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2018 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Schedule of Events…Make Time for Fun!

Hello everyone! The Festival Board of Directors doesn’t want you to miss anything during the 2018 Hopkins County Dairy Festival, so here’s the schedule. Be sure and purchase your Pageant tickets from any of the eight contestants. This year’s theme is “Party Til the Cows Come Home”. See you there!

Monday May 21st  Dairy Festival Queen’s Dinner at The Alcove at 6:00.

Friday June 8th.  at  12:00 noon is the Festival’s Ribbon Cutting on Celebration Plaza, then  at 6:00 pm the Balloon Glow and Rally at Shannon Oaks Church. All balloon activities are free and open to the public.

Saturday June 9th  at  9:00 AM is Dairy Festival Parade line up. There will be numbered stakes and the Parade Committee will direct floats to position. The media will be taking pictures after 9:00 and the parade starts at 10:00.  At 2:45 pm the Contestants, Parents and Pilots Milking Contest will be held in the Civic Center Arena, the Texas State Championship Ice Cream Freeze-off at 5:30pm at Shannon Oaks, then at 6:00 pm the Balloon Glow and Rally at Shannon Oaks Church.

*** the Balloon Festival will also be held Friday and Saturday mornings at 5:00 am, weather permitting.

Monday June 12th  at 6:00 pm Contestants and Queen talent rehearsals in the SSHS Auditorium.

Tuesday June 13th through Friday June 15 will be on air radio interviews with Enola Gay at the KSST studio for Contestants and Queen Jaci Reed. The interviews will also be filmed by Channel 18 TV to be shown later.  Then at 6:00 pm practice at the SSHS Auditorium on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Friday night’s practice will be a full dress rehearsal with photos.

Saturday June 16th  the Whipped Challenge and the Dairy Heifer Show will take place on the grounds and arena of the Civic Center complex.  At 4:00 a Pageant Judges Dinner will be held at the Southwest Dairy Museum. The 59th annual Dairy Festival Queen’s Pageant and Coronation will be held at 7pm in the SSISD Auditorium in the Civic Center.

Find a schedule, photos and history at With Festival or Pageant questions, you may call Gena Prickette at 903.243.4534 or Cindy Lancaster at 903.439.5336.

Author: Enola Gay

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