Upcoming Events (2018)

Check out upcoming dairy events hosted by The Dairy Alliance and our partners

— June Dairy Month Events —

Southeast Dairy Association - Walthall County Dairy Festival

Walthall County Dairy Festival – June 2, 2018, all day (Tylertown, Miss.)

Year after year, everybody has fun at Tylertown’s Dairy Festival, even the cows! The festival is free, as are all of the festival activities, making it a real treat for families looking for a day of fun. Where else can you get FREE ICE CREAM and MILK? Come early before it’s gone! See the event schedule for info on the entertainment, pageants, contests (sack race, call-calling, ice cream eating, butter churning, etc.). Don’t miss the Tractor and Vintage Engine Show, Art and Heritage Expo, the “Cow Bag Nationals” Antique Car Show, Flower Show, and the 2017 International Turtle Races. Stay until 9 p.m. for a lively fireworks display sponsored by Citizens Bank. Click here for more info.

Southeast Dairy Association - Putnam County Dairy Festival

Putnam County Dairy Festival – June 2, 2018, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eatonton, Ga.)

The dairy farmers of Putnam County, Georgia invite you to Courthouse Square for the Putnam County Dairy Festival on June 3. The day is packed full of local vendors and fun events. The morning will kick off at 8:00 a.m. with a Torture Trail Road Race (10K) and Fun Run (1-mile). A parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. and followed by a program to honor the dairy family of the year. Barbecue will be served on the Courthouse Square and free entertainment all afternoon. The Putnam County Dairy Festival Queen will also make an appearance. This will be a great family fun filled event you don’t want to miss. Click here for a full list of events.

Children’s Museum of Richmond Down on the Farm Day – June 2, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Richmond, VA)

Hop on a tractor and head to CMoR Downtown for our annual Down on the Farm Day. Visit with a dairy farmer and one of his real cows from Eastview Farm, before the cow milking contest begins in the Lobby! Meet farm animal friends from The Teeny Tiny Farm’s petting zoo, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Checkout CMoR’s Education Stations and a special art project to round out your day of learning through play! For more information about this event please visit the Children’s Museum of Richmond website.

Lincoln County Dairy Day – June 2, 2018, all day (Fayetteville, Tenn.)

Lincoln County, Tenn. will host Dairy Day on the lawn of the Fayetteville Lincoln County Courthouse on Saturday, June 2. The day will include a cow mooing contest, milk balloon toss, cow milking contest, ice cream eating contest, guess-the-weight-of-the-cow contest, petting zoo, guess-how-much-corn-is-in-the-jar contest, train rides, and a butter-making station. There will be live music and a Dairy Day Pageant will take place throughout the day. Click here for more info.

Cobb County Farm Bureau Farmers Market, June 5th, 2018, 3-7 p.m. (Powder Springs, GA)

Don’t miss Dairy Day at the farmer’s market. You’ll have the chance to visit with local Georgia farmers and watch a cow be milked! Free ice cream will be available. For more information visit www.facebook.com/cobbcofarmbureau.

Virginia Cheese

Virginia Cheese Festival – June 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m. (Blacksburg, Va.)

The Blacksburg Partnership is proud to announce at the second annual Virginia Cheese Festival on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pavilion at Historic Smithfield Plantation. Everyone will enjoy a day of artisan cheese tastings from all over Virginia, wine and beer pairings, workshops, family activities, live music, a farm animal petting area and regional art. Tickets are $75. For tickets or more information, visit www.virginiacheesefestival.com.

Dairy Day – June 8, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Brookhaven, Miss.)

Don’t miss Dairy Day at the farmer’s market. You’ll have the chance to visit with your local dairy farmers and even feed and pet the baby calves. The event will be in downtown Brookhaven at Railroad Park from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free ice cream and milk will be available. Contact the Mekenzie Hargaden at mhargaden@thedairyalliance.com for more info.

Southeast Dairy Association - Lexington Legends

Dairy Night at Lexington – June 12, 2018, 7:05 p.m. (Lexington, Ky.)

See the Lexington Legends face off against the Columbia(SC) Fireflies on June 12. The Legends will host dairy farmers from all over the state of Kentucky and honor dairy farmers for all of their dedication and hard work. The first pitch will be thrown by a local dairy farmer at 7:05 p.m. Everyone is welcome to share some baseball fun and meet a local dairy farmer. For more information, or to order tickets, contact Eunice Schlappi, the KDA’s dairy marketing specialist, at eunice.schlappi@ky.gov or (502) 782-4122.

Southeast Dairy Association - Bowling Green Hot Rods

Dairy Night at Bowling Green – June 7, 2018, 6:35 p.m. (Bowling Green, Ky.)

See the Bowling Green Hot Rods face off against the Lansing (Michigan) Lugnuts on June 7th and honor the hard work of Kentucky dairy farmers. A farmer will throw the first pitch at 6:35 p.m. Come celebrate and get more with milk with the dairy farmers of Kentucky. For more information, or to order tickets, contact Eunice Schlappi, the KDA’s dairy marketing specialist, at eunice.schlappi@ky.gov or (502) 782-4122.

Wytheville Farmers Market June 16th, 10:00-2:00 (Wytheville, VA)

It is Dairy Day at the Wytheville Farmers Market on June 16th! The day will be filled with fun activities butter making, dairy items and more! For more information please click here.

South Carolina Ag+Art Tour

South Carolina Ag+Art Tour – June 23-24, 2018 (various locations)

The South Carolina Ag+Art Tour is a self-guided tour of farms and local artisan shops. During the tour, visitors have the opportunity to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action and purchase their works, dance to the melodies of bluegrass and folk songs, and learn more about rural life. The tour is the largest free farm and art tour in the nation with over 20,000 visitors participating since 2012. For more information, click here.

Explore More

Explore More with Dairy – June 30, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Harrisonburg, Va.)

Free Admission for all to our Explore More with Dairy celebration. Visit with a live cow and her calf, answer dairy trivia and win prizes, make cheese and butter, create farm crafts, explore large farm equipment and more! For more information, visit Explore More Discovery Museum.

— 2018 Events —

Southeast Dairy Association - Simply Natural Ice Cream Festival

Simply Natural Ice Cream Festival – July 14, 2018, all day (Ayden, N.C.)

Simply Natural Creamery Ice Cream Festival is held the third Saturday of July. Known for our all Jersey herd, we produce the highest quality, best tasting ice cream! Come join us for this wonderful day where there is something for the whole family! The event will feature bounce houses, a car show, vendors, tractor displays, and ICE CREAM. Click here for more info.