Midwest Dairy Association

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. A dairy products contest, games and displays are featured in the building. But most popular by far – the Dairy Bar, where ice cream and other dairy treats abound.

Illinois State Fair Website


“Where Illinois Come Together” Opens This Week

Illinois will “Come Together” during the State Fair in Springfield Aug. 8-18, so the state’s dairy farmers plan to do the same – and help the hungry while doing so.  For every glass of milk sold at the Illinois State Fair Dairy Building, they’ll be matching that purchase with a purchase of milk for a local food bank.