Goose Day is on the way! September 29

Brought to the Juniata River Valley in the late 1700’s, Goose Day’s arrival is thanks to an early settler from England. Legend has it that if you eat goose on September 29, also known as Saint Michaelmas Day, you will never want for money all the year round. Local restaurants add goose dinners to their menus while others put their special spin on unique recipes using the lucky bird. Download the Goose Day Legend flyer for the history behind the holiday.

Community Celebration
Sept. 26– 29, 2019

But Goose Day isn’t just about eating. Businesses, organizations, and non-profit groups are encouraged to get into the spirit by offering special events, activities, sales and promotions. A complete list of Goose Day fun is posted on the Visitors Bureau website every September 1 – plenty of time to make plans to secure next year’s good fortune for you and your family!

The new list will be published Sunday, Sept. 1 right here. Until then, last year’s lists will give you an idea of how the Juniata River Valley celebrates it. Just a few of the new things to look forward to are a jigsaw puzzle contest, community photographs, and unveilings of four Wild Geese (5′ tall fiberglass statues.)
Download 2018 The List of Goose Day Activities
Download 2018 List of restaurants serving goose and other specials

Here are a few ideas to get your Goose Day spirit rolling…

Goose Day Nail Manicures & Veggie Party Tray {Download}
Goose Knitting Pattern {Download}
Goose Day Cocktails & Mocktails {Download}
2018 “I’ve Been Goosed” Stickers – {Download}
How to draw a goose –  {Download}
Coloring Contest Page – 3rd-5th Graders COMING SOON
Coloring Contest Page – Pre-K -2nd Graders COMING SOON

Do YOU believe in Goose Day? If you’re in Mifflin or Juniata County and are planning an event, business promotion or other fun activity for the public to enjoy, let us know! We’d love to add it to The List of events that we promote locally, regionally and nationally. Contact us at info@juniatarivervalley.org. Need some ideas? Give us a call. Please note that it’s ideal that your activity relates to geese but it’s not required.