SAINT FRONT. The 22nd edition of the Goat Fair takes place on Sunday

ARCM-C (Massif Central Goat Rehabilitation Association) organized many activities for 22e Saint-Front Goat Fair, will take place on Sunday, all day. With new things.

Garage sales, craft and country markets

➤ The exhibitors selling in the garage will set up on the Place de Mairie, from 6:30 am.

➤ Craftsmen or farmers, about fifteen in total, will open their stalls on the Place de la Bascule, from 9am.

➤ Breeders will unload their animals in the reception center’s park from 10 a.m.

The riots

➤ This year, herding dog rallies will take place in central park, at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. They will be provided by members of the 43rd Puppies Association and will focus on teaching young dogs. Organizers have provided a swimming pool for the dogs to quench their thirst and the protests will be conducted in a calm manner so as not to inconvenience the sheep.

➤ Black sheep Velay from the educational farm can finally take off his winter coat. The barber, Daniel Pignol, will be busy from 10am to 5pm.

Parade and presentation of varieties

Two parades (11:30am and 3:15pm), on the streets of the village, will feature some of the animals present at the festival. As every year, the public has the opportunity to be satisfied with the beautiful bulls and goats. The procession will be opened with teams of goats! Marie-Françoise Delettre, from Vastres; Sandrine Bailly and Didier Chaptal, from Saint-Front, present three wonderful chariots for goats or goats. Expect a surprise with the goat mascot… Will follow goats from Massif Central, stars of the fair, goats from Rove, Pyrenees…


➤ Musical entertainment will be provided by two Ardèche artists, who will stroll through the village and accompany the parades.

➤ There are also goat games (answer at 4:30pm), horseback riding (pay – from 1:30pm)…


➤ An exhibition dedicated to free-range and ornamental poultry with the presence of Limousin hens, cou-nu-du-Forez; or rabbit-goat.

➤ ARCM-C (Massif Central Goat Innovation Association) will provide information about the breed and its items (posters, t-shirts, caps, key rings and wooden toys).

Local goods

➤ In cooperation with the Manev’ale brewery, from Mazet-Saint-Voy, an amber beer has been developed: La Cabriole.

➤ On the ARCM-C counter you can find delicious cheeses and marmalades from Ferme d’Orcelas in Saint-Clément (Ardèche); goat pate from the Saint-Front educational farm; and sourdough bread made by a farmer baker, Bérenger Colin, of Retournac.

➤ Laurent Cabiron’s cowbells and sheepskin items will be sold on their stall at the entrance to central park.

➤ Nicole Tardy, from Présailles, will be selling products made from the wool of Angora goats.


A menu has been developed to allow you to enjoy the taste of goat products. It will be served from 12pm at the village hall, priced at 14 euros for adults and 9 euros for children (reservation is not required but there will be ticket sales at the hall at 9:30 am).

For any information contact Didier Chaptal at or

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