Goats are among the many animals you can see when the 23rd Annual Great American Petting Zoo stops in the area beginning Friday. Also on the list of animals you can cuddle, pet and feed are llamas, wallabies, African pygmy goats, exotic sheep, Vietnamese potbellied pigs, Bantam chickens and miniature call ducks. West Virginia is the only tour stop east of the Mississippi for the Oregon-based zoo, and more than one million West Virginians have visited since its first appearance here.
Kanawha County stops are Smith’s Food Fair in Elkview on Friday, the Nitro Supermarket on Saturday, Smith’s Food Fair in Clendenin on Sunday, Bigley Foodland in Charleston on Monday, the Eleanor Foodland on Tuesday, the Cheylan Foodland on Wednesday, the Sissonville Foodland on June 12, Town N’ Country in Charleston on June 13 and the Kanawha City Foodland on June 14.
Other West Virginia stops are the Oak Hill Foodland on Thursday, the Elk River Foodland in Gassaway June 15, the Craigsville Foodland on June 18, Cherry River Foodland in Richwood on June 19, the Harrisville Shop N Save Express on June 20, the Weston Shop N Save Express on June 21, the Elkins Shop N Save Express on June 22, the Belington Shop N Save Express on June 23, the Reedsville Shop N Save Express on June 24, the Clarksburg Shop N Save on June 25 and the Mannington Shop N Save on June 26.
Admission is free with a purchase from the tour stop’s participating grocer. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.greatamericanpettingzoo.com.