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The festival that began in honor of those famous fainting goats of Marshall County returns for its 9th year at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg, Tenn., and this year's lineup of goat shows, musical entertainment and activities for the whole family promises to draw crowds from all across the nation and beyond This weekend, Oct. 7-9.
The Goats, Music and More Festival has been honored by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event for October twice with its unique southern flavor, top-notch free musical entertainment, goat shows that celebrate fainting and Boer goats, barbecue, food of every description, arts and crafts and kids games and activities.
Coming to the stage this year will be more of the top-named acts that have made the festival such a hit with fans. On Friday night, Lorrie Morgan graces the Rock Creek Park stage delivering some of her famous country hits that helped her to sell more than 6 million records world-wide.
The music will keep the stage happening all day Friday and Saturday and all the musical events are free. So, bring a lawn chair and make room to dance the days and nights away.
Sunday at the festival will feature gospel music headed up by the local ministerial association of Marshall County.
The real stars of the festival take the show tents on Friday with Myotonic Goat Registry Goat Shows and the Southern Middle Tennessee Junior ABGA Boer Goat Show. Saturday hosts the World Championship Fainting Goat Show and the John D. Taylor Memorial Boer Goat Show sanctioned by the International Boer Goat Association. The Southern Middle Tennessee ABGA Boer Goat Show will close the goat shows on Sunday.
Vendors of all kinds will line the road at Rock Creek Park beginning Friday morning with anything and everything for which a festival could ask. There is always great food, arts and crafts, unique products of all kinds and more.
And for the kids, the Goats, Music and More Festival features a whole section of games and activities from train rides and pony rides to rock wall climbing and moon bounce. There are just so many fun activities you just have to come and see for yourself.
Walk or run in the 3rd Annual 5K Goat Gallop Friday morning at 7 a.m. To pre-register or to find out more, look for Goats Gallop 5K on Facebook or at www.twitter.com/GoatsGallop5k.
See the Nannies and Kids pageant hosted by WAXO Radio/TV. For more information, call 931-359-6641 or 6642.
Or, for a complete look at this year's festival visit www.goatsmusicandmore.com.