Merck Forest and Farm Center Farm Management Rupert Vermont
Teaching and demonstrating the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland


To learn more about our upcoming events, call the Visitor Center at 802-394-7836.

Advance reservations--made on a first-come first-served basis--are required for most events due to space limitations or scheduling considerations. Payment in full is due upon registration. Membership discounts apply to many events.

For outdoor events, please dress for the weather: sturdy shoes/boots, layered clothing, snow/raingear, flashlight, snacks and water. All outdoor events are held weather permitting: if there's any question please call the Visitor Center to confirm that an event will be held.

Tale Trail to be Installed

Date/Time: September 1
Admission: Free (Donations gratefully accepted)

Spaced at intervals along the Discovery Trail, the TALE TRAIL will feature pages from Anthony D. Frederick's Around One Log, a picture book about a rotting log and the creatures who make it their home. Come for a hike with your little ones, read the story, and introduce them to the woods around you.


Fall Festival

Date/Time: Saturday, September 24, 9am - 3pm.
Admission: Free (Donations gratefully accepted). 

Come on up to the farm and celebrate nature's own version of Carnivale: Fall color, games for the children, picnics on the lawn. We'll have farm tours, the staff's chili-pots and demonstrations of cross-cut sawing, rug braiding and other farm skills.


BE BRAVE Hike-a-thon Fundraiser

Date/Time: Sunday, October 2nd, 10 am-2 pm.

The Be Brave Hike-A-Thon is a hike to assist individuals affected by benign brain tumors and to support research for a cure. Join as a team or join as an individual.  Set a hiking goal – between 1-4 hours – and get sponsors to support your efforts. 

Additional events for the day include a Scavenger Hunt, Silent Auction, Basket Bonanza, Food & Beverage Sales, and a performance by Pop recording artist, singer and songwriter BRIELLE.

Check the BeBrave website for additional details and to register or donate at

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We are not affiliated with, nor do we receive annual support from Merck & Co. Inc.
We are not part of any government agency. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent
allowed by law and are greatly appreciated!

Banner photo courtesy of Dan Sullivan
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