone’s viewing pleasure. There will be signs and volunteers helping guide the way!
1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne VT 05482
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Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future. The Farm advances Education for Sustainability in Vermont and internationally by collaborating with educators, schools, and other partners. Shelburne Farms is a leader in professional learning for educators through innovative programs and partnerships, including the Sustainable Schools Project, a Forest for Every Classroom and a Watershed for Every Classroom. In addition, the Farm provides leadership in the National Farm to School Network, Vermont Farm to School Network, Vermont Food Education Every Day (Vermont FEED), and the Farm-Based Education Network. Its on-site education programs include Education for Sustainability workshops for teachers, school field trips, youth summer camps, and community programs for people of all ages. The nonprofit is supported by charitable contributions, as well as its program-support enterprises: a grass-based dairy and award-winning farmstead cheesemaking operation, an organic market garden, maple sugaring and sustainable lumber production, special events, and internationally recognized inn and farm-to-table restaurant. Based on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont, Shelburne Farms’ campus for learning is a 1,400-acre working landscape and National Historic Landmark. A result of Shelburne Farms and its partners’ work, Vermont’s Greater Burlington was officially designated as a Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations in 2015.