Come for the Goose, Stay for the Weekend
This is the "golden goose" year, Goose Day falls on a Friday! Eat your lucky goose on Friday and stay for a fun filled weekend. Book your stay now in the Juniata River Valley.
GOOSE DAY — September 29, 2023
Goose Day Celebration Days September 29-October 1
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.
The entire Goose Day List of activities is out now!
Goose Day weekend happenings
Friday, September 29th
- Start at the Historic Courthouse in Lewistown. Find out all you need to know about Goose Day!
- Goose Day Pumpkin Fest at the Mifflin County Youth Park | 2-8 p.m.
- Goose Day weekend At the Barnyard Corn Maze | 4 p.m.-dusk
- Lucky Friday in downtown Lewistown | 5-9 p.m.
- Goose Day celebration and Customer Appreciation weekend at LoveTwo Farm Store | 5 p.m.
- Goose Day Happy Hour at Brookmere Winery | 6-9 p.m.
- Goose Day Karaoke at Shy Bear Brewing | 7-10 p.m.
- Drone Light show in downtown Lewistown | 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 30th
- 45th Annual Goose Day 5K in downtown Lewistown | 9 a.m.
- Goose Day Pumpkin Fest at the Mifflin County Youth Park | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Goose Day weekend At the Barnyard Corn Maze | Noon-dusk
- Goose Day celebration and Customer Appreciation weekend at LoveTwo Farm Store | All day
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.