Not quite as exciting as the Running of the Bulls in Spain, but fun anyway. Begun 15 years ago as a small festival to earn money for farm-to-school projects it has grown to a big agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers parade and Slow Living Expo for the town of Brattleboro, Vermont, about 20 miles west of where we are staying.
The Dairy Godmother and her faeries entertained the spectators as we waited for the parade to start. There were free cow balloons too.
After the last entry all the spectators followed the parade up the street to the park for the Slow Living Expo for food, music, dancing, demonstrations, exhibits, etc. all related to “sustaining family farms by connecting people with healthy local food.” Meet the heifers up close and pet them.
There was a lot going on and the crowd was thick. We walked around a while and then made our way back to the car and headed for home.
As we drove through the small town of Winchester, New Hampshire, on our way home we drove by the Ashuelot Covered Bridge. This is one of the prettiest ones we have seen.
- Distance Driven: 44 miles round trip
- Parking: $2.50
I love this! I’ve been to the Dairy a Festival in Eatonton, Georgia with everything cows but no strolling heifers.
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What fun! Sounds like a great day
It was fun, and the weather was perfect!