It’s our favorite time of the year!

Goose Day is 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.

Goose Day Community Celebration
Sept. 25 – 29, 2020

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 has been posted here for you to make plans to secure next year’s good fortune for you and your family!

There will be a lot to do in the Juniata River Valley in September. Check out The List on Sept. 1 and start making your plans. While you’re at it, book a stay in the Juniata River Valley so you have plenty of time to do it all. Go here for our lodging list: Stay for Goose Day

New things to be on the lookout for – Storybook Stroll at the Mifflin County Library, new Lewistown First Friday “goosie” activities, the debut of the Goose Day USPS pictorial postmark, a variety of video postings,  unveilings of new Wild Geese (5′ tall fiberglass statues), and different food, drink, and treats!

Here it is! The 2020 Goose Day List of Activities.

You-Tube link to the event:

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

Goose Day Coloring Page

Goose Day Nail Manicures & Veggie Party Tray {Download}
Goose Knitting Pattern {Download}
Goose Day Cocktails & Mocktails {Download}   

How to Roast a Goose {Download}
2020 “I’ve Been Goosed” Stickers – {Download}
How to draw a goose –  {Download}

Cut & Fold Goose Pattern {Download}

Snowflakes on the Square & In Home Services of Central PA Coloring Contest Pages–  Download and enter!            PreK- 3rd grade  {Download}  /   4th – 7th Grade {Download}  /   Adult{Download}


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 Need some ideas? Give us a call. Please note that it’s ideal that your activity relates to geese but it’s not required.