Weekend Adventures: Baby Goat Festival

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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¬†ūüėć

Prodigal Farms in Durham County, North Carolina loves to open their gates for visitors! They host baby goat festivals often¬†‚Äďwhile 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!

 

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25 Comments

  1. Hannah @ AndThenWeTried

    OH. MY. GOD. I didn’t even know this was a thing. Must find a baby goat festival near me!

    04 . Oct . 2017
  2. Lily

    Are you freaking kidding me!?! I want to go! I love me some goats! I tell my husband all the time that we must move to a farm and buy all the goats!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With LilyÔĽŅ

    04 . Oct . 2017
  3. Kim Munoz

    Im dead! There is a GOAT FESTIVAL!?! I want a goat! What a cool thing! I wonder if they do them here in Texas! Im glad to hear that it is protected and will stay farmland. We are running out of land!

    04 . Oct . 2017
  4. Beth

    This is a thing?? I want to go!!! I love goats! I keep threatening to adopt a goat! I’m insanely jealous right now!

    04 . Oct . 2017
  5. Tracey Kifford

    Oh we need this in the UK! I love goats and would love the chance to sit in a field to be jumped all over! I too would be tempted to buy one (or two)!!

    04 . Oct . 2017
  6. Annaliese

    Okay this is adorable…. where is there a goat festival near me and when can I go?! Yes and yes!!! Haha!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    04 . Oct . 2017
  7. Jodi

    I’m so glad you had a great birthday! This is absolutely adorable and now I want to go!!!! Thanks for sharing!
    https://www.heyjode.com

    04 . Oct . 2017
  8. Jordyn

    I had no idea there was such a thing as a baby goat festival but I would SO be there! All of your goat photos are completely adorable, now I have to see if there is something like this in my area!

    04 . Oct . 2017
  9. Rachel @ The Confused Millennial

    Awe this looks like so much fun! I just heard about people doing yoga with baby goats! Was anyone doing it at the festival??

    04 . Oct . 2017
  10. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Haha, omg, the cuteness!

    04 . Oct . 2017
  11. Hannah Cassidy

    I legit need to find one of these in the UK!! Sounds like a blast, hope you had a fab birthday x

    04 . Oct . 2017
  12. McKenna Bleu

    How adorable!!! Love this!

    04 . Oct . 2017
  13. ShootingStarsMag

    Omg, these goats are adorable!! I didn’t realize they made such good pets. I know OF people having them though; sadly, nobody I personally know IRL so I can’t go visit baby goats. How fun!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    05 . Oct . 2017
  14. Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial

    Baby goats are the cutest! This sounds like such a fun festival!

    05 . Oct . 2017
  15. SometimeSaturday

    How did I not know about this?? It looks like so much fun.

    05 . Oct . 2017
  16. Sam @ The Haunted Housewife

    Oh my gosh, baby goats! You’re living the dream. They’re so darn cute! I bet you had an absolute blast!

    05 . Oct . 2017
  17. Gayle | EverSimple Mom

    This looks so amazing and adorable. The closest we have to this is a petting zoo near our home… but you can’t actually get INTO the pens and hang out. So much fun!

    05 . Oct . 2017
  18. Taylor Bush

    Who knew of such an event! They all look so precious and sweet!
    seauxtailored.com

    05 . Oct . 2017
  19. amy

    This is probably the cutest thing ever! Sounds like such a fun event!

    05 . Oct . 2017
  20. Alix Maza

    Woah! I didn’t realize that they were so affordable! This is so cute.

    05 . Oct . 2017
  21. Anna

    Omg this is so cute! I wish I could’ve gone!

    05 . Oct . 2017
  22. Ashley @ GrowingSpangs

    Oh my word, what adorable photos! You know, I think goat’s milk gets a bad rap sometimes…I grew up with a family friend that still has a huge sheep and goat farm, and sells kiln-fired pizzas on the weekends…even my very picky husband loves those pizzas. I love the idea of hanging out with baby goats too – eeek!

    06 . Oct . 2017
  23. Tori

    A baby goat festival sounds amazing omg

    Tori
    http://www.mooretori.com

    06 . Oct . 2017
  24. Silvia

    Omg this looks so cute! Seriously!?! I need to attend something like this!

    10 . Oct . 2017
  25. Erica @ Coming up Roses

    BRB – off to find a goat festival to attend. Those little guys are the CUTEST!!!

    11 . Oct . 2017

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