Midwest Dairy Association

June Dairy Month and Summer Dairy Events

Arkansas

June 19-23 - Four State Dairy Days

All Day
Location:
Benton County Fairgrounds
Bentonville, AR
Activities:
Dairy Quiz Bowl,Dairy Judging,Dairy Olympics, Dairy Skill-a-Thon,Ice Cream Social; 4-H Dairy Cattle Show.
For More Information:
www.4statedairydays.org

Illinois

June 6-8 - Harvard Milk Days

Location:
Harvard, IL
Activities:
Events include a 2+ hour parade, carnival, food, fireworks, petting zoo and other animals, races, contests and entertainment.
For More Information:
milkdays.com; Facebook - Harvard Milk Days

June 7 - "Farmer's Share" Breakfast

7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location:
Kilgus Farmstead
21471 East 670 North Rd
Fairbury, IL 61739
Activities:
Tours of the dairy and farm. Kids activities. Breakfast includes: sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, milk, and orange juice.

June 14 - 17th Annual Dairy Breakfast

6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a..m
Location:
Friendly Franseen Acres
Activities:
Adult $6.00, Children (6-10 yrs.) $3.00, Children 5 and Under Free. All You Can Eat Pancakes! Local Whole Hog Sausage and Applesauce, Ice Cream,Milk and Coffee. Horse-drawn Wagon Rides, Petting Zoo, Children’s Games, AITC Activities, Cow Pie Bingo Craft Show and Vendors, Antique Tractor and Model T Display.
For More Information:
www.winnebagoboonefarmbureau.org

June 14 - 17th Annual Wagner Dairy Farm Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:
1510 Wagner Road
Glenview, IL 60026
Activities:
Enjoy a delicious farm style breakfast that includes a variety of dairy items. Live music, dairy demonstrations, wagon rides, and hands-on activities throughout the morning. Purchase tickets at the farm the day of the event: $10 adults and children over 10, $5 children 2-10 Children under 2 free.
For More Information:
Calling All Pic-COW-sos! Enter the Historic Wagner Farm “Design a Cow Contest.” Decorate a wooden cow for display at the Dairy Breakfast. Wooden Cows are 29″ x 17″ and can be purchased at the Wagner Farm Heritage Center front desk from May 3 – 24 (during normal business hours). Cash or check only please. Return your decorated cow to Wagner Farm between June 7 – 12 to be eligible for the contest. Voting will take place from 8 – 10 am during the Dairy Breakfast. Winners will be announced at 10:30 am.

June 17-18 - Rock Island County Dairy Show

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Rock Island County Fairgrounds
4200 Archer Drive
East Moline, IL 61244
Activities:
Junior Dairy Cattle Show, Open Dairy Cattle Show, Free Dominos Pizza, giveaways, kids activities, games.
For More Information:
www.facebook.com/ricofair

June 19 - 2nd Annual Cheesecake and Calves

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location:
That's So Sweet
429 W. Main St.
Lexington, Illinois 61753
Activities:
Baby calves on display at That's So Sweet super cute display. You get to try some new flavors / provided mini cheesecakes for everyone to enjoy.

June 27 - Rockford Discovery Museum

11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location:
Rockford Discovery Museum
711 N Main St.
Activities:
Come see the baby calf and visit with Dairy Farmer, Tammy Wakeley at the Rockford Discovery Museum in Rockford. Pizza puzzles and crazy crafts revolve around our favorite food. Investigate ingredients, make some dough, add to the giant pizza art piece and take the pizza delivery challenge.

June 28 - Stephenson County Ag Breakfast

6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Stephenson County Fairgrounds
2250 S Walnut Road
Freeport, IL 61032
Activities:
Barnyard Bowling – Wagon Rides – Craft Show – Silent Auction. Donation $5 per person (Children 5 and under free). ALL LOCAL FOOD: Whole Hog Sausage; Beef Bacon; Scrambled Eggs; Cheese; Milk, Orange Juice, Coffee & Ice Cream

June 28 - Domino's Pizza Sampling

Location:
1935 Harlem Road
Loves Park, IL
Activities:
Dairy Farmer, Tammy Wakeley will visit with consumers.

