ELKHORN

June is National Dairy Month, and the dairy-centric celebrations will continue this weekend at the Walworth County Dairy Breakfast.

The annual breakfast is Saturday at the county fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. Food is served from 6 to 10:30 a.m., with activities running until noon.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are free.

The meal includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, non-alcoholic beverages and ice cream.

The dairy breakfast will also feature a milk chugging contest, coffee cake contest, craft show and vendor booths from community organizations, said Kathy Papcke, office manager for the Walworth County Farm Bureau.

Those who want to participate in the coffee cake contest can be of any age and must be there by 8:30 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.

Un-Hich’D will perform live music. The Lake Geneva-based duo plays country and roots rock.

Shuttle buses will transport people from the fairgrounds to the Kylecrest Holsteins and Jerseys Farm east of Elkhorn, Papcke said.

Touring a dairy farm is important given the industry’s ongoing financial struggles, she said.

“Right now, the dairy industry is in a very tenuous situation. The public really needs to be concerned about having food, not just how it’s produced but having it,” Papcke said. “We have people who need to eat.”

Organizers expect between 2,500 and 3,000 people.

Temperatures could reach the low 90s before noon.

“It’s going to be a beautiful day,” she said. “There’s nothing better than eating breakfast outside and having the opportunity to go and see a dairy farm.”

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