Milk Days a local celebration honoring dairy farmers and the production of milk happens June 3, 4 and 5 this year in Harvard, Illinois.
Just over the Walworth County border sits the pleasant little town of Harvard. What started as a tribute to local dairy producers in the downtown district in 1942, had grown to a gathering of over 25,000 people by the early 1950's.
You'll want to pass by highway 14 and route 173 and take a picture with Harmilda, the towns official fiberglass, bovine mascot. Her name is an anagram of Harvard Milk Days.
But milk is not the only thing that will be at the festival. An antique tractor show, community church service on Sunday and a parade on Saturday bring the event to life. The parade will honor fireman and soldiers and is a huge attraction. If you're going, get there early since parking is traditionally “up-for-grabs when it gets closer to parade time.