This Saturday, Chenango County will celebrate its agricultural heritage with the 10th Annual Dairy Day.
The free, family-friendly event is sponsored annually by Chenango County Dairy Promotion, and will feature a parade, activities for kids of all ages, farm animals and, of course, plenty of dairy products.
“It’s our tenth year, and we’re trying to redirect the focus,” reported Marge Davis, who is spearheading the 10-person Dairy Day planning committee for the first time. The intention is to provide more hands-on activities for kids and adults, which will be fun and educational at the same time.
The day will kick off with the annual Dairy Day Parade at 11 a.m., with floats lining up at the P & C parking lot and proceeding down East Main Street to the fairgrounds.
Parade Marshall Terry Ives, who was recently honored with the Dan Marshman Ag Leadership Award, will lead the parade atop an antique tractor. Other participants will include the Puckerville Pullers antique tractor club, the Smyrna Citizens Band, the Bainbridge Old Time Band, the Sherburne-Earlville High School Band, Red Barn Alpacas, Chenango County Dairy Princess and Court and the Chenango County Historical Society, as well as various 4-H Clubs, scouting groups and school groups.