Dairyfest is an annual community festival honoring the agricultural industry. This event is held on the first weekend after Memorial Day. In 2020, the fun begins on May 29 and the weekend is complete on May 31, 2020. Below is a list of events and activities that are happening during this weekend event that kicks off celebrating the agriculture industry for the month of June. Our theme for 2020 is in consideration at this time.
Mark your calendars to come join us to celebrate May 29-31, 2020!
Check out our Dairyfest Event Brochure, which has all of the activities that will be going on during the event weekend. The following are major activities happening during the weekend. Click the links to learn more about each event.
Friday, May 29th Events:
5:30 am – 9:30 am: Dairyfest Mayor’s Breakfast located at Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Expo Building
(Tickets: $7 per person, ages 6 & Under are free)
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Picnic in the Park at Columbia Park
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: ACO Wisconsin State Championships of Cornhole at Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Expo Building
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm: USA Sanctioned Men’s & Coed Softball Tournaments at Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
At Dusk: Movie in the Park at Columbia Park
Saturday, May 30th Events:
7:00 am: 29th Annual YMCA Cheese Chase starting at Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
8:00 am – 2 pm: “United We CAN” at BMO Harris Parking lot
8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Marshfield Lion’s Club Kids Fishing Contest at Wildwood Park Upper Pond
9:00 am – 10:00 pm: USA Sanctioned Men’s & Coed Softball Tournaments at Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
10:00 am – 3:00 pm: North Wood County Historical Society 41st Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social at Upham Mansion
11:00 am: Dairyfest Parade, downtown Marshfield (Dairyfest Parade Application is due by May 24th to MACCI’s office)
11:30 am – 11:00 pm: ACO Wisconsin State Championships of Cornhole at Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Expo Building
12:00 pm – 6 pm: Central City Fun Day at Wenzel Family Plaza, downtown Marshfield
1:00 pm – Midnight: Outdoor Dairyfest Beer Garden at Nutz Deep II
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Music in the Plaza at Wenzel Family Plaza
Sunday, May 31st Events:
8:00 am: 13th Annual Arby’s Dairyfest Fling Disc Golf Tournament at Braem Park and North Wood County Park disc golf courses
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: USA Sanctioned Men’s & Coed Softball Tournaments at Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
1:30 pm: Chaparrals Game at Jack Hackman Field (Chaparrals vs. Abbotsford)
The following are several events where registration is required to participate. However, it is free to attend these events.
The Street Vendor show is an opportunity for artists, crafters, home based businesses, etc., to sell their products and services. To take advantages of this opportunity, download and submit the Dairyfest Street Vendor Application.
The Dairyfest Parade is Saturday, May 30 and kicks off at 11 am from Second Street & Central Avenue. Over 70 parade units will take part in this traditional activity and show why they are Dairy Proud. To enter a parade unit complete the Dairyfest Parade Application, which will be available in Spring 2020.
Another annual tradition is the Dairyfest Cheese Chase that takes place on Saturday, May 30 starting and finishing at the Marshfield Fairgrounds Park. This is a great activity for everyone and has been taking place for the past 29 years! Get registered asap or if the run/walk isn’t for you, consider volunteering. The aforementioned link provides the necessary information.
The ACO Wisconsin State Championships of Cornhole is another great event that will be held during this weekend. Event times are Friday, May 29 – Saturday, May 30. Everyone is invited to play. $1000 in cash and prizes to be awarded!
The 13th Annual Dairyfest Fling disc golf tournament takes place on Sunday, May 31 at Braem Park & North Wood County Park disc golf courses. Online registration will be available in Spring 2020. On-site registration is available from 8:00 – 9:00 am at Braem Park Shelter on Sunday.
USA Sanctioned Men’s & Coed Softball Tournament will take place during the entire weekend. Free admission and concessions will be available on the grounds. For more information, contact Gordie Adler at 715-384-9176, or preferably via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kyle Tisdell at 715-486-6989.