Iowa

June 6 - ISU Dairy Farm Tour

6 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location:
Iowa State University Dairy Farm
52470 260th St
Ames, IA
Activities:
Breakfast. Tours, fun and educational stations. Free samples of milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream! Farm tours begin at 6:30 and end at 10:30

June 9 - June Dairy Month Proclamation Signing and Great American Milk Drive

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:
West Steps of the State Capitol in Des Moines

June 10 - Open House

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location:
Campbell Dairy Farm
24342 Westgate Road
Neola, IA
Activities:
This open house, presented by the Campbell family, DeLaval and Dairy Farmers of America, will feature free lunch (freewill donations accepted), a farm tour, and innovative dairy technologies.

June 10-11 - Fredericksburg Dairy Days

All day
Location:
Fredericksburg, IA
Activities:
Fredericksburg has been celebrating Dairy Days for the past 90 years. The two-day event includes a 5K race, a parade, a cattle show, a milkshake contest, and (of course) great food!

June 12 - Agropur’s Cheeseburger Fest

Location:
Agropur Hull Cheese Plant
332 Division St.
Hull, IA 51239
Activities:
Enjoy free cheeseburgers, chips, milk, and ice cream (freewill donations benefit local FFA and 4-H programs). The event also includes children’s games and a small petting zoo.

June 21 - NICC Breakfast on the Farm

8:30 a.m. - noon
Location:
Iowa Dairy's Center
1527 Highway 150 South
Calmar, IA
Activities:
Breakfast will include Dad’s Belgian Waffles, sausage and dairy products produced in northeast Iowa (freewill donations accepted). Families can participate in guided tram tours, meet some calves, milk a cow, see new robotic milking units in action and visit educational exhibits.

June 26 - Plymouth Dairy Farms Open House

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Plymouth Dairy Farms
23505 K-49
Plymouth, IA
Activities:
Tour the farm and enjoy a free meal, with cheeseburgers or hot dogs, Dean Foods milk and Blue Bunny® ice cream treats.
For More Information:
Western Iowa Dairy Alliance on Facebook or www.wiadairy.com. See the flyer.

June 29 - Lunch Day on the Farm

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location:
Scott & Trish Holdgrafer
20070 328th Avenue
Bellevue, IA 52031
Activities:
This eastern Iowa event is a local favorite and attracts thousands of visitors every year. It includes a free lunch (freewill donations accepted), a farm tour, activities for kids, and various food samples.

Kansas

June 7 - Basehor Dairy Day

Location:
Basehor City Park
Activities:
Live entertainment featuring The Fairmounters, food vendors and merchants, with a 5k run/walk and Chris Cakes flipping pancakes at 7:30!
For More Information:
www.facebook.com/basehordairydays
Register before May 1st for the discounted entry fee of $30! Register and pay online at: http://basehordairydays.wordpress.com/registration-page/

June 7 - Ohlde Dairy Open House

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Ohlde Dairy Farm
1814 9th Road
Linn, KS 66953
Activities:
FREE FOOD: Burgers, Brats and Dogs and sides; White and Chocolate Milk, and rootbeer floats; Door Prizes, Barrel Train Rides, Kids Activites, Sophia the cow, farm tours and more.
For More Information:
www.facebook.com/events/1427455400849618/

June 14 - Deanna Rose Dairy Day

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:
Deanna Rose Farmstead
13800 Switzer Rd.
Overland Park, KS
Activities:
Live milking, milking cow display, butter churning, dairy crafts, farmer photos. $2 admission fee. 1 & under free.
For More Information:
www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/deanna-rose-childrens-farmstead/

June 28 - June Dairy Month Celebration

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Hildebrand Farms Dairy
5210 W. Rucker Rd.
Junction City, KS 66441
Activities:
Farm tours; Make-your-own ice cream; Hay bale play area; Milking demonstrations; Free product samples.
For More Information:
www.HildebrandFarmsDairy.com
Get the flyer

Minnesota

May 3 - Springtime on the Farm

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location:
Farmamerica
Highway 14 on County Road 2, west of Waseca
Activities:
Food and refreshments will be available on the grounds. Baby goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, cows with calves and sheep are in abundance as the wonders of the season are enjoyed at Springtime on the Farm. Tractor-drawn trams will carry visitors to the 1930’s farm site where kids will be able to try their hand at milking a goat, play games, plant flowers to take home and much more.
For More Information:
Admission to Springtime on the Farm is $5 per person, and free for children two and younger. Directions and more details are available at farmamerica.org or by calling 507-835-2052.

