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It's Time for The Running of the Goats

Thousands prepare to drink beer and cheer as four-legged contestants get ready to rumble through the streets of Phoenixville.

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With the start of the fifth month of the year comes May flowers, teenagers in love and, of course, goats.

Yep, just as the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano on St.Joseph's Day and the runners return to Philadelphia's Broad Street so too do the goats run through the streets of Phoenixville on the first Sunday of May.

This year will be no different, as Peggy, the three-legged goat and reigning 2011 and 2012 champion tries to defend her title.

Here are details as posted on PhoenixvilleDoes.Com:

Sly Fox Bock Festival and Goat Race

Sunday May 5th from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The multi-heat goat race starts at 2pm

(Goats must be checked in by noon)

Parking is at the Kimberton Fairgrounds with shuttle service to the festival

Important Rules:

Keep your goat on a leash!

Bring cash to buy tickets.  Sly Fox will only accept tickets for all Bock Fest purchases.

(Wawa across the street does have an ATM)

Bring your I.D.

Do NOT bring beer.

Do NOT bring disposable water bottles.

Bring refillable water bottles.

Be courteous. Be safe. Have fun!

About 3,000 people are expected to gather behind Sly Fox Brewery to watch a the goats race.

And yes, there will be beer.

As it is each year on May’s first Sunday, the Sly Fox Bock Festival and Goat Race will be held on Sunday starting at 2 p.m. behind its Phoenixville brewhouse.

Before, after, and—who are we kidding—during the race, the brewery will host a tasting festival in front of its Kimberton Road location, where goat enthusiasts are invited to fill themselves to the brim on its German menu of bock-style beers.

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