The Goat Festival Has Gone Viral

There are lots of great festivals in San Francisco, but have you heard of the San Francisco Goat Festival? Neither did most of the almost 8000 people who RSVP’d to the Facebook event. The 7th Annual event went viral ala The Tipping Point with just a few facebook posts.

With only 70 people listed as attending on March 30, a few people (who happen to know a lot of people) posted the event to their Facebook page and prompted a huge amount of shares, comments and social media activity. Over the next 2 days, the numbers jumped to almost 8000 RSVPs. Maybe goats are all the rage based on all of the funny goat videos that have been floating around the Internet these days, but most likely it just became the cool thing to do (everyone else is doing it…)

The organizers must be scratching their heads at this point, because petting zoo with a few baby goats, cheese tasting and goat-meat sausage cooking demo will hardly be able to accommodate even a small percentage of the “attendees.” It’s hard to say how many people may actually show up, but it’s definitely worth the trip to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on 4/18 to find out. With a few weeks left, we wouldn’t be surprised to see some Goat Festival Afterparties or some other interesting additions pop up. And there is always GOATchella…

It’s worth a trip to the Official Facebook Page to see the comments:

Event Details:

Join CUESA for our Seventh Annual Goat Festival, a celebration of all things goat! The festival takes place at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (at Embarcadero and Market Streets).

10 am – 1 pm: Bring the kids to play with adorable baby goats from the San Francisco School and Toluma Farms in the petting stable in the south driveway near the Sur La Table store.

11 pm: Goat cheese tasting class with the California Artisan Cheese Guild (ticketed; check back for details).

12 pm: Goat-themed cooking demo with John Stewart-Streit, Hog’s Apothecary.

All festivities take place at the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) unless otherwise noted.

During market hours, look for delicious goat-inspired creations from artisan food vendors in the market.

Check back on CrawlSF to find out more!