Dairy Day at the NYS Fair
August 25th, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dairy products are one of the perishable products least distributed in the emergency food network throughout the United States. Throughout the year, Food Bank of Central New York works with Tops Friendly Markets, Stewart's Shops and Byrne Dairy to purchase and distribute coupons redeemable for milk at those stores. Coupons are distributed throughout our 11-county service area.
Food Bank of Central New York has teamed up with the NYS Fair Dairy Task Force to raise awareness and funds for the distribution of nutritious milk to hungry individuals and families in central and northern New York. Join us on Monday, August 25 at the NYS Fair. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to text to donate or make a monetary donation to the Food Bank throughout the day. Food Bank volunteers will be present at dairy events held in the Chevy Court Pavilion.
Dairy Day activities include:
Celebrity Milkshake Contest - 10:30am - CNY celebrities do the mixin' as 93Q's Ted & Amy host this competition to see who can create the tastiest summer dairy treat. Come join the fun, and root for your favorite!
"Big Cheese" Auction - 11am - Led by auctioneer NYS Assemblyman Bill Magee, all are invited to bid on delicious NYS cheese! During the auction, dairy princesses will distribute samples of NYS cheese!
Celebrity Cow Milking Contest - 3pm - Held in the Coliseum, this year's milking contest is interative and fun for those of all ages!
Dairy Day Parade - 6pm - Grab your spot around Chevrolet Court to watch the procession of dairy princesses, tractors, creative floats, milk trucks and more! Keep your eyes open for free cheese giveaways, toys and erasers, and tickets for the Rainbow Milk Bar!
All of these events are part of the Great American Milk Drive, a first-ever nationwide, multi-year program that inspires people to donate milk to hungry families.