“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.

New – this year BORDERLANDS is hosted by Shelburne Farms! The trail winds behind the Farm Barn, over Lone Tree Hill and through the mysterious Whimsy Meadow. Small groups leave every 15 minutes between noon and 5pm on the two weekends before Halloween.

All proceeds for the BORDERLANDS benefit children’s arts groups. BORDERLANDS is a Treewild – Way of the Bard presentation



The Borderlands takes a mile-long walk through the woods along the border between our world and the world of the Fey – filled with elves and fairies, wild animals and enchanting spirits. Along the route there are over twenty performances including storytelling, dance, poetry, artwork, puppetry, singing and music. Performers range from children to adults. Borderlands opens the magic and mystery of the natural world to all ages. (Strollers not appropriate, young children should walk or be carried.)

Small groups leave every 15 minutes between noon and 5pm on the two weekends before Halloween.

2018 Borderlands focuses on the theme of Red Riding Hood, although in this story, instead of being punished for straying from the path, the girl finds her true magical power by crossing into the fairy world, where she discovers wisdom. She is able to banish the wolf whose  discouraging thoughts whittle away at her bravery. The trail ends with the grandmother’s home, where all children feel unconditionally loved.


Ticket Details

Oct. 20-21 and 27-28
Groups leave every 15 minutes between
noon and 5pm

$15 adults
$10 children
(ages 2-12)

Choose your time group and get your tickets today!


338 Thompson Rd.
Shelburne, VT 05482


at Shelburne Farms

Groups leave from behind the Farm Barn at the far end of the parking lot

All profits go to The Way of the Bard and other non-profit children’s arts groups. We are grateful for your support.