RUPERT, VERMONT - Come spend the day at the farm. Merck Forest and Farmland Center's Sheep Dog Trial and Farm Festival provides a great way to experience part of Vermont's heritage of sheep farming. The two-day family event allows visitors to see handlers and their border collies compete for the title at the Merck Forest Open. MFFC's Farm Festival will include food from Sherman's General Store (serving kielbasa and sausage from Merck's farm), local crafters who specialize in fiber arts (this year will include an alpaca fiber vendor, a batik artist and a variety of homespun yarns, loomed rugs, towels, etc), horse drawn wagon rides, a variety of children's activities and more.

Tickets: $5/adult, $3/child ages 4 - 12, under age 4 are free

Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, 8am - 4pm

Volunteers are always needed at this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact