36th Annual Dairyfest

June 2-4, 2017

Various Marshfield Locations

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2017-06-02 00:00:00 2017-06-02 00:00:00 America/Chicago 36th Annual Dairyfest Celebrating all things Dairy! Various Marshfield Locations

Location: Various Marshfield Locations
Date: June 2-4, 2017

Friday, June 2:
Mayor’s Breakfast - 5:30–9:30 am 
Marshfield Fairgrounds Park, 513 E. 17th St., Expo Building.

  • Tickets $6, children 6 and under are free
  • First in line prize, “Wisconsin Dells Tickets package
  • DJ Music/Entertainment, 5:30-9:30 am.
  • Live WDLB Radio Broadcast, 5:30-9:00 am
  • Door Prizes
  • All attendees receive a souvenir coffee mug
    Picnic in the Park - 5:00–8:30 pm
    Columbia Park, 201 W. Arnold St., Marshfield
  • Food Booths
  • Petting Zoo
  • Educational Displays
  • Face Painting
  • Children’s Games
  • McMillan Fire Department Display and “Hands-On” Opportunities
  • Inflatables for Children
    5:30 p.m.   Performance by Main Street Conservatory of Dance
    5:45 p.m.   YMCA’s Kid’s Dash.  FREE to all youth ages 2-10.  No registration required.  All participants receive a medal at the finish line.
    6:00 p.m.   Penny/Candy Hunt.
    Back by popular demand!
    6:30 p.m.   Mr. Steve, family entertainer providing music, magic, ballooning and more. 
    7:30 p.m.   Marshfield Civic Band Concert.
    Movie Night in the Park
    Columbia Park, 201 W. Arnold St.
    At Dusk
    After enjoying Picnic in the Park, roll out the blanket, set up the lawn chairs and enjoy an old fashioned, outdoor family friendly movie.  Movie will be shown on an inflatable big screen located in front of the band shell.  Pack up the kids and come enjoy!
    Chaparrals Baseball Game
    Jack Hackman Field, 205 S. Oak, Marshfield
    7:30 p.m. - Chaps vs. Stanley
    USA Sanctioned Coed Softball Tournament
    Marshfield Fairgrounds Park, 513 E. 17th St., Marshfield

    6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
    Free Admission - Concessions
    ACO Wisconsin State Championships of Cornhole
    Marshfield Fairgrounds Park, Hockey Building, 405 East 17th Street

    5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Beer garden available.
    Come out and watch qualifiers of the Women’s, Junior and Senior Singles compete.  To register, go to
    ACO State Entry Per Player $20 paid online prior to deadline of June 1st.
    Walkups welcome – ticket cost is $30.
    Saturday, June 3:


Saturday Family Fun Day

Marshfield Fairgrounds Park, 513 East 17th St.
26th Annual Marshfield YMCA Cheese Chase
Marshfield Fairgrounds Park, 513 East 17th Street, Marshfield
  • 7:00 am – Registration/Packet Pickup
  • 7:30 am -  10-Mile Run
  • 8:00 am – 5-Mile Run
  • 8:15 am – 2-Mile Run/Walk
Registration form available for download at or register online at (keyword: Cheese Chase).  Contact Rochelle Hill at the YMCA at 715-387-4900 or by email at
Activities at Marshfield Fairgrounds Park will take place from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, except where noted:
  • Arts and crafts from throughout the Midwest
  • Inflatables for children, both young and old
  • Face Painting
  • Petting Zoo
  • FREE milk, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Food booths galore!!!Tempt your taste buds to deep fried cheese curds, homemade French fries, BBQ pork, burger, brats, hot dogs, ice cream, mouse ears, Gyros, kettle korn and more.Come hungry!
  • *NEW*  1:00 pm under the big tent!  Magician Glen Gerard will mesmerize his audience as he performs magic right before your eyes. 
  • Main Street Conservatory of Dance, 2:15 p.m.
    USA Sanctioned Coed Softball Tournament
    Marshfield Fairgrounds Park
    9:00 am to 10:00 pm

    Free Admission - Concessions
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes Skateboard Camp
    Instruction, Demonstration, Competition
    Braem Skatepark, 905 North Cedar Avenue
    Registration $10, Ages 8 & up
    Call: 715-897-5394 or email
    Starting at 1:00 pm:  Instruction/Demonstration followed by competition
    ACO Wisconsin State Cornhole Championships
    Marshfield Fairgrounds Park, Hockey Building, 405 East 17th Street

