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Area residents will have the opportunity to celebrate everything waterfowl during the 65th annual Sumner Wild Goose Festival, held throughout the town of Sumner this weekend. Festival Committee Member Lisa Stewart says the event celebrates Sumner’s history as the Wild Goose Capitol of the World.

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Several goose themed events will celebrate the designation during this weekend’s festival. The classic auto show and goose cruise will get things underway Friday at 4 pm.

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The festival also features the unique Gooseberry Pie Contest and Auction which takes place Saturday beginning at 11 am. Stewart says another unique event is the Wild Goose Chase Gravel Grinder.

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The Wild Goose Chase Gravel Grinder begins Saturday at 7:35 am and can last up to five hours. Other events at the Sumner Wild Goose Festival include a baby show, queen contest, cornhole tournament, and a goose calling contest. For more information on the festival visit

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