This year was the year of the goat at the Annual Farm City Day at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.
The 20th annual event took place Saturday morning from nine to one. Many different breeds of goats made it to the fairgrounds. Dee Welsh is a member of the Muskingum County Goat Committee, and she brought four of her eleven goats to the event.
"Goats are great, they’re a nice companion animal. It doesn’t take a lot to take care of a goat," Welsh said. "They make a nice 4H project. It’s probably one of the cheaper 4H projects for the kids, so we just kinda came out today to educate the community, bring them so people can see them, pet them, ask questions."
Welsh said that it’s fun to bring her goats to events like Farm City Day. She added that her one pack goat, fireball, really enjoys all of the attention that he gets. She also used the event Saturday as a way to help educate people about raising animals.
"I think this is a great idea. I really enjoy that it brings the community out, let’s kids get a little bit of information about what else is out there that what it takes to run a farm, or what it takes to raise an animal," Welsh said.
The theme of Farm City Day changes every year. Cows and horses have been featured in years past. And we wait to see what animal gets picked to be the face of next year’s event.