We’ve tried a lot of things at the Goat.
We’ve had trivia contests, cribbage tournaments, dart nights, ladies’ night, a Haiku competition, chili cook-offs, an original spooky story contest, cornhole tournaments, comedy nights, open mics, bands, solo acoustic acts, DJs, golf tournaments, food specials, beer specials, a doggy fashion show, art shows, nude drawing nights, lecture series, charity auctions, Old Goat anniversary parties, Superbowl parties, and specials for the World Cup. We’ve had celebrations for Christmas, New Years, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentines, Halloween, The 4th, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day. We’ve had Chippendale Dancers and a pole dancing, burlesque, and belly dancing show.
We’ve had a horse at the bar…. three times.
We haven’t had female strippers, jello wrestling, wet tee-shirt contests, arm wrestling, amateur boxing, indoor pyrotechnics, or the midget toss. Give us time.
None of that matters. None of those things compare to the slammage of Richmond Days — or rather the Saturday of Richmond Days — or rather the two hour time frame that encapsulates the thirty minute firework show on the Saturday evening of Richmond Days.
Richmond Days, as you may know, occurs this weekend.
It will be the busiest day and the busiest two hours of the year for us.
We’ve prepared relentlessly to help you enjoy this festival. We have lots and lots and lots of beer. We have great food. We’ve polished up our famous positive attitudes, huge smiles, cheerful dispositions, and our unparalleled hospitality and accommodation skills…. all for you.
And to really make this a great celebration of our little town; Saturday evening we have Acoustic Chi live after the fireworks.
And we know that you really want to kick off this grand weekend right, so, we have Richmond’s home town heroes, RUCKUS, for some kick ass Rock N’ Roll Friday at 9 PM for a free show!
And since Richmond Days used to incorporate Thursday as well, we’ve got Open Mic with Albert Lord on Thursday…. okay, that’s not really for Richmond Days…we have Albert every Thursday.
And surprise surprise! There are some things we can’t or won’t help you with this weekend. So in the spirit of community; For iced tea or just ice — go to Pierces. For dessert, go to Main Street Dairy Treat. For coffee — go to Annabella’s. For meals before noon — go to The Railway Cafe. For hard booze — go to Gary’s Quick Stop. For an ATM — go up the street to one of the two banks.
For parking — if our lot is full… good luck. You should be walking anyway, it’s going to be nice out.
See you at the Goat