SOUTHINGTON — People aren’t the only ones celebrating Halloween this weekend.
The goats at Bradley Mountain Farm got into the holiday as well in the first ever Goats N’ Goblins parade on Sunday.
“We are hoping it becomes a tradition,” said Anneliese Dadras, Bradley Mountain Soaps, LLC owner. “We want to be able to have a way where the goats can wear their costumes and kids can come and play.”
Milk from the goats is a key ingredient in the soap the farm produces.
Families headed to the farm in Halloween costumes, spending the afternoon feeding the goats, watching the goats dressed in costumes, face painting, and making soap pumpkins and lotion bars.
“They’re not (usually) fussy about costumes... they were little fussy when we got them straw hats, that was a bit of a disaster because they all dove after the straw,” Dadras said. “As long as you don’t get them an edible costume they are fine. All the goats marched in the Apple Harvest parade so they are used to walking on a lead.”
Kids and their parents lined up around the goat pen to feed and admire the costumes.
“We have a friend that is a goat nanny here, so she told us to come check it out,” said Plainville resident Jamie Petillo. “(Our kids) are interested in the goats. We came to check out the parade.”
“We have 240 goat nannies at the farm who have taught all the goats how to walk on leads,”Dadras said. “It just seemed like a very nice match.”
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