A Buck's Tale - A German Tradition

October 4

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

“A Buck’s Tale” is based on a German tradition in the “Pfaltz” region in Southwest Germany that began in the Middle Ages and has turned into a celebration in the modern day.  The story is about how two German towns found peace through the gift of a goat buck. Lively Run owner, Susanne Messmer, is native to the area and is bringing this fun celebration to the Finger Lakes. Please read our blog to find out more information about “A Buck’s Tale.”

The event is celebrating the beginning of our herd’s breeding season and will focus on Lively Run’s goat buck, Austin. We will tell the story of “A Buck’s Tale,” and celebrate the German way - with local beer, live music, and delicious German food.



  • Local beer from Bandwagon Brewpub
  • Live music from Rebecca Colleen with Peter McDonald from 1:14-4:15
  • “A Buck’s Tale” presentation at 12:00pm
  • German Food - save lunch for your visit at Lively Run!
  • Tours – reservations recommended. Please contact us to reserve your spot in a tour.
  • "Do it yourself" Apple Cider Press 10:00am-12:00pm and 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Cheese Tastings
  • Family Games
  • Vendors


  • 10am - Doors open
  • 11am - Tour
  • 12pm - Procession of the buck
  • 12:15pm – “The Buck’s Tale” by Susanne Messmer
  • 1pm to 3pm – Family Games & Face Painting
  • 2pm - Tour
  • 3:30pm – Tour


Attention: Lively Run's buck, Austin, is now recruiting children to walk with him during his procession at "A Buck's Tale" on October 4th. Email Rachel@livelyrun.com for more information.

** We will be holding the event whether it is rain or shine.

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