Platteville Dairy Days, Inc. is pleased to present the 51st Annual Celebration of Platteville's Dairy Days. We've rounded up a lot of great entertainment and family fun! Sunday is Family Day and is sponsored by Mound City Bank, First National Bank and Clare Bank. Carnival Rides are provided by Tip Top Shows -- special "wrist band" pricing will be available throughout the weekend.
Dairy Days is also pleased to be sharing this great weekend. Platteville's first Historic Encampment is taking place at Mound View Park. The Celebration of Fine Arts will be going on in Smith Park all day Saturday.
Platteville is the place to be on September 11, 12 &13!!
Help Support Dairy Days: Buttons are for sale for $4.00 – purchasers receive FREE admission to both dances, $1.00 off the Truck Pull and Vendor Discounts on the grounds. Without a button, Dance Admission prices are $3.00 on Friday Night and $5.00 on Saturday Night. All other revenue generated goes directly to Dairy Days, and is used toward next year's event!
Carnival rides all weekend, Dunk Tank and Commercial exhibits.
Other events taking place this weekend include an Encampment at Mound View Park, including a canon display and the Celebration of Fine Arts at Smith Park.
Food Vendors this year include: 4H Food Stand, Jaycee Beer Garden, Rotary Brats, Dogs and Snacks, Optimists’ Cheese Curds, Moody’s Concessions, Elk’s Corn Boil, Lion’s Club Pizza, Faith Concessions and Carnival Concessions.
SEPTEMBER 11TH, 12TH, & 13TH
HOURS: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH - AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH -9:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.
THE PLATTEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WISCONSIN SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION WILL SPONSOR AN HISTORIC ENCAMPMENT SEPTEMBER 11TH-13TH, 1998. THIS SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENT WILL FEATURE EXHIBITS AND DEMONSTRATIONS HIGHLIGHTING WISCONSIN’S PRE-STATEHOOD REGIONAL HISTORY, PERIOD CAMPS, AND CUSTOMS OF THE FUR TRADE ERA.
PLANNED EXHIBITS AND DEMONSTRATIONS INCLUDE AN 1812 RE-ENACTMENT GROUP AND CANNON DISPLAY, AN ANTIQUE FIREARMS EXHIBIT, TRADITIONAL OBJIWA STORYTELLING, TRADITIONAL CANDLEMAKING, A PEWTERSMITH, INKLE LOOM WEAVING, FRENCH AND WESTERN FUR TRADER DEPICTIONS, A SPINNER/KNITTER, AUTHENTIC LEATHER REPRODUCTIONS, NATIVE AMERICAN-TYPE DRUMS AND TRADE ITEMS, EARLY LEAD MINING ARTIFACTS, AND EXHIBITS OF PERIOD SHELTERS AND CAMP LIFE. IN ADDITION, VARIOUS TRADERS WILL HAVE PERIOD-APPROPRIATE ITEMS FOR SALE. THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL-BASED EVENT THAT WILL PROMOTE HISTORIC AUTHENTICITY.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, WILL BE "CHILDREN’S DAY". LOCAL SCHOOLS ARE INVITED TO BRING STUDENTS AND/OR HISTORY CLASSES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS EXCELLENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS EXCELLENT LEARNING OPPORUNITY. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
THE HISTORIC ENCAMPMENT WILL BE LOCATED IN THE MOUND VIEW PARK OFF HWY B ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF PLATTEVILLE.
Schedule of Events
Entertainment in Smith Park (following the Dairy Days Parade)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Professor Joe & his Music Show
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm: WOZ
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm: SAI Fraternity Women's Chorus
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: UW Platteville Community Drum Circle (under the direction of Joe Caploe)