Dairy Festival Recipe Contest Cancelled
Jun16

Dairy Festival Recipe Contest Cancelled

If you were waiting until the last minute to register for the Hopkins County Dairy Festival Recipe contest, you waited too long. Only five individuals entered recipes in the Dairy Recipe contest, so it has been cancelled.  This is the second year for cancellation of the contest according to Johana Hicks, with the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Office. Once again the cancellation was due to the low number of entries. Hicks had...

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Wilder, Hicks, Mabry Top Three in 5K Milk Run
Jun16

Wilder, Hicks, Mabry Top Three in 5K Milk Run

Everett Wilder, 1st, has won 6 out of the last 7 races; Ross Hicks, 2nd, won last year, and Nathan Mabry, 3rd, graduated as a 2015 Senior. Share...

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Queen’s Coronation Pageant Coming Up Saturday June 20th
Jun15

Queen’s Coronation Pageant Coming Up Saturday June 20th

Enola Gay chatted with Lynda Hager about Dairy Festivals past and present on Monday’s Good Morning Show. Lynda is a 50-year Dairy Festival Board member and has helped in just about every aspect and feature over the years. Her special love is the Pageant, the talent presentations and the contestants themselves. Lynda was Hopkins County dairy royalty before there was a Dairy Festival Queen. As a SSHS sophomore, she was honored to...

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2015 Dairy Foods Contest – Get Ready!
Jun15
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Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off Winners
Jun13
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Milking Contest a Dairy Festival Highlight
Jun13

Milking Contest a Dairy Festival Highlight

Six contestants are vying for the title of Hopkins County Dairy Festival  Queen. One of the competitive events for the contestants is the Cow Milking Contest. Festival Queen Contestants and their parents compete each year. This year in the Regional Civic Center, the contestants, parents, and Hot Air Balloon pilots milked Jersey cows provided by the Koon Family Farm. Judging the milking contest this year were two county Justices of the...

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2015 Dairy Festival Ice Cream Contest Photos
Jun13

2015 Dairy Festival Ice Cream Contest Photos

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Northeast Texas Junior Dairy Show at the Dairy Festival
Jun13

Northeast Texas Junior Dairy Show at the Dairy Festival

Dairy Cattle are a major segment of the Hopkins County Dairy Festival. The Dairy Cow Show was conducted in the Regional Civic Center Arena on the first Saturday of the Dairy Festival. A number of dairy breeds were represented. Here Hannah Caudle shows the Grand Champion in the All Other Breeds Division. With the win she took home the Don and Marilyn Smith Award. The Smith’s have owned and operated a dairy farm in Hopkins County...

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2015 Dairy Festival Parade Photos
Jun13

2015 Dairy Festival Parade Photos

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The Ribbon is Cut… (well not really)

The Ceremonial Ribbon has been cut.  It is now official, the 2015 Dairy Festival is now under way.  The Festival Board, Dairy Festival Queen candidates, Ms Cover Girl 2015, hot air balloon pilots, and other local magnates were in attendance. Photos courtesy of Molly Clegg. cover girl 2015 2015 Dairy Fest Queen Contestants DSC_0174 2015 dairy fest ribbon Share...

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