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6 Dairy Festival Experiences You Can’t Miss This Year

The Putnam County Dairy Festival is officially back on for 2022. After not having the festival for two years, The Pilot Club of Eatonton is looking forward to having everyone back on the courthouse square on Saturday, June 6th.

Dairy Festival 5k Road Race

New for this year’s festival, the Dairy Festival 5k Road Race will feature a one-mile fun run around downtown Eatonton starting at 7:30 am and the traditional 5K starting at 8:00 am. The morning starts early, but so does the fun. Get to see historic downtown Eatonton before all of the festivities begin.

To register for the Fun Run or Road Race visit the Putnam County Dairy Festival website.

Parade & Tractor Show

One of the most popular attractions of the Dairy Festival, the parade features a variety of floats highlighting the Putnam County dairy industry. The parade also features many vintage tractors, paying homage to the past farmers of the areas. Kids can expect to get enough candy to last them at least the entire festival. This year, the parade will start promptly at 10:00 am.

To register for the parade, visit the Putnam County Dairy Festival website.

Dairy Queen

The original “Dairy Queen” has graced the Dairy Festival almost since the beginning of the festival itself. The queen of the Dairy Festival will be crowned at the Jr. Miss & Dairy Festival Queen Pageant on May 7th at 6:30 pm at the Plaza Arts Center.

For more information contact the Eatonton Service League.

Shop at Hundreds of Local Vendors

Shopping from local artisans means finding all kinds of unique goods in our very own town square. Booths open at 9:00 am and will be open all day until the festival ends at 4:00 pm. There will be plenty of time to look through every booth carefully to make sure everyone gets a Dairy Festival souvenir.

To register for a vendor booth, visit the Putnam County Dairy Festival website.

Free Ice Cream

The average high temperature for the month of June is almost 89 degrees, so no doubt it will be a hot, steamy Saturday. Cool off with free ice cream provided by Mayfield ice cream. Festival-goers have the opportunity to get a fudge pop, ice cream sandwich, or any new flavors that may be available this year.

Milking Exhibit

Keeping up with all of the dairy-themed fun. It is only appropriate to feature the inspiration for it all, the dairy industry in Putnam County and throughout Georgia. One of the most- interesting exhibitions of the day is the live milking exhibit of a professional dairy cow. Volunteers will step visitors through the process of milking a cow and how dairy products get from farm to table.