The 5th annual Goatalympics is on Saturday at 10 a.m.! What better way to celebrate the Year of the Goat than by spending the day watching adorable goats and their people compete in foot races, obstacle courses and more?
Prepare to laugh a lot, as competitors young and old vie for victory, ribbons and bragging rights. Take your guess as to who will win Best Trick, Most Spots, Longest Beard among other exciting contests. Vote in the People's Choice Awards for Adult and Youth costume contests.
Every year attendance grows. Goatalympics 2014 drew 350 spectators and over 50 participants. Contestants range in age from 4 to 64.
"We've been training for the Goatalympics for months – bring on the competition," said Shelly, an adult competitor.
The Goatalympics is nothing like your grandmother's county fair! It's all about fun – not about breeding or conformation.
What could be more fun than watching middle-aged women try to convince their goats to negotiate an obstacle course? Musical Chairs, with goats, is a whole new game. Last year's "Best Costume" – a group of petite pirates and their goaty sailing vessel - was a sight to see!
In addition to goat contests, as always, there will be the usual, giant raffle and silent auction. A new addition to this years' event is the presence of at least six food trucks, including No Bones About It, Seattle Cookie Counter and The Luchador Taco Co.
Of course, there will be adorable, adoptable goats for people to meet. Several photographers will be on site as well, covering the fun from every angle and photos will be available online after the event.
ABOUT NEW MOON FARM - www.newmoonfarm.org
Since 1999, New Moon Farm has taken in, rehabilitated and found loving homes for over 1,300 goats. As the only goat rescue in Snohomish County, NMF takes in animals from private individuals as well as working regularly with Animal Control agencies from across the state. Animals have come to NMF from as far as California and Idaho. All animals are seen by a veterinarian, and receive all necessary medical care before being made available for adoption. In addition to caring for these animals, New Moon Farm strives to promote compassion and respect for all living creatures through a presence in the community and by offering educational opportunities. With an operating budget of approximately $70,000 per year, New Moon Farm is funded completely by public donations. There is no county, state, or federal funding for large animal rescue.
The New Moon Farm 5th annual Goatalympics!
July 11, 2015, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA. 98272
Cost: FREE (donations always welcomed)