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Lewisburg, Tennessee: Goats, Music, and More (Fainting Goat Festival)

Every October Lewisburg celebrates its heritage with music -- and with nervous goats that fall over in faints.

Old Farmington Rd, Lewisburg, TN
In Rock Creek Park just north of downtown. Drive north on N. 1st Ave., then bear right onto Old Farmington Rd. Park is on the right.
3rd weekend in Sept. (2013) (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Goats, Music, and More (Fainting Goat Festival)

Now called "Goats, Music, and More!" It is in it's 7th year and attracts thousands of visitors every year. With world class goat competition, famous and local musicians and performers, and of course the world famous fainting goats.

[tom, 07/23/2009]

Yep, because calling it the "Fainting Goat Festival" just wasn't enough to draw people out of the hills. But "Music" and "More" -- now there's something special!

Fainting Goat Festival

Come to the Goats, Music and More Festival in Lewisburg, Tennessee (located in Marshall County home of the Fainting Goat) on October 11, 2003. This is the first year for the festival. In the 1880s, a man named Tinsley came to Marshall County, Tennesse with three "bulgy" eyed goats and a "sacred cow." He left, but sold his goats. This festival celebrates these unique animals along with other breeds of goat. There will be a fainting goat show/sale as well as a boer goat show/sale. Activities include, acoustic pickin' tent, children's activities, craft show, flea market, musical bands, storytellers, food and more..

[Matt Lewis, 09/02/2003]

We once visited a Fainting Goats farm in Montana, but we had no idea the bulgy-eyed bovids were also in Tennessee.

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