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10th Annual Goat Festival at the Ferry Building | SF

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Ferry Building | The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA


Enjoy goat-centric cooking demos, talks and samples of goat milk cheeses, yogurts, ice creams and more at the 10th annual Goat FestivalA Celebration of All Things Goat at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

2019 Goat Festival
Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 9 am to 2 pm
Ferry Building, San Francisco
FREE, but an RSVP is requested and some activities are ticketed

Explore the wonders of goats, meet local ranchers and food crafters, sample artisan cheeses, and unleash your inner “kid” at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Plus, see all the adorable baby goats.

Schedule of Activities

8 am-2 pm: Meyenberg Sampling and Giveaways
Ready for some goat milk goodness? Be sure to visit the Meyenberg Goat Milk tent for delicious goat milk samples, fun prizes, and more. Look for their purple tent in the back of the plaza by the adorable baby goats.

9 am-1 pm: Goaty Arts & Crafts | FREE
Get goaty at CUESA’s DIY arts and crafts station. Stop by to fashion your own personalized goat horns. All are welcome for family-friendly fun (south driveway, near the Sur La Table store).

10 am-1 pm: Pet or View the Goats from Toluma Farms
Meet with adorable baby goats from Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery in the Goat Festival petting stable (back plaza, near Primavera). To minimize crowds and avoid stress to the goats, access to the goat petting tent will require advance ticketing. Goat petting tickets go on sale March 29, 2019, 2:00 pm. There will also be a free goat viewing area.

10:30 am: Market to Table Demo: Kim Alter, Nightbird | FREE
Join in for a goat-milk-themed cooking demo with Kim Alter of Nightbird at the CUESA Classroom (under the marked tents in front of the Ferry Building).

11 am: Goat Cheese Tasting Flight | $7
Taste local goat milk cheeses paired with preserves from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, curated in collaboration with CUESA’s market producers. Select the Goat Cheese Tasting Flight ticket to pre-order your grab-and-go sampler plate now and pick up at the CUESA classroom (black tent in front of the Ferry Building). Plates will also be available for sale day-of on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Tickets go on sale March 29, 2:00 pm.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Wool Spinning | FREE
Amy and Norman Gunsell of Mountain Ranch Organically Grown are enthusiastic spinners of wool from the Angora goats they raise. They will share their passion by demonstrating in the CUESA Classroom. Stop by to enjoy this beautiful craft and learn more.

9 am-1 pm: CUESA’s Food Shed | FREE
The Food Shed gives curious shoppers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of sustainable food systems. Look for the Food Shed tent in the driveway, which will feature an interactive exhibit focused on humane farming, with engaging activities for all ages.

8 am – 2 pm: “Graze the Farmers Market”
During our regular market hours, you can make like a goat and munch on the delicious offerings from our local cheese makers, bakers, and chefs. Stop by the CUESA Info Booth (black tent in front of the Ferry Building) or Meyenberg tent (back plaza near the goats) to pick up a map of goat-inspired offerings from the vendors.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Free / RSVP


Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco, Top Annual Events
Address: The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA

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