WHAT IS THE GOATALYMPICS?
A New Moon Farm Goat Rescue & Sanctuary Event
Held annually, this free, family-friendly event is ridiculously entertaining! The Goatalympics is not your typical livestock event. Rather than focus on conformation and production, as seen at a typical County Fair, the Goatalympics is all about having fun with pet goats. Come watch goats and their people compete in foot races, obstacle courses and more. Take your guess as to who will win Best Trick, Most Spots, Longest Beard and other exciting contests. Vote in the People’s Choice Awards for Adult and Youth costume contests. Every year, this event gets bigger and better – 2014 drew a crowd of over 300 spectators, contestants and their goats. Participants of all ages, from toddlers to grandmas, entertained the crowd and had a great time doing it.
Of course, there are always adorable, adoptable goats at the Goatalympics for people to meet. In addition to being a fun celebration of goats, the Goatalympics helps to raise money for New Moon Farm.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The Goatalympics is open to all ages! Classes are separated out into the 10 and under group, 11-15 year olds, and 16 and over. We have as many adults participate as we do children.
This event is FREE. Contestants pay an entry fee per class. Details on classes and entry fees will be available shortly.
HELP FOR THE SANCTUARY
Not only is the Goatalympics a one-of-a-kind event, but proceeds from the class entry fees and raffle ticket sales go to support New Moon Farm Goat Rescue & Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of animals in need.
Proceeds from the Goatalympics pay for more than 50 percent of the total feed cost for the goats and sheep at New Moon Farm. That’s why your participation is so vital!
FOOD, PRIZES, AND MORE
If you can take your eyes off the amazing costumes, or the fast-paced foot races, browse the amazing selection of raffle and silent auction items we have every year. Thousands of dollars of prizes are donated for this event, and we have something for everyone – from free massages to pet care products, clothes, home items, artwork – it’s all available at the raffle table.
And this year we will be having a fantastic collection of regionally-acclaimed food vendors as well. Come for the goats in costumes, but stay for the vegan ice cream sandwiches.