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The Borderlands

28 October 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shelburne Farms


The last two weekends of October this year, a Shelburne fall family tradition, the Borderlands, is welcoming a new home at Shelburne Farms. The one-mile trail behind the Farm Barn will be studded with stories, poetry, music, giant puppets and dance performances. The Borderlands is the border between our world and the world of Faerie, and walking the border opens up our eyes to the magic and mystery of the natural world. This year the story is threaded on the folk tale of Red Riding Hood, but in our story, we find out what happens if Little Red is empowered by her visit across the Border, instead of becoming a victim of the wolf. We meet gnomes, fairies, elves and a troll along the way, learning how to use their magic to be strong. Although the Borderlands is perfect for children of any age, it also has many subtle elements that speak to adults.

Small groups are led through the woods by a guide, and the audience itself becomes Red Riding Hood, experiencing the woods through her eyes. Groups leave every 15 minutes, between noon and 5pm on Oct 20-21, and 27-28. Come dressed for weather and walking in the woods. Children who are unable to walk should be carried. Tickets are at Treewild.org.