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Sport of Kings Day

Sport of Kings

August 10, 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Included with admission to the VINS Nature Center

Lords, 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!

10:30am / Scales & Serpents
11:00am / Falconry: Sport of Kings
11:30am – 2:00pm / Archery Demo
11:30am – 3:30pm / New England Falconry Exhibit
12:30pm / Shakespeare Approves!
1:30pm / Raptor Chats with the Master of the Mews
2:00pm / Shakespeare Approves!
2:45pm / Raptor Feeding
3:30pm / Falconry: Sport of Kings

All Day
Pelt and Skull Station
Tools of Falconry Station
Craft a Catapult!
Fairy Houses in the Forest
Medicinal Plants Walk in the Meadow

The King Arthur Flour Cookie Truck will be at the event from 11:00am – 2:00pm. For more information, contact us at 802.359.5000 or info@vinsweb.org.