BRATTLEBORO — The following is the full list of Strolling of the Heifers Weekend highlights.
Bread Baking Competition: Gallery Walk and the finals of the Great New England Bread Baking Competition are both on Friday evening, June 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., when the town's Main Street is shut down for a three-hour party with musicians, clowns, and street vendors.
The Stroll's headquarters, the River Garden, will host the finals of its Great American Bread Recipe competition, including public tasting to determine the People's Choice award winner, and a tasting of spirits and beer from Vermont distillers and brewers.
Farm Art: An exhibit of farm-themed art by Maureen Mansfield, at the River Garden during Stroll Weekend and continuing through the month of June.
The Strolling of the Heifers Parade: Saturday morning, June 4, at 10 a.m. sharp. The world-famous centerpiece of Strolling of the Heifers is a parade like no other, featuring up to 100 heifer calves, bedecked with flowers for the occasion and led by proud future farmers, along with many other farm animals, bands, floats, tractors, clowns and much more. (Please, no dogs at the parade or Expo, since they may scare the animals.) The heifers lead the parade, and there is pre-parade entertainment starting at 9 a.m.
The Slow Living Expo: All day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. This 11- acre festival happens at the Brattleboro Common and on the grounds of the Brattleboro Retreat, and is attended by the entire parade audience, which follows the parade up Main Street to come to the Expo.
The Famous Farmers Breakfast: Sunday morning, June 5. The Stroll's annual showcase of natural and organic breakfast foods, held at the Marina Restaurant, off Putney Road at the West River.
The Tour de Heifer: All day, Sunday, June 5. Vermont's most challenging dirt road cycling tours, with 15, 30 and 60-mile options, plus a three-mile hiking option.
Farm Tour: Sunday, June 5. The Stroll has partnered with five special farms in the Brattleboro area, each with something unique to offer, who will be offering guided tours.
Strolling of the Heifers Street Festival
Friday, June 3, 3016, 5:30-8:30 p.m. — Downtown Brattleboro
Monthly Gallery Walk event — art openings at many venues, including our Farm Art show!
Entertainment Stage (beside The Works Bakery Café, west side of Main Street)
5:30-8:30 p.m.: Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor
And local entertainers along the sidewalk and roaming the street.
Strolling of the Heifers Parade
Saturday, June 4, 2015, 10 a.m. — Downtown Brattleboro
Pre-parade entertainment starting about 9 a.m.:
The Dairy Godmother (Amelia Struthers)
Brattleboro Nursery School
Celebration Brass Band
Slow Living Expo — 11 acres of fun, food, entertainment, exhibits, open all day! See entertaiment schedule on B1
Tour de Heifer 15-30-60 mile cycling rides
Sunday, June 7, 2015, starting times 8, 9, 10 a.m. — beginning and ending at Lilac Ridge Farm, West Brattleboro, Vermont —Info and registration
Lunchtime entertainment at Lilac Ridge Farm:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor