You wouldn’t be in Wisconsin if you didn’t celebrate all things dairy.
Kick-off your summer fun with this annual festival that does just that! June Dairy Days 2018 will take place June 1st – 3rd at Village Park in West Salem, WI – just a short drive from La Crosse.
A family favorite
Start off the weekend with a boom! Don’t miss the Friday night fireworks! Of course the Saturday parade is a biggie, but don’t stop there. Give the kids their own driver’s seat and let them feel the need for speed. Well, maybe not, but they’ll definitely have fun in the kid’s tractor pull which gives children ages 4-6 a chance to pedal as fast as they can go. Last, but certainly not least, a festival wouldn’t be complete without the carnival rides and face painting!
Calling all car show fanatics
Do you have a love for vintage, antique, or just seeing pieces of the past? Then you should definitely check out the Classic Car Show. Held at the Union State Bank Parking Lot, you can peruse a collection of classic automobiles that definitely boast some serious street cred. Maybe you own one of your own and want to show it off? Easy peasy! June Dairy Days (JDD) offers free entry, complimentary chicken dinner or JDD food stand equivalent for first 150 collector cars registered.
Feel the burn
No festival would be complete without live music. 2018’s June Dairy Days starts things off on the Main Stage Friday at 8:30 PM with a local favorite: Burnin’ Whiskey. This high energy country rock band will be sure to have you off your seats, enjoying the perfect start to the summer season. Be sure to check out the full schedule for live music performances throughout the weekend including another popular band, Rough-House Rox. They cover everything from ACDC to Zep, Bon Jovi, Def Lep, Journey, Aerosmith, and Kiss.
Reel in the big one
June Dairy Days is the perfect opportunity to mix fishing pleasure with family as it offers the annual Fishing Tournament on Lake Neshonoc. Simply pay a small entry fee and show the youngsters how it’s done. Winners will receive prize money and get their names posted in Village Park. Just promise you won’t get mad if you are out-fished by an eight-year-old. It happens.
But you said there would be dairy…
Of course, we can’t go without mentioning the food! It’s one of the most important aspects of any festival but certainly deserves to be mentioned when you’re specifically talking about cheese curds and ice cream. In fact, any festival that dedicates a tent to ice cream is pretty great in our book.
Learn more and see the full schedule of events at http://www.junedairydays.com
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