42nd Annual Cow Chip Throw Festival

9-3-16

Cow Chip Festival banner

Wisconsin has some very unique festivals, and this one on Labor day weekend takes the cake, er chip.  Wisconsin is  America’s Dairyland, and that means we honor the cow the milk she produces, also the products that are made from the milk (i.e. Green County Cheese Days).  The Wisconsin Cow Chip Throw festival honors another “product”, the cow pie 🙂  They are flattened into discs and dried, people then throw them as far as possible for prizes.  Take a look at some of the cow chip throwing and the craft fair.

Cow chip throw craft fair

This festival is more than cow chip throwing, there is also entertainment, craft show and parade!   It’s fun to take a selfie with the big cow!

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The wagon filled with cow chips.

Cow Chip wagon

Competitor in the Women’s Division, #67. Good form!

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Accurate measurement of distance for each throw is very important, Orion Land Surveyors provided these precise measurements.

orion-land-surveyors-in-prairie-du-sac

See winners of cow chip throw  here!

And now for the centerpiece of the festival, the big parade! Watch it below!

Cow Chip Parade banner in parade

The route.

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The Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce was there too.  They took your picture against a backdrop that was later posted on Instagram. They got mine too and I got to pick a t-shirt for free!

Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce booth

cow-chip-selfie-at-sauk-prairie-chamber-of-commerce

Get a great souvenir here!  It all supports the festival for next year!  Great prices too! I got a polo shirt on sale for $10.

Cow Chip Throw souveniers

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cow-chip-throw-polo-shirt

We had a great time at our first cow chip festival and hope to come again next year!

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