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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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Dairy Fest Kicks Off Friday With Opening Ceremony, Hot Air Balloons
Jun07

Dairy Fest Kicks Off Friday With Opening Ceremony, Hot Air Balloons

Hopkins County Dairy Festival opening ceremony The Hopkins County Dairy Festival kicked off Friday with an opening ceremony, complete with ribbon cutting. A representative from Sentator Bob Hall’s office sent certificates “extending most sincere congratulations” on the opening ceremony which commemorates the the festival’s 60th anniversary. Opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the 60th annual Hopkins County...

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Chamber Connection- June 6, 2019
Jun06

Chamber Connection- June 6, 2019

Opening Ceremonies Ribbon Cutting for the Dairy Festival The Dairy Festival officially kicks off with a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, June 7, at noon on Celebration Plaza. Make plans to be there and celebrate the start of the Dairy Festival! Ice Cream Freeze-off at Shannon Oaks Church The Ice Cream Freeze-off will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. on the rear lawn of Shannon Oaks, just before the hot air balloon launch...

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Experience Texas’ Best Taste at 17th Annual Texas State Championship Ice Cream Freeze-Off On Saturday June 9
Jun08

Experience Texas’ Best Taste at 17th Annual Texas State Championship Ice Cream Freeze-Off On Saturday June 9

Lezley Brown is VERY EXCITED about the response and numbers of entries in this year’s Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Freeze-off. During the KSST Morning Show interview on Friday June 8, just one day before the contest, she revealed that her office is expecting several more entries to come in, putting the total way over 50 competitors. And although the contest is called a competition and the contenders are called...

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Chamber Connection June 7, 2018
Jun07

Chamber Connection June 7, 2018

The 2018 Ice Cream Freeze-off is here!  We are currently in need of sponsors of the Ice Cream Freeze-off, and people to make homemade ice cream in the contest.  There is no charge to enter the ice cream contest, so please consider being a part this year! The Ice Cream Freeze-off will be held on Saturday, June 9th, at 5:30 p.m. on the REAR lawn of Shannon Oaks Church.  We are moving the Ice Cream to the back of Shannon Oaks so that...

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2018 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Schedule of Events…Make Time for Fun!
May21

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...

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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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There’s Still Time to Compete for the State Ice Cream Title!
Jun05

There’s Still Time to Compete for the State Ice Cream Title!

      The Queen of Ice cream, Lezley Brown who is President and CEO of the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce invited Ice Cream Committee member Garret Glass to share the Morning Show discussion about the “new” tradition of the Ice Cream Contest. It’s 2017 location will be the front lawn of Shannon Oaks Church and it’s  new time will be 5:30 pm on Saturday June 10, 2017. The only thing needed now...

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A Chat with 2017 Dairy Festival Board President
Jun01

A Chat with 2017 Dairy Festival Board President

For the 2017 Dairy Festival, Carolyn McKinney is wearing two hats…at least! She is the President of the Dairy Festival Board of Directors and she is the Director of Administration of the Southwest Dairy Museum, which is a top sponsor of the Dairy Festival. In fact, she invites you to the Southwest Dairy Museum during the week of June 12-17 for a free junior size ice cream cone, served from 11am-4pm to museum visitors. In her...

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Penson Wins State Freeze-Off Championship
Jun11

Penson Wins State Freeze-Off Championship

Henry Penson took home the Texas State Championship Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off title but none of the Homemade Pecan Pie ice cream he had entered in the contest. Over 60 entries vied for titles in the Texas State Championship Ice Cream Freeze-Off-2016 Saturday and hundreds of people were present to consume the result. The annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce event takes place on the Walter Helm Memorial Grounds at the Regional...

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