2016 June Dairy Days Schedule of Events

Friday, June 10

10&11:30   Cheesemaking Demonstration

                  @ Markesan Public Library (N. Bridge Street)

3:30-8pm   DairyFest Craft Fair

                  @ Markesan Elementary School (200 S. Margaret St.)

5:00pm      Kiwanis Bike Rodeo and Bike Give-Away

                  @ Markesan City Hall (150 S. Bridge Street)

5-7:00pm   Green Lake County Pork Producers Pig Roast

                  @ City Garage, S. Bridge Street

5:30-8:30   LIVE MUSIC - Country Tom Acoustic Duo

                  @ City Garage, S. Bridge Street

6:00pm      Markesan Chamber of Commerce Family Night

                  @ Hein Park, S. Bridge Street

                  Featuring Hit Energy DJ's & $15 Wristbands

                  for unlimited carnival rides on the Midway.

7:30pm      2nd Annual Dairy Air 5K Run/Walk & 1-mile Fun Walk

                  Sponsored by Markesan Chamber of Commerce, 

                  The Workout Room & Agnesian HealthCare.

                  Register at Active.com or on day of from 5:30-6:30pm.

                  Medals to be awarded during bands's break.

8:30-12:30  LIVE MUSIC - Road Trip 

                   & Chamber of Commerce Street Dance @ Hein Park

Dusk         City of Markesan Fireworks Display @ Hein Park

Saturday, June 11

7-10:30am  Agribusiness Country Style Breakfast

                   @ City Garage, S. Bridge Street

8am-Noon  Markesan Farmers Market

                   @ corner of Margaret & West John Streets

8am-1pm   DairyFest Craft Fair

                  @ Markesan Elementary School (200 S. Margaret St.)

Saturday, June 11 (cont.)

8:30am        Red Carpet Arrival of Special Guests

                    @ Hein Park

9:30am        June Dairy Days Recognition Ceremony

                    @ City Garage, S. Bridge Street

10:30am      Ballweg Implement's Kids Pedal Pull Weigh-In

                    First Pedal Pull begins at 11am

                    @ Hein Park, S. Bridge Street

10:30am      Prairie View Rockets 4H Pie & Ice Cream Social

                    @ City Garage, S. Bridge Street

11:00am      Stubby's Bean Bag Toss Tournament

                   @ Stubby's in downtown Markesan

11:00am     Prairie Pullers Tractor/Truck Pull

                   @ Prairie Lanes, Country Road S

2:00pm      June Dairy Day BINGO Extravaganza

                  hosted by Markesan Chamber of Commerce

                  $20 admission for 21 games - 3 cards per game

                  or play a la carte, $1 per card or 3 cards for $2

                  $25 prize every game; $50 blackout finale

                  @ City Garage, S. Bridge Street

7:00pm     Markesan Chamber of Commerce JDD Parade

                 (rain date: Sunday, 3pm)

                 Register your float by completing this form.

8:30-12:30  Firemen's Street Dance featuring Screamin' Cucumbers

                   @ Hein Park, S. Bridge Street    

10:00pm   June Dairy Days Raffle Drawing (during band's break)

                 Tickets just $5 each for a top prize of $500 cash!

Sunday, June 12

11:00am   Markesan Lions' Famous Chicken BBQ

                @ Soldiers & Sailors Park on Little Green Lake

June Dairy Days

     An area favorite for nearly four score, Markesan's signature festival will be here before you know it with this year's 79th annual June Dairy Days celebration set for Friday through Sunday, June 10-12, 2016. 


 June Dairy Days' history can be traced backed to 1937 when free milk was given away at a local bank in the Village of Markesan. As the event continued to grow, June Dairy Days was officially named in 1977 to celebrate the festival's 40th anniversary.

     Turning 79-years-young in 2016, June Dairy Days continues to usher in the summer season in Markesan and all of Green Lake County while celebrating the area’s rich agricultural traditions.

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