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Goat Day festival Saturday

BY KRISTY TERRY Executive Director, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Don’t miss the 25th Annual GOAT DAY festival, presented by the Blountstown Rotary Club, Oct. 15th at Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown. Goat Day is one of the largest arts and crafts show in North Florida and attendance has become an honored tradition in Calhoun County. Featured entertainment from the Main Stage will include Roger and Amy Williams’ “Stepping Out on Faith” from Marianna. They have been performing gospel music for 19 years. Jackie Hill & the Blue Shades of Grass from Tallahassee will round out the entertainment lineup. Another highlight of the 25th festival will be a new kids’ entertainment area, featuring a show by Zoo World! Schedule of Events Main Stage Entertainment: Emcees – Bob & Anita Key 9 – 9:45 a.m. Money Sisters 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Jackie Hill & the Blue Shades of Grass 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Stepping Out on Faith 11:15 – 12 noon Bob & Anita Key 12 noon Announcement of Goat Day poster contest winners 12:15 – 1 p.m. Money Sisters 1 – 1:45 p.m. Jackie Hill & the Blue Shades of Grass 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Stepping Out on Faith 2:15 – 3 p.m. Bob & Anita Key Kids Entertainment Area: 11:30 a.m. Zoo World Live Animal Show 12:30 p.m. Zoo World Live Animal Show 1:30 p.m. Magician Show Goat Day Games: 11 a.m. Coin Dig (Categories: 1 – 8 and 9 – 15 years old) 12 p.m. Chicken Chase (Categories: 3 – 5 and 6 – 7 years old) 1 p.m. Greased Pig Chase (Categories: 10 – 11, 8 – 9, 12 – 15 years old) Goat Pens: 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Goat Milking demonstrations Just across the park at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be Pioneer Day featuring music, demonstrations, old fashioned games, food and fun for the family. General Store will also be open so you can shop early for the holidays! Gates open at 9 a.m. and vendors will be present until 3 p.m. Cost: $5 PER PERSON with children under 1 admitted free. Please note that ALL CHILDRENS’ ACTIVITIES WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE. Featuring: pony rides, train rides, hay rides, inflatable jumping activities, coin dig, face painting, moon walk, magicians, and new games! For more information, call 850/674-5449 or visit GOAT DAY is produced by Blountstown Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit local college scholarships and educational programs. Sponsored by Preble-Rish Engineering, Inc.

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