SVF Foundation

2017 Annual Visitors Day video

2017 Annual Visitors Day

Saturday June 10th, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Looking for some family fun this summer? Interested in learning more about heritage breed livestock? Join SVF Foundation for our annual Visitors Day celebration, and enjoy a day packed with fascinating information and fun activities, all set on SVF's breathtaking 35-acre property in Newport, Rhode Island.

-Take self-guided tours through the historic Swiss Village

-Peek into our state-of-the-art facilities and meet the SVF laboratory, veterinary, and animal care staff

-Visit Chip, a rare Tennessee myotonic goat born from a frozen embryo, and learn about other endangered breeds of livestock

-Attend live cryogenics and sheep shearing demonstrations

-Returning this year - Julians Omnibus, a double-decker food truck serving local heritage breed burgers and munchies - check out their 2015 menu!

-Ditch the car and enjoy a beautful bike ride to Visitors Day! Free bike parking is available on site and bicyclists are encouraged to enter from our Beacon Hill Road entrance - keep an eye out for the yellow Bike Newport signs as you get close. Bicyclists can also walk theri bikes through.

This event is free to the public. Parking will be available at Fort Adams State Park and free transportation will be provided by trolley from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be no parking available at SVF.

For more information call 401-848-7229 or email

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