9/23: NRV Sheep & Goat Festival

9/23: NRV Sheep & Goat Festival 4The 3rd annual New River Valley Sheep & Goat Festival will take place on September 23, 2023 at the NRV Fairground in Dublin. This year we feature numerous breeds of sheep and goats, shearing demos, milking demos, working dog competitions, live music, club member artisan vendors, as well as numerous activities for kids like a petting zoo, scavenger hunt, strawbale maze, and pumpkin painting. There will be a live rendition of “Three Billy Goats Gruff” performed with actual goats, of course, and our own “troll under the bridge!” This event highlights more than 650 members of the New River Valley Sheep and Goat Club representing 270 farms.

To accommodate this growing event, we have relocated to the New River Valley Fairgrounds, the rolling hills are a beautiful backdrop for our festival. Attracting more than 2,000 people last year, we’re excited to bring back our livestock tent, and even more booths with handmade crafts using angora wool, felted wares, knitting, paintings, farm jewelry, and more. Lunch and snack opportunities aplenty; everything from lamb burgers, sweet Italian sausage, lamb BBQ, and a variety of sheep and goat cheeses, ice cream, and gourmet popcorn!

New this year is a starter flock auction, and more children’s activities.

Voted 2022 Outstanding One-Day Event of the Year by Southwest Virginia Tourism! The event is free to the public. 9am-4pm Saturday, Sept 23, 2023.

We hope to see you at the festival!! Plenty of opportunities for interviews and colorful activities to capture a wonderful event in the New River Valley.

New River Valley Fairgrounds
5581 Fairgrounds Circle
Dublin, VA 24084

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