Midwest Dairy Association

State Fairs


For Midwest farm families, state fairs are more than fun rides and food on a stick. Fair season is about connecting with other families and sharing their passion for dairy and agriculture. We invite you to connect with dairy farm families across the Midwest at your local fair.

Arkansas State Fair

In October, the Arkansas State Fair delivers nine days of fun, and Midwest Dairy works closely with 4-H clubs who provide displays in the dairy barn there. In addition, we provide breakfast for the dairy exhibitors and work with the Arkansas Farm Bureau to distribute dairy materials.

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Illinois State Fair

The Dairy Building at the Illinois State Fair is the center of action each August, and Midwest Dairy Association provides the attractions there. Each year, the butter cow sculpture has a different theme, unveiled just before the fair begins.

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Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair’s agricultural history is evident each August, and Midwest Dairy Association’s role is key to the fair’s success. As a sponsor of the famous Butter Cow sculpture, we capitalize on the interest in all things dairy by serving products at two Dairy Bar locations.

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Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is synonymous with butter sculptures, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand and the Dairy Goodness Bar, all sponsored by dairy producers through Midwest Dairy Association.

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Missouri State Fair

Since 1901, the Missouri State Fair has been an attraction for all ages, and the dairy industry has been very involved in its success. Midwest Dairy Association's is a Grand Champion sponsor of the fair held in Sedalia. Fair-goers look forward to a variety of dairy events and activities, including dairy treats at the organization's concession in the Gerken Dairy Center.

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Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair celebrates more than 140 years of tried and true traditions featuring its new facilities. With the hottest fairgrounds in the country, the Nebraska State Fair showcases some of its finest businesses and products, including dairy. Located in Grand Island, the fair takes place the last weekend in August through Labor Day.

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North Dakota State Fair

The North Dakota State Fair is the largest annual public event in North Dakota. Held in Minot on 164 acres, the Fair offers a variety of dairy displays and attractions each year, allowing Midwest Dairy Association to showcase the state's dairy industry. Our Malt Wagon is open every day of the fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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South Dakota State Fair

The South Dakota State Fair in Huron runs through Labor Day and showcases and promotes some of state's finest businesses and products, especially dairy. Midwest Dairy’s South Dakota Division operates the dairy bar, selling delicious milk shakes and hand-dipped ice cream cones in the Midwest Dairy Bar Building.

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