May 31 - Breakfast on the Farm

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Kasin Farms
4271 230th Street
Hawley, MN
Clay County
Activities:
Free will breakfast. Scrambled eggs with cheese, pancakes, strawberries, sausage links, milk, coffee, water, ice cream cones, cheese Yo-J and Sunbutter samples. Milk Daisy the cow, free train rides, farm animal zoo, kiddie peddal tractor pull, antique and new tractor display, Farm Safety 4 Just Kids, milk drinking contest, ag commodity booths, farm related booths, local entertainment & door prizes.

June 6 - Open House

3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location:
Middleroad Acres
Bill & Merri Post
Chandler, MN
Murray County
Activities:
Kids' learning stations, food, ice cream, see robotic milkers

June 7 - Breakfast on the Farm

7:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Location:
Funk's Midway Dairy
Melrose, MN
Stearns County
Activities:
Breakfast - $5; children 5 and under eat free; pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, milk coffee, ice cream cones and cheese. Admission and all activities – including guided tours, games for kids, a petting barn, a Fuel Up to Play 60 obstacle course, a photo booth, and dairy treats with our dairy princesses – are free.
For More Information:
www.stearnsfarmbreakfast.com

June 10 - 8th Annual Taste of the Farm

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Farmamerica
7367 360th Ave.
Waseca, MN
Activities:
Golf Carts, Ice Cream Wagon, Children’s Games, Petting Zoo, Free food.
For More Information:
Get the flyer

June 13 - Breakfast on the Farm

Location:
Arlington, MN
Sibley County
For More Information:
www.arlingtonmnchamber.com/events/breakfast-on-the-farm

June 14 - Breakfast on the Farm

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Haubenschild Farm
35050 Nacre Street NW
Princeton, MN
Kanabec-Isanti County
Activities:
Adults, $2, Children 2 & under, free. Pancakes, sausage, milk or juice. Farm tours, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, family friendly booths, kids' activities, petting zoo.

June 14 - Open House

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location:
Twins Spruce Farm
Kris & Arnie Gruenes
17565 Co. Rd. 43, Richmond, MN

June 20 - Swift County Dairy Days

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Clark Family Farm
1275 45th St. NE
Murdock, MN
Swift County
Activities:
Evening meal. Robot barn tours, children’s activities and evening meal.

June 20 - Dinner on the Dairy

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Schulze Dairy
1963 150th Ave
Holland, MN
Activities:
Pipestone American Dairy Association invites you to complimentary meal at the Schulze Family Dairy. “Got Milk?” . . . see how! Dairy open for public tours 5pm - 8pm.
For More Information:
Get the flyer

June 21 - Breakfast on the Farm

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location:
Pine Grove Farms
Sauk Rapids, MN
Benton County
From Sauk Rapids - 5 miles North on Hwy. 10
From Rice – 9 miles south on Hwy. 10
Activities:
Come meet the Benton County Dairy Princesses Pancakes, sausage, and eggs will be served from 8:30am-12:30pm. Petting Zoo, Children’s Art Station, Scavenger Hunt and Door Prizes. There will be no charge but there will be a free will donation box.
For More Information:
www.bentoncountyada.org

June 21 - County Dairy Night on the Farm

Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Location:
Blue Valley Holsteins
Fountain, MN
Fillmore County

June 21 - Breakfast on the Farm

Morning
Location:
Les Bly Farms
Mahnomen County

June 21 - Breakfast on the Farm

Location:
Pike Hills Dairy
Little Falls, MN
Morrison County

June 21 - Breakfast on the Farm

8 a.m. - NOON
Location:
Aaron & Brooke Schroht
Owatonna, MN
Steele County
Activities:
Pancake breakfast. Activities for all.

