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Cabin Fever Expo, which was scheduled for March 21st is postponed to a date to be determined. The Women's Expo, which was scheduled for May 1 is postponed to a date to be determined. We are also postponing all scheduled Brown Bag Lunch events until further notice. We will post a notification with the new date details as soon as possible.
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Strolling of the Heifers Weekend: June 5,6,7, 2020 in Brattleboro, Vermont




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Strolling of the Heifers Weekend 2020 is June5-6-7! Please follow us on Facebook and check out all the details here. We are still planning for 2020 so please mark your calendars for the dates and check back later!


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FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020:

Friday Evening Festival – Brattleboro, VT

At the River Garden – 157 Main Street AND on the Brattleboro Common at Park Place

Food and craft vendors, entertainment of all kinds, face painting, music and dancing, and fun for all ages. Plus final judging of our Culinary Competition, Specialty Food & Alcohol Vendors at the River Garden! Bring your appetite!


The Strolling of the Heifers Parade   Brattleboro, VT

10 a.m. sharp, up Main Street. The heifers lead the parade, so don’t be late! NO DOGS, PLEASE!

Pre-parade entertainment!

Slow Living Expo

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Brattleboro Common. Trained service dogs only, PLEASE!

 — Home Energy — Crafts  — Woodlands Exhibit  — Healthy Living  — Entertainment

Dozens of Food Vendors — Dozens of farms and exhibitors —fun and more fun !!

Brattleboro Area Farmers Market (presented by our farming friends) — Western Ave. Brattleboro, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020:

Famous Farmers Breakfast

9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Marina Restaurant (off Putney Road, just north of the West River Bridge in Brattleboro)

Tour de Heifer

Vermont’s most challenging dirt road cycling rides — 15, 30 or 60 miles. Beginning and ending at Bunker Farm, Dummerston, VT.

Farm Tour

Guided tours at five area farms — reservations encouraged!

No dogsPLEASE, ONLY TRAINED SERVICE DOGS WILL BE ALLOWED 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 your dog at home. The farm animals may be spooked by dogs, since they are already in an unfamiliar setting. Thank you.

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!

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