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4th Annual Dairy Fest





Enjoy this free, family friendly festival to learn more about the Dairy industry and the future of Dairy Youth Education at the Swiftel Center. Events include several live demonstrations as well as tours of the SDSU Davis Dairy Plant and Golden Dakota Dairy farm! The Dairy Fest Carnival will feature cows and calves for petting; a milk dunk tank for dunking a willing volunteer; a corn & soybean box with farm toys for digging; inflatable bounce houses for jumping; a straw bale maze for hiding and seeking; bobbing for cheese sticks for snacking; and tons of other activities! Attendees can enjoy free samples of the famous SDSU ice cream, yummy cheese snacks, and warm coffee with creamer. Hop on the bus to tour the SDSU Davis Dairy Plant to see how ice cream is made. Ride the bus out to Golden Dakota Dairy farm to tour a working dairy and chow down on a warm grilled cheese sandwich. The fun begins at 10:00a.m. and is all completely free!


  • Cooking with Dairy Demonstrations by Kayla Aman | Hy-Vee Dietitian
  • Inflatable Bounce Houses (Skid Steer and Combine)
  • Corn & Soybean Box
  • Dairy Animals
  • Kids Carnival & Prizes
  • Milk Dunk Tank
  • Free SDSU Ice Cream
  • Straw Bale Maze and MORE!

SDSU DAVIS DAIRY PLANT TOUR | Take a tour of the SDSU Davis Dairy Plant and see where the famous SDSU ice cream and cheese are made! Free bus transportation will be provided from the Swiftel Center.

  • Tour 1: 10:00AM | SDSU Campus
  • Tour 2: 10:30AM | SDSU Campus

DAIRY FARM TOURS | See first hand the day-to-day activities on a modern day dairy farm along with lunch on the farm! Buses will leave from and return to the Swiftel Center starting at 10:00 a.m. to take attendees to and from the farm; buses will run every half hour. You are also more than welcome to drive your own vehicle to the farm! Parking is available on-site. (LUNCH BEGINS AT 11:00A.M.)

Golden Dakota Dairy | 48188 221st St. | Elkton, SD 57026


Contact: Swiftel Center
Email: Contact Swiftel Center
Phone: 605-692-7539

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