June 21 - Breakfast on the Farm

7 a.m. - 12 Noon
Location:
Krause Holsteins
Buffalo, MN
Wright County
Please park at Buffalo Middle School, on Hwy 25 1/2 mile north of Hwy 55; bussing is free of charge. No parking at farm.
Activities:
Breakfast for $5 includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk with proceeds above cost to food shelf; 5 and under free
Petting Zoo, Photo stp, machinery row, riding tour, free dairy food samples, sand city for kids, education stations
More Information:
breakfastonthefarm.org

June 26 - Breakfast on the Farm

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Frickson Family Farm
Wilson Township
Winona County
Activities:
Brats, hot dogs, chips, beans, root beer floats, cheese stick. Farm machinery display, games, petting zoo, train wagons, band.

June 26 - Open House

4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Riverview LLP
Moore Calves
29690 County Rd 1
Hancock, MN
Activities:
Cheeseburgers, malts and more. Kids activity area; Appearance by Princess Kay of the Milky Way.

June 28 - Breakfast on the Farm

6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location:
Twohey Farm
Stewartville, MN
Olmsted County
Activities:
Chris Cakes pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, cheese and coffee. Horse drawn wagon rides, free petting zoo, educational displays and more.
For More Information:
15 miles from the Olmsted County Fairgrounds where buses will load passengers for a free ride to the farm.

June 28 - Breakfast on the Farm

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:
Corey and Kaye Hansen Farm
15588 540th Avenue
Austin, MN
Activities:
“Chris Cakes” - Pancakes, Sausage, Milk, Juice & Coffee. $3.00 per person – Ages 6 and Under are FREE – Family Rate of $12.00. Farm Tours, Antique Tractors, Farm Scavenger Hunt, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Petting Zoo, Inflatable Bounce for Kids, Educational Agriculture Displays, Milk “Star”, the Cow, Meet Princess Kay of the Milky Way and the Mower County Dairy Princesses, Lots of Activities for Kids.
For More Information:
Get the flyer

July 5 - Breakfast on the Farm

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Mark & Joan Lee Dairy Farm
McIntosh, MN
Polk County
Activities:
Free, pancakes, strawberries, ice cream, sausage, milk and coffee.

July 12 - Breakfast on the Farm

Location:
Solid Rock Dairy
Browerville, MN
Todd County
Activities:
Pancake breakfast, Activities for all.

Nebraska

June 14 - R & D Dairy Open House

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location:
R&D Dairy
Bancraft, NE
Activities:
Tour new dairy facitilies.

June 28 - Prairieland Dairy Days

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location:
Prairieland Dairy
Firth, NE
Activities:
Dairy Tour/Open House
For More Information:
Facebook - Prairieland Dairy

June 28-29 - Moo at the Zoo

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Omaha Henry Dorley Zoo
Activities:
Consessions on grounds. Dairy display and activities.

North Dakota

June 6 - Dairy and Ag Days

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location:
Linton, ND
Activities:
Milk at the community meal. Dairy Princess in the Parade, District 4 Princess contest, Little Miss Dairy and Dairyman, Dairy Producer of the Year.

June 19 - Dairy Day

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location:
1202 12th Ave SE
Jamestown, ND
Activities:
Fun and Games, Prizes and  Dairy Treats.

June 21 - Breakfast on the Farm

7 - 11 a.m.
Location:
Northern Lights Dairy
Mandan, ND
Activities:
Farm tour, games, prizes.

South Dakota

May 31 - Open House

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location:
Norling Farm
29672 468th Ave.
Beresford, SD
Activities:
Open house of new tie-stall facilities.

June 6-7 - Brookings Dairy Fest

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 6 p.m. for Got Milk? Gala
Location:
Swiftel
Brookings, SD
Activities:
Cheeseburger cookoff. Children's activities- maze 9 stations, Malt Wagon, live animals.

June 7 - Hilltop Dairy Fest

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location:
Hilltop Dairy
Highway 14 E of Brookings 10 miles
Activities:
Bus tours from Swiftel to Hilltop Dairy every 1/2 hour

June 12 - Milbank Cheeseburger Days

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:
Valley Queen Cheese Factory
Farley Park
Milbank, SD

June 14 - Ode Open House

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location:
Royalwood Farms
48170 266th St.
Brandon, SD
Activities:
Children's activities, malt wagon, tours.

July 12 - Nussbaum Dairy

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location:
25321 488th Ave
Garretson, SD
Activities:
Children's activities, tours of robotic milkers.