Dairyfest 2020« Back to Events
Marshfield features its 39th annual Dairyfest with the theme #DairyStrong in 2020 and will be held at a soon-to-be-announced date. This is Hub City’s annual honor of the dairy industry! This community tradition has been providing fun for the whole family, during these “dairy-licious” days. The kick-off to the event is a Mayor’s breakfast held on Friday from 5:30-9:30 am at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. The celebration includes kids entertainment, food trucks, an interactive education exhibit “On the Moove”, a downtown parade, an old-fashioned picnic and movie in the park, cornhole tournament, and softball tournament. Later that day, an old fashioned Picnic in the Park is offered in Columbia Park. Pack your own picnic lunch or purchase food from both commercial vendors and non-profit organizations. Children’s games including a coin/candy hunt, children’s games, petting zoo, the civic band concert, and an outdoor movie in the park complete the evening.
Saturday is Family Fun Day at Dairyfest. Activities are jam packed, starting with the annual Cheese Chase (2K run/walk, 5K and 10K runs), which kicks off at 7:30am.
More Saturday activities include an arts/crafts show selling some of the Midwest’s finest treasures, a kids’ parade just prior to the grown-ups’ parade, a mesmerizing magic show, face painting, a petting zoo, inflatable fun for kids of all ages, and food booths galore to tempt everyone’s taste buds – and yes, much of it will be dairy-oriented! In fact, there will be FREE milk from 1-4pm.
Completing the weekend Dairyfest activities are a co-ed softball tournament, and the ACO Wisconsin State Cornhole Championships. This fun and lively championship match pits cornhole (“bags”) players from across the state to reign supreme in this fun and – not always so easy – game. The action is held in the Expo Building on the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, 512 E. 17th Street.
Dairyfest events take place in Marshfield’s Columbia Park, Wenzel Park, the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, and the Governor William Upham House.
Marshfield is nicknamed “Hub City” for being VERY centrally-located in the state and was hub for many early railroads. Today, you can reach Marshfield via U.S. 10 or Highways 13, 80 or 97. And while you’re there, check out the Blue Heron Brewpub, the shops and restaurants along Central Avenue, and more!
Marshfield Dairyfest Address:
Various locations around town, including the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
513 E. 17th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449