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Beltie Holiday

Dec 7, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, at Aldermere Farm

On Saturday, December 7 from 9 am to noon, Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites friends and neighbors of all ages to celebrate Beltie Holiday with the cows at the Aldermere Farm Preserve (20 Russell Ave, Rockport).

Visitors are encouraged to don their most festive (or ugliest) holiday sweaters and have their photos taken with a Belted Galloway calf.

There will be free take-home kits to make Beltie ornaments and information about the youth agriculture programs hosted at MCHT’s Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields Preserves.

Donations for Hunger Relief

Donations will be collected to fund the supply of Aldermere beef to hunger-relief agencies. Thanks to generous support from the community, Aldermere Farm was able to donate more than 2,000 lbs. of beef to local food pantries last year.

This event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is necessary.

The Story Walk at Erickson Fields Preserve

After visiting Aldermere Farm, visitors can take a 5-minute drive to Erickson Fields Preserve (164 West St, Rockport) where they can immerse themselves in a good book while strolling through the woods on the Erickson Fields Story Walk. Pages of Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows by Liza Gardner Walsh and illustrated by Hazel Mitchell will be posted along the 1.4-mile loop trail.

For more information, call 207-236-2739.