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Something Different

Try yoga, soap making at goat show

You can see the area’s best dairy goats and try trendy goat yoga Aug. 3 at the South West Michigan Dairy Goat Show, at the Van Buren County Youth Fairgrounds.

This annual event, which starts at 8 a.m. and continues throughout the day, judges dairy goats in three categories: senior does, junior does and bucks. It also offers a demonstration of goat yoga, which is yoga practiced along with baby goats that often climb on participants’ backs.

The event also includes a milking competition, silent auction, raffles, and food and craft vendors of all things goat-related, such as goat cheese and soap, as well as crafts and custom metal works. There will also be demonstrations of how to use a milking machine and how to make soap.

The fairgrounds are located at 55670 County Road 681, in Lawrence, and the event is free. For more information, visit