We hope to see you next year!
We launch our Goose Day event list on September 1.
So, What is Goose Day?
This local tradition has been observed in the Juniata River Valley for more than two centuries, carried here by an early local settler. Legend has it that if you eat goose on St. Michaelmas Day, you will never want for money all the year round. Believers of this tradition adhere faithfully to this tradition and eat goose every September 29th, thus ensuring wealth and prosperity for the coming year.
St. Michaelmas Day was first declared a festival by Pope Gelasius in the year AD 487. The feast, which always falls on Sept. 29th, honors Saint Michael the Archangel who led God’s war against evil in the biblical book of Revelation.
Commemorative postmark for Goose Day
Send postcards to family and friends to spread the fun
LEWISTOWN— A special commemorative pictorial postmark is designed by Ryan Cherry each year to provide a unique souvenir to mark each year's event. The design, which is available ONLY on Goose Day at the Lewistown Post Office, is a unique philatelic item featuring a goose graphic and the text Lewistown Station, Lewistown, PA 17044. Stop by the Lewistown Post Office on Sept. 29th and request any of your outgoing mail to be stamped with the Goose Day postmark for free!