Strolling of the Heifers

Strolling of the Heifers

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Every year, in early June, the town of Brattleboro, in southern Vermont celebrates agriculture with a parade of cows(actually they are heifers..the name for young cows) through Main Street. It’s a colorful parade full of outrageous costumes. This year’s event is: : Strolling of the Heifers Weekend 2018 is June 1-2-3, and this year’s theme is “May the FARMS be With You”!.

View the 2017 parade video by Video-Vermont here!


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.

There will be plenty of parking in Brattleboro for Strolling of the Heifers. However, illegally parked vehicles may endanger lives by hindering passage of fire trucks and ambulances in the event of an emergency. Do not park in posted no-parking zones! And please be respectful of local residents by not blocking their driveways. Some churches, businesses and individuals near the downtown area will be offering parking on private property for a small fee.

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