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Parade Heifer Registration

For non-heifer parade units, please visit our other Parade Application page.

Thank you all for a great 2017 Strolling of the Heifers!

We hope you’ll join us again in 2018!


Registrations will open in December

Countdown clock to Stroll Weekend:


Girl with heifer

We welcome farms and farm organizations such as 4H Clubs to bring heifers to stroll in the Parade! We have had as many as 120 heifers in past years, and we’re aiming to break the record in 2018.

The parade takes place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 10 a.m. sharp in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The heifers lead the parade, so all participating heifers must arrive early in the parade staging area on Flat Street. Specific assembly instructions will be issued in advance.

To participate, please review all the guidelines below, and (preferably) submit your heifer information using the online input form below.  Or you may register by mail or email by contacting our parade heifer coordinator, Pete Stickney, at; his phone number is 802-387-4730. Pete will be happy to answer any questions as well.


2018 Heifer registration guidelines:

We prefer that you use this page to register your participation, but if you wish, you may contact Peter Stickney, Heifer Coordinator, at the Putney School to register by mail or email. Please also contact Pete if you have any questions, or if you are new to the parade so that he can explain the particulars. His email address is; his phone number is 802-387-4730.

We encourage individual farms as well as farming organizations such as 4H Clubs to participate.

Please groom and accessorize your heifers! The crowd loves to see flowers, hats, signs with the heifers’ names, etc. Use your imagination! What would a well-dressed heifer be wearing, when going to town?

We recommend that participating heifers be trained in advance to walk with a handler. Training on pavement is helpful, if possible. And of course, we ask that all heifers be well-groomed and decorated (see Parade Theme information below). Strolling of the Heifers provides a pooper-scooping team to follow the heifers, and a veterinarian/heifer ambulance unit will be on hand in case of emergencies.

To participate, heifers must be born before February 1, 2018. All heifers must be accompanied by a health chart which is obtained from their veterinarian. The health chart must be issued within 30 days of the event and must certify the heifer to be free of communicable diseases such as ringworm.