Prairie Farm’s 3-day Dairy Days event begins Friday, July 12 and runs through Sunday, July 14. The event is sponsored by the Prairie Farm Area Lions Club.
The only way to kick off Dairy Days is with ice cream of course. Dig into ice cream served by the Prairie Farm FFA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. The food stand opens at 5 p.m., just in time to grab dinner before the tractor pull at 6 p.m.
Saturday packs in the action beginning at 9 a.m. for the event’s newest addition—a tractor ride. Drivers should meet at Pioneer park at 9 a.m. Ride to leave at 9:30 a.m. A $20 entry fee per tractor includes a coupon for a free burger and pop when you return to the park. Trophies given to best appearance, most unique and farthest traveled tractors. Register before July 12 at Packer Inn at Prairie Farm and Synergy in Ridgeland.
Also beginning at 9 a.m. are the beef and dairy show and Hay River Quilters Quilt Show. Quilt show runs until 4 p.m.
A whiffle ball tournament and the Randy Roemhild memorial tournament begins at 10 a.m. followed by a car/motorcycle show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The food stands open at 11 a.m.
Burn off that cheeseburger at 2 p.m. with the charity tug-of-war contest! Play on behalf of any nonprofit group for a $25 entry fee. Top prize will be $300 given to nonprofit of your choice.
Continue the good and healthy competition at 4 p.m. for the bean bag tournament. Don’t forget to bring your own partner and the $10 entry fee.
Then watch wrestling under the lights at 7 p.m. as the Prairie Farm Wrestling Club competes. The night ends with a street dance from 9 p.m. to midnight with live music by Mark Thompson.
Sunday begins with a ecumenical church service at United Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. with barbecue, chips, pie and ice cream served afterward for a freewill offering. Live music by Trigger Happy Gospel.
The quilt show continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the legion hall. Raffle drawing will be held at 3 p.m.
Kids, partner up for a 4-mile bike and run race at 11 a.m. Also at 11 a.m. is the charcoal chicken dinner to benefit Amber Carlsrud who was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
A grand parade closes out the weekend festivities at 1 p.m. with the duck raffle winner announced at the end of the parade.