A great family weekend connecting people with farmers and healthy local food
Strolling of the Heifers Weekend (June 6-8, 2014) is the centerpiece of our annual cycle of programs and events — it’s the big, fun, public way we offer for people to connect with farmers and producers of healthy local food.
Always rated one of Vermont’s Top Ten Summer Events, Stroll weekend attracts tens of thousands of people to Brattleboro, Vermont — which is a great place to visit in its own right, often included on “10 best” lists of small towns. We were also listed in Livability.com’s list of the Top Ten Summer Festivals in the United States in 2013.
It’s a weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade, which takes place Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m. sharp on Brattleboro’s historic Main Street. Watch scores of lovable heifer calves led by future farmers, followed by many other farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns and much more. When it’s over, follow the crowd to the all-day 11-acre Slow Living Expo for food, music, dance, demonstrations, exhibits and fun, all related to our mission of sustaining family farms by connecting people with healthy local food.
And that’s not all: Stroll Weekend starts Friday night, June 6 with our Gallery Walk Street Festival featuring a culinary competition and food, music and dancing in the street; and continues Sunday, June 8 with our Farmers Breakfast, the cycling Tour de Heifer and the Farm Tour; plus many other related events during the weekend. And preceding the weekend is the third-annual Slow Living Summit, June 4-6 in downtown Brattleboro — a conference focused on the development of nurturing and mutually supportive