Princess Milk Maid

AuntieJ

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Location: Green County Cheese Days, Monroe, WI

Cheese Days Princess Olivia had a difficult time getting this cow to milk during the milking competition. At least the cow didn’t kick her bucket over, as happened to the King of Cheese Days.

The Cheese Days festival was started in 1914 and is the oldest food festival in the midwest, USA. It is held in September in even years and the majority of events take place around the city’s historic Courthouse Square and streets near by. In addition to cheese, it is also a celebration of beer (several great breweries in the area) and the Swiss heritage of the area. It is a weekend of eating, drinking, shopping, history, arts, sports, performance, exhibitions, demonstrations, music, dancing, antique cars and tractors, carnival rides, 2-1/2 hour parade, yodeling, polka church service, royalty, and cows. Many folks of Swiss heritage wear the native costume, or at least a t-shirt proudly proclaiming to be Swiss. The event attracts thousands. A great photo op, even if it is very crowded.

THE CHEESE DAYS SONG
Come to Cheese Days in Monroe.
That’s the place for you to go.
Music, dancing, yodeling, too.
And a big parade for you.
And we know you will be pleased.
When you taste Green County Cheese.
Come to Cheese Days, come to Cheese Days,
Come to Cheese Days in Monroe!

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