Goat day offers fun and games for fall

Published Caption: Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Published Caption: Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Goat lovers and curiosity seekers are invited to the third annual Goat Day at Lattin Farms in Fallon Saturday, Sept. 26 for goat contests, pack goat demonstrations and more.

Goat contests highlight the event, including contests for ugliest, prettiest, best-dressed and stinkiest goat. Local goat owners are encouraged to enter their goats in the contests. Gloria Montero, founder of the event and Fallon 4H Goats R Us club leader, describes how judges determine the winners.

"Our judges are all kids, members of the 4H club, and we let them decide the winners," says Montero. "They know it's all in fun. It's interesting to watch them learn how to judge, trying to measure the longest horns or deciding what is the ugliest or stinkiest."

Other activities at the event include a corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, pumpkin patch, the cow train, a scarecrow factory, and pick-your-own produce.

"Goats are fun animals and they all have such different personalities," says Rick Lattin, owner of Lattin Farms. "But watch out. They'll eat anything!"

Lattin Farms is located at 1955 McLean Road in Fallon. For more information or to enter your goat in a contest, call 866-638-6293 or visit www.lattinfarms.com.

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