Roofing of the Goats Parade and Festival 2024

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Roofing of the Goats Parade and Festival 2024

June 8 @ 11:00 am 5:00 pm

All goats (and people) are invited to participate in the parade! Parade starts @ 11:00 a.m. Goat costumes, goatees, Viking hats, and other creative endeavors are encouraged. Parade will finish with the first ‘Roofing of the Goats’ for the 2024 season at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant.

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Grid with images of a goat on a sod roof, a solitary goat, and the sign for Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant. Superimposed text says: Roofing of the Goats.

Schedule for the Roofing of the Goats Parade and Festival

Parade line up begins on the southeast corner of Highway 42 (N. Bay Shore Dr.) and Mill Road, and begins at 11:00 a.m. Don’t be late…the goats walk fast!

Parade begins at the corner of Mill Road and Highway 42 in downtown Sister Bay, and goes a trot, kick, and a leap 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).

The Goat Parade will be followed by Al Johnson’s Annual Goat Fest, located at Stabbur Beer Garden (next to the restaurant). Goat Fest will feature all day festivities including: live music, kid’s games, various beverages, great food, and a Swedish Pancake Eating contest. Other businesses throughout town will also be celebrating with specials.

Goat Drop at the Roofing of the Goats

Returning this year is the Goat Drop Contest. Help support the Northern Door Food Pantry and have some fun as well. 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. All proceeds will go to the Northern Door Food Pantry at the Sister Bay Baptist Church. Stickers will be available for purchase at the parade, or if you can’t attend you can still join in on the fun and purchase your stickers online. You do not need to be present to win!

Why You Should Attend the Roofing of the Goats Parade and Festival

The Roofing of the Goats Parade and Festival in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, is a uniquely charming event that combines quirky fun with the scenic beauty of the area. Imagine goats parading through the streets before taking their places on the grass-covered roofs of local businesses—a sight that blends whimsy with tradition. Sister Bay, nestled along the stunning Door County coastline, provides a breathtaking backdrop for this festival.

The area’s natural beauty, from the sparkling waters to lush landscapes, enhances the experience, making it more than just an event—it’s an opportunity to create lasting memories in one of Wisconsin’s most picturesque villages. Attending offers a blend of entertainment and the opportunity to revel in the tranquil beauty of Sister Bay.


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Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant

10698 N Bay Shore Drive
Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234 United States
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(920) 854-2626
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