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Strolling of the Heifers Weekend, June 5-6-7!

PLEASE, NO DOGS AT THE PARADE OR EXPO! We’re sure your pooch is wonderfully well behaved. But for the safety of the animals and spectators, please leave the dog at home. The animals may be spooked by dogs, since they are already in an unfamiliar setting. Thank you.

Join us in beautiful, historic Brattleboro for a weekend of activities honoring farmers and celebrating local food, all built around our signature event, the world-famous Strolling of the Heifers Parade, Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m. sharp!

Check out the full weekend entertainment schedule, as well as entertainer bios and pictures, and follow these links for more information on all Stroll Weekend events:


Our 2014 theme is “The Heifers are Coming to Town!” This reflects our new downtown headquarters at the River Garden, illustrated above, and of course, it’s what the Heifers do for our Parade. And, “The Heifers are Coming to Town!” is our theme song, performed by Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor — listen to it here!

Weekend Presenting Sponsor:



Gallery Walk & Street Festival

Friday evening, June 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Main Street and the River Garden

Finals of our Great New England Bread Pudding Bake-Off

Two special Farm Art exhibits



The Parade

Sat., June 7 at 10 a.m. sharp, up Main Street

Pre-parade entertainment!

Slow Living Expo

Sat., June 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Brattleboro Commons and Retreat Grounds

Cheese Village

Healthy Living Village

Home Energy Village 

Woodlands Exhibit

Goat Olympics


Dozens of Food Vendors

Dozens of farms and exhibitors

Bouncing Castles


Famous Farmers Breakfast

Sun. June 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Marina Restaurant

Tour de Heifer

Sun., June 8, beginning and ending at Lilac Ridge Farm, W. Brattleboro

Farm Tour

Sun., June 8 — guided tours at five area farms


Directions & Parking

Dining & Lodging

Recycling, Composting & Trash


A listing of events offered by Friends of the Stroll during the weekend

What if it rains?

All Strolling of the Heifers events are rain or shine! The heifers don’t mind the weather, the farmers are working in all kinds of weather, and we will be honoring and celebrating them this weekend, regardless of weather!