Love goats and want to see and/or play with them around the Upstate, SC? Lucky for you, Kristina loves goats and is sharing where to play with them.
This story is a long time coming. We should have written a kidding around with goats in Greenville a long time ago but whatever, today’s the day. There are few things I love more than goats, especially baby goats. Obsessed may be accurate. They are so darn cute and cuddly and playful and they make me ridiculously happy. I hope, that since you’re reading this story, you agree.
Let’s stop kidding around and get to the list.
Where to See & Play with Goats in or near the Upstate
Split Creek Farm
Not only will you get to see baby goats and little goats and a whole herd full of amazing goats, but Split Creek Farm is an award-winning goat dairy farm which means they also sell delicious goat cheese and goat fudge. Don’t leave there without getting some. In the spring, they have an event where you can play with baby goats called Spring Means Babies. You are welcome to visit the farm to see the goats all year and self-guided tours are available Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. The farm shop is open Monday-Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. There is no admission charge.
3806 Centerville Road, Anderson
Ballyhoo Petting Zoo
Ballyhoo is the Upstate’s only dedicated petting zoo and they have a lot of animals, including goats! The owners are really kind as well and they often have family-friendly events to enjoy. Tickets are $9/adults, $7/kids, free ages 2 and under.
849 Norris Road, Anderson
Carl Sandburg Estate
You can play with the goats at the estate for free and some months during the year, they have events where you can read to the goats, which is adorable. I love this place because if I need a quick goat fix, they are always open and it’s an easy drive up to Flat Rock. In the spring, there are baby goats! Plus at the Carl Sandburg Estate, you’ll also find hiking trails to enjoy, a fish pond, and so much more. There is no admission charge to the estate, goat barn, or hiking trails.
81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock, NC
Lucky Acres Farm
An alpaca farm that also has goats and chickens. Gloria, the owner, makes hats, scarves, mittens, and blankets from the alpacas fleece and gives great tours on the property. When I was there, Gloria had fainting goats, which basically pass out as a defense mechanism. None of us scared them apparently since they remained on all fours. Tours are free but donations are accepted.
1024 Milford Road, Townville
Red Clay Soap
This goat farm in Travelers Rest makes soap from the milk of the goats raised on the farm. They offer field trips, events on the farm, and “goats to go”, which is a party package where the farm brings goats to you. Honestly, I don’t even need a party. I just want them to bring goats to me.
2310 Tigerville Rd., Travelers Rest
Possum Kingdom Kreamery
This goat farm in Belton has various dates for adults and kids to sign up to cuddle baby goats and help feed and care for them in the spring. Yes, feed baby goats. Slots fill up super fast though. Read all about them in our review of Possum Kingdom Kreamery. Tickets to feed the baby goats are $20+.
520 Acker Road, Belton
Greenville Goat Yoga
What’s better than playing with goats? Doing yoga with them, of course. At Greenville Goat Yoga, goats will love using your back as their personal playground. Follow them on social media to stay up-to-date on when they have classes. Tickets are usually about $30.
Hidden Pastures Farm
While primarily known as a unicorn farm, Hidden Pastures in Fountain Inn also has baby bunnies, goats, and chicks. Admission is $12/person, under 2 are free.
245 Little Virginia Road, Fountain Inn
Winchester Creek Farm
A beautiful drive from Greenville through the mountains to Waynesville in Western, NC, this farm has alpacas and lots of miniature animals like horses, cows, and donkeys – and goats! They let us play with the baby goats when we were there last and it was great. You can feed and interact with some of the animals. Tours are by appointment only and tickets are $15/adults and kids ages 7+, $13/ kids 3-7, kids under 3 free.
386 Walker Road, Waynesville, NC
Antler Hill Village at the Biltmore
This is the furthest, and most expensive, place to see goats on our list. The goats are at the farm at Antler Hill Village, which is included in your admission to the beautiful Biltmore Estate. Admission starts around $79. Children are free over the summer with an adult ticket.
One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC