“Beyond your senses lie unimagined wonders…”

Come on a walk through the wild woods. This is the BORDERLANDS, the land where faeries dwell and magic whispers in the wind. Back again for the 3rd year in a row, The BORDERLANDS has been hugely popular for artists, families and children of all ages.

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This hour-long walk will take you past storytellers and musicians, dancers and poets, who weave a wonderful story of Tír Na nÓg, the world of everlasting beauty, abundance and joy.

Groups leave with a guide every fifteen minutes. BORDERLANDS will take place in any weather. The trail is sometimes steep and uneven, and can be slippery. Please dress appropriately. Young children should be able to walk or be carried. Strollers are not recommended.

Event Details

October 15 and 16,
October 22 and 23
between 2 and 5pm

$15 adults, $10 children ages 2-12

Choose your time group and get your tickets here.


338 Thompson Rd.
Shelburne, VT 05482


338 Thompson Road, Shelburne, VT 05482

All profits go to The Way of the Bard trip to Ireland in June 2017. We are grateful for your support. Check out the Teeny Tiny House we have built for a raffle! We also will have a gorgeous hand-made quilt. You can see the house and get raffle tickets at BORDERLANDS this year!

Hannah Frasure, 13, an 8th grader at SCS, perched high in a crook of a tree, chanting words from the poet W. B. Yeats “The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.” She was one of the trees in the Whispering Woods who repeat a line of a poem over and over as the audience walks by. The effect is that the trees themselves are saying the poem with the rustling of their leaves.

“Come fairies Take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you
Upon the wind and dance
Upon the mountains like a flame
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.”

Last October, the teens from Enchantment Camps, a Shelburne summer camp, created the BORDERLANDS, a woods walk that skirts the edge of the Faerie world. All along the rocky, tree lined route, groups of people perform stories, music and dance. The audience goes by in groups of twelve, getting wound into the story as they go.

These teens are mid-way through a four-year adventure called The Way of the Bard. They meet four times a year, to practice their Bardic skills – poetry, storytelling, firespinning, singing and playing music… oh, and walking. In the summer of 2017, they will travel to Ireland and walk across the countryside in the tradition of the ancient Bards, giving their performance art piece to people in villages along the way.

BORDERLANDS is a major fundraiser for this trip, and appropriately, it involves the Bard students honing their skills. For the audience, it is pure magic. Performances are Saturday and Sunday the 15th and 16th of October, and Saturday and Sunday the 22nd and 23rd of October, leaving every 15 minutes between 2 and 5pm. Tickets can be found at