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Are You Ready for the Whipped Challenge and Other Upcoming Events? By Johanna Hicks
May18

Are You Ready for the Whipped Challenge and Other Upcoming Events? By Johanna Hicks

Are You Ready for the Whipped Challenge?                The buzz is building and plans are in full swing as we prepare for the 2018 Hopkins County Dairy Festival “Whipped” Challenge.  Businesses, civic clubs, churches, schools, and organizations are encouraged to enter a team.  So, what is the “Whipped Challenge?”  If you have ever watched the popular show called “Chopped” on the Food Network, we are patterning our event after that...

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Dairy Festival Adds New Event: Whipped Challenge
May10

Dairy Festival Adds New Event: Whipped Challenge

Hopkins County Dairy Festival has added a new event and welcomes participants to compete as teams. The event, Whipped Challenge, is patterned after Chopped, an American reality-based cooking game show. Four member teams may apply using the form below. Only eight teams will be accepted for the event. Whipped Challenge: Rules of Play: Contest will take place on the front grounds of the Hopkins County Civic Center, 1200 W. Houston,...

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Dairy Festival Udderances Announces Preparations for June: Hot Air Balloons, Parade, Queen Candidates
Mar15

Dairy Festival Udderances Announces Preparations for June: Hot Air Balloons, Parade, Queen Candidates

The Hopkins County Dairy Festival Board of Directors is beginning preparations for the 2018 Dairy Festival!  We have already received lots of inquiries from interested participants – for the parade, the balloons, and of course, from candidates for the Coronation Pageant.    The Festival dates are June 8 – June 16.  This year’s theme is: “Party ‘Til The Cows Come Home!”.  Our Board President, Carolyn McKinney, will host the opening...

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The Dairy Festival Pageant
Jun18

The Dairy Festival Pageant

The pageant started with a special tribute to Bobby McDonald, for all he did around Hopkins County. The presentation reviewed his accomplishments over the years and significant events of his life. The Emcee for the night, Craig Roberts entertained the audience and kept them laughing all evening. He told many Dairy themed jokes, his favorite being “What did the Mama Cow say to the Baby Cow? It’s pasture bedtime!”...

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The 58th Dairy Festival Pageant: WINNERS!
Jun18

The 58th Dairy Festival Pageant: WINNERS!

The Dairy Festival Pageant was an exciting event filled with gorgeous gowns, amazing talents, and  fantastic contestants. All seven Dairy Festival Queen contestants did a wonderful job throughout the entire competition and deserve recognition and congratulations for their hard work. Now for the Winners! The Players: 1st Place: Ryan Ragan and Brett Boatman with “Moonopoly”               ...

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10 things to Spot at the Dairy Festival Pageant!
Jun17

10 things to Spot at the Dairy Festival Pageant!

As the Dairy Festival comes to a close, here’s a countdown list of things to look out for during the grand finale of the Dairy Festival: The Dairy Queen Pageant, occurring Saturday night, June 17th at 7:00pm and one lucky contestant will be crowned the new Dairy Festival Queen! 10- Sparkly dresses! 9-Fun sets!  Can you guess which contestants these sets belong to?                 8-Costume...

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Pictures from the Dairy Festival
Jun12

Pictures from the Dairy Festival

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Meet 3 Pilots from the Saturday Hot Air-Balloon Glow
Jun11

Meet 3 Pilots from the Saturday Hot Air-Balloon Glow

Steve Lombardi, Houston pilot for the ReMax balloon, talked to KSST about how he got started as a hot air-balloon pilot. He originally flew private airplanes, for 29 years. “The crew and friendships make flying worth it.” There is a Remax office in Sulphur Springs and Lombardi was asked to be the balloon sponsor.  The farthest he’s ever flown was 60 miles, and he enjoys competitive balloon events. He didn’t...

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Friends spotted at the Freeze-Off!
Jun11

Friends spotted at the Freeze-Off!

  Isaiah Flores drove over 270 miles to visit the Dairy Festival. KSST caught up with Flores at the ice cream festival. “I can’t wait to come back next year! There was a Strawberry Lemon Crunch, that’s the one I voted for.” This was Flores’ first time to attend the Dairy Festival, and he went to every event. “My favorite part was probably the parade, and catching candy for all the little...

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Family Fun at Saturday Night’s Hot Air-Balloon Glow
Jun11

Family Fun at Saturday Night’s Hot Air-Balloon Glow

Saturday Night’s Hot Air -Balloon Glow was spectacular! Approximately 30+ balloons were on the ground at Shannon Oaks Church of Christ at 6:00 pm. The expected balloon flights were cancelled due to weather restrictions and high winds. A few balloon baskets were set up front for families to climb in and take pictures with some  of the flight crews and the rest of the pilots let families take pictures up close in front of the...

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