Get your goat and make your way to the 26th annual International Goat Days Festival! Millington's annual celebration of the noble goat is this Friday, September 11th 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, September 12th 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. FREE admission and FUN for the whole family!

The festival features Goat Shows, Goat Chariot Races, KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Contest, Lumberjack Shows, Antique Tractor Show, Fishing Rodeo, Tractor Pull, Arts & Crafts, Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, Horseshoe Tournament, Hayrides, Games and Inflatables, Car Show, and GOATS, GOATS AND MORE GOATS! 

International Goat Days draws over 30,000 participants and spectators from throughout the United States for this multi-day community festival. This year, Millington is thrilled to welcome back the nationally acclaimed Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show. This action-packed lumberjack show features World Champion Lumberjacks log rolling, chopping, sawing, axe throwing and more! The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show is a historical, educational, humorous show, filled with audience participation. This is a must see event!

Whether it be the KCBS Championship BBQ contest, arts and crafts, equestrian events or the tractor show that brings you to Goat Days, the goats remain the main attraction. In addition to the Babe Howard and Robin Cotten Memorial MGR Goat Shows, the TN Dairy Goat Association will be on hand with demonstrations, milking contests and more. You are welcome to bring your own “Billy” or “Nanny” and enter the KIDS ON PARADE with prizes for the silliest goat, best goat look-a-like and funniest goat. What? You don’t have your own goat? No worries! You can “rent” one from the TN Dairy Goat Association that is already trained to walk on a lead.

You don't want to miss this incredible family-friendly festival that celebrates our agricultural history and raises money for a variety of non-profit organizations in the area.

Venue – USA Stadium, 4351 Babe Howard Blvd., Millington, TN  38053. Parking is $5. Visit the website or call 901.873.5770 for additional information.

 

By and photo credit: millingtontn.gov