Goose Day has been observed in the Juniata River Valley for over two centuries, carried here by an early settler. Legend has it that if you eat goose on Michaelmas Day, you will never want for money all the year round. Believers of this tradition adhere faithfully to it and eat goose every September 29th, Saint Michaelmas Day thus ensuring wealth and prosperity for the coming year. In the 1970's, both Mifflin and Juniata County Commissioners issued formal proclamations establishing Goose Day as an official county holiday. see Full History (PDF)
Most of these establishments are serving a traditional Goose Day dinner but there are exceptions where noted. Some places take reservations, some don't. We strongly suggest that you call ahead if you plan to dine later in the day. Note: Scroll in box to see them all.