Brattleboro's annual parade of cows down Main Street is part of a
larger celebration of local agriculture. This year's kick-off event is a three-day "slow living summit", which advocates a shift in society's values.
A concert in Brattleboro Friday by world music saxophonist Paul Winter will benefit a microloan program for New England farmers. The loans are a project of Brattleboro's Strolling of the Heifers organization.