The devil may have gone down to Georgia, but nevertheless things are pretty wild this weekend in Lewisburg, Tennessee (located in Marshall County). And that's where you should be. Because not only does the "Goats, Music, and More Festival" offer sights and sounds you have to see (and hear) to believe but also? The music's free. The first recorded mention of "fainting" goats, by the way (according to festival officials), was during the 1880s in Marshall County.
So it's kids of the four-legged variety run amuck with goats galore at the annual festival located in Lewisburg's Rock Creek Park. The festival is now in its 11th year and has been honored by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event for October twice, according to press materials. It boasts unique southern flavor, free musical entertainment, goat shows that celebrate both fainting and Boer goats, unique arts and crafts, plus plentiful food. Activities for kids of the human variety include a whole section of such things as pony rides, water balloon battles and a petting zoo.
But not ones to horn in without helping out, The CDB will be signing a special guitar to be raffled in order to benefit Team Brandon. Brandon Bradley is a local 17-year-old recently diagnosed with leukemia. Please come and try your hand at winning an autographed guitar by Charlie Daniels and help to benefit Brandon and his family. A booth from Team Brandon with the guitar will be set up on-site. You can find out more on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/teambrandon96/.
The Charlie Daniels Band headline this one-of-a-kind three-day event (starting Thursday, Sept. 26th) at approximately 8 pm on Saturday. The World Grand Champion Fainting Goat Show also happens on Saturday along with two Southern Middle TN ABGA Boer goat shows. For more goat info, go here: http://www.goatsmusicandmore.com/index.php/about-the-festival. And for plenty of updates, pictures and more check out https://www.facebook.com/GoatsMusicandMore. Not baa-ad.
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