Merck’s Sheep Dog Trials and Farm Festival
Merck Forest and Farmland Center’s Sheep Dog Trials and Farm Festival, Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, from 8 to 4, provides a great way to experience part of Vermont’s sheep farming heritage.
This two-day family event is combined with the final leg of the Northeast Border Collie Association’s 2013 Vermont Triple Crown Sheep Dog Open. Visitors will see handlers and their border collies compete for the title
MFFC’s Farm Festival will include foods from regional farms, artisan cheeses, local crafters who specialize in fiber arts, horse drawn wagon rides, a variety of children’s activities including a hay bale obstacle course, face painting, ‘learn to drive a sheep’, sheep shearing and blacksmithing demonstrations.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 4 to 12, and under 4 years of age, free.
Come visit the farm! For more information, call 802-394-7836, or visit merckforest.org. MFFC is a non-profit that strives to teach, demonstrate, and sustain a working landscape.
It is located at 3270 Route 315, in Rupert, Vt.