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A Schedule of Events for 2012 NOW UPDATED

Friday May 18th: Festival Grounds open at 3pm and close at 10pm
The Dairy Goat Show Competitors will be checking in their goats and getting settled early under the big tent. We suggest that you visit our vendors and enjoy some good music. Vendors include Thera-ssage, Scentsy, Anna's Sweet Treats, Groovey Girl Soap and many more. Main Street businesses will also be open and ready to welcome you to Spindale.
At 5:30 Health Occupational Students will be assisting youth from local schools and adults from Rutherford Life Services in a special Dairy Goat Walk Around. This is an opportunity for these folks to experience some of the excitement and joy of being in the Show Ring, walking a dairy goat, without actually competing.

Also at 5:30 Will be the Pet Goat Costume Contest. This will be held in the grassy area, near the (not lit) Fire Pit. There are ribbons for the winners and all of the entrants receive a bag of candy. Dress yourself or dress your goat or both!

At 6pm in the Show ring, will be the Best Dressed Kids Contest (this is for the youth that are Showing goats.) Entrants will receive a bag of candy and the winner will act as the Grand Marshal for the Parade.  Additional information is provided in your Goat Show Catalog.

At 6pm on Tanner Street is the Ugly Trucks Competition (next to Spindale House). This event will be judged by some of the finest old goats in Spindale! Winner gets $30 and a U.S. Made American Flag.

From 6-10 pm on Spindale House Lawn under the big tent is Beach Bingo! Play for 25 cents a game/card! Win prizes!

7 pm is The Main Street Goat Parade.
Motorized vehicles go first, then groups, dancers and walking participants, then any goat pulled buggies, followed by walking Dairy Goats and the pet goats follow. Why not dress up and join in the fun? 
7:30 - 8:30 Live Music is under our dining tent featuring local talent
8:30 - Lighting of the Fire Pit
8:30 -10pm Drum Circle - make music under the stars
Saturday May 19th: Festival grounds open at 9am and close at 6pm
The Dairy Goat Show Starts early. Enjoy watching top quality dairy goats compete for ribbons in many categories all day long.
This year we'll have plenty of Music again, Goat milk products, great food and lots of interesting and assorted vendors. Enjoy educational and entertaining demos by the Rutherford County Bee Keeper's Club, flash mob dances and Jack Roper's Comedy Magic Show.
Check back for the times of the Bands. We will be featuring Jack Roper and The Weatherman Band along with many of our local musicians. The lineup includes: Blue Grass, Rock, Country, Alternative and many others. Something for everyone to tap a toe to!

Be sure to get in on this year's Paint Splatter Activity!
This new addition to the Spindale Dairy Goat Festival is the creation of LARGE ART on BIG canvases that will become banners for the 2013 Festival. Some of the details are TOP SECRET so you will just have to get in on the fun to find out!

At 6pm Saturday the 2012 Festival comes to a close. Be sure to gather up your children and all of the goodies that you bought at the Goat Festival. Any children left behind will be given coffee and chocolate until you return for them, and each will go home with a FREE puppy! (We are just kidding on that one... Dogs or pets of any kind other than goats are not allowed at the Dairy Goat Festival!)
* Service Assistance Dogs are only exception to this rule .

*This schedule will be updated with additional information when it is available.
Please do not call ADGA for Festival Information.