GOOSE DAY

SEPTEMBER 29

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If you're planning to visit for our Goose Day celebration days, September 27-29, book your lodging now! Our hotels and home rentals are already booking up for that weekend because of the Penn State University home football game. 

GOOSE DAY — September 29, 2024

Goose Day Celebration Days September 27-29, 2024

This Juniata River Valley tradition has been observed for more than two centuries. Legend has it that if you eat goose on Sept. 29, you will never want for money all the year round. Believers of this tradition adhere to it faithfully and eat goose every Sept. 29, thus ensuring wealth and prosperity for the coming year.

Local restaurants add goose dinners to their menus while others put their special spin on unique recipes using the lucky bird. Check out the Goose Day List on Sept. 1 to start making your plans to visit.

2024 GOOSE DAY WEEKEND HAPPENINGS

Sept. 27- Lucky Friday. 5-9 p.m., downtown Lewistown. Enjoy artisan and retail vendors, food trucks, activities and much more! 

Sept. 27- Goose Day Drone Light Show. 9:30 p.m., downtown Lewistown. The fantastic drone light show is coming back! 300 illuminated and synchronized drones will light up the sky with 3-D images. Best viewing areas include Rec Park and downtown Lewistown parking lots.

Sept. 29- Eat Goose, Get Luck! 

The official Goose Day events list will publish September 1st, 2024. 

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. 

Download the Goose Day Legend flyer for the history behind the holiday.

Spread the Goose Day spirit everywhere!

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 vbinfo@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.

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