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Platteville Dairy Days is this weekend
Kaitlyn Reed
Kaitlyn Reed will reign as the 2014 Platteville Dairy Days Queen. Kaitlyn, the daughter of Todd and Carrie Reed, attends Platteville High School and is a member of the FFA, where she has the officer duty of Secretary. She is also a recipient of the Greenhand award. She has been involved in 4-H for 10 years and is a member of the Dairyland Diamonds 4-H Club. Though involved in many 4-H projects, she is well known in the swine show ring, earning showman and championship honors. Her future plans are to pursue higher education in the agriculture field and carry on the family farm operation. Queen contestants for this long standing tradition must be a member of 4-H or FFA in high school. The Queen assists with various activities throughout the three-day event.

Platteville’s last unofficial events of the summer begin Friday.

The 67th annual Platteville Dairy Days will be held at Legion Park, while the 17th annual Historic Re-Enactment will be held at Mound View Park, this weekend.

The midway will be open for unlimited rides with a $20 ticket Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

The flea market and craft fair will open Friday at 5 p.m. and run through Sunday at 3 p.m.

The annual Dairy Days Parade will be held on Main Street between Chestnut Street and Water Street Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Dairy Days events include a truck pull Friday at 7 p.m. and an open tractor pull Saturday at 6 p.m. The Southwest Auto Club’s annual car show will open Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday’s events include a garden tractor pull at 10 a.m. and a kids’ pedal tractor pull at 1 p.m., and the Dairyland Antique Tractor Pull at 1 p.m.

Musical events include the Aquatic Hitchhikers Friday at 5 p.m., Mr. Obvious Friday at 8 p.m., Dairyokee karaoke Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and the Goodtime Dutchmen polka band Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Platteville United Methodist Church will hold a service featuring the youth Christian rock group Redeemer Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday’s events include the dairy cattle show at noon, magician Brian Imbus at 12:45 and 3:15 p.m., as well as Moo-Mania and Mr. Steve with family entertainment from 1 to 5 p.m., and the Hometown Talent Showcase at 2 p.m. The Jaycees bean bag tournament will be held at Chamberlain Field at 1 p.m. The annual Dairy Queen Dilly Bar eating contest will be held at 5 p.m.

The Historic Encampment at Mound View Park covers 1750 to 1840, including Native American lifeways, military drills, historic games to play, music to listen to and to make, demonstrations of crafts from the 18th century, and a scavenger hunt for kids. 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.

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