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Events planned for Stroll Weekend (June 4-7) have been cancelled or postponed. Please read Executive Director Lissa Harris's full statement here.

The River Garden will be closed to the public until Vermont's Stay Home Stay Safe orders are lifted. At that time the staff will use the latest information from the Department of Health to determine if we should resume our regular open hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All Brown Bag Lunches and Vendor Expos will be rescheduled when it is safe to do so.

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Stroll Weekend Entertainment 2013

Stroll Weekend Entertainment 2013



Friday Evening

Strolling of the Heifers Gallery Walk and Street Festival

Friday, June 7, 2013, 5:30-8:30 p.m. — Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont

Entertainment Stage (beside The Works Bakery Café, west side of Main Street)

  • 5:30: Lost Cost — original edgy jams and quirky covers
  • 6:30: The Snaz — indie rock band, recent Battle of the Bands champion
  • 7:00: Gov. Peter Shumlin announces Quiche Cookoff Winners
  • 7:30: Jamie Kent Band

North End of Main Street, near corner of High and Main:

  • 5:30: Morris Dancing by Guiding Star and Windham Morris.
  • 6:30: Bhangra Dancing — participatory dance: come dance the Bhangra on Main Street, CircusYoga Style!
  • 5:30: More Morris Dancing by Guiding Star and Windham Morris!

South End of Main Street, near corner of Eliott and Main:

  • 5:30-8:30: Andrew Pinard Magician
  • 5:30-8:30: Alotta Hoopla with Shenandoah Sluter
  • 5:30-8:30: Wally Hagadorn — Balloon Artiste

At the River Garden:


  • Tony Duncan — Street Performer, Juggler
  • Robin Zegge — face painting
  • Pavement chalk drawing organized by the Boys and Girls Club
  • Living statues by New England Youth Theatre


Strolling of the Heifers Parade

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10 a.m. — Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont

Pre-parade entertainment:

Slow Living Expo — 11 acres of fun, food, entertainment, exhibits, open all day!

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Commons and Retreat Grounds, Brattleboro, Vermont

North Entertainment Tent — near the Retreat entrance:

  • 11:15 a.m.: Suffolk Punch, teen original rock trio
  • 12 noon: Hilltop Montessori 6th grade band — R&B, pop, originals
  • 12:45 p.m.: Truffula Jungle — classic & alternative rock
  • 1:45 p.m.: The Snaz — indie rock band, recent Battle of the Bands champion
  • 2:45 p.m.: Lost Cost —original edgy jams and quirky covers

South Entertainment Tent — Retreat grounds near the Commons slope

  • 11:30 a.m.: Spike Dogtooth — bluegrass
  • 12:30 p.m.:  Rise! — eclectic style traditional folk and bluegrass
  • 1:30 p.m.: Atom Planet — eclectic acoustic world soul pop
  • 2:30 p.m.: The Brattlyn Brothers — 60s and 70s rock and roll “the way it should be played”

West Entertainment Tent with Dance and Jazz — near Lawton Hall (with the columns and porches) at the Retreat

  • 11:15 a.m.: Open Music Collective — student jazz group
  • 12:15 p.m.: Xopo — music and dance from the Balkans, with audience participation!
  • 1:30 p.m.: Jamie MacDonald Group — eclectic jazz
  • 2:30 p.m.: Wild Country Cloggers — traditional and contemporary American step dancing

Commons Entertainment Tent — at the center of the Brattleboro Commons


Tour de Heifer 15-30-60 mile cycling rides

Sunday, June 9, 2013, starting times 8, 9, 10 a.m. — beginning and ending at Lilac Ridge Farm, West Brattleboro, Vermont

Lunchtime entertainment at Lilac Ridge Farm: