The 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," and more, and sheep shearing and blacksmithing demonstrations.
The cost of admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children between the ages of four and 12. Children under four-years-old are free. For more information, call 802-394-7836 or visit www.merckforest.org.
MFFC is a non-profit that strives to teach, demonstrate, and sustain a working landscape. It is located at 3270 Route 315, Rupert, VT 05768.