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2022 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Parade, Junior Dairy Show Great Successes
Jun13

2022 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Parade, Junior Dairy Show Great Successes

Festival Heats Up Saturday With Hot Air Balloon Rally & Glow, Milking Contest The 2022 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Parade was a huge hit, the Junior Dairy Show a great success and the milking contest included a few surprises. The second day of Hopkins County Dairy Festival dawned brightly, with lots of color, and black and white cows and ice cream décor galore. Even without the extreme heat advisory issued for the weekend, there...

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2018 Junior Dairy Show
Jun11

2018 Junior Dairy Show

At the 2018 Junior Dairy Show 26 Local FFA and 4H students in 3rd grade through high school competed to see who raised the best calves this year. Only calves born September 1st or after of last year were eligible to compete. The top 15 placed calves will be sold to the top bidder and the students receive the money.  Many of the students try to buy their calves back since they forge strong bonds over months of caring for them.   This...

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Junior Dairy Show
Jun10

Junior Dairy Show

The Junior Dairy Show started off at 10:00 am in the civic center arena. There were over 129 head of cattle in the whole competition. Competitors came from Louisiana and all over Texas. There were barrels full of ice housing cold bottles of milk and water for competitors and their parents. A source of Hopkins county dairy farmers explained what the Judges were looking for: tall long body, Dairy Character-which is angular and...

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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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2022 Dairy Festival Milking Contest Results
Jun13

2022 Dairy Festival Milking Contest Results

Despite a delayed start of about an hour — the Junior Dairy Show ran over, the 2022 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Milking Contest Saturday progressed almost as smooth at butter, with only a few “surprises” — but certainly not enough to completely sour the fun. The 2022 Dairy Festival Milking Contest featured all of the 2022 pageant contestants, each assigned a cow to milk. Six heifers were used, with girls assigned numbers...

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2022 Dairy Festival Takes Flight Friday With Ribbon Cutting, Hot Air Balloons
Jun11

2022 Dairy Festival Takes Flight Friday With Ribbon Cutting, Hot Air Balloons

Festival Continues Saturday with Parade, Jr. Dairy Show, Milking Contest, More Hot Air Balloons The 2022 Hopkins County Dairy Festival took flight Friday with a ribbon cutting and Hot Air Balloon Rally and Glow. The 12 Dairy Festival Queen Coronation Pageant contestants gathered with 2019 Queen Rachel Bramlett, DF Board and Chamber of Commerce Board members, and community residents on Celebration Plaza at noon June 10, 2022, for the...

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Opening Ceremony For Dairy Festival Slated Friday
Jun09

Opening Ceremony For Dairy Festival Slated Friday

The Hopkins County Dairy Festival will officially kick off this weekend with balloons, a parade, dairy show, and milking contests. Dairy Fest Pageant contestants The Opening Ceremony begins at noon on Celebration Plaza and will include a ribbon cutting. However, the Hot Air Balloons Rally and Glows will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Shannon Oaks Church, weather permitting. The festival will kick into high gears Saturday, June 11, with...

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June 1 Chamber Connection: Lots of Events Slated In June Including Dairy Festival
Jun01

June 1 Chamber Connection: Lots of Events Slated In June Including Dairy Festival

The Reinforcement Foundation Golf Tourney To Benefit Hopkins County EMS, Cumby VFD By Butch Burney It’s Dairy Festival time in Hopkins County! Hopkins CountyDairy Festival The Dairy Festival is back this year with a great schedule of evets, starting June 1-4 with the carnival on the grounds of the Civic Center. The Festival will host a ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, June 10, on Celebration Plaza, before moving to Shannon Oaks...

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Hopkins County Dairy Festival Will Return In June 2022
Mar24

Hopkins County Dairy Festival Will Return In June 2022

Annual Salute To Dairy Industry will Feature With Pageant, Parade, Balloons, Ice Cream The Hopkins County Dairy Festival will return in June, after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, with all of the traditional events of recent years, HCDF Board members announced this week during an informational reception hosted for interested 2022 Dairy Festival contestants and their families.  Hopkins County Dairy Festival logo This year’s...

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Sulphur Springs FFA, Ag Mechanics Students Do Well At Fort Worth Stock Show
Jan30

Sulphur Springs FFA, Ag Mechanics Students Do Well At Fort Worth Stock Show

The month of January has flown by for Sulphur Springs ISD FFA members and agriculture students, who have spent quite a bit of their time preparing for and at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. FFA logo The trio of SSHS FFA students who visited the KSST Good Morning Show on Thursday January 30, 2020 talked about showing cattle, competing in the Calf Scramble, and their 2020 Ft Worth Stock Show experiences in general. John Holland...

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