Fainting Goats, Music and More at Lewisburg Festival

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Goats, Music and More Festival in Lewisburg in October

Seeing a goat stiffen up and fall over may be cause for concern in some places, but not in Marshall County.

The county is known for its fainting goats, brought to the area by a Canadian settler in the 1880s. These famous farm animals aren’t actually passing out; the breed suffers from a condition called myotonia, which causes their muscles to tighten up.

Each year, the city of Lewisburg honors this unusual breed with the annual Goats, Music & More Festival, which celebrates other species of goats too. The free festival, which also features music, a cornhole tournament and a 5K, takes place October 11-12, 2019, at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg, Tennessee.


  1. Margaret Selby

    October 10, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I hope to see a Nigerian Dwarf. I’m looking to buy one or 2

  2. John

    January 27, 2020 at 9:01 am

    These cute little goats are adorable. Sleepy heads!

  3. Lara

    May 12, 2020 at 9:56 am

  4. Peggy Witcher

    September 26, 2020 at 3:36 pm


    Is there a 2020 fainting goat, music and more festival? May I subscribe to your events announcements?

    Thank you!

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