Weekend Adventures: Baby Goat Festival
I had been looking forward to this adventure for MONTHS. All I wanted for my 23rd birthday was to attend the baby goat festival! Nothing sounded better than a day filled with 168 adorable kids ?
Prodigal Farms in Durham County, North Carolina loves to open their gates for visitors! They host baby goat festivals often –while the weather is nice and the goats are still young.
The baby goat festival was everything I had wished and hoped it would be. We got to relax in their pasture as baby goats climbed, cuddled, and nibbled on us. Each goat had a little collar with a name on it. Additionally, we got to tour Prodigal’s 95-acre farm and milking parlor, taste goat cheese, and the meet momma goats.
This was my first time trying goat cheese. Goat cheese is definitely an interesting taste. The cheese is much more creamy and tangy than regular cheddar or mozzarella. They only use the milk from their all-pastured herd, which bears the Animal Welfare Approved certification (recognized by Consumer Reports as the most stringent humane certification).
They are also the only commercial goat dairy in North Carolina with the Animal Welfare Approved third-party certification. Meaning: they’re nice to their goats lol.
Besides cheese, there was delicious homemade food available like goat cheese mac n’ cheese and goat meat tacos…. if you’re into that kind of thing….
Tyler, of course, bought a pint of beer. Regulator Brewing is native to North Carolina and has a strong, spicy homebrew. Plus they source at least 75% of their ingredients from local farms.
The coolest thing about Prodigal Farm is that it is protected by a conservation easement, and will be farmland forever.
Prodigal’s baby goat festival was a blast. Best. birthday. present. ever.
The baby goat festivals are family-friendly and fun for everyone!
The hardest part of the festival was leaving. I was SO tempted to buy a baby goat.
Fun fact: Goats only cost around 200$ and make great pets!