The 66th annual Platteville Dairy Days will be held this weekend.
All events will be held at Legion Field, except for the Dairy Days Parade, which will be on Main Street Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Parade awards will be presented at the Main Stage at noon.
The Christman Amusement Midway will open Friday at 5 p.m. A $20 bracelet will allow unlimited rides Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Main-stage musical acts include Tony Rocker and the Comeback Special Friday from 8 to 11:30 p.m., the Aquatic Hitchhikers Saturday at 6 p.m., Dairyokee Saturday at 8 p.m., and the Ken Kilian Swingtet Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Other stage acts Saturday include magician and hypnotist Brian Imbus at 12:45 and 3:15 p.m., the Hometown Talent Showcase at 2 p.m., and the Dairy Queen Dilly Bar Eating Contest Saturday at 5 p.m.
A fantasy truck pull will be held Friday at 7 p.m., and an open tractor pull will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. On Sunday, a garden tractor pull will be held at 10 a.m., the Dairyland Antique Tractor Pull will be held at 1 p.m., and a kids’ pedal tractor pull will be held at 1 p.m.
On Saturday, 4-H exhibits and judging will be held in Art Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dairy cattle show will be held at noon, and the cheese tent, featuring local samples and judging, will be open from noon to 4 p.m.
The Southwest Auto Club will hold its annual Dairy Days car show Sunday at 9 a.m.
Platteville United Methodist Church will hold a service featuring Redeemer on the main stage Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
The Dairy Days umbrella includes the 16th annual Historic Re-Enactment at Mound View Park. The camp will be open Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The encampment features military demonstrations, an interactive clothing demonstration, story-telling, music, and tradesmen representing work of the early 19th century. A silent auction and kids’ scavenger hunt will be held Saturday and Sunday.
More information is available at www.plattevilledairydays.com.