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Strolling of the Heifers Weekend, June 7-8-9!

Yes, the Heifers will Stroll again! Strolling of the Heifers Weekend is June 7-8-9 with the world-famous Parade, as always, starting promptly at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8 on
Brattleboro’s historic Main Street. Don’t forget that all the heifers are at the head of the parade — so don’t be late!

Always rated one of Vermont’s Top Ten Summer Events, Stroll weekend is three days of fun and education for the whole family. Here’s a complete rundown of the events, with links to pages with more details:

Directions and Parking

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On this page: General information No parking zones Street closings Shuttle buses Map of downtown and parade route Accessible parking and parade viewing Directions to Brattleboro GENERAL INFORMATION: The parade takes place rain or shine! We encourage you to plan for a 9 a.m. arrival in downtown Brattleboro on Parade Day! You’ll get a good viewing spot and be able to visit downtown merchants who open early for the occasion. Please consider carpooling and using one of the remote parking areas. See below for more information on shuttle...

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Slow Living Expo

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Slow Living Expo

Saturday, June 6, 2020 — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Brattleboro Common!   . 2020: Meet the heifers up close and personal at the Slow Living Expo on the Brattleboro Common and nearby  —acres of fun, food, entertainment and exhibits. The Expo features local food producers, regional craftspeople, lots of musical talent, continuous shows by the New England Center for Circus Arts, and much more.     At the Expo, be sure to visit: The heifers, who will be gathered in the shade at the east end of the Commons. They’ll be tired and have to go...

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Friday Evening Festival & Gallery Walk

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Friday Evening Festival & Gallery Walk

Friday evening, June 5 — 5:30-9:00 p.m. River Garden 157 Main Street & On the Common Bring your appetite! Stroll Weekend kicks off with a party!  Food and craft vendors, entertainment of all kinds, face painting, music and dancing, and fun for all ages. Brattleboro Common and at the River Garden in Brattleboro. Stores and restaurants are open as well, and, the festival coincides with Gallery Walk, downtown Brattleboro’s festive monthly first-Friday stroll from gallery to gallery, so gallery venues will be hosting openings of new art...

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Slow Living Summit

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Slow Living Summit

The third annual Slow Living Summit, a conference that’s all about sustainable living, resilient communities, and the inner transformations necessary for Living Slow, happens June 5-7, 2013 (just before Stroll Weekend) in the congenial environs of downtown Brattleboro. Who should come: The Summit aims to foster cross-disciplinary (or as we call it, cross-silo) conversations among thought leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders, artists, faith leaders, wellness practitioners and engaged citizens. Check out Who’s...

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Stroll Weekend Entertainment 2013

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Stroll Weekend Entertainment 2013

CHECK BACK IN MAY FOR 2014 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULES! CLICK ON NAMES BELOW OR VISIT THE ENTERTAINERS PAGE FOR PICTURES AND BIOS OF PERFORMERS 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:...

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Stroll Weekend 2013 entertainers

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Stroll Weekend 2013 entertainers

See schedule on our Weekend Entertainment listings page. Here are some details about our 2013 performers: Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor Singer-songwriter Alan Greenleaf is one of Vermont’s most prolific and beloved songwriters. Robert Resnik considers Alan “the best songwriter in Vermont” He is a self taught finger picking guitar player whose songs and lyrics reflect the people and country around him. The stories he tells are greatly inspired by his years as a farmer in Northern Vermont . His music draws from many American traditions,...

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Our Famous Farmers Breakfast

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Our Famous Farmers Breakfast

Sunday, June 7 — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 2020 . Start Sunday of Stroll Weekend enjoying the beautiful waterfront views at The Marina Restaurant while partaking of our Famous Farmers Breakfast, which features local and organic products from many of the Stroll’s sponsors. Proceeds of the breakfast (or you could call it brunch!) support the Stroll’s mission of connecting people with healthy local food. The Marina is located at 28 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro, which is off Putney Road just north of the bridge over the West River, about a mile...

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Farm Art

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Farm Art

Starting during our Street Festival (Friday, June 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m.) and for the month of June, Strolling of the Heifers Farm Art exhibits will be on view at two Brattleboro locations: 1. Farm Art at the Works Bakery Café, 118 Main Street 2. Farm Art at the Gallery at the Garden, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street Farm Art at the Works Bakery Café Brattleboro-West Arts is collaborating with Strolling of the Heifers on this show, which will be on view at The Works on Main Street for the month of June. The Stroll’s Farm Tour...

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Farm, Food & Fiber Tour

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Farm, Food & Fiber Tour

New for 2014: We’ll have information posted here very soon about a tour of five unique farms, taking place on Sunday, June 8. Meanwhile, most of the following information about farms you can visit throughout the season is still valid (and will be updated by mid-May, as well). Farmers, food and fiber producers/crafters in Windham County: If you wish to be included in this directory, please submit information in the format of the listings below to: strollingheifers@gmail.com.  1. BOYD FAMILY FARM 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT 05363...

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Lodging and Dining

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Lodging and Dining

Where to stay during Stroll Weekend Please patronize these hotels and motels who are sponsors and friends of the Stroll: Colonial Motel and Spa, 889 Putney Road, Brattleboro VT 05301 — (802) 257-7733 Hampton Inn, 1378 Putney Rd.
, Brattleboro, VT 05301 —  (802) 254-5700 Latchis Hotel, 50 Main St.
, Brattleboro, VT 05301 — (802) 254-6300 Dalem’s Chalet, 78 South St.
, Brattleboro, VT 05301 — (802) 254-4323 Covered Bridge Inn, 1043 Putney Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301 — (802) 254-8889 For additional hotels, motels and inns, please visit the lodging...

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The Stroll is named one of America’s Top 10 Summer Festivals!

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The Stroll is named one of America’s Top 10 Summer Festivals!

BRATTLEBORO, VT (May 3, 2013) — Strolling of the Heifers is honored to named one of the Top 10 Summer Festivals in the United States by Livability.com, a national website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities of America’s small and mid-sized cities. Here’s a link to Livability’s listing for the Stroll. In the announcement, Livability editor Matt Carmichael said, “The best summer festivals not only encourage tourism, but also engage and inspire residents. That community spirit drives the festival’s success and is often...

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