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Sport of Kings Day
Sep 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Lords and Ladies all are invited to celebrate the Sport of Kings—Falconry! Experience the history, language, and traditions of this 3000-year old practice of hunting alongside a trained raptor. Join us for our flighted raptor demonstrations, learn about animal tracking on a forest hike, explore the medicinal plants growing in our meadow, and try your hand at archery. You’ll even meet some modern-day Vermont falconers from New England Falconry in Woodstock. Costumes are encouraged!
10:30 – Songbird Feeding
10:30, 1:00 – Tracking Walks
11:00 – Falconry: Sport of Kings
11:00 – 3:00 – Archery Demo
12:00 – 3:00 – Meet a Falconer: New England Falconry
1:30 – Raptor Chats with the Master of the Mews
2:00 – Scales and Serpents
2:45 – Raptor Feeding
3:30 – Falconry: Sport of Kings
ALL DAY: Pelt and Skull Station
ALL DAY: Medicinal Plants in the Meadow
ALL DAY: Falconry Equipment Craft