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Dairy Festival Parade To Feature 1st Calvary Division Band, Clydesdales
May09

Dairy Festival Parade To Feature 1st Calvary Division Band, Clydesdales

The Hopkins County Dairy Festival Parade will feature two unique entries as part of the 60th anniversary celebration. Coming to town to participate in the June 8 Dairy Festival Parade will be the famous Budweiser Clydesdales, Dairy Fest Board member and Parade Chairman David Watson said Thursday afternoon. The team will arrive in Sulphur Springs the week prior to the parade, and will be out and about in the community, according to...

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2019 Dairy Festival Orientation. A video presentation
Mar26
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A Spectacular Night with the Hot Air Balloon Glow: 2018 Dairy Fest
Jun11

A Spectacular Night with the Hot Air Balloon Glow: 2018 Dairy Fest

The Balloon glow is always a crowd favorite of the Dairy Festival. This year viewers enjoyed the “Spider-pig” and “Ladybug” as well as many other  beautiful hot air balloons. The hot air balloon pilots amused spectators as they lit up their balloons to keep time with the music which played in the background. It was an amazing show that could only be described as spectacular. Several pilots talked with onlookers...

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2018 Dairy Festival Parade: Party till the Cows Come Home
Jun11

2018 Dairy Festival Parade: Party till the Cows Come Home

The Dairy Festival Parade matched this years Dairy Festival Theme of “Party till the Cows Come Home” as each float was decorated to resemble many different sorts of parties: Tea-parties, Luau’s, slumber parties, masquerades, and much more! All the floats were creative and had intricate designs.  As usual, many of the floats threw candy to the delight of the children in the crowd. The Dairy Museum gave out stress...

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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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Chillin’ at the Ice Cream Freeze Off
Jun10

Chillin’ at the Ice Cream Freeze Off

Friends of all ages visited at the Ice cream freeze off while enjoying an exciting assortment of ice cream flavors. This year’s freeze off brought several hundred people out to the Shannon Oaks Church Lawn where the ice cream cooks had set up in the shade. There were a variety of flavors for all types of folks. Fruit flavors included Banana, Plum, and Peach. A highly talked about flavor included Vanilla Dr. Pepper. Others included...

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2018 Bobby McDonald Milking Contest
Jun10

2018 Bobby McDonald Milking Contest

The Annual Bobby McDonald milking contest yielded one of the most productive years to date. The total amount of milk milked for the day was over 160 ounces. Parents milked a total of 99.69 ounces and the contestants milked a combined total of 60.48 ounces. Dairy Festival Queen, Jaci Reed, demonstrated to the new Dairy Festival Queen contestants the best way to milk a cow while the judges set up their table. This year the  contestants...

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2018 Dairy Festival Ice Cream Freeze-Off Winners
Jun10

2018 Dairy Festival Ice Cream Freeze-Off Winners

This Year’s Ice Cream Freeze off was a huge success. The judge’s results were prompt and highly anticipated. Lezley Brown, CEO and President of the Chamber of Commerce, explained that “The board of directors [for the Ice Cream Freeze-Off] decided to expedite this year’s ice cream awards ceremony by not offering a people’s choice award.” Ice cream flavors ranged from classic vanilla to dill pickle...

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Hot Air Balloons Lift Off Friday Night; Will Again Saturday Evening
Jun08

Hot Air Balloons Lift Off Friday Night; Will Again Saturday Evening

Approximately 30 Hot Air Balloons are taking part in the Hopkins County Dairy Festival. Friday night the pilots and crews took advantage of the good conditions to take to the air. They plan to do so again Saturday following the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Freeze-off. The Freeze-off begins at 5:30 p.m. on the back lawn of Shannon Oaks Church. Balloons will lift following and the glow will begin as the sun sets....

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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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