Click below to listen to KMZU’s Ashley Johnson speak with Goose Festival President Lisa Stewart.

Lisa Stewart

Sumner is home to Maxi, the world’s largest goose and this weekend it is home to the 60th Annual Diamond Jubilee Goose Festival.  “We’ have doc dog, which is coming in today,” said Stewart, “That’s our is big attraction.  We also have the Gypsy Rose pirate ship, which will be a fun activity for the kids.  We’ve got the parade at 1:30, duck and goose calling, a washers tournament, live music, a quilt show at 11:00 a.m., vendors, and princess tea at 11:00 as well. It’s just a full weekend and we’ve worked really hard to make this a fun family event that offers something for everyone.”

This is sure to blow away the kids and adults too.  “The Gypsy Rose is just awesome,” Stewart said, “We saw it in Kansas City.  It was amazing and looked just like a pirate ship.  It’s a big airport shuttle bus, and these people have made it into a pirate ship.  I’m telling you it’s the real deal, it’s super fun, and kids were having a ball on it when we saw it.  So it’s going to be sailing into town, should be set up and ready to go by 10:30.”

Everyone is encouraged to make their way to Sumner for this fun, family friendly, and exciting festival.  “We just really want to make this a fun weekend for everybody,” said Stewart, “The men, the boys, the girls, whoever can hunt, the women can go look at beautiful hand made quilts, the kids and little girls can be princesses, and play games and eat wonderful food and just have a great time.”

Today’s events begin at 10:00 and run through tomorrow.