Cows on the Concourse is a celebrated tradition that kicks off June Dairy Month in Dane County. At this free and family-friendly event, kids and adults can meet and greet cows and baby calves from local dairy farms.
We invite you to stop by Cows on the Concourse as you peruse the Dane County Farmers' Market. Enjoy the live music, tasty food, fun games, and real, live cows!
Cows on the Concourse celebrates Wisconsin's dairy industry, which contributes more than $43.4 billion to our state's economy. Wisconsin's dairy farmers have a strong heritage of quality, pride and craftsmanship in all they do. Wisconsin is truly "America's Dairyland," so help us celebrate this tradition of excellence by visiting Cows on the Concourse.
The main attraction of the event is the Cow Zone, where attendees can get up-close with a herd of cows and calves of several breeds. Wisconsin dairy farmers and other “Moo Experts” will join the cows and calves and answer visitors’ questions.
Again this year, Cows on the Concourse visitors can hop aboard a free trolley from 10 a.m. to noon to visit Saturday Science at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Located on the University of Wisconsin campus, Saturday Science gives attendees the chance to learn about the science of cheese, milk and everything Wisconsin. The free trolley will also return visitors to the Capitol Square.
The Get MOOving and Fit Zone provides all kinds of athletic stations for kids while they learn about the role dairy products play in a healthy lifestyle. The Ed“Moo”cation Zone will feature hands-on activities for younger kids to learn about Wisconsin dairy farms.
There will be plenty for food fans too. Tasty options include melt-in-your-mouth grilled cheese sandwiches at the Big Cheese Zone and ice-cold milk.
See you June 6 from 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the Capitol Square in Madison!