Published DateCANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will host an Opening Day Heifer Parade with Food & Fiddle on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cows from Brookford Farm, along with a lively mix of Morris dancers and tractors, will parade to the historic pastures at the Village at 11 a.m.
In addition to the Heifer Parade, Opening Day festivities also include a barn dance with Two Fiddles, Maypole dancing, the Fiddling Thomsons, butter churning, head garland making, and an outdoor grill featuring Brookford Farm sausages, soups and beverages for purchase. Admission is free.
Self-guided exhibits at the Village, including the new exhibit, "Once Upon a Shaker Farm," will be open to attendees and guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. will be available for a special fee of $10 per person. For a complete schedule of Opening Day events, visit www.shakers.org.
Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include the Grappone Automotive Canterbury Cross Country Challenge 5k on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m., "Traveling Home," a choral concert by Kevin Siegfried on Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m. and "Naturally Simple...Naturally Shaker," the annual gathering and auction benefiting Canterbury Shaker Village on Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Workshops on traditional Shaker crafts such as woodworking, letterpress, broom making, cooking, and others will again be available throughout the 2013 season.