The 13th annual Dairyfest will come to town on Saturday, June 20. With many activities for all dairy lovers in store, people are sure to enjoy the day-long event. Dairyfest, which is put on by the Tri-County Agribusiness Association and the Stephenville Parks and Recreation Department, or SPARD, will kick off with the Milk Town Trot, a fun run featuring a one-mile run and a sanctioned 5K run. Registration for both events will begin at 7:15 a.m., with the one mile run starting at 8 a.m. and the 5K starting at 9 a.m.
The rest of the festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include dairy-rich foods such as fruit smoothies, cheeseburgers and milk, live musical entertainment by Cross County Line and a performance by Miss Texas Rebecca Robinson.
The festival will also feature the Southwest Mobile Dairy Classroom, a traveling trailer that shows people how the milking process is achieved.
“This event is just something to celebrate the (dairy) industry and what it has brought in to our community. It’s just a time for family fun,” said Heidi Westbrook, Executive Director of the Tri-County Agribusiness Association.
The Dairyfest softball tournament will also run concurrently with the festival and has six teams registered to compete. Teams interested in competing should stop by the Parks and Recreation building to register.
The event will be at the Stephenville City Park. Westbrook said admittence is $1 and is a way for organizers to keep count of how many guests attend the event.