MooFest is Saturday in Athens
Jun 04, 2014 | 626 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thousands of people will be “Moo-ving” to Athens, at least temporarily, to enjoy the Annual MooFest that will take over the downtown area on Saturday.

If it has something to do with cows, milk or other delicious dairy products, you’ll find it in Athens at MooFest.

There’s something for just about everyone, from a 5K road race and one-mile fun run in the morning, to a Mooing contest, an ice cream scoop stacking contest, milk chugging contest, ice cream eating contest and much more. There will also be music, magicians, puppet shows, crafts, face painting and inflatables for the kids.

It’s a day full of fun and celebration to highlight the dairy industry and the important role it plays in our community’s past, present and future.

For a complete list of events and activities, check out: www.nationalmoofest.com.

Tennessee’s dairy industry and its 48,000 cows produced more than 89 million gallons of milk and $161 million in sales in 2013.

Each dairy cow in Tennessee produced an average of 1,858 gallons of milk last year, or about 6.1 gallons per day.