GOAT PARADE AT FESTIFALL | Downtown Chapel Hill | Arts | Indy Week



When: Sun., Oct. 5 2014

DOWNTOWN CHAPEL HILL—Like CenterFest in Durham, Chapel Hill's Festifall is an annual treat for many, an annual traffic jam for some. The long-running outdoor arts and crafts festival gets a new feature this year with a herd of 10 "glamour goats," an alarming phrase. But don't worry: This isn't an actual caprine beauty pageant. Instead, life-sized goat statues, whimsically painted at University Mall by local artists, embark on a grand adventure. From the day after this unveiling until Oct. 23, they'll hang out at 10 different locations around Chapel Hill, then go trip-trapping over to Pittsboro through Nov. 13. Their next destination is the Goat Parade Gala at Pittsboro's Galloway Ridge Retirement Community, where an auction will dispatch them, perhaps carrying little label-covered steamer trunks by now, to new homes. After that, who knows? These goats really get around. The event is sponsored by Galloway Ridge, and proceeds from the auction benefit the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center and the Chatham County Council on Aging. Noon–6 p.m., free, Franklin St., www.chapelhillfestifall.com. —Brian Howe

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