Goats on Parade: Annual Roofing of the Goats is June 9

Sister Bay invites people to join their village mascot, Sven the Goat, for the annual Roofing of the Goats Parade June 9 at 10:30 am.

The parade begins at the corner of Mill Road and Highway 42 in downtown Sister Bay, and goes down the road to Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant. The parade culminates with the roofing of the first goats of the season at Al Johnson’s (weather permitting – the goats don’t go on the roof in rain or snow).

All goats are invited to participate in the parade as long as they’re on a leash or harness. Goat costumes, Viking hats, and other creative endeavors are encouraged.

The Goat Drop Contest returns this year, with proceeds benefiting the Northern Door food pantry at Sister Bay Baptist Church. With a purchase of a goat drop sticker, people will be entered to win a Trek fat tire cruiser bike from Husby’s and Flanigan’s Distributing; a $100 gift card from Al Johnson’s; or a Lunch and Farm Tour from Door County Creamery. Stickers will be placed on the street along the parade route. To win, a goat must make a deposit on your sticker during the Goat Parade. Stickers will be available for purchase at the parade, or online at

Parade line-up begins on the southeast corner of Highway 42 and Mill Road, and begins at 10:30 am.

The Goat Parade will be followed by Al Johnson’s third annual Goat Fest, located at Stabbur Beer Garden (next to the restaurant). Goat Fest features a full day of festivities:  live music, children’s games, various beverages, food and a Swedish pancake eating contest. Other businesses throughout town will also celebrate with specials. For more information, call 920.854.2812 or visit


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