What begins with a fish fry and ends with a parade in the middle of a June Sunday in Wisconsin?
Why, the Crawford County Dairy Days Celebration in Soldiers Grove, of course!
It’s time to make sure you’ve cleared your calendars, because the fun kicks off Friday evening, June 14 and doesn’t end until Sunday afternoon, June 16.
The carnival and Soldiers Grove Fire Department Fish Fry will both be in action by 5 p.m. on Friday. Then, the Back Home Boys will be performing for their third year running from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Primarily covering Top 40 country hits, the band also offers up a selection of 70s and 80s rock to accommodate groups of all ages and musical tastes.
Saturday gets going with a pancake breakfast produced by the Crawford County American Legion.
Free milk and cheese will be offered as a reminder of the area’s dairy heritage and June Dairy Month.
The farm tractor pull kicks off at noon and is followed by an alternated ‘farm’ and ‘open farm’ pull by Southwest Wisconsin Pullers at 5 p.m.
Both the horseshoe and men’s and co-ed slow pitch softball tournaments start on Saturday and finish on Sunday.
The Soldiers Grove Lions will begin selling their chicken barbeque at noon on Saturday and will continue selling on Sunday until it’s all gone!
Saturday evening will feature the band Ontourage, a Westby-based band offering classic rock, blues and country, playing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Gear up early for Sunday, because it starts with a two or five-mile walk/run. Registration is at 8 a.m. by the tennis courts and the race begins at 9 a.m.
You can get display your volleyball skills that morning if you choose, by entering the volleyball tournament.
The parade starts at 1 p.m. sharp. Participants should meet ahead of time at the old elementary school on Main Street.
Things wrap up with the pedal pull after the parade. The pedal pull is free and open to all kids between the ages of 4 and 12.
For more information, please contact: Guy Nelson (tractor pulls) at 608-632-3178; Rosie McCullick (parade) at 629-5095; Charles Heisz (volleyball) at 606-4674; and Bob Allan (horseshoes and softball) at 606-0767.