Some of us can’t get enough of goats. The good news for us is that there are many opportunities to spend time with goats in the Triangle. You probably know that you can do yoga with goats, but did you know that you can go on a hayride with a goat, listen to a concert with a goat or watch a movie with goats?
Here are some places in the Triangle to get your goat fix. Visit the farms’ websites and their social media pages to keep up to date on their upcoming events. Prices and other details are subject to change.
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Spring Haven Farm
5306 Homer Ruffin Rd
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
This small family farm is known for its frequent Movie Nights with Goats ($10/person) where you can hold baby goats while you watch a movie. Another event is Summerfest with Goats ($10/person), which includes hayrides and the farm tractor train. Activities like face painting, fairy hair and henna tattoos are sometimes available for purchase. Also, you can meet the horses, pigs and a donkey.
Old Mill Farm at the Vineyard
8913 Hwy 751
Durham, NC 27713
Every other Friday from June 29th to September 21st (at least) Old Mill Farm at the Vineyard holds Fridays on the Farm from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Go on a hayride with the goats. There’s also live music, a petting zoo, and food and beer for sale. The cost is $10 per vehicle and you need to get your ticket in advance online.
144 Celebrity Dairy Way
Siler City, North Carolina
The dairy holds occasional Open Barn Days, where the public is invited to hang out with the goats. These are free or donation-based events where guests can meet the goats, purchase snacks and drinks and shop from vendors. Several products from Celebrity Dairy goat’s milk, such as cheese, gelato, fudge and soap, are for sale.
Hux Family Farm
1923 Shaw Rd
Durham, NC 27704
Hux Family Farm hosts several kinds of yoga classes with goats, including Goat Flow Yoga, Playful Yoga with Goats and Yin Yoga. Not only can you cuddle with the goats during yoga, but you can interact with them before and after the class. Cost ranges from $20 to $23 per class. The farm also hosts Guided Meditation with Goats ($15) and farm tours ($10.)
4720 Bahama Road
Rougemont, NC 27572
This 95-acre farm in Durham County creates handcrafted goat cheese from the milk of the all-pastured herd. 10 to 12 times a year the farm invites the public to a Goat Kid Festival. At these festivals you can meet the goats and try goat cheese. There are other activities as well, like live music, beekeeping demonstrations, longsword demonstrations and much more. The cost is $15 per car.
Historic Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
If you just need a little time with goats, visit Historic Oak View County Park and meet their herd of Nubian goats. You can usually find them grazing in the corral behind the tenant house. They like attention. And they like snacks. Once a year they have a Barnyard Birthday Bash to celebrate the goats. It’s free to visit.