Goose Day is September 29

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. Local restaurants add goose dinners to their menus while others put their special spin on unique recipes using the lucky bird. Download the Goose Day Legend flyer for the history behind the holiday.

Community Celebration
Sept. 22– 30, 2018

But Goose Day isn’t just about eating. Businesses, organizations, and non-profit groups are encouraged to get into the spirit by offering special events, activities, sales and promotions. A complete list of Goose Day fun is posted on the Visitors Bureau website every September 1 – plenty of time to make plans to secure next year’s good fortune for you and your family!

For a taste of what to expect on this year’s list, check out the 2017 Lists
Download 2017 The List of Goose Day Activities
Download 2017 List of restaurants serving goose and other specials

Here are a few ideas to get your Goose Day spirit rolling.

Goose Day Nail Manicures {Download}
Goose Day Relish Tray {Download}
Goose Knitting Pattern {Download}
Goose Day Cocktails & Mocktails {Download}
2017 "I’ve Been Goosed" Stickers – {Download}
Coloring Contest Page – Adult {Download}
Coloring Contest Page – 3rd-5th Graders {Download}
Coloring Contest Page – Pre-K -2nd Graders {Download}

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 Need some ideas? Give us a call. Please note that it’s ideal that your activity relates to geese but it’s not required.