    10:00 am – 11:00 pm (Doors open at 8:30 am)
    Beer garden available.
    Everyone is invited to play the sport that is FUN for everyone!  $1,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded.  To register, go to
    ACO State Entry Per Player $20 paid online prior to deadline of June 1st.
    Walkups welcome – ticket cost is $30.
    7th Annual Parade Day Breakfast
    Wesley United Methodist Church, 205 East 3rd Street, Marshfield
    7:00 am–10:30 am
    Only one block off Central Avenue, park once, have breakfast, and walk to the parade route.  The menu consists of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, pastries, juice, milk and coffee.  Cost is $7.
    4th Annual Cow-Pie Bingo
    The Hannah Center, 212 East 3rd Street
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Join us after the parade for a family friendly lunch on the lawn featuring Wenzel brats and hotdogs, as well as Seehafer Farm Creamery ice cream.  Bingo squares are $5 each. Enter for a chance to win $100.  Join the crowd in anticipation as our Liquid Coin Dairy calf takes the bingo board and drops a “cow-pie” on the winning square.  Purchase your bingo squares by 1:30 pm or beforehand at  Tours of The Hannah Center will be available too.
    Kids Parade
    10:15 am

    Stepping off just prior to the big parade, the Kids Parade will start at the corner of 2nd Street and Central Avenue, and end outside of the MACCI building, at 7th Street and Central Avenue.  Kids are encouraged to come as their “Favorite Character” and kids 12 and under are encouraged to participate.  Registration begins at 10:00 am on the corner of East 2nd Street and Central Avenue.  Bring your pet, decorate your bike, ride your Barbie car, and plan to join us!  Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.  All participants will be recognized. 

Parade – Stepping off on the corner of 2nd Street and Central Avenue at 11:00 am 

Dairyfest… “Makin’ it happen” will be presented as 75+ units take part in this year’s Dairyfest parade. Buckets will be distributed along the route so the “kiddos” can collect all the goodies!  Local and area high school bands will perform along the parade route. Units will travel south on Central Avenue, turning east on 14th Street, and south on Cherry Street, ending just inside the fairgrounds.

North Wood County Historical Society
Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social
Governor W. H. Upham House, 212 West 3rd Street, Marshfield
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come enjoy this Dairyfest tradition with a slice of homemade pie just like Grandma used to make and top it off with a scoop of ice cream.  Participate in the cake walk and games or just enjoy the live music offered on the porch.  *NEW* this year is a bucket raffle!  You can also take a stroll through the Heritage Rose Garden.  Tours of the Governor’s House will also be available at Noon.  There is no cost to tour, however, donations are appreciated.
Lion’s Fishing Contest
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wildwood Park Upper Pond

$1 registration fee
Fishing contest for kids 12 years of age and younger.  Every child receives a prize that was donated by local businesses, with a chance to win a grand prize!  Prizes include rods, toys, food coupons, fishing tackle, and many other items.  Some rods and reels will be available to use, but you are encouraged to bring your own equipment.  Bait will be supplied.
June Vox Concert in Columbia Park
Corner of Arnold and Chestnut
6:00 pm
The Vox Concert Series kicks off their summer concert series with Haley Klinkhammer for an evening of music outdoors.  Music will start at 6:00 pm and the concert is free.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a basket of their favorite snacks and beverages to enjoy during the concert.  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.  Check out other concerts at
Outdoor Dairyfest Beer Garden
Nutz Deep II
809 South Central Avenue, Marshfield

4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enjoy an outdoor beer garden during Dairyfest featuring live music, raffles, food, beer and more.  Awesome live music lineup beginning at 4 pm and our headliner, Stratford native and Nashville recording artist, “The Jerry Schmitt Band,” beginning at 7 pm.  No admission charge, doors will open at 11 am.  Must be over 21 to enter!  For more information, call 715-387-2597 to speak to a manager.  Food will be available for purchase.
Sunday, June 4:

USA Sanctioned Coed Softball Tournament
Central WI State Fairgrounds
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free admission. 
Concessions sponsored by the Marshfield Softball Association.
10th Annual Arby’s Dairyfest Fling
Disc Golf Tournament

Braem Park DG Course, Marshfield
North Park DG course, Pittsville

On-site registration/check-in from 8:00-9:00 am at Braem Park Shelter
Professional, Amateur & Recreational Divisions offered.  Download a Dairyfest Fling Registration form on “wausau area disc golf enthusiasts event page” on Facebook
and save $5.  Awards ceremony follows at Braem Park Shelter.
For additional information please contact the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry at (715) 384-3454 or 1-800-422-4541, email us at, check out our web page at  Follow us on FACEBOOK!
Dairyfest is sponsored by the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Marshfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Marshfield, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and supported by many businesses and the community.


Feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments.